Commanding Influence

Member involvement is what helps The Real Estate Council stand apart from other leadership organizations. Here you find the best in the business serving on committees and boards providing critical hands-on support to strengthen the organization, the commercial real estate industry and the community.

Executive Committee

CHAIRMAN
Jim Knight, Stantec

Jim has over 35 years of experience in virtually every aspect of land development, master planning, public infrastructure planning and design. This experience has been and continues to develop, from hands-on design, to managing complete teams, down to the intimate project details.

PAST CHAIRMAN
Ran Holman, Cushman & Wakefield

A 30-plus-year veteran in the commercial real estate industry, Ran possesses an array of skills and experiences in production and leadership in both the commercial real estate services and commercial development arenas.

CHAIRMAN-ELECT
Bill Cawley, Cawley Partners

With more than 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate professional, Bill has invested approximately $1.5 billion in commercial real estate assets. In 2017, he served on our panel of “sharks” during the inaugural TREC Shark Tank.

TREASURER
Danny Hertel, KPMG

Danny is a partner in KPMG’s Federal Tax practice in Dallas, also serving as the company’s Financial Services Industry Leader for the Dallas Business Unit and participates on the real estate national leadership team. He has more than 30 years of experience serving real estate and hospitality clients.

SECRETARY
Michael A. Krywucki, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C.

Named to D Magazine’s 2015 list of the best lawyers in Dallas, Michael offers a broad base of experience across various disciplines and property types. He served as TREC’s FightNight chair in 2012.

FIGHTNIGHT CHAIR
Moody D. Younger, Younger Partners LLC 

Moody serves as co-managing partner for Younger Partners and has spent more than two decades serving clients throughout Texas and the Southwest.

GIVING GALA CHAIR
Beth Lambert, Cushman & Wakefield

As part of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Practice and with over 28 years of commercial real estate experience, Beth’s work focuses on originating and structuring institutional debt and private/institutional equity transactions across all property types.

PUBLIC POLICY CHAIR
Gerald DunnBenchmark Title

Gerald has been a director with Benchmark Title since 2000. In 2018, he was a member of TREC’s Board of Directors.

PAC CHAIR
Kevin BryantCrow Holdings Capital Partners, L.L.C.

Kevin is responsible for Crow Holdings’ legal matters as well as tax planning and structuring. He also chairs its Due Diligence Committee and sits on its Investment Committee.

COMMUNITY FUND CHAIR
Kate CavanaughStewart Title

Having joined Stewart Title in 2007, Kate is responsible for securing new business relationships and assisting her team with marketing efforts and has helped secure numerous multi-million-dollar transactions across the United States. She has held numerous board, committee and volunteer positions throughout The Real Estate Council.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Chad Schieber, The Beck Group

Chad began his career with Beck in 1997 as a project manager and now leads the company’s marketing and sales strategy as its Chief Marketing Officer.

PROGRAMS CHAIR
Brant Brown, Westmount Realty Capital, LLC

Brown joined Westmount Realty Capital as its Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He had previously been directly involved with or led the financial analysis and governance for more than $30 billion in institutional real estate and fixed income investments.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Scott Rohrman, 42 Real Estate, LLC

A commercial real estate industry veteran of more than 30 years, Scott is the owner of 42 Real Estate, LLC. He began his career as a broker and was previously partner at two separate commercial real estate development companies.

ALC CHAIR 2019
John Riggins, Talley-Riggins Construction Group

John has 18 years of experience in commercial construction. As president of Talley-Riggins Construction Group, he develops lasting relationships with clients and industry partners while managing operational activities for multiple projects.

ALC CHAIR 2020
Matt Ballard, CBRE

Matt joined CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance office in October 2010 as part of its Dallas Commercial Finance Team, which in the last two years has participated in the origination, structuring and closing of more than $2 billion. He is a member of the ALC Class of 2014.

DALLAS CATALYST PROJECT CHAIR
Mike Geisler,
 Venture Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Mike has more than 30 years of experience as a top commercial real estate broker in North Texas. His firm, Venture Commercial Real Estate, represents more than 100 tenants and over 10 million square feet of retail properties.

LEADERSHIP ALUMNI CHAIR
Emily Henry,
 Studio Outside

Emily leads Studio Outside’s business development and has been active in Dallas’ design, architecture and real estate communities since 2005. She served TREC as Program Chair of the Associate Leadership Council in 2018.

