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Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

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Every year, guests at the NTCAR Hall of Fame Reunion try to top themselves when it comes to fashion. Last night at Dallas Country Club was no different.

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

This guest made a brave political statement in favor of creating a DART Yellow Line train.

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

Hopping on board the open office craze, this guest ensured maximum exposure to sunlight.

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

A not-so-subtle reminder to test your building's smoke detectors at least once a month.

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

Did you know: America once tried to send Justin Bieber back to Canada in a 1031 exchange?

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

Oh wait, those were pics from this week's Met Gala in NYC. At the actual event, the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors inducted Columbus Realty managing partner Robert Shaw and Trademark Realty CEO Terry Montesi into the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Pictured here: The Weitzman Group executive chairman Herb Weitzman, Corinth Properties owner Frank Mihalopoulos, Robert, Jim Lake Cos founder Jim Lake and Henry S Miller EVP and NTCAR HoF co-chairman Darrell Hurmis. Robert (a former Dallas Cowboys linebacker) has developed more than 15,000 apartments, condos and townhomes, along with neighborhood-based retail space urban areas like Uptown Dallas, Uptown Denver, Midtown and Downtown Houston, Downtown Austin, Downtown Plano, the Cultural District of Fort Worth and the Roosevelt Historic District in Phoenix. He has also been involved in the creation of large suburban mixed-use master developments such as Addison Circle, Legacy Town Center and The Domain in Austin.

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

We found more award-winners: Terry and his wife, Allison, and the Michael McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award winner, CityPlace Co president Neal Sleeper. Terry has overseen the development or investment in more than $1.4B and 10M SF of retail and mixed-use properties across the US. His first retail project: in 1991, he redeveloped Preston Oaks shopping center in Dallas. Trademark was also tapped to redevelop Dallas’ Victory Park into a walkable urban dining, entertainment and shopping district. He’s also at the helm of the 63-acre Waterside mixed-use project in the works along the Trinity River in Fort Worth. 

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

Colliers International EVP and NTCAR HoF co-chair Chris Teesdale, Novus Commercial Real Estate’s Michael Yrem and Grant Brodeur, Cresa Dallas managing principal Susan Arledge and Novus president of investments/land and NTCAR HoF chairman emeritus Robert Grunnah. Robert is also co-founder of the HoF event. When asked about Neal’s lifetime achievement award, Robert tells us Neal exemplifies the meaning of giving back by improving the lives of those less fortunate and serving his city to ensure its successful growth and enhancement. 

Last Night at NTCAR’s Hall of Fame Reunion

It’s like herding cats to get this many important people together, but we almost caught all the HoF members present, as well as the HoF committee (which includes Darrell, Robert, Chris, Younger Partners’ Kathy Permenter and Colliers International’s Greg Cannon.) The NTCAR HoF was launched in 1988, when the first six distinguished real estate recipients were Trammell Crow; Lyn Davis; Henry S. Miller Jr.; John M. Stemmons Sr. and his brother L. Storey Stemmons; and Angus G. Wynne. Later additions to the roster included John Carpenter, Roger Staubach, Ross Perot Jr., Gerald Hines and Jeff Hines, among many others. Matthews Southwest’s Jack Matthews and Primera Cos’ Ralph and Cornelia Heins were the 2014 recipients.