Development Director – Southeast Region, Portman Industrial

With exposure to each of the major real estate asset classes, Robert brings experience in development management and capital markets activities to Portman Industrial. Robert currently serves as a Development Director where his responsibilities include all areas of development, including land acquisition, entitlement, financings, construction, leasing, and dispositions.

Prior to joining Portman Industrial, Robert was a member of the development team at Portman Holdings, the firm’s office and hotel development platform. In this role, his responsibilities included sourcing and underwriting development opportunities and facilitating the execution of project financings. In his three years with Portman, Robert has been involved in the capitalization of approximately $400 million of development projects and approximately $150 million of land acquisitions.

Robert previously worked with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group where he was responsible for a broad range of projects, including transaction advisory, asset valuations, and investment research. Robert graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Finance and is currently a Master of Business Administration Candidate at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. At Emory, Robert is a Fellow with the Center for Alternative Investments and a board member of the Goizueta Real Estate Private Equity Fund.