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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

The health and safety of all event guests are of the greatest importance to the Hall of Fame Committee, its Sponsors and Inductees.  The Hall of Fame Committee will continue to monitor current guidelines of the City of Dallas and the Arts District Mansion and will make guests aware of updates to its Covid policy.  Currently, masks are optional and vaccine status is not being requested.  We respectfully request that if any guest feels sick, they stay home.


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Mr. Bill Vanderstraaten


Chief Partners


Mr. Scott Rohrman


42 Real Estate

Bill Vanderstraaten founded Chief Partners, LP 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 add 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 dollar 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 planned on 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


Former Mayor Betsy Price was a popular mayor whose leadership brought significant improvements to Fort Worth. She currently serves as senior executive of business development for the Overwatch Fund, a private real estate investment firm with 20 years of expertise. 

After running her own successful business for 17 years, Mayor Price turned to public service and was first elected in 2000 to serve as Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor. She quickly made her department one of the most efficient in Texas, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

After a decade as Tax Assessor, Price was elected as Mayor of Fort Worth in 2011 and served through 2021. As Mayor, she brought an ambitious vision, working to improve the basics of any growing city – public safety, mobility, fiscal responsibility and job growth. 

A primary focus for her was mobility and improving municipal infrastructure investment.. With the regional, state-wide and North American trade picture in mind, she championed successful public/private partnerships that helped advance major highway expansion projects, filling a gap left by state funding. Additionally, she was a cheerleader for regional approaches to improve mobility, including light rail expansion, ride sharing innovation and more.


Price has been an active mother, proud grandmother and a civic leader in the Fort Worth community for decades, serving numerous boards, commissions and professional associations. She and her husband, Tom, have raised three adult children.

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Special Thanks To:

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

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