Real Estate 2023: ROBERT M. ‘BOB’ KING
CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, HARVEY LINDSAY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE, NORFOLK
King was named chairman of the commercial real estate company’s board in May after his adoptive father, Harvey L. Lindsay Jr., died on April 19 at age 93.
Lindsay adopted King and his brother, Billy, after he married their mother, Frances. Their father, naval pilot Robert M. King Jr., died in a training flight accident in 1954. Both young men joined the Lindsay real estate firm, which was founded by Harvey Lindsay Sr. in 1919, and Bob King became president in 2019. King has leased shopping centers for individuals, private partnerships and institutional clients since 1978 and has led the retail leasing team since 1985. The company’s shopping center portfolio now exceeds 4.5 million square feet of retail space, and King was named one of CoStar’s top retail leasing brokers in 2022.
King has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Old Dominion University and is a longtime member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.