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Strong relationships have been the key to Cliff Booth’s success, allowing him to overcome numerous challenges for more than four decades. His career in commercial real estate has been defined by a passion for the industry, creative project pursuits and a commitment to cultivating lasting connections that has yielded acquisitions of over 47 million square feet for the firm he founded, Westmount Realty Capital, LLC.

Booth’s journey in commercial real estate began in 1979 when he founded Westmount. Over the years, he has immersed him-self in the creative and design aspects of projects, business growth, investor collaboration and shaping environments where Westmount’s projects are based. He has led and closed numerous creative acquisitions, securing advantageous financing, enhancing Westmount’s properties through physical improvements and efficient management, and attracting creditworthy tenants. The result has been strong returns for both Westmount and its investors, and significant neighborhood and civic impact in Dallas and beyond.

Booth takes pride in creating a culture where people want to work and fostering a flexible investment and capital structure to meet market demands. Since Westmount’s inception, Booth, alongside an experienced team, has built a dynamic company with national real estate investments in the value-add multifamily, industrial and office space sectors.

Under Booth’s leadership, Westmount has grown its national and international investor base to investors from 12 countries, specializing in value-add and opportunistic investments. Many of Westmount’s active investors have been partners with the firm for more than 35 years, a testament to the enduring relationships Booth has cultivated.

Booth attributes his success to his unwavering belief that relationships matter. Throughout his career, Booth has emphasized the importance of integrity and maintaining strong relationships. This philosophy has not only earned Westmount the trust of numerous U.S. and foreign institutional and private capital investors but has also shaped the firm’s slogan, “Time-Tested,” reflecting its successful track record to commercial real estate investing.

Booth has navigated Westmount through numerous cycles of market highs and lows, including the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, when he led Westmount to a year of rebounding opportunities in 2021. Under his leadership, the company expanded its forces to meet the challenges, adding personnel in key areas and closing acquisitions totaling $1 billion in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa and Houston.

As of 2023, Westmount has returned to its roots, strengthening its growing portfolio and focusing on the industrial market through the restoration of its development initiative, focusing first on the Dallas Fort Worth area with plans to progress and broaden further development into a national footprint.

In addition to his role at Westmount, Booth actively contributes to the greater real estate industry, serving as a governor on the Urban Land Institute Board and participating in the Industrial and Office Parks Council. In 2022, Booth was recognized as “Executive of the Year” by D CEO, solidifying his standing as an innovative and leading-edge investor.
Beyond the world of real estate, Booth enjoys an active lifestyle filled with cycling, yoga, live music, playing the drums, traveling, reading and watching movies – an example of his well-rounded approach to life.