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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Dr. James GainesDr. James Gaines

Housing markets, housing development

Jim focuses on housing and land development issues. He has more than 30 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 JonesDavid Jones

Communications director, media relations, Tierra Grande

Since joining the staff in 1975, David's credits include creating Tierra Grande magazine, RECON and the calendar format for the Center's annual report. He has two degrees from Texas A&M University and is an Accredited Business Communicator. He has won more than 100 communication honors including two Gold Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators.

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Dr. Ali AnariDr. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert Beals IIRobert Beals II

Art director

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.

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Pamela CanonPamela Canon

Travel, Events, Purchasing

As the business coordinator, Pam provides support within and outside the Center. She coordinates travel, events and purchasing for the staff and assists the administrator with daily business functions. Though not a native of Texas, she claims honorary status through her Aggie family. Her favorite time in the office is spent in conversation with the variety of people who use the Center's substantial resources.

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Edith CraigEdith Craig

NewsTalk Texas, market reports, podcast

Every Texas town is important to Edie. Each day she and her students scour the media for news pertinent to Realtors, investors and the public, then post it to NewsTalk Texas on the Center's website. Edie also is the force behind the very popular Market Reports for each of Texas' 25 metropolitan statistical areas. As co-host of the Red Zone podcast, Edie enjoys reporting about projects and new development in the smaller communities of Texas.

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Judon FambroughJudon Fambrough

Real estate law

Judon is an attorney specializing in property rights, including oil and gas, wind power, hunting leases and landowner liability. He answers 1,000+ phone calls and e-mails each year and travels the state lecturing on the intricacies of Texas law. He has authored over 300 Center publications, many of them consistently among the most requested and has 250,000+ downloads yearly. Judon was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star while serving in Viet Nam.

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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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Nancy McQuistionNancy McQuistion

Communications program, Tierra Grande, market reports

Nancy's responsibilities include editing Tierra Grande, the Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, white papers and other Center publications. She also writes the Center's annual report and oversees the Center's market reports and NewsTalk Texas. She insists that she is not the "grammar police" and refuses to edit with a red pen (purple is her color of choice). Her goal is to make publications easier for constituents to read and understand. Nancy joined the Center in 1999.

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Claudia OrumClaudia Orum

Business Administration, Human Resource Liaison/Coordinator

Claudia joined the Center's staff in March 2013, bringing with her 24 years of Texas A&M University experience and 12 years of banking and corporate experience. She is a native Houstonian that loves the outdoors and traveling the world but will always come home to Texas. She is responsible for the business and financial aspects of the Center, as well as the human resource functions.

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Bryan PopeBryan Pope

Communications program, RECON, Red Zone podcast

Bryan has one of the world's coolest jobs... if you're a news junkie. As editor of the Center's RECON newsletter and producer of the Real Estate Red Zone podcast, he searches high - and often low - for the biggest real estate news from all over Texas and then digs deeper into the stories by chatting with some of the most influential names in the biz. Bryan, an Aggie, joined the Center in 2006.

bpope@mays.tamu.eduAssociate EditorStaffPope
Dr. Luis TorresDr. 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 WhisenantDenise 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.

dwhisenant@mays.tamu.eduEducation CoordinatorStaff