Owen Larkin, President and CEO of the Larkin Group, is the company’s strategic leader. Larkin brings over thirty years of experience managing complicated real estate ventures with high barriers to entry. He’s worked as both a Partner and a Principal to move complex, multi-faceted projects through various conservation bodies, state and local governments and federal regulatory agencies.
Larkin was part of the team ,with architect Gil Hanse and Amy Alcott , to present to the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee about environmental sustainability for the golf course to be built in Rio de Janeiro. The Larkin Group is honored to be chosen as the Sustainability Managers for Hanse Golf Design on this historic project.
As the Managing Partner and founding President of the Vineyard Golf Club, Larkin was responsible for managing the permitting, design and construction of America’s most organic golf course and shepherding it through its first decade. His experience and credibility was crucial to getting the Vineyard Golf Club permitted on Martha’s Vineyard, arguably the strictest regulatory environment in the United States.
Owen Larkin is a longtime USGA Committee Member and former Rules Official. He has recently be added to the World Golf Foundation’s environmental committee. He’s also been a member of the Environmental Institute for Golf’s Advisory Council since its inception in 2004. The Council works with golf industry stakeholders to strengthen the compatibility of golf with the natural environment.
In the mid-90’s, as the chairman of LMB Partners, Larkin led the design and development effort to build a proposed Boston Megaplex. The plan by LMB Partners included a sports stadium to house the Red Sox and the New England Patriots, a convention center and a 1,000-room hotel.
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