Craig Martin

Craig Martin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tellus Group LLC, has had an exceptional track record of success over the last 40 years in the real estate industry with his focus on investing in and developing land and recapitalizing opportunistic and value add real estate assets. Craig’s leadership at Tellus Group has built an extraordinary team with decades of community development experience that combines exceptional financial expertise for targeting and recapitalizing Tier 1 opportunistic real estate. The company’s unique combination of talents affords Tellus Group a much better opportunity to achieve extraordinary risk-adjusted returns for our investors compared to other sponsors managed primarily by financial professionals.

Prior to forming Tellus Group, Craig was the founder of Terra Verde Group and also the managing partner of several successful large land development partnerships, as well as golf and ski resort developments. Craig also spent seven years as a senior member of Robert M. Bass Realty of Fort Worth, Texas. At RMB Realty, Craig was active in the underwriting analysis, acquisition, and management of primarily large land development transactions and directed a best-of-class team of outside consultants. Other past professional accomplishments include serving as managing director of the Landmark Golf Company of Indian Wells, California and managing general partner of the Angel Fire Ski and Golf Resort in New Mexico.

Craig began his career as a real estate investment broker for the Staubach Company of Dallas while studying real estate and finance at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Craig is an active full member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on the Community Development Council – blue flight, and is an active member of the Dallas and National Home Builders Associations. Craig is the past Chapter Chairman of the YPO Gold Dallas Chapter (2016-2017). Craig has also served for seven years on the board of trustees of Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas, consistently ranked #1 in the 5A Division of TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools).