Title: Retired Retail Development Executive
Company: Aurner and Associates Retail Land Development Consultants
Location: Carmel, California, United States
Robert R. Aurner II, Retired Retail Development Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Real Estate.
Retired since 1991, Mr. Aurner still retains his title as president and chairman of the board of directors of his company, which has been in operation since 1987. He has been many things over the course of a fruitful professional life, including a prolific retail property developer and a featured radio personality called Cowboy Bob for the William Randolph Hearst radio station WISN-CBS in the early ‘50s. He is also a veteran of the greatest generation, who served in the Pacific theater of operations with the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Today, Mr. Aurner remains boat show chairman and district chairman of the nominating committee in district 25 for the U.S. Tower Squadron San Francisco, and has been an elected member and staff administrative officer of the group since 2010.
A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award featured in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World, Mr. Aurner was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in March of 1927. After the war, he attended Monterey Peninsula College to earn an AA, followed by a BA from the California State University Fresno and Occidental College Eagle Rock. Mr. Aurner conducted further postgraduate work with the University of California, Berkeley, and with Duquesne University.
Mr. Aurner worked with the oil and automotive industry for many years before transitioning into a real estate store developer with Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Supermarkets. He developed stores for Steak and Ale, Bennigan’s Restaurant, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and from 1990 to 1991 as a national director of real estate and store development consultant for Nathan’s Famous Coney Island Hot Dog Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Aurner is now enjoying a well-earned retirement with his seven children, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
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