Bobby Ginn, President and CEO of The Ginn Company
Edward Robert "Bobby" Ginn III is president
and CEO of The Ginn Company. Ginn has spent the
past three decades acquiring, developing and managing
residential, resort golf course and mixed-use properties.
is considered an authority in resort development
Ginn began his career working for his father, a
builder in the small town of Hampton, S.C., where
his family had been involved in agriculture and
timber for three generations. A graduate of Florida
Military School in Deland, Fla., Ginn majored in
business at the University of South Carolina. He
left school to return home to the construction business
when his father became ill.
During his career, Ginn has worked in all aspects
of the construction and development business, right
down to framing roofs, building cabinets and digging
septic tanks. He and his father renovated houses
and built and sold homes through the Farmer's Home
soon grew from building 4 or 5 new houses a year
to 350 and, before long, to 700. He then put his
experience to work developing apartment buildings,
shopping centers and industrial warehouses.
As his company grew he gained valuable experience
in both sales and financing. He became adept at
developing subdivisions and began his real estate
development career in earnest.
1971, Ginn was involved with his first golf project,
Pleasant Point, in South Carolina. From 1975 to
1987, he lived in Hilton Head, building, developing
and operating golf courses and hotels. Today, the
business he built with his own hands, beginning
in South Carolina, has matured into a highly successful
In 1998, the company known as The Ginn Company was
incorporated. The company focused on providing complete
in-house services in a variety of fields including
acquisition, development, architecture and planning,
engineering, golf course construction, landscaping
and sales and marketing.
Bobby Ginn leads one of the fastest growing development
companies in the Southeast. With nearly 30,000 acres
currently either in planning or under development,
The Ginn Company is recognized as one of the leading
development companies in the nation.
largest and most current project is Ginn sur Mer,
a 2,000-acre vacation resort undergoing development
on Grand Bahama Island.