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Robert D. May

Avenida Partners Development Group

Founder & Managing Partner

Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Design & Construction, Development, Leasing, Research & Strategy


Bob is responsible for the implementation of the strategic business plan for Avenida. As founding partner of Avenida Partners, Bob brings over 35 years of experience in the development industry, covering multiple market cycles and a wide spectrum of locations and property types, including both for-sale and rental projects, in-fill entitlements and land development. Senior and age-targeted product lines have included multi-story podium projects, stick built center-hall designs, and clustered low density planned developments. Bob is directly involved in each step of the development process including site selection, municipal entitlement approvals, design, construction, marketing/lease-up, and financing of the projects. He chairs the Executive and Land Committees and participates in the Investment and Operations committees.


Current and past institutional and private equity capital partners have included The Carlyle Group, Istar, CalPERS, Hurst Holdings, Wells Fargo Capital Markets, Strand Capital, Lennar Corp., and Canyon Capital Advisors.


Bob is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Since 2003, he has served on the Board of Huntington Medical Research Institutes, a collective of 9 bio-medical laboratories conducting early stage research and investigation of causes and cures for some of today’s most troubling medical challenges. He has also been past committee chairman of Foothill Family Services, which provides counseling, shelter, and representation to victims and at-risk families of abuse and domestic violence.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation