Craig McIntyre, Managing Partner
Craig has 25 years of experience managing the development of large-scale leisure, gaming, hospitality, mixed-use and commercial projects. He has consulted on projects worldwide and has held Senior Management positions with leading development organizations. Prior to forming MMG, he was Senior Vice President/Director for Dubai based, Emaar Properties, PJSC where he was responsible for hospitality and entertainment development. From 1999 to 2006 he was the Vice President of Design and Development at Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc where he pioneered several new brand extensions to diversify and rejuvenate the 30-year-old brand. He oversaw design, project management, and development activities for a $1 billion global development portfolio consisting of hotels, casinos, cafes, retail stores and live music venues in 38 countries. Following, he was Executive Vice President for Legendary, Inc. in Destin, FL where he led the development team to the completion of a number of luxury residential, retail and marina related projects on the Emerald Coast. From 1988 through 1999, Craig held several development positions with Universal Studios, including Project Manager and Project Director positions on a variety of attractions and as Director of Development he developed and built 14 new prototype concepts for the CityWalk entertainment complex in Orlando, FL.
Craig majored in Industrial Design at Auburn University and holds a BBA in Management from Stetson University. He currently lives in Destin, FL with his wife and two children.
J James Flynn, AIA, Partner
Jim has been employed in the construction industry since 1973. His areas of expertise include real estate development, urban planning, architecture, campus planning, project management, design-build, construction management and program management. As a business manager he has re-invigorated and launched new operations, nationally and internationally, providing management, sales and recruiting leadership to achieve rapid growth and exceptional profits. He has authored essays and articles on sports and recreation facilities, consensus building, project delivery methods, project definition and program planning and played hands on roles in successfully launching major projects and programs.
In the private sector Jim has led planning, design and construction teams for multi-family, retail, urban renewal, office, industrial, sports, recreation and themed entertainment projects gaining a working understanding of the practicalities of return-on-investment driven development. He worked as a commerical real estate broker in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the public sector Jim served as senior planner for a suburban Philadelphia county where he led advanced planning for a countywide master plan. Throughout his career, he has consulted with public sector clients for the planning, design and/or construction of police stations, libraries, community centers, parks, medical facilities, K-12 schools, university facilities and collegiate sports/recreation facilities gaining expertise in demographics, land use, community development, environmental issues, approvals processing and public sector procurement.
He has served as a Senior VP and Board Member with 3D/I, a Vice President and Practice Leader with Sverdrup and a Senior VP with Hastings and Chivetta Architects. In 2005, Jim served as general manager of an Abu Dhabi development mangement company and lead consultant for Al Qudra, a large privately held Middle East owned holding company, launching more that ten billion dollars of real estate projects. Jim also served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps in Southeast Asia where was deocrated for valor, field promoted to company commander and served as an advisor to allied forces. He is a 100% Permanent Service Disabled Vetern.
Recently, he was a consultant and program executive for digital mapping and land use planning of four international airports for the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja, Calabar and Illorin.
Jim has a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.