Robert C. Drury brings more than 30 years of experience in retail real estate development, lease negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions to Clarion Consulting. His work with the Clarion team dates back to 1994.
Mr. Drury began his career at Triad Partners, Inc., a boutique real estate firm where he developed and built more than 1.5 million square feet of retail shopping center space. He then co-directed programs at first a consulting firm, then later a Big Five accounting firm that concentrated on maximizing the value of a retail tenant’s leased properties.
For 15 years, from 1997 to 2012, Bob specialized in real estate development and redevelopment opportunities, primarily value-added neighborhood retail shopping centers. He has directed the acquisition of multiple closed grocery stores, identified and completed the acquisition and redevelopment of over 50 other properties, consisting of various portfolios of stores and over 30 shopping centers, totaling over three million square feet. Mr. Drury’s responsibilities included conducting all due diligence, proforma analysis, project design, tenant negotiations, city and county negotiations, entitlement processing and hiring and managing the various consultants and construction management teams. Currently, Bob is Senior Vice President with Ten-X (formerly Auction.com).
Bob earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the Western State University, College of Law after first attending California State University, Long Beach. He is a Board Member of the Real Estate Management Program at the University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management.