Driven by people & a deep curiosity of the world we live in.
Kylie is the Founder of KaidCo, a multi faceted development company specializing in culinary & hospitality projects throughout North America, Australia & SE Asia.
Born & raised in Australia, Kylie splits her time between Vancouver & LA working with investors, property owners & private entities to acquire, entitle & develop new & existing-under utilized assets that actualize a sense of third place in the community; this includes unique accommodations, private clubs, engaging workspaces, hotels & varied culinary programs for like-minded, creative nomads who reside, work & play in & around the Pacific Ocean. She is passionate about people & has a strong desire to create beauty & a sense of place throughout the world.
Kylie's focus is on creating unique concepts that enhance under-served & overlooked market opportunities, while optimizing the typology, feasibility & operational performances within each project. Kylie puts emphasis on a unique vision, in-depth financial analysis & extensive market studies to juxtapose modern technologies, societal needs, market trends & thoughtful design elements that bring each project to life.
Since KaidCo’s inception in 2003, Kylie has led the development of over 220 hospitality, hotel, shared workspace, wellness & culinary establishments, global brand campaigns for Tourism NZ & a multi-million dollar online ordering platform; as well as the development, programming, product & market position of over $1.3 billion in combined residential, office & mixed-use developments.
Kylie developed KaidCo.’s development division & her first proprietary brand, private club Sora in 2016, followed by two boutique accommodation brands Venice Beach Abodes & Cardero Abodes in 2018, with new hotel driven projects scheduled to launch in Vancouver, California & Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2020.
Kylie works seamlessly to maintain project integrity, thoughtful & relevant creativity & to outpace project milestones. Her unique perspective has progressed by maintaining a global outlook, listening carefully & always upholding a deep & considered understanding of cultural nuances, people & how they interrelate with the realization of each project – always mindful to enhance the communities in which they reside.
“It’s about observing a situation—a process, object or place—and believing it can be better... and never underestimating the power of why.” – Kylie Burton
+ What Drives Me
“I’m driven by a deep curiosity of the world. This keeps me open to possibilities—for my partners, projects and myself personally.”
For some, it is a warm welcoming environment that is grounded & feels like home. For others it is social connection, a stimulating conversation or an expression of authenticity; but for all, a shared meal or experience is one of the most gratifying forms of both physical & soulful nourishment.
So often we move through life without being mindful or connected, but to really pause & step in to an experience is something else. It is no longer about nourishing your body, it is about nourishing your soul & your senses. Only then, when our basic human needs are met, do we allow ourselves to connect to our highest virtue & make more ethical, conscious choices.
To touch is to feel physically & sense emotionally. We live in a world where our sense of touch is too often numbed, negated or vilified by circumstance & misplaced consumerism.
Each project I develop, intentionally explores the power of tactility & the impact it has on our psyche. Stimulating the senses & invoking a sense of calm & an appreciation for environments, experiences, epicurean ideas & craftsmanship in equal measure.
For a new generation of thought leaders, creative entrepreneurs, artists & global citizens, the world is their workplace & their home. Much like my own life, their lives & careers transcend industries & cities.
For us, the professional is personal & the need for nourishment, community & a sense of place anywhere in the world, is as essential as ever. The way we work, live & travel has changed, but the fundamental need to belong to a community, connect & come together, has not. As humans in todays world, this primal, fundamental need & idea still permeates all that we do.
+ What People Say
“A unique perspective on market trends & setting the mandate for needed, localized hospitality.”
BRIAN CHESKY, CEO AIRBNB