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H. KERR TAYLOR   |   Executive Chairman

Kerr founded AmREIT, a New York Stock Exchange listed real estate investment trust, which was sold to EDENS (Blackstone, J. P. Morgan & New York State Teachers Retirement System) in February 2015. AmREIT purchased and developed shopping centers and mixed use properties located on “Irreplaceable Corners”. The company produced returns from its IPO to sale in excess of 30% per annum.

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, lifetime member
  • Urban Land Institute, member
  • Texas Bar Association, member
  • Park National Bank (now Frost Bank), past Board of Directors
  • Pathways for Little Feet, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder
  • Star of Hope, past Board of Trustees
  • First Presbyterian Church, Elder and former Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee
  • LifeHouse of Houston, past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Millennium Relief and Development, Inc., past Co-Chairman, Board of Directors

Education

  • BA, Trinity University
  • MBA, Southern Methodist University
  • JD, South Texas College of Law
  • Owners & Presidents Management, Alumnus Harvard Business School
  • Locational Analysis: Analogue & Gravity Methods, Executive Education, University of Oxford, England

CHAD BRAUN   |   Managing Partner

Chad started his career with Kenneth Leventhal & Co in their real estate advisory practice and has spent the past 24 years exclusively working in the commercial real estate business. He helped grow AmREIT (NYSE:AMRE) from $50 million to over $1 billion in assets when it sold to EDENS in February 2015. As CFO and COO, he was responsible for all aspects of capital formation, accounting and reporting, asset management, investor relations and human resources.

Career Highlights

  • EDENS
    Managing Director 2014 – 2016
  • AmREIT, Inc.
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer 1999 – 2014
  • E&Y Kenneth Leventhal & Co.
    Manager, Real Estate Advisory Business 1994 – 1999

Education

  • BBA – Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • Cypress Christian School Board – 2011 through Current (Board Chairman 2012 – 2015)
  • Hardin-Simmons University, Board of Trustees – 2016 to Current
  • Uptown District Improvement District #1 – 2015 to 2016
  • Hardin-Simmons University, Outstanding Young Alumni – 2014

TENEL TAYAR   |   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

  • EDENS
    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

Education

  • 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
  • Chairman of church building committee; member of finance, stewardship and nominations committees

TIM NG   |   Senior Vice President

Originally from Florida, Tim moved to Texas after college for an opportunity at Enron.  After his tenure there, he transitioned into real estate spending most of his career with one of the highest quality retail portfolios in the country at AmREIT and EDENS in multiple roles including acquisitions, dispositions, debt and asset management.

Career Highlights

  • EDENS
    Director 2015 – 2018
  • AmREIT, Inc.
    Vice President 2006 – 2015
  • Situs
    Associate 2002 – 2004
  • Enron
    2001

Education

  • MBA – The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • BSBA – The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Study Abroad Program at Hong Kong Baptist University

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • Texas Real Estate Broker since 2011
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers

KRISTEN ZAKARIAN   |   Controller

Kristen is a Certified Public Accountant with over 13 years of experience managing accounting, reporting and audit functions. Prior to joining Fifth Corner, she was responsible for the monthly and annual close of company financial records as well as developing GAAP accounting policies and procedures for a large private healthcare company and before that was the Assistant Controller of AmREIT – a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in Houston Texas.

Career Highlights

  • Seasons Healthcare Management
    Accounting Manager 2011 – 2019
  • AmREIT, Inc.
    Assistant Controller 2007 – 2011
  • Ernst & Young
    Audit Associate 2006 – 2007

Education

  • BBA  – Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • MAcc – Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas

BRIANNA VU   |   Property Manager

Brianna is a seasoned property manager with 15 years of experience managing various property types including office complexes, power centers, grocery anchored shopping centers and neighborhood shopping centers. Prior to joining Fifth Corner, she was responsible for managing and overseeing a portfolio of 20 properties representing approximately one-million square feet located throughout the Houston market.  Her responsibilities included managing the daily operations of the portfolio, conducting physical inspections, monitoring and approving all expenditures ensuring expenses are within budgeted amounts, developing annual operating budgets, reviewing financial reports and communicating with tenants and owners.

Career Highlights

  • NewQuest Properties
    Property Manager 2015 – 2019
  • Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.
    Property Manager 2007 – 2015
  • Beeler Properties
    Property Manager/Property Accountant 2004 – 2007

Education

  • BS – Salisbury University – Perdue School of Business, Salisbury, MD