About Us

The Martin Group of Companies started in January 1976 when John and Steve Martin (Father & Son) decided to build apartments together. John had just built a 30 unit senior citizen property in Huntingburg, IN and Steve was working Advertising & Public Relations at Jasper Engines & Transmissions in Jasper, IN.  John, a practicing Public Accountant, liked the first property he had built and wanted to do more but his accounting practice wouldn’t permit it. Steve, a recent graduate of the University of Evansville, at the time was young and inexperienced but full of energy. They decided to try working together for a year and see what happened. Now after all these years, they decided it will probably work out pretty well. John sold his accounting practice and the two of them have established a real estate practice together. John’s son, David, was also involved for 18 years until a REIT hired him to use his experience developing medical office buildings throughout the Midwest. Now, The Martin Group is starting the third generation with Steve’s sons, Alex and Andy joining the family business.


The Martin Group of Companies includes a partnership with a national powerhouse, SVN, as commercial brokers with a national platform. Their experience as Property Managers, Asset Managers, Brokers, Developers, and Consultants on over 12,000 apartments units and over 600,000 SF of commercial space in 20 states gives them unparalleled experiences from which to draw and bring value to their clients and partners. The Martin’s largest single sale to date was a 1,000 unit transaction for a non-profit client for whom they provided both brokerage and consulting services. The Martin Group has served as Principals in dozens of partnerships, corporations, LLC’s, etc and served as Asset Manager for a $50,000,000 public fund. Among its clients are many investors, financial institutions, syndicators, and individuals.

The Martin Group of Companies has significant experience in Development, Brokerage, Equity Syndications, Property Management, Asset Management, Construction, and Consulting Services. They have developed, consulted, managed, built and redeveloped apartments, affordable housing, medical office, industrial, and hospitality, retail, and office products. The Martin Group of Companies is pleased to be working on a new development in Evansville – The Promenade. This is a High End Mixed-Use Development that will feature a retail town center, apartments, condos, office, medical, hospitality, and a host of other development, with an architectural focus.

Real estate redefined

The principal team members are members and acted in leadership roles in various industry groups, including Midwest Association of Housing Management Agents (MAHMA), National Apartments Association (NAA), Apartment Association of Indiana (AAI), Apartment Association of Southern Indiana (AASI), Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors (ICBR), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), to name a few. The Principals have served as members of state and national leadership including Chair of National Property Management Task Force for the Council for Affordable & Rural Housing (CAHR). 

Steve Martin was a founding member and former President of the Rural Rental Housing Association of Indiana. He has served as a three term President for the Local Apartment Association and has been a three time SW Indiana Representative of the Indiana Apartment Association Board of Directors. Steve has been a two term South West Indiana District Representative for the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors (ICBR), has served as the 2012 Secretary/Treasurer, the 2013 Vice President, and as the 2014 President of ICBR.  Steve was awarded the 2013 REALTOR® of the Year by ICBR because “his dedication and vision has helped transform the commercial real estate industry in Indiana.”

The Martin Group takes a leadership role in community activities as well. Steve was the Chair of Site Selection and Advisor for the $35 million development of the Downtown Central Library and 2 satellite libraries. All fees were donated back to the library or literacy organizations. Steve was also a board member for Keep Evansville Beautiful for the max 10 years and served as Chairman. He was recently honored to be inducted as a lifetime Board Member.  Steve is a founding member and current member of the Evansville Executive Forum (A University of Evansville sponsored organization); and has been the featured speaker for University of Evansville Classes to seniors and in the Executive MBA Program. 

​The Martin Group is please to have among its investment partners some of Indiana's top Corporate and Institutional Investors. 

The company is built on Christian principals and promotes thinking outside the box in order to provide first rate service using the highest quality of ethics.

We operate on a team concept allowing us to bring a variety of talent in Property Management, Brokerage, Appraisal, Consultation, and Equity Markets into the team that helps you dispose of your property, increase performance of an existing property, or purchase or build a new property.

The Martin Group of Companies has real estate brokers licensed in Indiana and Kentucky, as well as designees that hold the highest industry designations including: Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Occupancy Specialists (COS)- FmHA and HUD (COS-F, COS-HUD), Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM), Certified Appraiser (CGA) and Licensed Public Accountant (LPA).

The Martin Group of Companies has managed properties under a variety of federal programs including HUD Section 8, HUD 811, HUD 202, HUD 236, HUD 221d-4, Hud 8/515, and FmHA 515 with Rental Assistance, as well as market rate apartments, office, and industrial properties. Over the past 40 years The Martin Group has been retained by HUD, RD, lenders and public funds to provide asset management, training seminars, and consulting. They have also been retained to work with troubled properties to either turn them around, aid in their disposal, or act in a consulting capacity.