Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Today we look at the busy career of David Martin, executive vice president for development with Chicago’s Remedy Medical Properties.
David Martin’s career has allowed him to gain experiences in multiple perspectives within CRE, as a commercial lender with Indiana National Bank and SunTrust Bank, as an affordable housing developer at The Martin Group and in commercial brokerage under the flags of ReMax Commercial franchise and SVN Commercial.
“Real Estate development requires a relentless commitment to careful planning and diligent management as the project moves from initial concept or idea through the design phase and ultimately the actual physical construction and ultimately occupancy,” Martin said. “Starting from the very first project conversation, keeping the many team members appropriately informed and updated is not always easy but is truly the project’s life-blood if projects are to be delivered on-time and on-or-under budget.”
During his tenure at Duke Realty and now Remedy Medical Properties leading national healthcare development efforts, Martin assisted U.S.-based non-profit organizations working to bring better access to healthcare resources in mission hospitals and clinics in developing countries such as Kenya, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Mexico, Honduras and Haiti.
Martin has encountered several significant life and career mentors at different points in his life. His father, John Martin, and brother, Steve Martin, taught him many foundational principals during his 17 years in the family real estate business. Other mentors include Jim Bremner, Don Dunbar, Glenn Hoge and Tim Dall during his time at Duke Realty Healthcare.
“I learned early in my career the importance of being a focused listener (and in my case, detailed note-taker),” said Martin. “Having a clear understanding of all the client objectives (big and small) and being able to successfully track and manage even the smallest of goals has rewarded my career with countless repeat client assignments and opportunities.”