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W. Jeff Booth

Executive Vice President, Development
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After an impressive 16-year career in the real estate industry, Jeff brought his considerable experience and talent to the Embrey team in 1997. Over the years, he has spearheaded the development of award winning multi-family units spread across thirteen states. He has overcome zoning and development barriers in difficult markets such as Boston, South Florida, Washington DC and the West Coast and he has been involved in the development of a broad spectrum of other properties, including high-rise office, hotel, condominiums, retail and single-family housing.

In addition, Jeff has honed a unique skill set over the last 35 years, working in development and acquisitions with such notable firms as Tishman Speyer, Lokey Properties, The Midway Companies, Lawford Real Estate and The Finger Companies. These skills cover the spectrum of development issues, including market evaluation, site selection, land use fundamentals, economic evaluation, project design and construction. His successes include an impressive 27-0 record in rezoning cases.

Embrey is known for delivering high quality luxury apartments to the marketplace, and Jeff has been a significant contributor to this reputation. His broad knowledge base and team approach to development have equipped Jeff with the creativity he needs to coordinate resources on complex developments.

Jeff earned his degree in Building Construction from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in 1981. He also played quarterback for the Aggies under Head Coaches Emory Bellard and Tom Wilson.

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Robert W. Hunt

Executive Vice President, Development
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Robert’s real estate career has spanned 38 years and has encompassed the development and acquisition of over 5.5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties throughout Texas. Prior to joining Embrey in 1988, he served in the U.S. military, followed by stints on Wall Street and in commercial banking, then entering the real estate industry in 1978 as a real estate broker specializing in investment properties and industrial sales and leasing.

In 1982, he founded Selig Hunt & Co., where he was responsible for overseeing project development, management and leasing functions for company projects, which included numerous retail and industrial projects. During his tenure as President of Trinity Asset Development Company, Ltd., an affiliated commercial company of Embrey, he guided the company’s third party management, leasing and investment brokerage operations.

Robert has been involved in and directed approximately 3 million square feet of office and industrial acquisition and development projects in Texas. More recently, Robert has directed Embrey’s master planned business park and mixed use projects, and has multifamily development responsibility for several of Embrey’s primary markets.

Robert is a native Texan from San Antonio and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a BBA in Marketing and his MBA in Finance. He is a past member of the City of San Antonio Zoning Commission, a past President of The Real Estate Council of San Antonio, and a member of various boards and organizations, including Urban Land Institute.

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John Kirk

Executive Vice President, Development
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John joined Embrey in 2012 and has over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry.  John’s primary focus is securing development opportunities in the Houston and DFW markets, where he oversees every aspect of the development process from initial underwriting, financing, design and disposition.

He started his career with Houston based The Hanover Company after graduating from Texas A&M University.  While at Hanover, John led the predevelopment group, covering many US cities and Poland and became a Development Partner where he focused on development opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region and Texas markets.

John joined Skanska Commercial Development, a publicly traded international real estate and construction company in 2009.  Skanska, who is active in the European markets came to the US to grow a commercial and multifamily development platform in Washington DC, Boston, Seattle and Houston.  John was part of this startup where he contributed to the Houston market initial pipeline of approximately two million square feet of office development.

John earned a B.S. in Construction Science and a Master in Land Economics and Real Estate from the Mays Business School.  While at Texas A&M, John was a scholarship athlete, earning four letters as an offensive lineman on the football team.  John is active in ULI and a member of the Executive Board for the San Antonio Real Estate Council.  In addition, John is a Deacon at First Baptist Church where he teaches Young Marrieds and is a member of the Building and Property Committee.  John is involved with The Ethiopian Aid Ministry (TEAM) and Hope Springs Waters where he has participated in mission trips to Ethiopia for clean water initiatives and outreach.  During the school year, John mentors weekly at SAISD Lamar Elementary.  John enjoys hanging out with his wife of over 10 years and his three children, coaching youth sports, attending Texas A&M Football games, guest lecturing at A&M, whitetail deer hunting and bass fishing.

 

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Jimmy McCloskey

Executive Vice President, Development
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Jimmy started his career with Chappell Hill Investment group, a small boutique real estate firm specializing in multifamily development and acquisition.  Prior to joining Embrey Partners, Jimmy was a Senior Project Manager with Marriott International and a Project Manager with Colonial Properties Trust.  Throughout his career, his responsibilities have varied in both Hotel and Multifamily development and construction.

At Embrey, Jimmy is responsible for carrying projects through the entitlement and design phase. In addition, he works with consultants and contractors throughout the development process ensuring that the final products meet Embrey’s standard.

He earned a B.S. in Construction Management from Utah Valley University and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University.  He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

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Brad Knolle

Senior Vice President, Development
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Brad brings 10 years of land acquisition and project management experience to the Embrey Development Team in both multi-family and single family. He is responsible for moving projects forward through the entitlement and design phase and working with construction to make sure that new developments meet the Embrey standard.

Brad joined Embrey in 2012, after 5 years of land acquisition and entitlement work for another prominent multi-family developer. During that time, he sourced land for over 20 new multi-family and senior housing deals throughout Texas totaling over $400 million.

Brad holds both a B.S. in Construction Science and a Masters of Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University. He is an avid outdoorsman and is active in the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, ULI, and the Texas Wildlife Association.

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Jacob Shalley

Senior Vice President, Development
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Jacob brings over ten years of experience adding value thru site selection, due diligence, design and project management.   He spent five years with The Hanover Company where he participated in various stages of the project for multiple new multifamily and mixed use deals in Texas, California and Washington totaling over $500 million and 1,100 plus units. 

In addition, he spent three years managing the financial feasibility, site selection, design and development of flex-space projects for an International energy company opening the doors to over a dozen new operational locations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Middle East, Russia, United Kingdom and Norway.

Jacob joined Embrey in 2013 and is tasked with spear-heading projects through the entitlement and design phase in the DFW and Houston markets.

Jacob holds a B.S. in Construction Science from the Langford College of Architecture at Texas A&M University and is a LEED AP.

 

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Suzanne White

Vice President, Development
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Suzanne joined Embrey in 1997 and since then her involvement as a development partner on several multifamily projects has gained her a wealth of experience and honed her disciplined attention to detail.

Her experience prepared Suzanne for the task of orchestrating development activities on Embrey’s complicated Quarry Village mixed-use project, where she worked closely with senior partners in retail development, multifamily development, construction and management to set priorities and accomplish the myriad of tasks required to process this first-of-its-kind project in San Antonio through entitlement, lease up and disposition.

Suzanne has primary responsibility for management of the development process, including market analysis, demographic research and analysis as well as oversight of contracts and budgets throughout the preliminary development and completion phases of each project.

Suzanne is a native of San Antonio and earned a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University. She joined Embrey in 1997 and is a member of the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, the Downtown Alliance and is an active lifetime member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.

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