Hillwood's Mike Berry to be inducted into North Texas Real Estate Hall of Fame
Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties and who spearheaded the company’s Alliance development in far north Fort Worth, will be inducted into the 2013 North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame in May.
Berry and the Caroline Rose Hunt Family, who built Rosewood Hotel & Resort into a world renowned luxury hotel management company, are this year’s honorees.
Berry is being recognized for his work to develop the 17,000-acre master-planned Alliance project for Ross Perot Jr.
As Hillwood president since 1988, Berry leads all management, operations and transactions and serves as the company’s representative among public sector entities for Alliance. The development encompasses nearly 32 million square feet, more than 300 corporate residents, 30,000 employees and more than 7,700 single-family homes.
AllianceTexas has generated more than $40 billion in economic impact to North Texas.
The Caroline Rose Hunt Family currently operates The Rosewood Corp., which invests in real estate, oil and gas, private equity capital, and ranches through three subsidiaries: Rosewood Resources, Inc.; Rosewood Private Investments; and Rosewood Property Co.
"Mrs. Hunt and her family and Mike Berry have brought worldwide acclaim to North Texas for their exceptional hospitality management and innovative property management concepts, respectively," said Chris Teesdale, chair of the 2013 NTCAR Hall of Fame dinner.
The North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame is celebrating its 25th year. The Hall of Fame dinner will be May 2 at Brook Hollow Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors.
Other Hall of Fame honorees have included Trammell Crow, Henry S. Miller, Jr., John M. Stemmons, Sr., Angus G. Wynne, John Carpenter, Roger Staubach and the Henry S. Miller Co. Gerald Hines and Jeff Hines, who lead Hines, one of the world’s largest international real estate firms, and Granite Properties CEO Michael W. Dardick were the 2012 recipients.
_ Sandra Baker