About MMI Development

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.


MMI Team


Mike Wright, President

Michael Wright is a former 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.

Education:
May, 1980 BSBA, University of Southern Mississippi, Economics and Finance.

December, 1982 J.D., University of Mississippi Law Center.


Ross Barkley, VP Vertical

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
LEED AP
Licensed Architect: MS, AL, GA, TN, FL, MO, MI, WA, TX, SC, NC, IN

Education:
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi
B.A. Architecture, Mississippi State University

Roberto Maximo, VP Finance

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 Wright, VP of Systems & Analysis

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, VP of Site Selection

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.