ALC CLASS REPRESENTATIVE
Allison Johnston, Gaedeke Group LLC

Allison is a leasing agent for Gaedeke Group, responsible for leasing and marketing Gaedeke’s office buildings within the Dallas portfolio. She began her career in the energy industry before transitioning to commercial real estate and was previously a Vice President with JLL’s Agency Leasing Group in Dallas.

YOUNG GUNS CHAIR
Teddy Leatherman, HFF

A real estate analyst with HFF, Teddy previously served TREC’s Young Guns as its Foundation Liaison in 2018. In 2017, she chaired TREC’s annual Casino Night event.

Board Members

  • Joel Behrens, Trammell Crow Company
  • Katie Bloom, Goldman Sachs
  • Bill Brokaw, Hillwood Urban
  • Mike D. Bryant, CBRE
  • Tom Burns, Deutsche Bank
  • Lucy P. Burns, Billingsley Company
  • Mark Buskuhl, HKS
  • Brian Cramer, Newland Communities
  • Steve T. Crosson, Integra Realty Resources
  • Bill Dahlstrom, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • James Dunn, ORIX Real Estate Americas
  • Colin Fitzgibbons, KDC
  • Gilbert Gerst, Bank of Texas
  • Vicky P. Gunning, Locke Lord LLP
  • Sarah Hinkley, Thirty-Four Commercial, Inc.
  • Todd C. Howard, t. howard and associates architects, inc. (th+a)
  • Dallas Lucas, TIER REIT, Inc.
  • Ramsey March, Stream Realty Partners
  • Matt McDonald, Corgan
  • Geoff A. Meyer, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC
  • Frank Mihalopoulos, Corinth Properties
  • Ron Miller, Invesco Real Estate
  • Jeff Montgomery, Republic Title of Texas, Inc.
  • Trey Morsbach, HFF
  • Kevin W. Murry, Regions Bank
  • Jonathan Napper, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Doug Nash, The Retail Connection
  • Courtney Naudo, Deloitte.
  • Rick Perdue, Rosewood Property Company
  • Peter Read, DPR Construction, Inc.
  • Jon Ruff, Spire Realty Group
  • King Scovell, Woodbine Development Corporation
  • Jason L. Signor, Caddis Partners
  • Katy Slade, Mintwood Real Estate
  • Mary Stoner-Yost, Colliers International
  • Tobin Swope, Winstead PC
  • Yelda D. Tuz, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Todd Watson, Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.
  • Paul Wittorf, Transwestern

Board of Advisors

  • CHAIRMAN
    Jim Knight
    , Stantec
  • IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
    Ran Holman
    , Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jim Berry, Deloitte.
  • Diane Butler, Butler Advisers
  • Bill Cawley, Cawley Partners
  • Michael Dardick, Granite Properties
  • Tony DonaThackeray Partners
  • Mark Gibson, HFF 
  • Greg Kraus, Invesco
  • Will G Mundinger, II, WM2 Company, LLC
  • Paul E. Rowsey, III, JLB Partners
  • Jeff L. Swope, Champion Partners
  • Michele Wheeler, Jackson-Shaw
  • Manny Ybarra, Pillar Commercial

Legacy Leaders

  • CHAIRMAN
    Ran Holman
    , Cushman & Wakefield
  • Linda McMahonThe Real Estate Council
  • Sue M. Ansel, Gables Residential
  • Jim Berry, Deloitte.
  • Diane Butler, Butler Advisers
  • Will Cureton, Richman Ascension Development Group, LLC
  • Michael Dardick, Granite Properties
  • David Deniger, Hyphen Solutions
  • Tony Dona, Thackeray Partners
  • Robert Feldman
  • Mark D. Gibson, HFF
  • Joe F. Griffith, JPMorgan
  • David S. Gruber, MetroAmerican Developers, LLC
  • Greg Kraus, Invesco Real Estate
  • Holt Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial
  • Will G. Mundinger II, WM2 Company, LLC
  • Paul E. Rowsey, III JLB Partners
  • Ken D. Sandstad, The Sandstad Group, LLC
  • Frank B. Schubert, Expedition Capital Advisors
  • John F. Scovell, Woodbine Development Corporation
  • Bill Sechrest, Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
  • Jeff L. Swope, Champion Advisory Partners
  • Ken H. Townsend, Boulevard Builders
  • Michele Wheeler, Jackson‐Shaw
  • Todd A. Williams, Commit!
  • Karl Zavitkovsky
TREC member carrying a paving stone

Foundation Board

Driving Donations

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Community Fund Board

Deal Makers

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PAC board

TREC PAC Board

Big Connections

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