President, Hillwood Properties, Hillwood Urban
Mike Berry leads two separate divisions of Hillwood, serving as president of Hillwood Properties and president of the newly formed Hillwood Urban. In his role at Hillwood Properties, he leads development efforts for AllianceTexas, an 18,000-acre development that is recognized as one of the most unique master-planned communities in the United States.
With 34 years of commercial real estate development experience, Berry oversees all management, operations and transactions for the development and serves as the company’s representative to its public-sector partners.
Under his leadership, AllianceTexas, which encompasses more than 40 million square feet, over 425 corporate residents, 44,000 plus employees and 9,000 single-family homes, has become a dynamic, diversified and highly successful community surpassing $59 billion in economic impact to the North Texas region since its establishment in 1989.
The project’s centerpiece is the Alliance Global logistics Hub – an international trade and logistics complex with one of the nation’s largest intermodal rail yards, the world’s first industrial airport and connections to
state and interstate highways.
Beyond his efforts at AllianceTexas, in 2014 Berry and the Hillwood Properties team announced the launch of Frisco Station, a 242-acre high-density mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, in partnership with VanTrust Real Estate and The Rudman Partnership.
In his role with Hillwood Urban, Berry is building on the strength of a diverse and trusted group of Hillwood executives and development professionals to launch a corporate office and mixed-use division for the company. The Hillwood Urban team is focused on marketing and developing strategic development sites in its Downtown and Uptown Dallas portfolio, as well as new investment and development opportunities in the North Texas market.
Berry began his commercial real estate career in 1982 and joined Hillwood in 1988. For his accomplishments in the industry and the community, he was inducted into the NTCAR Hall of Fame in 2013, and was also recognized as the Executive of the Year by the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame that same year.