About Me

Terra, a real estate development firm based in Miami, Florida, is led by David Martin of Miami. Martin has amassed a more than five million square feet real estate portfolio as Terra's CEO. ft. of residential and commercial assets worth more than $8 billion.

David Martin and Terra invest in a wide range of real estate assets, including single-family homes, luxury condominiums, and multi-family apartments, as well as hotels, office and retail space, and industrial properties. Martin oversees many aspects of the business, including design, development, marketing, financing, construction, leasing, and sales.

Terra, based in Miami, has received widespread recognition and acclaim under Martin's leadership, particularly for the firm's ongoing commitment to sustainable development, resiliency measures, and overall design excellence.

David Martin has consistently excelled at assembling high-performance, multidisciplinary teams of planners, designers, architects, builders, and engineers to maximize project success since the firm's inception in 2001. Martin's resume includes Ruben and Isabel Toledo, Rene Gonzalez, William Sofield, Gabellini Sheppard, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Daniel Buren, Chad Oppenheim, Bjarke Ingels, Renzo Piano, RDAI, and Chef Michael Schwartz. West 8, Meyer Davis Studio, and other location

David Martin, a long-time Miami resident and Florida native takes a proactive approach to sustainability to ensure Mami is built to last. Martin and the Terra team consistently incorporate resilient construction processes, transit connectivity, renewable energy, and green space into development projects wherever possible.

Martin also serves on the boards of several notable organizations. Martin currently serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Miami's Masters of Real Estate Development + Urbanism (MRED+U) program, as a member of the Miami-Dade County Biscayne Bay Task Force, as an active member of the Sea Level Rise Committee, and as Chair of The Underline's Neighborhoods Committee (a 10-mile linear park project currently under construction).

David Martin and the Terra team are deeply committed to the Miami community. This is demonstrated by the company's longstanding involvement in philanthropic, arts, and civic organizations such as the YoungArts Foundation, the Freedom Tower, PAMM, Wolfsonian-FIU, Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, and the Miami Children's Health Foundation (which benefits Nicklaus Children's Hospital).

Martin is a proud University of Florida graduate, having earned undergraduate, MBA, and law degrees there. He currently serves on the board of the UF School of Business. Martin is a Miami Beach resident who is married and has two children.