Our executive staff has, on average, over 20 years each of real estate development and management experience.
President & CEO
Robert V. Lankford
Robert V. Lankford is president, chief executive officer, and owner of Lankford&Associates, Inc., a company formed in 1982 to develop and manage commercial real estate. Mr. Lankford’s personal involvement in every project undertaken by Lankford&Associates assures clients the highest degree of attention to their unique needs. Mr. Lankford’s experience encompasses projects in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. In total, Lankford&Associates has developed over 4 million square feet of office, medical-office, government, residential, and biomedical space with a total value of approximately $1 billion. Mr. Lankford has instigated major real estate development projects covering a wide range of product types for over 30 years.
Prior to founding Lankford&Associates, Mr. Lankford served twelve years as Vice President and Project Manager for The John Madden Company, a major Denver developer. It was there that he oversaw the company’s construction subsidiary and was responsible for the master planning and execution of several large-scale development projects totaling more than three million square feet.
Mr. Lankford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is currently an Executive Board Member and immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and a participating member of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lankford is a member of the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) Community Plan Update Steering Committee and leads collaborative effort to launch the Downtown San Diego Business Attraction Program.
Executive Vice President & COO
Mary D. Pampuch
Ms. Pampuch has over 25 years of experience in the real estate development industry and has been involved on 2.4M square feet of development deals worth approximately $900M. In her role as Executive Vice President, Ms. Pampuch is responsible for procuring and analyzing development activities and overseeing the property management arm of L&A. Her experience stretches across all aspects of real estate development and property management including lease negotiations, lease administration, CEQA processing, construction management, project entitlement, environmental remediation and restoration of environmentally sensitive habitats. As COO she is responsible for the firm’s day to day operations.
Prior to joining Lankford&Associates, Ms. Pampuch was involved in commercial/ residential property management as well as residential construction and sales. She was responsible for financials, budgeting, and supervision of support staff as well as interface with prospective investors and tenants. Furthermore, Ms Pampuch spent five years actively selling residential and commercial real estate in addition to assisting with residential construction accounts.
Ms. Pampuch received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix – San Diego and holds an associate degree from Western Wisconsin Technical College. Previously a licensed real estate broker in Wisconsin , she now holds a California real estate brokers license. She has also successfully received a certificate in Construction Supervision at San Diego State University.
Industry involvement includes the Urban Land Institute and National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. She also serves on the Urban Discovery Foundation Board and East Village Foundation Board. She was recently honored by BISNOW as one of the 50 most influential women in San Diego.