Quino Martinez to Succeed Bill Dymond as CEO & President of Lowndes
Dymond | Martinez
Lowndes has announced that Joaquin “Quino” E. Martinez will succeed William T. Dymond, Jr., as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, President, and Managing Partner, effective February 1, 2024. Martinez will be the fourth Managing Partner in the firm’s 55-year history.
Dymond, who has led the firm for the past 15+ years, will continue to practice and serve as a leader in the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group as well as the many roles he serves in the community. He will work closely with Martinez and the firm’s senior leadership to ensure a well-managed transition.
“I am excited and honored to serve as our next CEO and President,” said Martinez. “It’s a privilege to have the firm’s trust and support, and I look forward to working collaboratively with our incredible group of attorneys, paralegals and staff to continue delivering the exceptional level of client service for which Lowndes is known.”
“As a firm, we are constantly evolving and innovating to meet the rapidly changing needs of our clients and the marketplace. Our success remains rooted in the firm’s long-standing principles of conduct, professionalism, practice, and collegiality, which guide and inspire our steadfast commitment to our clients, our colleagues, and our community,” said Martinez.
Martinez began his career in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1998, joined Lowndes in 2004, and became a Shareholder in 2008. As former Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial Leasing Practice, he has built a national practice focused on the acquisition, financing, development and disposition of multiple real property types. His clients include public and private real estate investors and developers. Active in the community, Martinez is a member of NAIOP, the Board of Trustees of Lake Highland Preparatory School, and the Board of Trustees of the Heart of the City Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, the Board of Zoning Adjustment for the City of Orlando, and the former Board Chair for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and Osceola County. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for his work, Martinez received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and his JD degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
“It’s been a great honor to lead this remarkable firm, where I’ve practiced for the past 38 years,” said Dymond. “Upon announcing my intention to step down from my role as President and CEO, the firm undertook a thorough process to identify and unanimously select our next leader and ensure a seamless transition. Quino has long been a key contributor to the firm’s success, and with his strong character, proven leadership skills and client-focused philosophy, we are confident that he will lead the firm into the future and build upon our legacy of success.”
Dymond joined Lowndes in 1985 and was elected Shareholder in 1991. He has served as CEO and President since 2008. A member of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, which has handled more than $30 billion in transactions throughout the United States, he advises clients on all types of real estate and business matters. Active in the community, Dymond is a Founding Board Member of Lift Orlando, an organization working to revitalize the neighborhoods around Camping World Stadium. Dymond also currently serves as a member of the Florida Council of 100, serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Orlando Economic Partnership, sits on the Executive Committee and Board as General Counsel to Visit Orlando. He is a past Executive Committee and Board member for Enterprise Florida, past Chair of Space Florida, past Chair of the Orlando Economic Partnership, past Chair of Florida Citrus Sports, past Chair of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and past Chair of the CRA Advisory Board and the Downtown Development Board for City of Orlando.