Bob Broadway '91
|award:||Entrepreneur of the Year|
|company:||The Broadway Group|
Broadway, who earned an accounting degree from the Harbert College of Business, founded The Broadway Group in 2001. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps as a builder, he combined his knowledge of construction and commercial real estate to create a development firm specializing in retail development of national tenants.
The Broadway Group’s major clients include Dollar General, McDonald’s, AT&T, Fastenal, Cash Advance America, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Mayer Electric, and Michelin. The firm develops properties in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. With more than 40 employees and 150 contract workers, The Broadway Group’s annual revenue exceeds $80 million.
Broadway’s business ventures also include Broadway Construction Company. A general contracting firm, BCC operations under The Broadway Group and performs all construction aspects of its development projects and is licensed as a general contractor in 10 states. Broadway also owns Broadway Capital Investments, an investment property firm with commercial real estate and office property holdings in 14 states. Major tenants include Regions Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of American, PNC Bank, and First State Bank.
After earning an MBA from Auburn in 1993, Broadway began his career in commercial banking with Barnett Bank. After a short stint in Jacksonville, Fla., he moved to Birmingham and entered Compass Bank’s commercial loan officer training program. When he left the banking industry in 2004, he was senior vice president of commercial estate for the bank in Huntsville, Ala.
In 2015, Broadway earned the “Above and Beyond Award” presented by Dollar General Corporation. He also earned the Auburn School of Accountancy’s 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award. He remains active in a number of volunteer roles, serving on the Harbert College Dean’s Advisory Board and Capital Campaign Committee, the Downtown Rescue Mission Board, the Madison County Executive Airport Authority Board, and the BancorpSouth Huntsville Advisory Board.