ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robinson Weeks Partners (www.robinsonweeks.com) today announced that David Welch has been promoted to CEO and will lead the Atlanta-based industrial real estate development and acquisition firm. The firm also announced the appointment of Tyler Jones as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. Founders Forrest Robinson and Ray Weeks will serve as co-chairs of the firm, continuing to guide investment strategy.
“David and the team have spearheaded the successful deployment of half-a-billion dollars of capital in the industrial real estate market,” said Robinson, “and we are confident they will continue to lead Robinson Weeks’ success for many years to come. Tyler is a great addition to a strong team and will not only grow our existing markets but lead our expansion into new ones.”
Welch has overseen the operations of Robinson Weeks over the past five years, including most recently as the firm’s president. His entire career of more than 30-years has focused on industrial real estate working in both public and private companies. Welch first worked with Robinson Weeks, beginning eight years before joining the firm, on the development of Gillem Logistics Center, a 1,168 acre military base redevelopment in Forest Park (Atlanta), Georgia, which continues to this day. Jones brings 12 years of experience to Robinson Weeks most recently with the Rockefeller Group where he led the company’s Southeast team in industrial development and acquisitions.
“We see a fundamental reworking of the U.S logistics industry as consumer spending habits evolve with growing online sales,” Welch said. “Robinson Weeks will maintain its focus on the top growth markets in the southeast, and I look forward to continuing to work with Forrest and Ray in leading the company in its next chapter.”
Welch and Jones are joined on the day-to-day leadership team by Robinson Weeks CFO John Jennings and Senior Vice Presidents Kit Baker, who leads asset management and construction; and John Gaskin, who leads leasing and build-to-suits.
Robinson Weeks’ first fund was closed out after the successful investment of $400M in total capital, and its second fund, which will deploy more than $200M in total capital, is halfway to completion. The firm has invested in markets including Dallas, San Antonio, Greenville, Charleston, and Memphis. In Atlanta, Robinson Weeks has completed 2.1M square feet of buildings at Gillem Logistics Center, and another 1.4M square feet is under construction. The redeveloped Fort Gillem includes a range of industrial users including HD Supply, Cummins, Kuehne and Nagel, JIT Packaging, and Kroger.
“Forrest and I have spent 40 years together developing and acquiring over $4B of industrial assets,” Weeks said. “We are looking forward to continued success and are highly confident that David will do an outstanding job leading our company in its next phase.”
ABOUT ROBINSON WEEKS PARTNERS
Robinson Weeks Partners is an Atlanta based development and acquisitions firm, whose partners have a combined 150 years of experience in the industrial real estate sector. The firm has developed and acquired more than $4 billion of industrial properties over the last 40 years. The boutique real estate firm structures ventures with public and private entities to develop master-planned industrial parks, and it also creates exceptional built-to-suit programs across the country for clients in need of a trusted and experienced advisor to acquire and develop their facilities. Its target markets include Atlanta, Charleston, Greenville, Memphis, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Florida. For more information about Robinson Weeks Partners, please visit www.robinsonweeks.com.