A twelve-member Board of Directors appointed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) governs the District. Board members must be landowners, long-term tenants, or agents of landowners.
Kendall Miller, President of the Tanglewood Corporation, was responsible for reorganizing the corporate structure of Tanglewood as a family partnership, in addition to renovating and expanding Post Oak Shopping Center with the addition of the Maggiano’s and Starbuck’s buildings. He joined Tanglewood Corporation fifteen years ago as the subsidiary business venture officer and a manager of its custom home building subsidiary.
In 1992, Kendall became the Vice President and Treasurer of Tanglewood Corporation, responsible for financial controls and analysis for its property management and development operations, and serving on the development team which expanded Oshman’s Super Store on Post Oak Boulevard and developed Tanglewood Center at Woodway and Chimney Rock.
Kendall is a graduate of Texas A&M University and received his Master’s degree from the University of Texas. He is active in several organizations, including Bank of Texas Board of Advisors, Houston Real Estate Council, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) State Government Relations Chairman, C Club Treasurer and Westminster Weekday School Board of Advisors. Kendall was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 1999.
Todd Casper, is a Vice President with the Investment Properties – Institutional Group in Houston, Texas for CB Richard Ellis. With 20 years of commercial real estate experience, Todd specializes in the sale of office investment properties for institutional and private client investors. In addition, Todd continues to provide Asset Management services for several clients totaling approximately 2.5 million square feet of office space in Houston. Todd joined CB Richard Ellis in 2003 as Director of Asset Services in Houston with management oversight of Houston’s office and industrial buildings and retail shopping centers.
Prior to joining CBRE, Todd managed several high-profile, mixed-use complexes in the United States as a Vice President and General Manager with Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group. During his tenure, the Galleria completed a $25-million renovation and a $100-million expansion of the shopping center. Prior to the Galleria, Todd was the Vice President and General Manager of 900 North Michigan, a 66-story, 2.7 million square foot mixed-use complex anchored by Bloomingdale’s, an office tower, a Four Seasons Hotel and 125 luxury condominiums. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois. Todd was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 2000.
Gerald Crump is the Senior Vice President, Director Central Region for Weingarten Realty. His current responsibilities include over 10.9 million square feet comprising of more than 73 neighborhood and community retail shopping centers in Weingarten's Central Region. He is actively involved in the existing asset portfolio as well as anchor tenant leasing, new developments, redevelopments, acquisitions and disposition efforts. As a result, he is well versed in mixed use and urban development as well as more traditional shopping center development.
Gerald joined Weingarten Realty Investors in February 1999, as a Financial Analyst. He subsequently moved into the Realty Leasing Group as a Leasing Executive in May 2000, where he maintained the Top Producer status for several years running. He was promoted to the Vice President of Leasing in 2007 before taking on his current role.
Prior to joining Weingarten Realty, Gerald was in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group with Kelsey Seybold / Medpartners. He is a native Houstonian and received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin University. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he served for two years as Co-Chairman of the ICSC Next Generation Committee's Houston Chapter and has lead several panel discussions or has been a key speaker at regional events. Gerald is involved in several nonprofit organizations where he serves in various leadership capacities, including a board position as a Director and Executive Committee Chair for The Houston Community ToolBank.
Duane Hale, Senior Director and Regional Head Mid-Atlantic Region for TH Real Estate. Mr. Hale has 24 years of institutional real estate experience. He has spent his career working in Real Estate Acquisitions, Asset Management, Finance, Portfolio Management, and Audit. Mr. Hale is currently responsible for managing and leasing, 7.9 million square feet of warehouse distribution and flex industrial space in Houston and Dallas and 3.5 million square feet of Class A trophy Office in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Sydney Australia. Mr. Hale has also managed 8.1 million square feet of Class A industrial distribution assets in the Inland Empire market of Southern California.
Mr. Hale has also lead or participated in the acquisition of almost $3 billion in institutional real estate assets in California, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. The acquisitions include multifamily, office and industrial. Mr. Hale’s acquisitions were acquired in wholly owned and Joint Venture structures and range from core to opportunistic. Mr. Hale was also instrumental into TIAA’s entrance in the Singapore and Australia property markets.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Mr. Hale spent approximately 1 year with American Realty Advisors in Glendale where he was responsible for sourcing east coast acquisitions opportunities. Prior to working with American Realty Advisors, Mr. Hale spent the majority of his real estate career (14 years) with Prudential. In his most recent position with Prudential Mr. Hale was on the Southern California acquisitions team with direct responsibility for San Diego. In this position Mr. Hale underwrote, sourced and structured equity Joint Venture and development opportunities. Prior to that Mr. Hale was the Chief of Staff for the Prudential Real Estate Investors and the Private Investment Group under Bernard Winograd.
Mr. Hale earned his BS in Accounting from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida. Mr. Hale has also earned the designation of Certified Public Account in the state of California. He was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 2018.
