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Darryl Cothron

Darryl Cothron Personal Testimony - September 27, 2017

Upon graduating college, Darryl  started his career in 1983 with Fults & Associates.  His focus was on the leasing of multi-tenant office buildings which he continued over the years as he joined other major firms such as Joe Foster Company, PM Realty, and Peloton.

He is a proven real estate professional with 33 plus years of experience in the marketing, leasing and sales of office, and medical properties in the Dallas / Ft. Worth market.  He has closed over 9.8 million square feet in leases and sales, including large complex transactions for major institutional owners.  During his PM Realty tenure, he was listed by the Dallas Business Journal in 1997 and 2003 as an industry “Heavy Hitter”, and was named a top producer multiple times.

In 2011, he partnered in the formation of Search Commercial Healthcare and Office Real Estate, a company specializing in medical real estate.  He is the co-managing partner and is responsible for the day-to-day lease up and sales of Search Commercial’s medical office and general office properties. He works with both institutional ownerships, as well as private entrepreneurs / physician partnerships.

He is an active member of  the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, The Commercial Broker Alliance of North Texas, Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

He is married to his wife Kay and attends Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas where he serves as a deacon.


Daron Babcock

Daron Babcock Personal Testimony - July 26, 2017

Daron left a successful corporate career running several businesses in the supply chain/logistics field along with his comfortable home in Frisco, Texas to serve the inner-city residents of Bonton.  Although Bonton is historically known for it’s high crime, poverty and violence, he believes another world is possible.  Daron’s broad professional experience coupled with his heart for serving inner-city communities brings a fresh and innovative perspective to solving problems there. Daron and his wife Theda live in Bonton.


Robbie Briggs

Robbie Briggs Personal Testimony - June 28, 2017

As President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Robbie Briggs leads more than 450 real estate professionals serving cities and neighborhoods from nine offices throughout North Texas.

For almost 40 years, Briggs has been at the center of the area’s dynamic real estate industry, blending extensive neighborhood expertise with innovative, global marketing and a deep commitment to integrity and strongly held personal values.

In 2010, he led the Briggs-Freeman brokerage to its affiliation with the renowned Sotheby’s International Realty. After just four years the brokerage was ranked #5 out of more than 800 Sotheby’s International Realty offices worldwide. In 2016 the company brokered the historic sale of the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, offered for $735,000,000 and touted as the largest listing in the history of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates.

Briggs maintains an ongoing commitment to bringing national and international investment to North Texas and travels frequently throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Known as a thought leader and industry expert, his insights appear in a weekly column in the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. He currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Fort Worth Chamber, The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, YTexas and the Advisory Board of BBVA Compass Bank. Raised in Dallas, Texas, Briggs holds a Masters Degree of Architecture from Tulane University. He and his wife, Nancy, raised their five children who now live in Portland, Oregon, New York City, Austin, Dallas and Xiamen, China.


Michele Wheeler

Michele Wheeler Personal Testimony - May 24, 2017

Michele Wheeler serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for Jackson-Shaw.  Joining the company in January 2005, Ms. Wheeler is responsible for the management and coordination of all major financial transactions, project development and the ongoing operations of the company.  Ms. Wheeler has been involved in commercial real estate for over 28 years, beginning her career in 1987 with Rosewood Property Company.

Michele Wheeler serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for Jackson-Shaw.  Joining the company in January 2005, Ms. Wheeler is responsible for the management and coordination of all major financial transactions, project development and the ongoing operations of the company.  Ms. Wheeler has been involved in commercial real estate for over 28 years, beginning her career in 1987 with Rosewood Property Company.

Ms. Wheeler represents owners and developers of commercial real estate projects nationally.  Ms. Wheeler handles every aspect of commercial development, including land acquisition, entitlements, negotiation of tenant leases, construction contracts and management/leasing agreements, as well as debt and equity financing.  Representative projects include first-class office buildings, flex and warehouse buildings, and hotels.

In addition to assisting on the developer’s side, Ms. Wheeler advises sellers, investors and purchasers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, including office, flex and warehouse buildings and hotels.


Rafael Kreklau

Rafael Kreklau Personal Testimony - April 27, 2017

Rafael Kreklau grew up and graduated high school in Duncanville, Texas. He started his college career at Mountain View College where he was Student Body President and played soccer for the Mountain View Lions. After graduating junior college with honors Rafael earned a full-ride academic scholarship at TCU where he graduated in 2004.

He started his career as a financial advisor and transferred into banking a year later with Wells Fargo’s Business Bank. Now, Rafael is a Vice President/Commercial Lender for Prosperity Bank in Frisco. He specializes in financing commercial properties including retail, office, industrial/warehouse and multifamily.

Rafael is a proud father of Jake (8) and Blake (7) and an active member at Watermark Community Church where he has attended since 2011. He still enjoys playing soccer and serving his community through “Unashamed” – a mission trip like project that benefits those in need around Dallas, Texas.


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