Gary MalerGary Maler

​Strategic planning, speaking, qualitative research

Gary's role is shaping the culture of the Center, recruiting the right talent, setting the general direction, implementing strategy and then providing the leadership to help accomplish great things. Along the way, he cultivates strong relationships with the business community, the university and state officials. Gary's personal passions include strategic thinking, qualitative research and creative pursuits in indigenous Texas architecture. He has been with the Center since 1978.

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David JonesDavid Jones

​​​​​​​​​​Marketing, communications, media relations

David joined the staff in 1975. His credits include creating Tierra Grande magazine, RECON, Total RECall, and the calendar format for the Center's annual report. He has two degrees from Texas A&M University. He is an Accredited Business Communicator and  50-year member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)  In 2018, David received the President's Meritorious Service Award from Texas A&M.

djones@mays.tamu.eduSenior EditorSenior StaffJones, D.
E.V. 'Rusty' Adams IIIE.V. 'Rusty' Adams III

​​​​​Legal research​

E.V. “Rusty” Adams III is the Center’s legal expert. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management in 1996 and a master of science in marketing in 1998, both from Texas A&M University. After graduating from Baylor Law School in 2004, Rusty practiced general civil law, including real estate law, in the Bryan-College Station area.

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Kammy BaumannKammy Baumann

​Desktop publishing and design

Kammy is instrumental in editing and graphic design. All publications pass through her office. Her favorite part of the job is preparing Tierra Grande for print. If you are looking for a current or archived document, she is the person to contact. She has been with the Center since 1983. Her loyalty to the Center runs deep, as does her devotion to the Dallas Cowboys.

kbaumann@mays.tamu.eduAssociate EditorStaff
Mark BaumannMark Baumann

Information technology, economic databases and statistics

Mark joined the staff in 1994. In 1995, he developed the Center's first website and has been the primary web developer since. His daily duties include network administration and database, software and website development. Before coming to the Center, he was an econometrician for nine years focusing on building large scale macroeconomic models used in forecasting and policy analysis. He has also taught college math. He holds a B.A. from University of Michigan and an M.A. from Michigan State University.

mbaumann@recenter.tamu.eduAssociate Research Social ScientistStaff
Robert Beals IIRobert Beals IICreative Manager

Bob's interest in art started at age four. He has been a carpenter, sign painter, commercial artist, graphic designer and professional photographer. He owned and operated his own ad agency and graphics house before joining the Center in 1987. He sets and maintains high graphic standards for Tierra Grande, the annual report, and all Center publications, videos and promotional products. Bob's knowledge of computer programs to create and illustrate his imaginative designs is indispensable.

rbeals@mays.tamu.eduAssociate EditorStaff
JP Beato IIIJP Beato III

Tierra Grande, communication collateral

JP is a graphic designer specializing in magazine layout, the redesign of this website and creating conference materials that have increased the Real Estate Center's visibility. He recently branched out to produce and create HD videos. JP started at the Real Estate Center as a student worker. Since then, he has won numerous awards in documentary photojournalism and sports photography and now shoots architectural and landscape photography covers and editorial content for Tierra Grande magazine.

jpbeato@mays.tamu.eduGraphics Specialist/PhotographerStaff
Pamela CanonPamela Canon​​​​​​Business, Human Resources, Program Development

Pam joined the Center in 2012 with a business background and two decades of experience leading teams. She has a MS in management, a BS in business, and training in organizational development strategies. In the Center, she is responsible for business and human resource operations, and the development of new and existing programs to expand Center outreach. 

pcanon@mays.tamu.eduAssistant DirectorStaff
Alden DeMossAlden DeMoss

​​​​Design, desktop publishing, conference collateral​​

Alden started as a student worker at the Center and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in environmental design – architectural studies and a minor in art. She uses her knowledge of design to create brochures, signs, and books for the Center’s conferences and courses. Alden also creates various online and print content for the Center and assists with photography/videography projects. Her favorite element of the job is designing spreads for Tierra Grande magazine.

ademoss@mays.tamu.eduGraphic DesignerStaff
Dr. Charles GillilandDr. Charles Gilliland

​Rural land, property taxes

Charles is the Center's land market expert. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. He has been studying land prices since the 1980s and is known throughout the state as the man to go to if you have questions about Texas land. In 2010, he was inducted into the Farm Credit Bank of Texas Hall of Honor for his "significant contributions to agriculture."

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Dr. Harold HuntDr. Harold Hunt

​​​​​Commercial real estate, border issues, metropolitan real estate markets

Harold's research offers beneficial insights for both commercial and residential specialists. From green building to the impact of economic development, transportation and other special topics, Hunt identifies key people in the industry and gets them to share their knowledge. Before obtaining his Ph.D., he was a commercial appraiser in Dallas. He has also taught real estate investment analysis to undergraduate students in Mays Business School.

