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BACKGROUND

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LEADERSHIP

Larry Dale

Mr. Dale is President of Dale Operating Company. He received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 and a J.D. from St. Mary’s Law School in 1978. After a short time as an oil and gas attorney in West Texas and then Dallas, Mr. Dale formed his own oil and gas company in 1981 and has been an independent oil and gas operator for over 34 years... READ MORE.

The Dale Companies have drilled over 350 wells in Texas and Louisiana, taking advantage of improved technology in 3-D seismic, horizontal drilling, and hydraulic fracturing in shale reservoirs. Over the years, the Dale Companies have built and sold production and pipeline systems to larger public companies, the last significant sale being to Chesapeake Energy in the Barnett Shale.

Mr. Dale is the past Chairman of the Board of St. Philip’s School and Community Center, past Chairman of the Tartan Board at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, past President of the Dallas Petroleum Club and currently serves on the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation and on the Regional Advisory Board for Teach for America.

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Jeff Ellerman

Jeff Ellerman is a Vice Chairman with CBRE's Occupier Advisory and Transaction Services, specializing in office tenant representation, headquarters relocations, and financial and strategic consulting. A 30-year industry veteran, Mr. Ellerman has been involved with many of the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s largest and most notable lease transactions, successfully negotiating over 22 million square feet valued at more than $8 billion... READ MORE.

In 2010, Mr. Ellerman completed both the largest office lease (Denbury Resources) and office building sale (Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1.1 MSF) in DFW. The Blue Cross Blue Shield build-to- suit is considered to be the largest transaction ever completed in DFW. In 2012, Mr. Ellerman completed five transactions over 100,000 SF each, including the 500,000-square-foot Denbury headquarters transaction.

Since 2000, Mr. Ellerman has been responsible for more of the top 25 office lease transactions, on an annual basis, in the DFW Metroplex than any other brokerage professional (Source Dallas Business Journal).

Prior to joining CBRE in July 2008, Mr. Ellerman was an Executive Vice President at The Staubach Company, where he was the company’s top revenue producer in aggregate production during his nine-year tenure.

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Philip Henderson

Philip has practiced architecture and urban planner in Dallas for many years. He was a member of the steering committee of the Oak Lawn Form that planned and implemented Dallas’ first mixed use zoning for Oak Lawn and Uptown. He was president of Friends of the Katy Trail during the design and construction.

Linda Owen

Linda brings a broad range of business, civic and philanthropic experience to the Circuit Trail Conservancy. A graduate of University of Texas School of Law, she began her career clerking for Hon Jerry Buchmeyer, followed by private practice focused on real estate. As President of the Real Estate Council and Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, she led public-private efforts to design, develop and fund Klyde Warren Park. Presently, Linda is Highland Dallas Foundation Charitable Giving Manager, and is active in numerous civic organizations.

Rick Perdue

Rick Perdue serves as Managing Director of Development in the Texas/Mountain States Division for Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC. He is responsible for sourcing and executing the company’s development activities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Prior to Mill Creek, Rick was with Tonti Properties where he served as Director of Acquisitions & Development nationally... READ MORE.

Mr. Perdue has overseen the development, acquisition, disposition and conversion of several thousand apartment units representing a notional value of over $900 million.

Mr. Perdue received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Tulane University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas. He is LEED accredited through the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Mr. Perdue is a graduate of the Associate Leadership Council through The Real Estate Council of Dallas (TREC), an organization he remains actively involved in. He is also a charter member of the North Texas Multi-Family Product Council through the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Mr. Perdue resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children where he is an active parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church.

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Joseph Pitchford

Joseph F. Pitchford serves as Managing Director, Development, for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. As the leader of the firm’s Development Group, his responsibilities include project identification, feasibility analysis, design management and execution... READ MORE.

Mr. Pitchford has thirty years of experience in commercial real estate, particularly in real estate development and project management. Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Pitchford served as senior vice president and regional director with Concord Eastridge, Inc. in Phoenix. Prior to that, he served as vice president and regional partner with Hines Interests, LP, based in Houston and Phoenix.

Mr. Pitchford has led or been directly involved in the development of more than 5 million square feet of completed Class A office and mixed-use projects. Key projects include US Airways Headquarters (218,000 square feet), 24th and Camelback I (300,000 square feet), and the office campus for Vanguard Mutual Funds (330,000 square feet) in Arizona. In Texas, Mr. Pitchford was responsible for the development of The Hotel and Residences at the Ritz-Carlton and The Tower Residences and Regency Row, Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, and he was involved in the development of the 1.4 million-square foot CenterPoint Energy Plaza in Houston. He also led the development of 3893 Howard Hughes Parkway (175,000 square feet) in Las Vegas. He is currently leading the development of McKinney & Olive (530,000 square feet) in Dallas and 6 Houston Center (600,000 square feet) in Houston.

Mr. Pitchford received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He serves on the Boards of the Uptown Dallas, Inc., The Real Estate Council, McKinney Avenue Transit, and ULI Transit Oriented Development Council.

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Mike Terry

Michael F. Terry is President and CEO of M. Terry Enterprises, an investment firm which manages holdings in oil and gas, real estate, banking, ranching and other private ventures... READ MORE.

Terry began his business career working at his family’s pest control business. By age 18, he was certified in every category the pest control industry had to offer in the State of Texas. After his father’s death, Terry took over operations of the company at age 26 and later owned the company known as Terminix, Inc. Under his leadership from 1972 to 1997, the company grew from $500,000 annual revenues to $16 million. At time of sale, Terminix employed more than 250 people and was a well known North Texas leading business.

After selling Terminix, Terry served as a shareholder and board member of The Container Store. In addition, Terry was an original shareholder of Chief Oil & Gas from 1994 until its sale in 2006.

To help facilitate his desire to give back to his community, he and his wife founded The Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation, a Christian-based private 501(c) (3) organization in 2006. The Foundation invests in North Texas initiatives focused on providing equal opportunities for all children, advancing youth through education and ensuring a haven for those in need throughout North Texas. The goal is to eliminate barriers for the most vulnerable in the community.

In addition to his work through his foundation, Terry serves as an active philanthropic contributor and community supporter. Terry serves on the boards of The St. Anthony School, Jesuit College Preparatory School Board, Teach for America, Cristo Rey Dallas and St. Paul Medical Foundation. He also was a trustee for the University of Dallas, Ursuline Academy Foundation and the Jesuit Foundation, serving as Chairman from 2005 to 2007. He is on the Advisory Council for The Catholic Foundation. Additionally, Terry has been involved with several fundraising campaigns for Ursuline Academy, St. Rita Catholic School, St. Anthony School and Jesuit College Preparatory School, including co-chairing the We are Jesuit Capital Campaign from 2008 to 2012.

Mike and Mary Terry are Honorary Co-Chairs of the “Our Faith Our Future” Capital and Endowment Campaign for the Diocese of Dallas and Honorary Co-Chairs for the St. Paul Medical Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Legends 2015. They were honored with the 2009 Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropist of the Year Award, 2012 Bridge Builder Award, 2014 Catholic Foundation Award and 2014 Dallas Historical Society Award for Excellence in Education.

Terry holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas. He and his wife Mary have three children and four grandchildren and reside in Dallas.

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