A.J. Robinson is the President of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID). CAP is a private business association founded in 1941 and it remains one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the city of Atlanta.
Mr. Robinson was formerly the President of Portman Holdings. During his 22-year career with Portman, he managed the operations of the multi-dimensional real estate company, which had offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Shanghai and Warsaw. He oversaw the real estate development process for Portman, including identification of new opportunities, securing financing, design, construction, marketing, acquisition, property management, and asset management.
Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1977 from Emory University, Mr. Robinson furthered his education and, in 1980, graduated from the Harvard School of Business with Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Robinson’s many business and civic interest have included, among others, the following positions: Board of Directors, America’s Mart, Inc, American Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Southeast Region, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Greenfield Hebrew Academy, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Regional Business Coalition, The Breman Heritage Museum; Member, Rotary Club of Atlanta.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Robinson is married to Dr. Nicole Ellerine, a pediatrician, and they reside in Atlanta with their three children.