About Us

Menin Development, Inc. provides acquisition, development, re-development, leasing and property management services for ‘Class A’ retail and mixed use properties across the U.S. on behalf of two family office investment groups.

Founded in 1985 in New York City and headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, Menin Development has acquired and developed in excess of $1 billion of property in South Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and throughout the Mid Atlantic and Southeast.

Menin has won design accolades on several of its projects, and its properties are known for their design aesthetic and the relationship between properties and the communities they serve.

In 2014, Menin began shifting its portfolio away from large scale suburban retail and mixed use developments. Today, Menin pursues a combination of urban commercial and mixed use projects in South Florida along with select single tenant acquisitions in upscale markets nationally. Menin currently operates in South Florida, Phoenix and New Orleans.

Meet The Team

Craig I. Menin

President and Chief Executive Officer

After graduating from Georgetown University, Craig I. Menin began his career as a commercial real estate broker before founding Menin Development Companies in New York City in 1985. Within two years, Menin had purchased six shopping centers in Virginia, Tennessee and Florida. Menin moved company’s operations to Virginia shortly thereafter, where he continued to acquire and develop a number of commercial properties throughout the region. In 1995, Menin established a Florida division and relocated the company to Palm Beach County. Since its inception, Menin Development has acquired, built and improved over $1.5 billion in commercial real estate nationwide. Today, Menin Development owns and is in development of more than $500 million of commercial real estate and continues to explore new acquisition and development opportunities in South Florida and select markets nationwide.

Marc Yavinsky

Partner

Marc Yavinsky joined Menin Development as a partner in 2006. He works hand in hand with Craig Menin in running the day-to-day operations of the company. Specifically, Yavinsky has primary responsibility for leasing, development and new growth opportunities for Menin in major markets throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Menin, he was an executive with Capmark Finance, formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage in Boca Raton, Florida where he was a top producer for more than 10 years. Yavinsky is a 1992 graduate of the University of Virginia where he played football and earned a degree in Finance and Marketing. He is actively involved in the South Florida community, serving on various educational and non-profit, charitable committees. Yavinsky has lived in West Palm Beach, Florida for the past 20-plus years with his wife Liz and their four children.

Lori Lucas

Controller

Lucas began her career in Real Estate in 1986 where she gained extensive knowledge and directed finance and accounting divisions of major development, construction and property management companies. Before joining Menin in 2006, she served as Director of Finance for Stor-All Management and, prior to that, served as Controller for Catalfumo Construction. Lucas is responsible for and oversees the accounting, cash management, finance, HR and IT for Menin, She works directly with the tax accountants, insurance agents for Menin’s master portfolio and maintains the banking and investment relationships. Lucas is a graduate of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has lived in Wellington, Florida for the past 20 years with her husband Jim and their three fur kids.