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2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201



5:00 PM - Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

6:15 PM - Seated Dinner

7:00 PM - Program Begins

Valet Parking Provided (via Olive St.), Self Parking Garage Available

Cocktail/Business Attire


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Mr. Bill Vanderstraaten


Chief Partners L.P. 

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Mr. Scott Rohrman

42 Real Estate, LLC

Bill Vanderstraaten founded Chief Partners L.P. in the summer of 2007 in partnership with Trevor Rees-Jones and the Rees-Jones family.   Chief Partners is a commercial real estate investment firm, focused on teaming with best in class operators across the country.  Chief has assembled a portfolio that is currently 80 separate investments through 35 operating partners.  Over its history, Chief has placed over $1.1 billion of equity and has a current AUM of over $1.4 billion.   110 investments have gone full circle, achieving a net return of over 2.1X. The team at Chief and its partners have completed 3.64 million feet of development since inception; in addition to 3.43 million feet of value added repositioned assets.   Chief invests across all growth markets in the USA, with concentrations in multifamily, industrial, retail, medical office, land, data center and self-storage.   

Prior to founding Chief, Bill was one of the original Fund I partners of Thackeray Partners, (now Greystar) a real estate private equity firm founded in 2005. Previous to Thackeray, Bill opened the Dallas office for CarrAmerica in 1997 as Dallas Market Officer.   CarrAmerica was a $2 billion national office REIT that was subsequently purchased in 2005 by Blackstone.  

Immediately after graduation from SMU, Bill was with Harwood International (previously SPG International), involved in development, leasing, asset management and brokerage primarily in the emerging Uptown neighborhood.      

Bill graduated in 1982 with a BBA from Southern Methodist University. As an alumnus, he has been involved in various leadership roles at SMU, serving as past Chairman of the SMU Alumni Association, past SMU Trustee and current member of the SMU Cox Executive Board and the Folsom Institute Board.  

In addition to SMU, Bill’s other current or previous civic activities include the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, UT Southwestern Board of Visitors, Chair of the UT McCombs Parents Council, Goodwill Industries of Dallas Board Chair, Goodwill Foundation Board Chair and the Elizabeth Toon Foundation Board.  

Past industry boards and other involvement include Chair of NAIOP, TREC Board, Fight Night Chair, Arts District Management Board Chair, West End Association Board and Uptown Association Board.  

Bill resides in Dallas with wife Mimi and children Emily and Will.  

Scott Rohrman and the 42 Real Estate team focus on industrial, retail and office build to suit projects, speculative industrial and retail projects, land investment/development projects, urban re-development, and pro-bono projects.


Building BTS projects in 40 states and Canada, 42 has built for Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Dollar General, 24 Hour Fitness, Tractor Supply, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, ABB, Kraft, Frito-Lay, United Health Care, and others.  


Rohrman assembled over 55 parcels in Deep Ellum, taking a community driven approach with this re-development rather than solely a profit driven approach.  Rohrman’s thesis was to enhance the community and that would, in turn, increase values.  Rohrman served as the president of the Deep Ellum Foundation Board.  42 also controls over 15 properties in The Cedars, and about 16 properties in downtown Dallas.


42 also invests in land, value add retail, and in speculative industrial projects (with about 10 million sf of planned or owned land).


Rohrman started his career at Henry S. Miller Company/Grubb & Ellis, moving to The Stratford Group and Fischer & Company.  Rohrman has been involved with land brokerage, tenant representation, investments, and development throughout his 38+ years.


Rohrman helps many charities such as pro-bono developer for St. Philip’s School’s 12,000 sf retail building, acquiring lots for low income housing, Junior Achievement, mentors young professionals, and is active in public affairs like the DART D2 line.


Rohrman is an Elder in his church, taught junior high Sunday School, and has served on the boards of Circle Ten Council of Boy Scouts of America, Downtown Dallas, Inc., TREC, Deep Ellum Foundation, New Horizons, Carry The Load, and State of Texas School Land Board, which oversaw a $6.2 Billion portfolio and managed over 13 million acres in Texas, for the benefit of Texas school children K through 12. 


Born in New Orleans, Rohrman graduated from Clinton High School in Mississippi, earned a BBA and a Master's degree in Education at Baylor, and earned an MBA at SMU. Rohrman has been married to wife Laura for 36 years and has three children: Wilson, MBA in Barcelona, Spain (IESE); Amelia, Lincoln Property Company (Austin); and Jack, JLL (Dallas).


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Mr. Jack Fraker

President and Global Head of Industrial & Logistics, Capital Markets


Jack Fraker is President, Global Head of Industrial & Logistics Capital Markets for Newmark. He is responsible for driving Newmark’s industrial & logistics business, primarily capital markets but also leasing.

Throughout his career, Jack has been a consistent top national producer in industrial & logistics sales, representing some of the country’s largest corporations, global investors, pension fund advisors, REITs, and corporate tenants. Jack has personally completed over 1,800 industrial & logistics capital markets transactions totaling 1.5 billion square feet | $85 billion in more than 60 U.S. cities, Mexico, Europe, Japan, and South America. He has also advised on approximately 12,000 acres of development sites and over 300 office/industrial leasing assignments. As a partner with other firms prior to Newmark, Jack was cumulatively involved in over 3.3 billion square feet | $220 billion in various projects.

Professional Achievements & Affiliations

  • Largest Transaction Award and other awards – SIOR

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Dallas Business Journal 2014

  • Stemmons Service Award, No. Texas Commercial Real Estate, 2003

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – No. Texas Commercial Real Estate Assoc., 2020

  • Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

  • Member, National Association of Investment and Office Properties (NAIOP)

  • Board of Governors, Urban Land Institute (ULI)

  • Member, Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

  • Member, The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)

  • Former Adjunct Professor | Board Member, Southern Methodist University (SMU)

  • Former Adjunct Professor | Board Member, The Univ. of Texas Business School

  • Current Board Member, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep school.

  • Current | Former Board Positions – Hunt Southwest, Cushman & Wakefield, USAA (Realco), Metropolitan YMCA Dallas, and Girls Inc.


Fraker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Special Thanks To:

  • Ralph & Cornelia Heins with Primera Companies, Inc. for hosting the VIP event

  • Hall Group for the VIP wine donation

  • SMU Cox Folsom Institute for Real Estate for your support of Hall of Fame

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