Tom Kiler serves as Managing Director/Senior Vice President for EDENS, where he manages and directs the acquisition, development and operations of EDENS’ properties within the Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Denver markets. From 2006-14, Kiler was a Vice President of Development with EDENS in its Washington, D.C. office, where he led the day-to-day development responsibilities of Mosaic, a 31-acre, 2.0M square foot neighborhood in Fairfax, Va. Kiler and the Mosaic team transformed the community from a dilapidated movie theater, salvage yards and disjointed parking lots into walkable streets, parks, an arthouse movie theater, local restaurants and shops, tech office and housing for over 1,200 residents.
From 2014-16, Kiler was a Senior Development Manager with Continuum Partners LLC, a mixed-used development firm based in Denver, Co., where he led the entitlement, planning and sale of multifamily residential connected to the Yorktown Center Mall in suburban Chicago, as well as development capacities on the 9th & Colorado redevelopment in Denver.
Kiler holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a LEED AP with the U.S. Green Building Council and an active member in the Downtown Denver Partnership, Urban Land Institute and The Nature Conservancy.
Kiler lives in Denver with his wife and two daughters. Born outside of Baltimore, Md., he is a 2013 inductee to the Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame. Kiler loves hiking and mountaineering and has summited both Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Steve Lerner serves as the CEO of TRC Ventures, LP and TRC Capital Partners, LLC. Steve previously held the position of Executive Vice President of The Redstone Companies, L.P. and served as an Executive Vice President of numerous Redstone-related entities. Prior to joining Redstone full time in 1998, Steve was a partner at the Houston law firm now known as Schlanger, Silver, Barg & Paine, LLP.
Steve graduated with honors in Government from the University of Texas and is an honors graduate of the University Of Texas School Of Law in Austin, where he was a member of The Texas Law Review. He was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 2009.
John D. Mooz serves as a senior Vice President for the Hines Corporation and as Project Officer responsible for the development and financing of projects in the Southwest region of the United States.
Since joining Hines in 1989, Mr. Mooz has contributed to the development and financing of more than 8 million square feet of commercial, medical and institutional real estate, representing approximately $2.5 billion. Some of his development projects in Houston include MainPlace, a one million square foot office tower currently under construction, the redevelopment of Shell Oil Company’s Westhollow Technology Center, the redevelopment of El Paso Tower and the development of Toyota Center, among his numerous other projects. He is a graduate from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. John was appointed to the Uptown Houston Board of Directors in December 2009.
Kurt Webb joined Simon Property Group Inc. as General Manager of The Galleria responsible for managing all day-to-day operations, maintenance, budgeting and tenant and community relations. He is also responsible for overseeing the security and marketing efforts for the center.
Webb has held management positions at six properties owned by the Indianapolis-based commercial real estate company. Most recently, he was the general manager at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. He also worked at The Shops at Mission Viejo in California, Tacoma Mall in Washington, Lake Square Mall in Florida and at a Simon property in Austin. His career achievements stem from his ability to manage with creativity and efficacy. He is results driven, persuasive and articulate, adaptable and able to lead a team to success. He’s been with Simon for eight years.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Briar Cliff University in Sioux, Iowa. Kurt was appointed to the Uptown Houston Board of Directors in August 2018.
As president and founder of Wulfe & Co., a Houston-based commercial retail real estate brokerage, development and property management firm, Ed Wulfe has been in the business for more than 40 years. He began his career as a mechanical engineer with Texaco, before moving into real estate. He spent 17 years with Weingarten Realty Investors, where he rose to Executive Vice President and a member of its Board.
Ed launched Wulfe & Co. in 1985 and has been recognized for his many accomplishments. Among the accolades are two Landmark Awards for the redevelopment of Gulfgate Shopping Center; two Legacy Awards for the renovation of Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center; the Rice Design Alliance Award for Design Excellence; Houston Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award; and the National Conference for Community and Justice’s Humanitarian Award. He is a successful civic leader and active board member on numerous civic and charitable organizations. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Ed was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 2004.
Jonathan Zadok is a principle at Zadok Jewelers, the largest locally owned jeweler in Houston, Texas, where he has 20 years of experience with high-end retail on Post Oak Boulevard with clientele reaching globally. As founder and managing member of Gelem Equity Holdings, LLC, he directs and manages the acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing and sale of single family and multi-family lender-owned assets in California and Arizona. Jonathan is also managing member of Gibraltar Developers, LLC, specializing in townhouse development in the Houston, Texas market. Other business ventures include Coffee Groundz, a specialty coffee café with two locations co-founded by Jonathan and sold in 2010.
A graduate of the University of Denver with degrees in Finance and Marketing and a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, Jonathan is a past Better Business Bureau Board member from 2004-2007, and past BBB Education Foundation Board member from 2005-2009.
Jonathan is a present Board Member of Lemonade Day/Prepared 4 Life Charity, a program with the goal of exposing children to business and financial fundamentals at an early age. He was appointed to the Uptown Houston District Board of Directors in 2013.