Senior Vice President of Development and Construction
Ray Parker, Senior Vice President of Development and Construction at Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners, manages all development and construction activities for the firm across the United States. Ray has over 30 years of experience in retail development and construction as an owner’s representative, as a developer and as a general contractor.
Prior to joining Guggenheim Partners in 2011, Ray served as Senior Project Manager for White-Spunner Construction overseeing construction projects ranging from $100 mm Auburn University Student Housing Project to various big box retail projects
Prior to White-Spunner, Ray served as the Construction Manager for Endeavor Real Estate Group’s Dallas office (now Edge Realty Partners). Ray managed all construction-related activities and budgeting for new retail developments. These ranged from multi-tenant shopping centers to single big box developments.
Ray spent over eight years as a Senior Project Manager with The Home Depot working out of the Southwest Division offices. During this time he completed over 60 new Home Depot developments and numerous special projects. Ray oversaw the expansion and remodel program as well as the roll out of new business units that Home Depot was exploring at the time. Ray was recognized in 2005 as one of the “Top Fifty” outstanding associates at Home Depot.
Ray had developed and constructed retail real estate projects for over 15 years before joining Home Depot in 1998. He led programs for Food Concepts International, and managed high-end department store construction and remodels for The May Company, Federal Department Stores and Neiman Marcus.
Ray holds a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from the University of West Florida. Ray is an active member of ICSC, is a licensed certified general contractor in FL, TN, AL, MS and LA, and the Commander of the American Legion Post #321 in Plano, TX.
Ray Parker can be reached at Raymond.email@example.com