Police found 61-year-old Steve Walsh's body inside his Winter Park home Wednesday.
They are not saying much about what happened, but sources say the home was ransacked. Investigators do not think the crime was random.
His family released the following statement:
"We adored Stephen Walsh, a loving husband and incredible father. The size of his heart and his smile will remain unmatched. We miss him terribly and take great comfort in knowing that he made such a tremendous difference in the community."
Walsh, who was a North Carolina native, was also a managing partner of Charleston, S.C.- based Broad Street Partners.
He had developed numerous office properties, including a 32-story building in downtown Charlotte.