Robin L. Klein
Robin L. Klein has been in the shopping center industry her entire career starting as a marketing intern while attending the University of Utah and has worked with the most successful developers and retail brands in the business for over 35 years. She founded and is president of Fashion Retail Group, a boutique firm representing a select client base of best in class retail brands providing full service for their real estate needs across the country. Robin, originally from Salt Lake City, Utah lived in Denver 10 years before moving to New York City more than 22 years ago.
Robin and her husband John divided their time between New York City and the Shore for several years before becoming full time residents of Middletown 5 years ago. They were drawn to the remarkable people and community in Monmouth County and knew this is where they wanted to make their home.
Robin is fortunate to have time in her schedule to dedicate toward her passion of supporting and volunteering for many charitable organizations that speak to her heart both within our community and beyond. Robin is on the Board of Trustees for Count Basie Center for the Arts and her husband John is the President of the Board of Trustees for Lunch Break; both organizations are part of Open Heart Yoga’s Community Partners program.
A few years ago, during a trip to Rwanda, Robin and John had the extraordinary opportunity to tour and become familiar with the Ubumwe Community Center and School. They have since become actively involved in raising funds to support this precious life-line for the Rwandan people who are so in need of what this center has to offer.
Robin also has a dedicated passion for protecting and saving animals including critically endangered wildlife and frequently offers her time and support to many organizations both locally and as far away as China and Africa.
Robin competed in gymnastics and is very mindful of the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. Her focus on health and wellness combined with her commitment to charitable causes provides a perfect backdrop to serve as President of the Board for Open Heart Yoga.
Robin is “Aunt Robi” to many children and has three furry kids at home: a standard poodle Louie; a pittie mix Jersey, rescued when she was found homeless after hurricane Sandy; and the newest member of the family, a miniature/toy poodle mix Holly, rescued off the streets of New York City.
Robin is honored to be a part of Mary’s dream encouraging our community to “Open your Heart ~ practice and give!”