Following his graduation from Whittier College, Martin competed in the United States and Europe as a member of the US National Cycling Team. In 1988, he returned to his roots, continuing with the family business and working in the field seven days a week.
Now, with close to 30 years’ experience in the industry, Martin has grown the small, family business his father began into a successful, multi-million-dollar company with over 30 employees. Over the years, he has been involved in many successfully completed commercial, industrial, hospitality, medical, and mixed-use developments. The company’s more prominent achievements in construction include the Laemmle Theatres, Centurion Plaza at Fashion Island, and Le Cordon Bleu. In the realm of development management, notable projects consist of The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, City Place in Long Beach, and The District in Tustin.
A Southern California native, Martin is still very much involved in cycling and in the Long Beach community where he, his wife Cynthia, and their three children make their home. He is a founder and active member of BIKEable Communities, a non-profit organization whose mission is to champion bicycling as a viable, safe form of transportation in order to create better places to live, work, and ride. He has also played a major role in the revitalization of a mile-long commercial corridor along Long Beach Boulevard in Bixby Knolls.
Martin still rides six to seven days a week, clocking in 8,000 – 10,000 miles a year on his bike. In addition to cycling, he enjoys golfing, skiing, spending time with Cynthia, and keeping up with their three children.