Michael Ablon is the founding partner of PegasusAblon, a multidisciplinary developer
and investor focused on the integration of emerging markets and evolving
demographic trends. Combining this strategy with nationally recognized institutional
capital and private capital, PegasusAblon focuses its practice specifically in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area–where they have developed a commanding understanding of
the growth patterns and demographic shifts.
Mr. Ablon has completed numerous noteworthy projects in the course of his pursuit of
a cutting edge ethos. He is fortunate to have led the redevelopment of the Dallas Design
District from a warehouse/showroom district of the 1950’s-‐1970’s into a vibrant
neighborhood with showrooms and galleries, unique restaurants and local retailers,
and lofts and apartments while maintaining the history, vibe, and character of the
district’s past. In addition to the Design District, PegasusAblon has aggregated a
dominant presence in the Preston Center Office Submarket, which has the highest-‐
average rent and occupancy of any office submarket in Dallas/Fort Worth. Mr. Ablon’s
multifamily experience includes the creation of highly innovative developments in the
high-‐growth Frisco submarket and the Design District, among others.
PegasusAblon has a reputable award-‐winning focus on quality and is honored to have
been recognized for Best Multifamily Design Projects, the Dallas Regional Chamber
Momentum Award- Community Investor, Best Deal Award for Best Public/Private
Partnership, 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and named the #1 Best Place to Work
in DFW for small companies. Mr. Ablon’s work within PegasusAblon has led to the
completion of over a $1 billion of investment transactions in DFW since its inception
Mr. Ablon received his Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Architecture degrees
at the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard
University. Early in his career, Ablon worked as an apprentice under the world-
‐renowned theorist and architect Robert Venturi in Philadelphia and has been a
visiting lecturer at multiple universities including Harvard and Yale.
Prior to founding PegasusAblon, Mr. Ablon held senior positions at Hillwood
Development, CarrAmerica, Cousins Properties, and The Retail Connection.
Among other awards and recognitions, he is a recipient of a Lloyd Warren
Travelling Fellowship in Europe for the Paris Prize Competition, a two-‐time
finalist for the Fulbright United States Scholar Fellowship for architectural theory,
named one of the 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, and
the first recipient of the Pioneer Award for Real Estate Impact in Dallas.
Mr. Ablon is heavily involved in the community, including being the founding Chairman
of the Trinity River Corridor LGC, focused on the development of a great new central
park for Dallas - The Harold Simmons Park, Chairman of the TREC Foundation, Vice
Chair of The Real Estate Council, Vice Chair of Legacy Senior Living, and on the
Advisory Board of the Coalition for a New Dallas, and on the Dallas Advisory Board of
BBVA Compass Bank.