The Greater Fort Worth 
Real Estate Council

Karen Vermaire Fox

P. O. Box 470474

Fort Worth, TX  76147-0474

T 817.480.1060
F 817.361.7967
E Karen@gfwrec.com

 

2013-2014 Board of Directors

Jeff Davis, Chairman
Republic Title

Ben Loughry, Past Chairman
Integra Realty Resources

Ken Adair
Harris Finley Bogle

Kenneth Barr
Barr Consulting

Michael Bennett
Benner Bennett Pettit

Bill Boecker
Fine Line Development

Todd Burnette
Jones Lang LaSalle

Linda Christie
Tarrant Regional Water District

Jyl DeHaven
EARTH NT

Tom Galbreath
Dunaway Associates

Reid Goetz
Hillwood

JD Granger
Trinity River Vision Authority

Sloan Harris
VLK Architects

Dak Hatfield
Hatfield Properties

Tom Higgins
City of Fort Worth

Anne Holland
OmniAmerican Bank

Rick Jenkins
Texas Exchange Bank

Drew Kile
Institutional Property Advisors

GK Maenuius
Tarrant County

Andre McEwing
Tarrant County College District

Paxton Motheral
Cassco Development

Martin Noto
Community Trust Bank

Brian Randolph
Mercantile Partners

Tom Struhs
Struhs Companies


  Founder's Council

Susan Halsey, Chair
Jackson Walker

Mike Berry
Hillwood

Thad Brundrett
Brundrett Deveopment Strategies

Ed Casebier
Renaissance Development

Glen Hahn
Innovative Developers, Inc.

Russell Laughlin
Hillwood

David Pettit
Bennett Benner Pettit

Nina Petty, Past Chairman
Tarrant County College

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Community Partners

Part of the mission of The Council is to support projects and programs that make the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County a better place to live.  The Council is proud to support the following programs.

Impact Fee Study

After the city and business leaders compromised on the impact fee ordinance, a study was set up to determine the cost of doing business in Fort Worth.  GFW REC supports this study and is interested in the findings which will be shared with the business community in the near future.

Modern Street Car

The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council is supportive of the research and work the city and others are doing to explore setting up a modern street car. GFW REC funded the printing of the initial white paper and contributed significantly to the fact finding tour city staff, community leaders, business leaders, the mayor and 7 of 8 members of the City Council attended. 

The Tarrant County Real Estate Forecast

The annual Tarrant County Real Estate Forecast is held annually each January. We encourage anyone interested in commercial real estate to attend this Forecast event. 

2014 Bond Election

The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council is supportive of the 2014 bond election as one of the means for improving transportation within the region.  GFWREC will continue to look for other ways to support mass transit within Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

The Party in Fort Worth

GFWREC ahs been a proud sponsor of The Party in Fort Worth.  This party raises funds for the city of Fort Worth to use for economic incentive projects.

The Zucker Report

This study was initiated by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Fort Worth to conduct a review and study of the City of Fort Worth’s development process. The report includes 165 recommendations for improving Fort Worth’s development process. GFW REC is working to implement many of these recommendations.

Vision North Texas

Vision North Texas is making an important contribution to the future quality of life, economic desirability and long-term sustainability of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is increasing public awareness about important regional land use issues that affect mobility, air quality, water supply and other economic and environmental resources. In addition, it is serving as a forum for discussion, education, research and decision about public and private sector actions to address these concerns. Importantly, it is addressing these concerns through a partnership of the private, public, non-profit and academic sectors.

With this mission in mind, The Council felt is was imperative to help support this long range planning process.  The Council is a supporter of Phase II and will continue to keep members informed and up to date on the results developed during this phase.

To find out more about Vision North Texas, visit their website at http://www.visionnorthtexas.org

The Library Foundation

 

The Council was pleased to support the 9th annual Cigar Smoker, a signature event held at the prestigious Fort Worth Club.  The Cigar Smoker is an entertaining evening featuring Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta cigars, a seated wild game dinner, fine wines and spirits, a martini bar, live entertainment, raffle drawings and silent and live auctions. For more information on the Library Foundation, visit their website at http://www.fwlibraryfoundation.org/fwlf/default.aspx

To view a sample of real estate information and other helpful sources available at the Fort Worth Public Library, click the following link.

 

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