Greysteel promotes Ben Barnett to director of investment sales in its Dallas office

Greysteel, a leading Commercial Real Estate firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Barnett to the position of Director. This promotion reflects Ben’s outstanding contributions to the company and his proven leadership.

Having joined Greysteel 3 years ago, Ben Barnett has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the markets and has played a pivotal role in the success of our firm. His dedication, expertise, and strategic vision have significantly contributed to the growth and success of our organization.

As the newly appointed Director, Ben Barnett will take on increased responsibilities in overseeing a full range of services, including start-to-finish deal execution, the due diligence process, transaction analysis, and the underwriting and production of offering memoranda. His strong analytical skills, market insights, and commitment to excellence make him an ideal fit for this leadership role. The promotion recognizes his past achievements and highlights our confidence in his ability to continue driving our Dallas Multifamily team forward.

“Ben has been a consummate professional since joining our team a few years ago, and I am excited to see his business grow and for Ben to continue providing great advisory services to our clients in Oklahoma.” Said Senior Managing Director Doug Banerjee. 

Ben Barnett holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Financial Investmentsand a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arkansas. Furthermore, Ben has shown a steadfast commitment to advancing his professional development and keeping abreast of emerging industry trends. His unwavering dedication to staying well-informed, coupled with his expertise, exemplifies his role as a trusted advisor known for adopting a client-centric approach. Ben’s commitment to excellence and his ability to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of our industry make him an invaluable asset to our team.

Stacy Murphy hired at Furniture Marketing Group, Inc.

FMG is delighted to announce the recent hiring of Stacy Murphy, IIDA, NCIDQ to be FMG Austin’s Vice President. Stacy will oversee sales and operations as well as collaborate with clients to deliver first-class solutions. She brings a wealth of experience, having evolved from a licensed designer to sales responsibilities for local, national, and global accounts, and ultimately to senior leadership. FMG eagerly welcomes Stacy Murphy as an accomplished, skilled, and dedicated leader.

Chris Hipps joins Cushman & Wakefield as Texas Managing Principal

DALLAS – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Chris Hipps has joined the firm as Texas Managing Principal. He will start on January 2. Hipps will lead Cushman & Wakefield’s advisory professionals across Texas as the firm further grows, refines and integrates client services; develops new business; and continues to add top talent. He will be based in Dallas.

“Chris’s leadership and experience position Cushman & Wakefield to flourish in Texas, and we’re excited he’s joining our team,” said Victoria Malkin, Cushman & Wakefield Regional President, Central Region. “His addition is a further example of our commitment to Texas and its importance as a global commercial real estate and economic powerhouse. What’s more, Chris is dedicated to strategic growth both organically and through attracting elite talent. Cushman & Wakefield has a long and storied history in Texas, and Chris is the ideal person to lead us into the next chapter.”

Added Hipps, “As the state continues its historical growth trajectory, we have a real opportunity to expand Cushman & Wakefield’s impact across Texas. Each market across the state is unique and offers us the chance to differentiate ourselves. With the industry-leading-talent that we’ve long been known for in Texas – and with those who we will add – we’re well positioned to grow market share and redefine client engagement in the Lone Star State.”

Hipps joins Cushman & Wakefield from CBRE, where he was Senior Managing Director of Advisory and Transaction Services, Investor Services, in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and focused on integrating brokerage, capital markets and asset services to provide comprehensive solutions to both institutional and middle-market clients. He began his career and spent nearly 25 years with Cadillac Fairview and its successors Prentiss Properties Trust and Brandywine Realty Trust, where his responsibilities included all regional business activities such as acquisitions, dispositions, development, portfolio performance, and leasing and management. His experience includes expertise in development, investment sales and operations for a more than $1 billion portfolio across the Southwest and Western United States.

Travis Power Promoted to Partner at Specht Novak

Travis Power, AIA, joins partners Scott Specht and Jakeb Novak as part of the firm’s growing leadership team. Travis’ role will be expanded to include business operation responsibilities while continuing to maintain Specht Novak’s (formerly Specht Architects) reputation of award-winning, modern architecture and strong client and industry relationships.

Patrick Dennis Hired at Hammes Healthcare

Patrick Dennis has joined Hammes Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare real estate consulting and project management services, as regional vice president for the Southwest. Patrick brings nearly 30 years of experience planning and delivering complex projects. He excels in programming and preconstruction, having spent the entirety of his career in the construction industry, including 10 years with JE Dunn.

Ed McQueen, recognized at Frost Brown Todd

Ed served in the United States Navy and participated in Operation Desert Storm aboard the fast attack submarine, USS Pittsburgh. As a Partner at Frost Brown Todd’s Dallas office, Ed’s practice focuses on structuring, negotiating and documenting complex commercial and real estate lending transactions, and distressed debt refinancing and workouts. Ed represents private and financial institution lenders, borrowers, and special asset groups in syndicated and single-lender loan facility transactions.