Since Terra Group’s inception in 2001, the company has been continuously transforming South Florida into the prosperous metropolis we know today. Terra Group is led by father and son founders, Pedro Martin and David Martin. Their familiarity and understanding of South Florida helps them build valuable, high-end real estate from areas that have been overlooked, neglected, left behind, or simply forgotten. Their deeply rooted passion for South Florida propels them to strategically develop with careful consideration of every project’s impact on the surrounding community.
Aside from their popular development projects, Terra Group has enriched South Florida’s communities by actively participating in charitable, civic, arts, and cultural organizations.
Pedro Martin, CEO & Owner
Pedro Martin is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Terra Group. Mr. Martin was awarded Developer of The Year by the American Institute of Architecture. Since founding Terra Group in 2001, Pedro Martin has led the company in its development and capital raising success.
Mr. Martin’s land acquisitions are strategically located throughout South Florida. His focus began in Miami Beach; moving to Dadeland with his 2-phase Metropolis high-rise residence; continuing his success in the Omni area just north of downtown and around downtown Miami, the City of Doral and other parts of South Florida.
Mr. Martin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a Law Degree with honors from the University of Florida and a Masters in Business Administration from Rollins College. Prior to founding the company, Pedro Martin practiced real estate law as a partner at Greenberg Traurig for 25 years, representing developers and financial institutions since the 1970s.
Mr. Martin has been a recognized force in South Florida’s real estate industry, often leaving his competitors behind with his well-chosen land acquisitions. His genuine passion for South Florida and its communities is apparent in his involvement in charitable, civic, arts and cultural organizations, including the Performing Arts Center and the Concert Association of South Florida. Mr. Martin is also active in business organizations as a Board of Trustees member for the University of Florida’s Law School and has been the recipient of several awards and acknowledgements, including Who’s Who in American Law and being selected by Super Lawyers magazine in 2008.
David Martin, President & Owner
David Martin is the President, and Owner of Terra Group, a Miami-based leader in high-rise development and new home construction in South Florida. Mr. Martin graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters Business Administration and Law degree with a concentration in land use planning. Since co-founding Terra Group a decade ago, David Martin has led the company’s operations, sales, and marketing initiatives. He also oversees all international and domestic investment and development projects for Terra Group and its sister companies. Mr. Martin specializes in the identification and acquisition of land, as well the assignment, construction, financing and structuring of joint ventures and investment groups to raise equity. With his extensive experience in new business initiatives, Mr. Martin has created several entities such as, Terra Companies, Terra Mortgage Bankers, Terra Real Estate Advisors and Terra Realty, Green Bid.
Mr. Martin is developing more than four million square feet of residential and commercial space, yielding approximately three billion dollars in gross sales. Terra Group continues to transform South Florida’s skyline into a prosperous cosmopolitan center with renowned properties such as Nautica, Metropolis, Quantum on the Bay, The Reserve, 900 Biscayne, 600 Biscayne (Freedom Tower site) and future developments such as Grove at Grand Bay, GLASS, Doral Cay, Vintage Estates, Modern Doral and Atlantic 15.
Terra Group has a strong handle on low acquisition prices of Miami properties, and with that, their developments are serving the enrichment of South Florida. As a recognized leader in the real estate industry, David Martin has partnerships with various government agencies, businesses and educational and cultural organizations with a shared focus on the redevelopment of downtown Miami.