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HOUSTON & DALLAS: Real Estate Daredevils


Sometimes closing a deal isn't enough of an adrenaline rush, and these execs take excitement to a whole other level. Like Colliers' Chadd Bolding in Houston, who's into autocross racing (similar to Formula One, it has a variety of turns and changing elevation); he rents Ferraris and Lamborghinis and races at a track in South Houston. He tells us his dad used to take him to races as a little boy—they'd go into the pit, and Chadd loved watching them work their mechanical magic. He started racing himself at 16 and did NHRA drag racing for a while. Here, he's with a Ferrari F430, which he got to take around with a pro driver and get some tips on his fundamentals (occupancy, rental rates, approach, tail breaking, corning, and exit).


The adventurous Fults Commercial Real Estate's Gini Russell out of Dallas doesn't focus on just one extreme sport. From running in the Wounded Warrior Project's 12-mile Tough Mudder last October to catching a 40-pound catfish in the Sabine River, if it's outdoors and challenging, she's in. (Might we suggest medieval jousting?) Here she is scuba diving last summer with her fiancé, Kellis Dibrell, in Jamaica. She's also interested in chasing deals, too. She tells us she just completed 29k SF of deals in Willow Bend Park and her team was recently awarded the leasing of Merit Tower, which has gone through $3.8M in recent renovations. Read more about our Texan daredevils here: Houston (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) and Dallas.