Executive Director, VINSON Building Community
Robert Vinson founded Vinson Real Estate Group. He is engaged in directing all phases of the real estate brokerage, the development process, and long-range strategic planning. Bringing a wide range of experience to his profession, by 1999 he was established as a principal at Mekeel-Vinson, building affordable single family housing and community facilities in the greater Los Angeles area.
Robert graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, where he later returned to lecture as part of USC’s “LA Semester Program.” He has been quoted in leading publications, and has made many television appearances as a result of his real estate expertise and political background.
Mr. Vinson produced, with Fenton Communications, Former Vice President, Al Gore’s New York presentation of his “slide show” which was the precursor to the Academy Award winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”. Robert organized press, scheduling, rapid response and research for President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, Former Vice President Gore and Senator Kerry.
He has been active locally in the nonprofit housing organization, Alternative Living for the Aging where he served as Vice president of the Board of Directors and was appointed to the California Criminal Advisory Commission and the California State Export Finance Board. Additionally, Mr. Vinson has belonged to such organizations as the Urban Land Institute and LA’s Best friends which he co-founded. Recently, Robert was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Commission where he was elected President.
Always passionate about the success of his clients as well as his own avocations of film, art, world travel, and helping others, he spends many of his Saturdays at LA Trade Tech where he welds metal sculpture.