Rob Walker

Rob Walker

Development Manager

Lakeland, Florida

Rob joined Palmetto in March of 2022 and is responsible for managing construction and development projects. He has worked in the land development business as a project manager for over 30 years with varying firms and jurisdictional agencies.

He started his career with Seminole County, FL and worked for Architectural and Engineering firms throughout his time as a consultant. Rob’s experience allows him to take a project from the due diligence stage, to design, construction, and final closeout. In the end, delivering a product the client expects and appreciates.

Rob holds a BA in Design from the State University of New York College of Arts and Sciences, and presently lives in Central Florida with his wife Teresa. Rob has two sons and one grandson. He enjoys RV camping with his family, listening to music, watching movies and football, and relaxing around his home in Oviedo, FL.

Dan King

Dan King

Site Planner

Nashville, Tennessee

Daniel joined Palmetto in 2022 and is responsible for the site plan quick-fit program. He also takes an active role in providing internal partners feasibility information to ensure client needs are met.

Prior to working with Palmetto, Daniel worked for a civil engineering design consulting firm. He brings 4.5 years of Land Development experience in civil engineering that includes project management, construction administration (submittals, RFIs, CORs), site layout, grading and drainage, site utilities, opinions of probable cost, erosion and sediment control, and due diligence.

“Palmetto has welcomed me with open arms. They have been transparent, easy to work with, and create an environment where high quality client service and deliverables are standard.”

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech University. In his free time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, working out, watching sports, and traveling.

Tim Soard

Tim Soard

Senior Construction Project Estimator

Florida/Tennessee

Tim joined Palmetto Capital Group in 2022. As Sr Construction Project Estimator, Tim keeps an eye on industry costs, market trends, tracks internal historical data, and reviews client requirements to produce accurate budgets for all real estate deals. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga along with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. During his free time, Tim enjoys traveling and creating memories with his wife, Gloria, and two daughters, Alexa and Alyssa. In addition, Tim loves watching sports, playing golf, hunting, and being outdoors.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Real Estate Manager

Nashville, TN

Chris joined Palmetto in 2022 with a focus on assisting retail clients to achieve growth plans throughout the southeast. He oversees market strategy, site acquisition, and the development process up until client turnover. He brings over 17 years of retail real estate experience working for various retailers, including AutoZone, Kroger, and Bridgestone, having acquired and developed nearly 2 million square feet of grocery-anchored shopping center and retail outparcel space.

“I joined Palmetto because of how they care for people and their core philosophy of being an extension of their client’s teams. It’s part of the culture from the top down. Success should be measured in how we have genuinely cared for our client’s needs and strived to make one another better along the way. “

Chris holds a bachelor’s in business from the University of Memphis. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, traveling, golf and generally anything that gets him into the great outdoors.

Justin Ashby

Justin Ashby

Development Manager

Florida/Texas

Justin joined Palmetto in 2022 and manages site feasibility, design, permitting, and construction of projects as part of the Palmetto Construction and Development team. Previously, he served in design, construction, development, and leadership positions with several multinational restaurant and retail companies, as well as a national general contractor. In addition, responsibilities in prior roles have included scheduling, budgeting, value engineering, and pipeline management of high-volume national rollouts. Justin brings a customer-centric approach to his role and approaches each project with the operational needs of the end-user in mind. He believes communication, collaboration, and personal accountability are keys to success.

“Joining Palmetto is a natural step in the progression of my career, enabling me to work with a great Team while pursuing my passion for providing a quality end product for the Customer, on time and within budget.”

In addition to his professional experience, Justin holds BS and MS degrees in Construction from Texas A&M University and holds the Certified Professional Constructor designation with the American Institute of Construction.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is also an avid foodie who enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, and sampling different cuisines.

Clay Stephens

Clay Stephens

Vice President of Real Estate Strategy

Nashville, Tennessee

Clay joined Palmetto in 2020, bringing a comprehensive retail background to Palmetto after spending a number of years in various real estate and real estate legal leadership roles with multiple high-growth retailers including Dollar General, Bridgestone and several others. He brings a unique understanding and problem-solving approach to issues of concern to retailers from a real estate, operations, and logistics perspective to optimize Palmetto’s client-driven mission. His responsibilities include leading Palmetto’s Nashville and Atlanta offices, and creating and executing both short and long term growth strategies, client development, and process improvement company-wide to assist in the alignment of Palmetto objectives with client needs.

Clay holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and LL.M. in Real Property Development from the University of Miami (FL) and is a licensed attorney in both Tennessee and Florida. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children and enjoys spending time with his family, church, reading, and other travel among other activities.

Michael Mullen

Michael Mullen

Development Associate

Atlanta, Georgia

Michael joined Palmetto Capital Group in 2020 and manages the site feasibility, design, permitting, and construction.

Michael is a Registered Professional Engineer and brings over 14 years of engineering experience to Palmetto. Prior to joining Palmetto Capital Group, Michael managed the pre-development project lifecycle of over 50 development projects totaling over $500 million in capital expenditures for a gasoline station-convenience store retail company.

Michael’s engineering experience includes, utility pipe (water, stormwater, sanitary sewer) design, entitlements, asbestos surveys, value engineering, project management, construction administration, procurement, stormwater/erosion management, environmental compliance, soil remediation, and due diligence.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration (International Business) from Florida Atlantic University. Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Maryam and their 2 children (Yasmeen and Deen). In addition, Michael loves traveling, working out, and running half-marathons.

Krystin Olejniczak

Krystin Olejniczak

Real Estate Coordinator

Lakeland, Florida

Krystin joined Palmetto Capital Group in 2018 and is responsible for creating project files for new and current development projects, preparation of real estate marketing documents, management of contract timelines, property research, marketing initiatives, and event/conference coordination.

“Palmetto is a place where you can build a long-term career. The culture and future of this company inspire me to take on new challenges. Everyone is truly invested in your success and willing to help you achieve your goals.”

Krystin enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, concerts, sporting events, and working out.

Danie Smith

Danie Wilson

Real Estate Administrator

Thomasville, Georgia

Danie joined Palmetto Capital Group in 2016 and oversees all office administration and property management.

Danie holds a degree from Wiregrass Technology and loves hanging out with her two-year-old.

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