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

Greg Kraus, Invesco Real Estate

Greg has more than 33 years of real estate experience and since joining Invesco, he has served in both portfolio management and acquisition role. He also serves on Invesco’s Investment Committee, North American Executive Committee and Direct Management Committee.

Diane Butler, BBG

Diane has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate valuation.  Under her leadership, BBG has emerged as an industry leader in valuation and due diligence services and ranks among the 5 largest US Valuation and Assessment firms.

Ran Holman, Cushman & Wakefield

A 29-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.

Courtney Naudo, Deloitte.

Based in Dallas, Courtney has spent the last 15 years of her career working for top tier management consulting and corporate finance advisory firms providing strategic advice to senior management teams.

Vicky Gunning, Locke Lorde LLP

Vicky Gunning, Managing Partner of the Dallas office, represents financial institutions and venture capital companies in asset based and real estate secured loans, syndicated credits, mezzanine debt, and debt restructurings and foreclosures.

The Billingsley Family
Lucy Billingsley, Billingsley Company 

Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing commercial developments. Lucy and Henry Billingsley started Billingsley Company as joint partners in 1978 to manage their growing real estate portfolio.

Barry Olson, Goldman Sachs

Barry is a managing director of Goldman Sachs and is a member of the Real Estate Principalling Area of the Merchant Banking Division. During his career, Barry has been responsible for the origination of commercial real estate investments totaling over $80 billion in total capitalization.

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.

Shawn Todd, Todd Interests

Shawn Todd is the CEO and founder of Dallas-based real estate development and investment firm Todd Interests. Todd Interests targets real estate opportunities on a national level with a specific emphasis on “value-add” properties that are opportunistic in nature.

Tom Bakewell, StreetLights Residential

In his 20-plus years in real estate, Tom has been responsible for more than $2 billion in development and acquisitions of multifamily assets. As president of development, he oversees all development activities including feasibility analysis, site selection and asset management.

David Evemy, Sarofim Realty Advisors

As the SVP of strategic planning and research, David leads the research group in the review and analysis of economic trends. He is responsible for investment strategy design and implementation as well as market conditions analysis effecting new and existing property assets.


Katy Slade, Gables Residential

In her seven years with Gables, Katy Slade has developed mixed-use properties in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, and San Diego. She currently manages development for Gables’ Dallas investments.

Evan Beattie, GFF

Evan has more than ten years of experience in architecture and planning including managing complex projects through design and construction phases, as well as planning and schematic design for numerous large-scale projects.

Rick Perdue, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC

As managing director of development, he is responsible for sourcing and executing the company’s development activities in DFW. Rick has overseen the development, acquisition, disposition and conversion of several thousand apartment units representing a notional value of over $900 million.

Justin Goertz,
 Marvin F. Poer & Company

Justin is a career sales professional and a 6-year property tax veteran. He specializes in applying his industry knowledge and expertise to educate and advise clients on property tax minimization and planning strategies for their commercial office, industrial, retail, hospitality and multifamily properties.

Tyler Berns
, Austin Commercial

Tyler has spent his career as an employee-owner at Austin Commercial. During his career, he has been involved in preconstruction, project management, marketing and business development. His focus is on office, healthcare and higher education construction projects in North Texas.

Jay Dreiling

Jay is a licensed architect with more than five years of experience across all project phases including feasibility studies, space planning, concept design, permitting, project documentation, and construction administration.

Board Members

  • Joel Behrens, Trammell Crow Company
  • John Bartling, Invitation Homes
  • Eric Beichler, Mohr Partners
  • Kim Bonfield, KDC
  • Shane Bowen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • William Brokaw, Hillwood Urban
  • Kim Butler, HALL Group
  • Glenn Callison, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC
  • David Carroll, JLL
  • Dodge Carter, Crow Holdings Capital Partners,
  • Jeff Courtwright, Lincoln Property Company
  • John Cullins, EY
  • Jim Curtin, HFF
  • Vance Detwiler, Prescott Realty Group
  • Dan Easley, Bank of Texas
  • Jeffrey Erxleben, Northmarq Capital
  • Steve Everbach, Colliers International
  • Gregory Fuller, Granite Properties
  • Duncan Fulton, GFF
  • Paul Geyer, Prudential Mortgage Capital
  • Sam Gillespie, Invesco Real Estate
  • Gerry Hedgcock, Crow Holdings Capital
    Partners, LLC
  • Danny Hertel, KPMG
  • Sarah Hinkley, Peloton Commercial Real Estate
  • Chris Hipps, CBRE
  • Todd Howard, th+a architects
  • Jim Johnson, BMO Harris Bank
  • Kevin Kelley, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Eric Krueger, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Dallas Lucas, TIER REIT, Inc.
  • Ramsey March, Stream Realty Partners
  • Frank Mihalopoulos, Corinth Properties
  • Kevin Murry, Regions Bank
  • Clark Pulliam, Chicago Title Company
  • Scott Rohrman, 42 Real Estate, LLC
  • Alan Shor, The Retail Connection
  • Neal Sleeper, Cityplace Company
  • Drew Steffen, Hines
  • Kristian Teleki, Matthews Southwest
  • Michele Wheeler, Jackson-Shaw
  • Paul Wittorf, Transwestern

Board of Advisors

    Diane Butler
    , BBG
    Sue Ansel
    , Gables Residential
  • Jim Berry, Deloitte.
  • Michael Dardick, Granite Properties
  • Tony DonaThackeray Partners
  • Mark Gibson, HFF 
  • Will Mundinger II, WM2 Company, LLC
  • Paul Rowsey, Compatriot Capital
  • Michele Wheeler, Jackson-Shaw
  • Manny Ybarra, Pillar Commercial

Legacy Leaders

    Sue Ansel
    Gables Residential
  • Linda McMahon, The Real Estate Council
  • Jim Berry, Deloitte.
  • Will Cureton, Ascension Development
  • Michael Dardick, Granite Propoerties
  • David Deniger, Olympus Real Estate Partners
  • Tony Dona, Thackeray Partners
  • Robert FeldmanUCLA School of Law
  • Mark Gibson, HFF
  • Joe Griffith, JPMorgan
  • David Gruber, MetroAmerican Developers, LLC
  • Bill Kramer, Republic Title of Texas, Inc.
  • Holt Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial
  • Will Mundinger II, WM2 Company, LLC
  • Paul Rowsey, Compatriot Capital
  • Ken Sandstad, The Sandstad Group, LLC
  • Frank Schubert, Expedition Capital Advisors, LLC
  • John Scovell, Woodbine Development Corporation
  • Bill Sechrest, Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
  • Jeff Swope, Champion Partners
  • Ken Townsend, Boulevard Builders
  • Michele Wheeler, Jackson‐Shaw
  • Todd Williams, Commit!
  • Karl Zavitkovsky, City of Dallas Office of Economic Development
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