Kenneth C. Marino
Mr. Marino is the President and CEO of GROBMAR Real Estate Investments, LLC, a retail shopping center developer. GROBMAR focuses on developing neighborhood strip centers along with single tenant outlot developments throughout the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States. Prior to starting GROBMAR - he was a Joint Venture partner with Bradford Real Estate Companies - a developer of over 50 projects in the Chicagoland area totaling over 10 million square feet of property. He was also the founding partner for Krispy Kreme doughnuts in St. Louis and Chicago where he built, operated and owned 15 locations. He was the Vice President of Real Estate for Sunglass Hut International based out of Coral Gables, Florida where the chain went public on NASDAQ and grew from 160 locations to over 2,000 during his tenure, Mr. Marino was responsible for National Expansion Strategies for US/Canada and Europe. He started his career at Wilmorite, Inc. - one of the Nation's Premier Regional Shopping Center Developers with over 30 million square feet of retail property. Mr. Marino was involved in leasing to local, regional and national chains. Mr. Marino is a native of Rochester, New York.
Mr. Marino is an Industrial Engineer by training and graduated from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio with Honors. He is also a Competitive Automobile and Motorcycle enthusiast. Mr. Marino is also a Sport and Big Game Hunter and a member of the Safari Club. Mr. Marino is on the Executive Board of the Eisenberg Foundation based in Highland Park, IL- a not for profit where he is involved in the Mentorship and Speaker Programs to help college age students learn about Commercial Real Estate. To Date the Mentorship Program has mentored over 1000 students from 50 different colleges throughout the United States.
Some of the Organizations Mr. Marino has Been Affiliated With:
Jerry Grobman (1931–2017)
Mr. Grobman is the RETIRED Chairman from GROBMAR INVESTMENTS, LLC. Mr. Grobman has over 30 years of experience in the development, renovation and leasing of retail centers involving over 35 properties. Mr. Grobman is a non practicing attorney, real estate manager and owner who has devoted most of his time to various commercial real estate investments. His specialty over the years has been renovating shopping centers and upgrading the facades and tenant rent rolls in order to add value. Mr. Grobman through various ventures owns more than 2.5 million square feet of retail property.
At GROBMAR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, LLC our team handles everything from development through property management on all our projects.