Takeaways Podcast – S3:E43 – Rod Martin: Be Demanding of Your Expectations and Deserving of What You Receive

November 06, 2020
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I am blessed to be around remarkable people and to attend dynamic events. There are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast. 

Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.

Rod Martin is one of the nicest people that I have met in the commercial real estate development industry. If I said that to his face, which I have, he would politely shrug it off.

Rod joined Majestic Realty Co. in 1992 and is currently a Senior Vice President and Director of Development for the company in Las Vegas. Majestic is a 72-year-old company helmed by Ed Roski Jr., who also has ownership in the Los Angeles Kings, Lakers, and Staples Center. Those are ornaments on Majestic’s 87 million square foot portfolio spanning from California to Pennsylvania.

In Las Vegas, Majestic owns and develops 6.7 million square feet of some of the highest quality industrial buildings, in the most attractive southwest submarket.

How did Rod land a gig with Majestic?! He credits the importance of relationships… a theme that developed throughout this episode. Another theme that surfaced is how Rod Martin knows exactly who he is.

He describes himself as hardworking, dedicated, and loyal. I would add that he is a fantastic person to be in any kind of relationship with (as a fellow board member, landlord, or business partner). This is a Takeaway that comes out in our conversation.

Here are just a few of the other Takeaways that we discussed in this episode.

  • What was the lesson Rod learned from Ed Roski Sr. about when it’s appropriate to celebrate?
  • How does Rod see his negotiation posture with his tenants?
  • Why it is important to stay in control of what you create?

I hope you enjoy!

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