FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2012
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How did Hillwood Properties transform farm land in North Fort Worth into one of the world’s busiest inland ports? On the next episode of CEO, Hillwood Properties’ president, Mike Berry, talks with host Lee Cullum about the launch strategies for AllianceTexas, the company’s signature development. Berry states, “What started out as an industrial airport idea grew into a multi-modal inland port. It was a unique and first-of-its-kind idea.” What are the possible outcomes if anchor tenant American Airlines closes its expansive maintenance facility? Berry shares lessons learned from Hillwood’s Victory Park project and his outlook for growth in North Texas, “Victory Park is going to continue to be a shining star for Dallas. It’s back in forward motion. I’m pretty optimistic about the next decade.”
KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The March episode featuring Mike Berry airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, April 1, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012. CEO also can be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, on KERA FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
CEO is sponsored by Southwest Securities, the Executive Education Center at The University of Texas at Dallas, The Berry Firm and Sewell Automotive Companies. For more information about Hillwood Properties, visit www.hillwood.com.
ABOUT MIKE BERRY
With more than 30 years of real estate development experience, Mike Berry is a skilled transaction expert in all real estate classes with senior level management and operating expertise. Serving as president of Hillwood Properties, Mike Berry leads development efforts for one of the most unique master-planned communities in the nation – the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development. The project’s foundation is the Alliance Global Logistics Hub – an international trade and logistics complex offering inland port transportation options via one of the nation’s largest intermodal yards, two Class I rail lines, the world’s first industrial airport and connecting state and interstate highways. Stemming from this strong commercial base are corporate campuses, office complexes, tech and data centers, destination retail and entertainment venues, residential housing, schools, churches and community shopping. In total, the development encompasses nearly 32 million square feet, over 265 corporate residents, 30,000+ employees and more than 7,600 single-family homes.
Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
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