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John Terrell

John Terrell is a Principal with Paslay Management Group, a professional management firm that specializes in advising and representing the owner throughout the life cycle of large complex capital development programs, with a focus on airports. In that role he serves as the airport owner’s representative, or advisor, on commercial development organizational and operational strategy and policy implementation. John is also an Owner and Managing Partner of Hunter Chase Development Partners in Southlake, Texas, where he is primarily focused on the commercial development of Carillon Parc, a $350M mixed-use project. In this capacity, John works as the liaison with city government, manages development visioning and is involved with raising equity capital. Additionally, John is a co-owner in the Commercial and Residential Brokerage firm of Tong, Parsons and Terrell, with offices in Plano and Southlake.

Previously John was the Vice President of Commercial Development at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) where he was responsible for the strategic direction in development, on nearly 18,000 acres of land over a 15 year period. He led the strategic planning, marketing and implementation of business initiatives for commercial land development, as well as provided direction and oversight of the Airports’ Land Use Analysis and Land Use Master Planning processes. Prior to the airport, John was a Sr VP with Christon Company leading the development of Pinnacle Park, a 1,000 acre mixed-use development in Southwest Dallas and spent 12 years as the Asst. VP of Real Estate with Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads.

Mr. Terrell also served as an elected or appointed official for 19 years. He served on Southlake City Council from 2004-2015 and as Mayor from 2009-2015. He has received numerous awards in that capacity including; 2015 Community Impact Award, 2012 Citizen of the Year, Fort Worth Star Telegram Elected Official of the Year and 2014 Presidential Volunteer Service Award. He was the President of the Southlake Community Enhancement and Development Corporation, a current executive board member of the Southlake Executive Forum, former GRACE board member and Management Committee & Advisory Board member for the Urban Land Institute’s Vision North Texas. He is a member of Fort Worth Chamber Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, as well as numerous other local and national professional organizations.

Mr. Terrell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a certificate in Asian Business Studies. He holds an International Airport Professional (IAP) designation, being recognized for expertise in the field of airport management. Mr. Terrell has been a real estate instructor for several universities and was previously named National Real Estate Executive of the Year by Site Selection Magazine.

He grew up in Tarrant County and has been a Southlake resident for 24 years where is a member of Southlake Baptist Church. He has been married for 35 years to his wife, Joanne and has two children, Jacob and Jordan

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