Ron Roberts, Vice President, New Business Development and Project Management

Mr. Roberts’ current responsibilities include providing critical management oversight to the full range of development activities relating to mixed-use and mixed-income multifamily housing and other real estate development projects. He coordinates with finance, design, construction and legal team members, external partners, and community stakeholders, and works to leverage public, private and philanthropic resources to bring community redevelopment projects to fruition. Mr. Roberts also had significant experience managing the finance and deal structure components of MBS projects and uses this knowledge to efficiently coordinate the development process.

Mr. Roberts is currently the lead project manager for the North Sarah development in St. Louis, MO and for the Arlington Grove Neighborhood development in St. Louis, MO, which was awarded funding in 2009 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s competitive ARRA 2009 Green Communities Program.  He served as the project manager for Senior Living at Cambridge Heights, a 117-unit, universally-designed senior building in St. Louis, MO.  Mr. Roberts was associate project manager for MBS’s University Place HOPE VI development in Memphis, TN which achieved LEED for Homes Certification in 2009 and which is one of only two developments in Tennessee to be certified LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND).

Prior to joining McCormack Baron Salazar in 2004, Mr. Roberts worked for several nonprofit community development corporations and for-profit development firms as a development manager. His development experience involves project management and finance, site and financial feasibility analysis, utilizing multiple financing sources to develop residential rental and for-sale housing, commercial and retail projects for non-profit and for-profit organizations in urban areas throughout the United States.  He has a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College.