Robert A. Martin

Director of Development

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615-595-2416 (office)

Employed Since 2008




As Director of Development, he is responsible for evaluating new Development Projects and Development Opportunities for Parkes Development Group, appraising markets and making specific site recommendations.

Bob has been responsible for over 9 million square feet of development during his career, including Industrial Warehousing and Office Building Renovations as a former Real Estate manager for such firms as Safeway Supermarkets (Kansas City and Oklahoma City), Wal-Mart (Bentonville, AR) and McDonalds (St. Louis, MO) and has been working on the private development side for the past 20 years.

Bob has developed projects in Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

In addition he has acquired Industrial Revenue Bonds, TIFF financing, UDAG Grants for Commercial Projects and specialized in Sale Leaseback transactions for Safeway and Wal-Mart.


A native of Kansas Bob is a graduate of the University of Kansas and lettered in Track. He now lives in Murfreesboro TN, is married to Lynn Martin, has 3 children, Jason, Whitney and Nicole, and enjoys Golf and Fishing