The West Villages, FL—Tim Martin has joined The Ranch Land Partners as Director, Land Development, a new position in the organization. In this role he will direct the planning, design/permitting and construction of residential and commercial sections of land in The West Villages. He will work closely with design engineers, site construction companies and environmental advisors.
Mr. Martin is well acquainted with the Gulf Coast area, due to his prior role from 1999-2009 as President of LWR Development, LLC, the master developer of Lakewood Ranch. There, he developed land for more than 6,000 housing units and more than 3 million square feet of retail, office and industrial buildings. He also managed the design and construction of 54 holes of championship golf and a 45,000 square foot clubhouse.
“We’re fortunate to have someone of Tim’s caliber join our team. He brings the skills, abilities and expertise to help us launch what will become the Gulf Coast’s newest and most desirable master planned community,” stated Martin Black, General Manager, The Ranch Land Partners, LLLP. “With his background and local knowledge he’s been able to jump right in and move projects forward.”
Mr. Martin has served as a Senior Vice President at Lennar/US Home Corporation in Sarasota/Manatee where he developed land for more than 1,500 home sites and also prepared the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) for the 2,600 acre master-planned community of Heritage Sound. In the early 1990s he worked as Director of Land Development at Mosby Engineering Assoc., Inc. A graduate of Purdue University, he first moved to the Sarasota/Manatee area in the mid-1980s.
The Ranch in the West Villages is the 9,600 acres of the former Berry and Taylor Ranch. It is being developed by a partnership that includes Mattamy Homes—the largest privately owned home builder in North America—and Vanguard Land, a private land development firm headquartered here in Sarasota County. Over the next 30 years, 20-25,000 new homes and 3 million square feet of office and retail uses are planned.