An influential industry leader, Mike Berry began his real estate career in North Texas in 1982 and has been involved in real estate development projects for over 37 years.
Berry joined Hillwood in July 1988 - the year ground was broken for Alliance Airport, a concept he helped pioneer and transform from an industrial airport into the 26,000-acre thriving master-planned community and global logistics hub known today as AllianceTexas. Under his leadership, AllianceTexas has grown into a thriving center of industrial, office, retail and residential activity, generating an economic impact of approximately $76 billion on North Texas.
In addition to leading efforts for AllianceTexas, Berry heads the Hillwood Urban team. This specialized Hillwood group focuses on corporate office and mixed-use development in Downtown and Uptown Dallas, as well as new investment and development opportunities in the North Texas market.
Berry’s versatile experience in complex public-private partnerships and holistic approach to creating large master-planned developments has been instrumental in Hillwood’s success. In 2015, Berry and the Hillwood team announced the launch of Frisco Station, a 242-acre high-density mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, in partnership with VanTrust Real Estate and The Rudman Partnership.
Berry’s imprint on the North Texas landscape has earned him numerous honors throughout his career, including his induction into the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame and his receiving The Golden Deeds Award in 2016. Berry currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife and four daughters.
Since 1993, Brenda Cline serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Kimbell Art Foundation, a private operating foundation that owns and operates the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
Brenda has also served as an independent Trustee of American Beacon Funds since 2004 and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Brenda is a Member of the Board of Directors at Range Resources Corporation and also Tyler Technologies, Inc., where he is serving on the nominating and governance committee and as the Chair of the Audit Committee.
From 1993 until 2013, Brenda served as a Contract Author for Thomson Reuters, Fort Worth, Texas.
Before 1993, Brenda held various positions with Ernst & Young LLP.
Brenda also serves on the boards of certain non-profit entities, including on the board of trustees of Texas Christian University and the Pension Fund of the Christian Church.
Brenda is a Certified Public Accountant. Brenda received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Texas Christian University.