Executive Vice President, Hillwood Urban
Ken Reese joined Hillwood in 1999 and is Executive Vice President of Hillwood Urban. He serves as development director for all efforts related to
Hillwood’s urban development, including the consolidation of The Perot Companies’ interests at a corporate campus location under development in Turtle Creek; a planned landmark office tower located off the Woodall Rodgers freeway; and additional office complexes at Victory Park, among other initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Reese led Hillwood’s efforts to develop Victory Park, a 72-acre, mixed-use development in uptown Dallas, and home of the American Airlines Center. In this role, he oversaw the development’s residential, office
and hotel components.
Development projects managed under Reese’s leadership have included the Turtle Creek offices, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, W Dallas –Victory Hotel and Condominiums, One Victory Park office building, the Plaza Office Buildings, The House high-rise condominium, as well as the acquisition and development of the House of Blues. Together with the American Airlines Center, these projects total more than 3 million square feet of building space.
Mr. Reese began his career in Dallas for Bramalea, Inc. and in 1991 he transferred to the Toronto corporate office to serve as director of development and dispositions. While in Toronto, Reese was involved in the development of a 500,000-square-foot downtown Toronto office building and three regional malls, as well as the disposition of nine retail and office assets totaling 6.5 million square feet.
From 1994 to 1998, Reese worked in Toronto as a consultant for Royal Bank of Canada, Trizac Trilea Partners, Olympia & York, and other companies. During this time, Reese led the strategic planning and
redevelopment of a portfolio of 100 assets, managed a pension fund client’s $425 million purchase of three of Canada’s largest regional malls, and
oversaw the disposition strategy of a portfolio of 30 assets valued in excess of $500 million.