David Martin is the Chairman and CEO of The Martin Group of Companies (TMG Partners), which he founded in 1984. TMG is one of the most active real estate developers in California with a portfolio exceeding $3 billion. Award winning projects include the redevelopment of One Market Street, a San Francisco icon, the redevelopment of Hamilton Army Airbase in Marin County, the Emeryville bay front and 1100 Wilshire, a 37 story high rise in downtown Los Angeles.
David is Chairman of the Investment Committee at CityView, a real estate capital management firm which he joined in 2009. Since that time he has been responsible for raising five new funds from new investors including Blackstone, Texas Teachers, Chicago Teachers, and Illinois Teachers, as well as new funds from existing investors including the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association.
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Martin served as Chairman and CEO of the Young Presidents’ Organization, an association of over 20,000 members founded in 1950. During his tenure, he was responsible for growing the organization from 50 countries to over 100 while doubling its membership. In addition to its geographic chapters, Mr. Martin launched business, personal and social enterprise global Networks for the members. He also led the merger with its alumni organization, World Presidents’ Organization and today, YPO-WPO is the premier lifelong leadership organization committed to education and idea exchange.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Martin also served as CEO of Burnham Pacific Properties, a NYSE listed REIT. Under Mr. Martin’s leadership, the Company grew into one of the largest owners of community shopping centers in the US at that time, including a national exclusive joint venture with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
In addition, Mr. Martin served as Vice Chairman of American Apartment Communities, an apartment company. While at American Apartment Communities, Mr. Martin helped lead the successful roll-up of several apartment portfolios (consisting of approximately 14,000 units) which ultimately were contributed into UDR, a NYSE listed national apartment REIT.