|Gary Maler||Gary 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 Jones||David 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 is an Aggie, Class of '64. David is an Accredited Business Communicator and 50-year member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He is one of three to be inducted into the !ABC Southern Region's Hall of Fame. In 2018, David received the President's Meritorious Service Award from Texas A&M. He's also a member of the College Station Noon Lions Club Hall of Fame and a Vietnam veteran.
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|E.V. 'Rusty' Adams III||E.V. 'Rusty' Adams III|
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 Baumann||Kammy 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.
|Mark Baumann||Mark 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.
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|Robert Beals II||Robert Beals II||Creative 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.
|JP Beato III||JP 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.
|Pamela Canon||Pamela 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.
|Alden DeMoss||Alden DeMoss|
Design, desktop publishing, conference
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
|James P. Gaines||James P. Gaines|
Research, presentations, media interviews
After retiring in 2020, Economist Dr. James Gaines rejoined the staff in 2021. His new role is a slimmed down version of his position as chief economist, which he held for five years. Gaines continues making presentations, reviewing manuscripts, and giving media interviews.
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|Dr. Charles Gilliland||Dr. 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 Hunt||Dr. 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 Klassen||Gerald Klassen|
Chief data officer, new infrastructure development, ongoing research, industry support
Gerald Klassen is a Research Data Scientist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. He oversees the technology function at the Center and manages development of the data warehouse for real estate analysis. Mr. Klassen also develops new information products for the Texas REALTORS® Data Relevance Project, a partnership among Texas REALTORS® and local REALTOR® associations throughout Texas with analysis provided by the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. He is exploring new ways to integrate real estate transaction data, economic modeling, and geospatial analysis to provide rich insight into the Texas real estate economy.
Previously Mr. Klassen was a Research Analyst at the Real Estate Center working closely with Chief Economist Dr. Mark Dotzour to identify emerging financial and political issues during the 2008 Financial Crisis to assess how they might impact residential and commercial real estate in Texas.
Prior to joining the Real Estate Center, Mr. Klassen spent 12 years managing and developing portfolio management systems in the investment industry. At USAA Investment Management Company in San Antonio, he led projects to reengineer business processes supporting $40 billion in assets under management. At Wachovia Global Securities Lending in Los Angeles, he designed the accounting and performance measurement capabilities for the firm's $62 billion in assets under management.
Mr. Klassen has authored several articles and whitepapers for the Real Estate Center. He coauthored a whitepaper with Dr. Dotzour on restructuring the secondary mortgage market and presented it to the leadership of the National Association of REALTORS. Mr. Klassen also researched and developed a plan for a national mortgage registry to achieve greater transparency in the mortgage market.
B.B.A., Accounting, Finance (Double Major), Simon Fraser University M.B.A., Management Information Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Land Economics and Real Estate (MLERE), Texas A&M University
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|Alfonso Martinez||Alfonso 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.
|Wesley Miller||Wesley 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.
|Dr. Adam Perdue||Dr. 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 Pope||Bryan 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.
|Cheryl Pruitt||Cheryl Pruitt|
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.
|Hayley Rieder||Hayley 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.
|email@example.com||Communications Specialist II||Staff||Rieder|
|Joshua Roberson||Joshua 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.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Senior Data Analyst||Staff||Roberson|
|Paige Silva||Paige 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.
|Dr. Luis Torres||Dr. 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 Economy, Texas Border Economy, and Texas Quarterly Commercial Report.
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|Sarah Vick||Sarah 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.