• Franklin McLarty

    Franklin McLarty is a co-founder of CapRocq Core 2 Real Estate Fund L.P. His background in commercial real estate is vast, and he enjoyed a successful career in hotel-oriented private equity. From 2003-2005 Mr. McLarty was Vice President of McKibbon Hotel Group, a privately held development and management firm, where he was responsible for raising third-party capital and divesting more than $135 million in hotel assets to REIT’s listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining the McKibbon Group, Mr. McLarty was a managing director for the Seaway Group, based in Miami, Florida, where he was responsible for hotel acquisitions, development, and divestitures. Mr. McLarty continues to serve on Seaway’s Advisory Board.

    He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of RML Automotive. Since joining RML Automotive’s predecessor firm, McLarty Landers LLC in 2005, Mr. McLarty has been involved in all aspects of the company’s growth into the nation’s largest minority-owned automotive group in the United States and the 19th largest automotive group overall, according to Automotive News.

    In addition to serving as CEO of RML Automotive, Mr. McLarty is Executive Vice President of the McLarty Companies, a fourth-generation family office with business interests in automotive, hotel real estate, commercial real estate, financial services, and other activities.

    Mr. McLarty is a past chairman of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Little Rock Film Festival as well as Fifty for the Future, an economic development leadership group closely aligned with the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

    He is a graduate of the University of Richmond and received his MBA from the University of Miami.