Senior Associate, Development & Investment
Giovanny Martinez serves as an Associate, Development and Investment at Koa Partners. He is responsible for providing direct support to all real estate development projects and financial underwriting.
Prior to joining Koa, Giovanny attended the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Finance. Passionate about commercial real estate and connecting students with learning opportunities within the real estate industry, Giovanny became the president of the UT Dallas Real Estate Club. He led the coordination of several events, built key faculty and staff relations, and enhanced club’s presents and brand. He also served as an Outreach Coordinator for the UT Dallas’ Student Veterans of America Chapter.
Before going to UTD , Giovanny was responsible for the strategic positioning of key products and services for an AT&T authorized retailer. Giovanny led and couch a team to effectively qualify opportunities and establish rapport with clients. He was also responsible for hiring and managing personnel, overseeing appropriate merchandise and appearance of the store, monitoring and prioritizing workflow, and meeting sales quotas.
A Colombian emigrant, Giovanny moved to Texas from North Carolina after completing his active military term in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served 4 years and deployed twice with 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Division Sniper Platoon during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Giovanny’s community activities include coordinating the participation of student veterans in the trail cleanup for the wounded warriors prior to the Bush Center’s W100K, and the homeless veteran donation drive for the Veterans Resource Center of Dallas. He has also served the community by participating in The Texas Food Bank and The American Red Cross blood donation drives.
He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and The Real Estate Council (TREC).