Bob Cunningham Announces Retirement from IDP

After more than five years as Partner at Inland Development Partners and more than 40 years in the property development industry with dozens of notable projects under his belt, Bob Cunningham is announcing his retirement.

“Bob has been a great friend for 30 years and a great working colleague for the last five of those,” says Tom Shaver, Partner at IDP. “His wealth of knowledge has allowed IDP to navigate some difficult entitlement and financing projects, including The Chamberlain and Parker Station Flats. We wish him well on his retirement and what has been an extraordinary career.”

Cunningham was responsible for business development at IDP and excelled at completing complex retail, multi-family, and entertainment development projects in the Twin Cities and Seattle areas. Cunningham led the redevelopment of Excelsior & Grand St. Louis Park, combining retail, rental, and condominiums that won industry awards for its design and revitalization of the area.

A graduate of Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Cunningham went on to achieve his Master of Business Administration at Drake University before beginning his career. Prior to his time at IDP, he worked for TOLD Development Company and Melrose Development, where he was involved with all levels of development and operations.

Cunningham’s extensive community service includes board service at Hostels International, NAIOP, and the Urban Land Institute, as well as instructing at the University of St. Thomas and volunteering on the parish council at the Church of St. Therese in Deephaven.

Looking back on his career, Cunningham says his overarching sentiment is one of gratitude.

“I am ready to write the next chapter of my life,” Cunningham says. “I enjoyed every day I spent as a Partner of IDP and the contributions I made during that time.”

Cunningham plans to spend time with his family in retirement and hopes to travel internationally.