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Gerald KlassenGerald Klassen

​​​​​​Chief data officer, new infrastructure development, ongoing research, industry support

Every organization needs a data visionary. Gerald is ours. Not only is he our first-ever research data scientist, he's the first one ever hired at Texas A&M University. In this role, he leads the Center into the 'big data' revolution. Using sophisticated database architecture and skilled software programmers, Gerald explores massive amounts of data to uncover patterns and relationships vital to researchers determining what is happening and will happen in Texas real estate.

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Alfonso MartinezAlfonso Martinez
Database administration and development, data warehousing and integration

Alfonso came to the Center in 2020 from the Sandia National Laboratory where he was a senior database engineer. Before that, he worked at Keller Williams’ international corporate office supporting their database technologies. A 24-year retired military veteran, Alfonso’s first posting in the information systems career field was as a computer mainframe developer with the U.S. Air Force. He has also managed different database technologies supporting Air Force projects and human resource research studies.
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Wesley MillerWesley Miller

​​​​​Real estate economics, regional economics, macroeconomics​

Wesley earned a master of science in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso before joining the Center in January 2017. His research focuses on state and metropolitan housing markets in Texas, as well as on the regional economy. Wesley has been accepted to the Texas A&M Ph.D. program in economics and looks forward to further applying his research to Texas real estate. 

wmiller@mays.tamu.eduResearch AssociateStaffMiller
Dr. Adam PerdueDr. Adam Perdue

​​​​​Urban economics, real estate economics, spatial economics, public policy​

Adam came to the Center in 2020 from the University of Houston Institute for Regional Forecasting where he studied the Houston and Texas economies and real estate markets. He started his professional career as a transportation engineer in Houston, then San Antonio, before returning to the University of Houston to obtain his economics graduate degrees. Adam is most interested in the economic relationships between Texas cities and regions, the distribution of economic activity within cities, and the impacts of public policy on urban life and real estate. ​

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Bryan PopeBryan Pope

​​​​​​​​​Communications program, Tierra Grande magazine

Bryan is managing editor of Tierra Grande magazine, the Center's flagship publication. Before moving into​ that role, he was editor of Real Estate Center Online News (RECON) and creator/producer/cohost of the Center's Real Estate Red Zone podcast. An Aggie, Bryan joined the Center in 2006​.​

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Cheryl PruittCheryl Pruitt

​​​​​​​​​Events​, Business

Before joining the staff in February 2018, Cheryl spent six years as an event coordinator for Hewlett-Packard. With her diverse business background, Cheryl brings a wealth of administrative experience to the Center. She was also employed in the oil-and-gas industry handling accounting and purchasing, and she worked in the accounts payable departments at the Science Museum of Virginia and George Mason University.​​

cpruitt@recenter.tamu.eduProgram CoordinatorStaff
Hayley RiederHayley Rieder

​​​​​​​Social media, RECON, Red Zone podcast

​​​​Hayley, a New Jersey native, graduated from Texas A&M in 2017 with a degree in classics and a minor in history. Although she loves Latin grammar and Roman literature, Hayley’s true passion is social media marketing. Her duties at the Center include editing RECON, producing the Red Zone podcast, and creating content for social media. She also collects and analyzes social media data to determine how the Center can best market its content. Hayley joined the Center in 2015 as a student worker.​

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Joshua RobersonJoshua Roberson

​​​​​​​​​Data and economic analysis, statistics​​​

Joshua joined the Real Estate Center in August 2016. He began his real estate career originating residential mortgages shortly before the Great Recession of 2007. After completing two master’s degrees—one in economics, the other in real estate finance—he shifted his attention toward data analytics where he uses a variety of technologies to bring data to life. Joshua is also a husband, father of two energetic kids, a first-generation Aggie, and a musician.

jroberson@mays.tamu.eduSenior Data AnalystStaffRoberson
Paige SilvaPaige Silva

​​​​Housing trends, regional economics​​

Paige started at the Center as a student worker while completing her undergraduate and master's degree in economics at Texas A&M University. She analyzes housing trends across Texas and contributes to the Center's publications.

psilva@tamu.eduResearch AssociateStaffSilva
Dr. Luis TorresDr. Luis Torres

​​​​​​​​​​Real estate economics, regional economics, macroeconomics

Luis studies the Texas economy and real estate market as well as researching the U.S. and world economies. He developed regional indicators that measure economic activity in the real estate industry and forecast housing and commercial markets. Luis also oversees the following Center publications: Texas Housing Insight, Outlook for the Texas EconomyTexas Border Economy, and Texas Quarterly Commercial Report.

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Sarah VickSarah Vick

​​​​​Purchasing, travel, and internal events​

Sarah joined the Real Estate Center staff in 2018, bringing with her a background in coordinating business functions. A Bryan native, Sarah lived in Fort Worth working for a small business before moving back to Aggieland, where she worked for a local private firm and for Texas A&M University's scholarships and financial aid department.

snorthcutt@mays.tamu.eduAdministrative CoordinatorStaff