|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|
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 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|
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 Craig||Edith 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.
|Judon Fambrough||Judon 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 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
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 McQuistion||Nancy 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.
|Claudia Orum||Claudia 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.
|Bryan Pope||Bryan 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.
|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.