MMI is a real estate development firm specializing in multifamily focused on producing solid investor returns while making a positive impact where we invest. We have developed thousands of units and other projects throughout Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Denver and Austin. View our track record.
MMI’s strategy is to identify and acquire various existing commercial real estate properties based on sound criteria and fundamentals that other developers tend to avoid. We then convert these properties into successful investments that pay above average returns over the entire holding period. MMI also acquires land that can be rezoned and repositioned within Florida’s comprehensive land use plan to create extraordinary values for our investors and partners. We draw on a vast array of resources to convert problems into profitable opportunities. Michael Wright, MMI Development founder, has over two and half decades of experience handling billions of dollars in commercial real estate financing, commercial space and land leasing, and development transactions.
Michael Wright is an attorney with over 30 years’ experience, specializing in commercial real estate investment. He established MMI Development to acquire, invest in, develop, and manage commercial real estate properties, either through land assemblage or purchasing existing income-producing properties, including multifamily, office and retail. His strategy has always been to buy, improve, operate, and sell.
Before founding MMI Development, Mr. Wright was a partner at Gray Robinson, P.A., Of Counsel at Smith Mackinnon, P.A., and an Associate at Akerman Senterfitt, P.A. and Senior Real Estate Counsel at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. During that time and in those positions, he handled well over two billion dollars in commercial real estate transactions focusing on complex finance transactions, land use and development, and title insurance claims and defense. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi and his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi. Michael is also an Instrument Rated Private Pilot with 1,000+ hours.
Ross is responsible for all coordination relative to our design and construction efforts. Ross also focuses on proposed developments by spearheading our team’s due-diligence phase including density analysis, zoning review and site planning.
Prior to joining MMI, Ross led an architecture and engineering practice focusing on many product types such as multifamily, hotels, mixed-use, office, schools, civic, and industrial. Ross led business development and managed all clients. Ross also managed staff, consultants, and contractors during project development and construction phases.
Affiliations and Accreditation:
National Council of Architecture Review Board (NCARB)
American Institute of Architects
Licensed Architect: MS, AL, GA, TN, FL, MO, MI, WA, TX, SC, NC, IN
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi
B.A. Architecture, Mississippi State University
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he majored in marketing, David is the only two-time winner of the school’s Joust Business Plan Competition and was also a finalist in the in the Sunshine State Venture Challenge, and the Nascent 500 Business Challenge in Indianapolis.
David has been involved in many early stage ventures across a variety of industries and has special interest and expertise in investment real estate, Software as a Service (SaaS), ecommerce and private lending. He has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks Successfully Launching New Ventures & interviewed on Fox, ABC & CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship & internet marketing. In 2013 he wrote a book on digital marketing that reached #13 on Amazon’s Best Seller list within its category. The book was also used in UCF Marketing classes, and by the Orlando International Airport to educate their business vendors.
David is active in the Central Florida community and mentors numerous businesses through organizations such as StarterStudio, Startup Weekend, Lift Orlando, the University of Central Florida, and more. In 2019 he was elected to the Board of Directors of The University Club of Orlando. He is on the advisory board of IDEAS FOR US, a United Nations–accredited non-governmental organization which works to advance sustainability through local action projects. He also sits on the board of Crossroads Corral, a nonprofit co-founded by his wife Lindsay that promotes personal growth, hope and healing through horses.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) | University of Central Florida
Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent | Specializing in Commercial & Investment Real Estate
Economic Gardening Certified | Entrepreneurial approach to Economic Development | National Economic Gardening Center: Provided growth consulting to over 1,000 second stage companies across the country over 8 years after receiving certification in 2011. Worked with GrowFl, PureMichigan, Elevate Indiana, and other state Economic Development Programs.
Roberto Maximo serves as Project Manager at MMI Development, working on all phases of development from analysis to construction. His experience prior to joining MMI is in construction and property maintenance. Since then Roberto has become experienced with the management of new construction, tenant improvements, property management, pre-construction development, financial analysis and underwriting.
Roberto received a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida, as well as Argus Enterprise Certification.
Sean maintains the information technology infrastructure at MMI Development, as well as assisting with project management and analysis. He draws on eight years of experience in information technology as well as experience in project, property, and construction management.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from MSU Denver.
Robbie Browning is a Florida native and holds a degree from the University of Florida in Accounting & Finance. His real estate career dates back to the 1980s when he began his real estate career in Tallahassee as a commercial real estate broker and apartment developer.
Robbie has worked with MMI Development for nearly 10 years. His focus is on identifying quality sites for multifamily development.
Cassidy Dearman serves as our legal intern. She received her Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Cassidy is currently a law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she is a Business Law Fellow.