|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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|Dr. James Gaines||Dr. James Gaines|
Housing markets, housing development
Jim focuses on housing and land development issues. He has more than 35 years experience in a broad array of professional real
estate activities and has provided consulting services to numerous businesses, institutions, developers, and all levels of
government organizations. He served as President of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University and
was an associate professor of real estate and finance at the University of South Carolina.
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|David Jones||David Jones|
Marketing, communications, media relations
Since joining the staff in 1975, David's 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 and is an IABC Accredited Business Communicator. He has won more than 100 communication honors, including a Katie Award from the Dallas Press Club and the Anson Jones Award from the Texas Medical Association. He is past president of the College Station Noon Lions and is a member of the club's Hall of Fame. In 2018, David received the President's Meritorious Service Award from Texas A&M.
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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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|Dr. Ali Anari||Dr. Ali Anari|
Real estate economics, regional economics, macroeconomics
As the Center's econometrician, Ali reviews massive amounts of raw data and extracts meaningful information. He tracks economic
trends and then forecasts what's ahead for the industry through his monthly Texas economic outlook and Tierra Grande
articles. He co-authored a book, The Power of Profit: Business and Economic Analyses, Forecasting, and Stock Valuation,
which was published in 2009. His Ph.D. is from the University of Birmingham, U.K.
|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|
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|
Pam came to the Center in
2012 with a business background and two decades of experience coordinating
teams and events. Her training is in organizational development and human
resource strategies. At the Center, she has business and human resource
responsibilities, and works on special projects for the Director. Though not a
native Texan, she loves the “Texas Way,” and claims honorary status through her
extensive Aggie family.
|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
|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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|Cheryl Harford||Cheryl Harford|
With her diverse business background, Cheryl brings a wealth of administrative experience to the Center. Before joining the staff in February 2018, she spent six years as an event coordinator for Hewlett-Packard. Cheryl 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.
|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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|Dr. Erin Kiella||Dr. Erin Kiella|
Erin joined the staff as assistant research scientist in January 2018, but she was no stranger to the Real Estate Center. She had previously written an article on Texas cropland for Tierra Grande magazine. Before joining the Center, Erin was a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and for a private company specializing in analyzing real estate impacted by environmental contamination. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Loyola University in Chicago and her doctorate in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.
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|Gerald Klassen||Gerald 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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|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.
|Sarah Northcutt||Sarah Northcutt|
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.
|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.
|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 writing for RECON and 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.
|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|
|Dr. Luis Torres||Dr. Luis Torres|
Real estate economics, regional economics, macroeconomics
Formerly with Mexico's central bank, Banco de Mexico, Luis brings critical international expertise to the Center.
He has invaluable insight into international monetary policy. Having served four internships with the El Paso
office of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Luis understands the workings of central banking, a key driver of U.S.
and world economies.
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|Denise Whisenant||Denise Whisenant|
Continuing education, course design
An Arizona native with Texas roots, Denise uses her experience and degrees in teaching and higher education administration to
coordinate the Center's education efforts. She manages the Center's conferences, which provide continuing education credit for
several professional licenses. If you need continuing education credit for your professional license, Denise can point you in
the right direction. She edits course texts for the Texas Real Estate Commission and coordinates its instructor training program.