RRB Partners is a real estate development and investment firm based in Orlando, FL.
RRB has been active throughout the southeastern United States for almost 40 years.
1# Site Research
RRB Partners works closely with our tenants to position them in the best possible locations for their use. With over 40 years of retail development experience and access to the most modern site selection technology, we have a unique ability to locate, assess, and acquire marquis land for development to provide our clients with a competitive advantage within the market area.
2# Financial Analysis
Providing a top flight Return on Investment to all of our partners has been one of the primary drivers of RRB Partners’ success and growth since its inception. We construct accurate financial prognostications and pricing models using in depth market analysis on every project that we bring in front of our investors.
RRB Partners has developed many projects all around the Southeastern United States over the last three decades. The strongest testament to the company’s lasting impact over the years are the countless retail stores, shopping centers, and condominium towers that dot the landscape of those areas. Likewise, these successful projects have provided tremendous returns for investors throughout this time.
Beau Blackerby has served as President since its inception in 2012. After receiving his MBA from Rollins College in 2010, he began laying the groundwork for a commercial real estate development and investment firm. RRB Partners is currently involved in several of the most exciting projects in the Florida market, including a 200,000 square foot retail development in the heart of Panama City, FL and a high rise upscale condominium development in St. Petersburg, Fl.
Mr. Blackerby’s experience extends into government contracts, community development projects through the MDA, and oversight of government office building construction for Gulf Power and the city of Panama City.
Prior to serving as President of RRB Partners , Mr. Blackerby served as Director of Operations for Magnum Capital in Panama City Beach, FL from 2007 to 2010.
Robert E. Blackerby
Always a self starter, Robert E. Blackerby entered the commercial real estate industry by going into business for himself in 1981. He initially began representing tenants such as Lanier and Safelite and traveled the southeastern United States identifying locations and developing sites for those tenants. During this time he was able to familiarize himself with the southeastern markets which greatly contributed to his success as a developer.
Approximately 30 years ago he began developing Eckerd Drug Stores and developed and opened stores throughout the southeastern region. Later he forged a relationship with Publix Supermarkets and began to develop grocery anchored power centers in the state of Florida; with the most recent 110,000 square foot Publix located in Tallahassee.
Robert has also been involved with several hotel developments, including Red Roof Inns, and Marriott Courtyards. He also spearheaded several condominium projects; Calypso Towers, in Panama City Beach, FL and Paradise Shores in Mexico Beach, FL. At completion these projects contained nearly 1000 condo units between them as well as retail, office and restaurant facilities.
His entrepreneurial spirit brings both vision and energy to all of his endeavors with his strong leadership qualities, excellent negotiation skills, forward thinking and ability to forge strong interpersonal relationships with tenants, partners and employees.
Director of Operations
Nicole Lippold is the newest member of the RRB Partners team from the Boston, Massachusetts area. She brings with her a wealth of business organizational leadership knowledge from her past education and career experiences.
Nicole received a Bachelor’s in Business Management in only 3 years and as a Summa Cum Laude recipient, followed by earning her Global MBA degree at Southern New Hampshire University. While excelling in the classroom, she was also competing in DII Volleyball on a full scholarship.
After relocating to Florida for a graduate internship opportunity with the Walt Disney World Company, Mrs. Lippold spent 10 years working for an event management company with her last five years working as the elected Director of Operations. During this experience she fine-tuned her skills in building strong business relationships, analyzing financial budgets, creating new sales and marketing strategies, and orchestrating contractors in large national and international events.
Nicole has an immense dedication to the details, excellent organization skills, and thrives on her intrinsic motivation to bring forth new ideas.
Through living and traveling throughout the country, Karen brings an abundance of business and personal experience to RRB Partners. After graduating with distinction with a business degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Karen was recruited by Hallmark Cards, Inc. to join their product management team in Kansas City, Missouri. Her highly successful career with Hallmark included managing the development and profitability of greeting cards and gift wrap product lines with sales of $115+ million annually.
Karen’s tenure with Hallmark included cross-training in sales management and a move to Southern California. Positions of National Account Executive and District Sales Manager involved accountability for coordinating the activity of 150 sales people through the country within a multi-million dollar annual operating budget. In recognition of leadership, sales and character, Karen was a two-time recipient of Hallmark’s prestigious national RB Hall award.
In March of 2000, Karen brought her professional business experience to her family businesses – Robert Blackerby & Associates, the Magnum Companies, and now RRB Partners. Karen has been involved in all facets of commercial real estate development from condominiums, shopping centers, hotels, senior housing and other residential commercial projects.
Throughout her career, Karen has been involved in various business leadership organizations including ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) and CREW Orlando (Commercial Real Estate Women). She has also served in various capacities that give back to the community including the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors, chairing a small business initiative, and serving as Treasurer of the Bay County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.
In addition to her volunteer community service, Karen has been actively involved in a number of charitable organizations. These organizations include the American Heart Association (chairing the 2011 Bay County Heart Ball), the March of Dimes, Children’s Home’s Society, the Humane Society, and countless others.
Karen is driven to use her vast experiences to further RRB Partner’s success. Attention to detail and organizational skills are essential, as are a true love for the “fun” business.