Roby has over seven years of experience as a corporate and real estate attorney, working with a regional law firm, local government and multinational corporation. His experience includes acquisition and disposition of real estate, raising capital, lease negotiation, corporate mergers and drafting development agreements.
Roby previously worked as Associate General Counsel with Titan America LLC, a cement and concrete company acting as the U.S. subsidiary of Titan Cement Company, S.A., headquartered in Athens, Greece. Roby was responsible for acquisitions and addressing legal issues pertaining to Titan’s U.S. real estate portfolio. Roby was heavily involved in Titan’s $235,000,000 acquisition of S&W Ready Mix Concrete Company, which included the acquisition or lease assumption of over thirty separate tracts of real estate. In addition, Roby worked extensively on Titan’s $36,000,000 acquisition of Cumberland Quarry in Kentucky.
Prior to working for Titan America, Roby served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Norfolk. Roby acted as counsel to the City and to the Norfolk Economic Development Authority on matters concerning the real estate portfolio of each entity. During his tenure of public service, Roby negotiated a long-term services agreement as part of a naval housing public/private development agreement between the Navy, a private developer, and the City of Norfolk. In addition, Roby negotiated and closed several real estate acquisitions and sales, including a multimillion-dollar development agreement between the City of Norfolk and Wal-Mart.
After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Roby began his legal career with the law firm of Williams Mullen. Roby was an associate attorney in the corporate and commercial real estate department of the firm. His corporate work included mergers, acquisitions and representation of companies obtaining venture and angel capital. Roby’s real estate work involved review of loan packages, property due diligence, and lease review, specifically retail lease issues for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
Roby is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. At Hampden-Sydney Roby served as a member of the Honor Court and was awarded the Hobbie Economics Scholarship and the Venable Merit Scholarship. Roby is also a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
Roby is currently on the Board of the American Canoe Association, the Board of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate organization, where he chairs the legislative committee, is a candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.