SOURCE: Haute Living
COMPANY: Marc Roberts Companies
INDUSTRY: Real Estate
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Roberts’ sports management company. Worldwide Entertainment and Sports, was the first of its kind to go public through an IPO, which afforded him the means to become a real estate magnate.
He has been working on the 30-acre Miami Worldcenter project, which aims to transform a blighted area downtown into a live-work-play environment with retail, restaurant, entertainment, hotel, residential, and commercial components.
It’s an ambitious project (to say the least) that entails creating 12 million square feet over the next 20 years. Roberts ran into roadblocks as the bottom fell out of the real estate market, but he is nothing if not tenacious, so we don’t expect this project to go by the wayside like so many others that never left the drawing board.
Roberts Rules! Success Secrets from America’s Most Trusted Sports Agent.
Marc Roberts has published his first book, Roberts Rules! It is Mr. Roberts’ true story, along with the secrets of success that he now shares with others. Readers refer to him as “brash and inspiring.”
Marc Roberts gives real-life advice for those who strive to reach the golden ring. It follows his path of success through trial and error, guts and research, and above all, a contagious drive for excellence.
Out of nothing but a will to succeed and a belief in himself, Marc Roberts built a reputation as one of America’s most successful sports agents.
Marc Roberts was honored to be admitted into the New Jersey Jewish Hall of Fame. He received this honor on May 30, 2007.
Mr. Roberts was also named the 2005 Man of the Year by the South Florida Chapter of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation and served on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Chapter, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.
The Alabama State Legislature proclaimed June 5, 2003 as “Marc Roberts Day” for his contributions to the Easter Seals Camp, ASCCA, Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults, the world’s largest year-round barrier-free camp for people with disabilities.
Marc Roberts was a Division I basketball player at American University in Washington, D.C. This was previous to starting a career as a sports agent. Mr. Roberts was one of the five sports agents consulted in making the film “Jerry Maguire.”
He has represented NFL players, such as Antonio Freeman, Tyronne Drakeford, O.J. McDuffie, Jerry Porter and Tyrone Wheatley. NBA players Bobby Jackson, Johnny Newman and Derek Anderson, and World Champion boxers, “Merciless” Ray Mercer, Shannon Briggs, Tracy Harris Patterson, Danell Nicholson, Charles Murray, and Alex Trujillo.