Project Description

Managing Partner

Tenel was Chief Investment Officer of AmREIT, starting there in 2003. With over $3 billion of real estate transactions, Tenel started his real estate career in 1992 at Granite Properties and then The Woodlands Development Company before working at AmREIT. Tenel lead the formation of AmREIT’s industry-leading, highest quality portfolio and also sourced property level debt and joint venture equity.

Career Highlights

    Vice President 2014 – 2016
  • AmREIT, Inc.
    Chief Investment Officer 2003 – 2014
  • The Woodlands Development Company
    Director of Investments / Capital Markets 1996 – 2003
  • Granite Properties
    1994 – 1996


  • MBA – Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • BBA – The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • Texas Real Estate Broker
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Served church committees as building committee chairman, member of finance, stewardship and nominations committees
  • Volunteers in student ministry