The Martin Group is a real estate investment firm developing ground-up and value-add residential and mixed-use properties.
We deliver superior returns by focusing on urban infill housing located near durable demand drivers in supply-constrained regions of California.
We buy misunderstood assets. We invest in smart technologies and desirable amenities. We have a deep understanding of our market and we build meaningful relationships with our community.
The Martin Group was founded by David Martin, who started his first development business in 1984. Since its founding, The Martin Group has acquired, developed and managed all types of real estate, including office, residential, retail and mixed-use properties, resulting in cumulative project experience exceeding 24 million square feet.
After 35 years, The Martin Group team has seen it all and worked through multiple economic cycles. Our investment strategy is recession resistant and growth focused. Our experience spans all major asset types and risk levels including land entitlement, value-add development, historic conversion, ground-up development and distressed investments.
Our investment thesis is focused on assets that are strategically positioned near…
- Supply-constrained regions of California – markets with a current shortage in workforce housing.
- Durable demand drivers – such as transit locations, hospitals and urban universities.
By concentrating on assets with this unique profile, we stay recession resistant, deliver superior risk-adjusted returns and create impactful value to our local community.
Other real estate professionals tend to be product focused and sometimes, geographically diverse. At The Martin Group, we are experienced in all product types and focus on specific geographic locations. This way, we can allow each individual site to lead the ultimate outcome as opposed to any pre-determined product. Our properties are diverse and our efforts are award winning.
- 1000 Van Ness
- Alice House
- Berkeley Central
- Centro Callan
- Downtown Pleasant Hill
- Elan Menlo Park
- Elan Mountain View
- Emery Bay
- Foundry Commons
- Hamilton Field
- Marin City USA
- Midpoint Technology Center
- Potrero Launch
- The Broadway
- The Crossing
- The Landmark at One Market
- Webster Eleven
- 27 North
- The Durant
- 1100 Wilshire
- Baker Block
- La Brea Gateway
- The Pearl on Wilshire
- Southwest Law School
- USC Campus Masterplan Expansion University Village
- West 27th Place
The key to our success is our ability to work in partnership with local communities, capital partners and tenants, as we help each of them meet their individual needs. These relationships are highly valued and provide a great platform for future opportunities. We invite you to ask others who have worked with us about their experience.
The work of The Martin Group illustrates the principles of sustainable and responsible real estate development. They have been a leader in the concepts of ‘smart growth’ and ‘transit-oriented development’ long before those words came into vogue. Their numerous projects exemplify the best of corporate citizenship in partnership with local communities.”
Former Agency Secretary, California Business,
Transportation & Housing Agency
David and The Martin Group are able to deliver what they promise. They have an extraordinary ability to work well with a community and staff and find solutions to even the most complex problems. They meet budgets and schedules and their end product is always equal or better then expected. I have always enjoyed working with David and find him uniquely insightful.”
Former City Manager, City of Novato
and City of Beverly Hills
After successfully working with David Martin and The Martin Group in the City of Emeryville on several major projects, I invited them to the City of Pleasant Hill where they helped us build a new downtown that increased the value of all the City’s properties once it was completed. They know how to work with communities and get things done.”
Former City Manager, City of Emeryville
and City of Pleasant Hill
We invite you to contact The Martin Group with your inquiries.