Executive Leadership in Commercial Real Estate and Development

In the Commercial Real Estate and Development industry, one person stands out among the crowd when it comes to executive leadership. Roger Burgin, the current Chief Operations Officer for Forge Building Company is a leader that takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. He is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business. He brings exceptional communication skills to every interaction allowing him to cultivate lasting relationships with people from all walks of life. He enjoys helping his peers and employers achieve their goals by providing whatever support possible.

Growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Roger quickly learned the value of hard work as a bag boy for a local supermarket to where he is today as the Chief Operations Officer for a national building company. Throughout his over 25-year career, he has established a reputation as a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence.

His expertise encompasses all aspects of business development and administration, from controlling costs and maximizing revenues to harnessing team strengths to improve company wide performance. He has enjoyed providing leadership, spearheading development, and refining operational strategies to expand market share for a variety of organizations. He has enjoyed particularly notable success in the hospitality and commercial real estate industry, where he has managed millions of square feet of real estate and developed strategies to drive revenue growth for investors.

As a Chief Operations Officer, Roger provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, professionals and systems are in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. His roles have been to secure strong stability, controls, efficiency and compliance of ALL the Firm’s Operations (including Finance, Accounting, IT, HR and Property Management) as the CEO drives extensive and sustainable growth.

Before becoming a Forge team member, Roger worked at several large organizations in the commercial real estate and development industry. Previously, Roger served as the COO for Prime Group Holdings. In addition to Prime Roger has held a key executive leadership role at TD Development, Simply Self-Storage, and Platinum Storage Group.

Roger studied Aviation Science and Engineering at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK and is a proud veteran with the US Army and Army National Guard. In his free time Roger enjoys outdoor activities, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu and volunteering to help improve the lives of dogs and other pets.

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