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REFEA January Meeting

Why Retail is Changing How We Do Everything

January 12, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm

Dallas Country Club



MARK MASINTER, Managing Member – Open Realty Advisors

Mark is a Managing Member of Open Realty Advisors and founded the firm in 1987.  Mark leads Open Realty’s principal investment endeavors, hotel development and new business generation.  He was a founding venture investor of Restoration Hardware and a founding partner of Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital, an SBIC lending fund focused on growing retail and restaurant ventures.

Mark has served on many corporate and philanthropic boards including The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Temple Emanu-El, Time for Dallas, Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital, Beauty First, The Walking Company and Le Gourmet Chef.

Mark received a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Southern Methodist University.

Rowsey graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in History.


Previous Speakers

November ’16 – Paul Rowsey IV, Vice President Development – RED Development

October ’16 – Property Tax in Texas – Panel

April ’16 – Dan Donahoe, Sr. VP and Director of Government Relations, Comerica Inc

March ’16 – Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor, Dallas Morning News

February ’16 – Tom Bakewell, President of Development & Co-Founder, Streetlights Residential

January ’16 – JJ Leonard, Managing Director, Stream Realty Partners

November ’15 – Harry Whalen, Director of Business Development, Frisco Economic Development Corporation

October ’15 – Colin Fitzgibbons, Vice President – KDC

March ’15 – M. Elizabeth Morris, CEO/Chief Economist – Insight Research Corporation  March 12, 2015 Presentation

February ’15 – Walt Mountford – Executive VP – KDC

January ’15 – Tim Hogan – CFO Trammell Crow Residential

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REFEA Membership Benefits

  • Nice business luncheons with current, relevant speakers.
  • Updates on real estate, city, financial and tax law plus economic data.
  • Outstanding social events.
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