Hillwood Development Company

Mike Berry

President, Hillwood Properties and Hillwood Urban

Mike Berry is the President of Hillwood Properties, the developer of AllianceTexas. He leads strategic planning, new business development efforts, and the acquisition and development initiatives for each business unit in AllianceTexas to cultivate the next generation of innovative companies and industries. Berry’s customer-driven, entrepreneurial mindset transformed AllianceTexas into a vertically-integrated economic ecosystem. Under his leadership, AllianceTexas has grown into a destination for industry leaders and one of the fastest-growing regions in the country— generating an economic impact of $100+ billion that supports a strong local economy and growing population.

Berry’s track record is synonymous with the success and development of North Texas real estate. Beginning in 1988 with the groundbreaking of the Alliance Airport, he helped transform the region that was once raw ranch land north of Fort Worth into AllianceTexas—the 27,000-acre, master-planned community and global logistics hub. He also formed and now leads the efforts at the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), leveraging the unique ecosystem built at AllianceTexas to push innovation in surface and air mobility to the commercialization phase.

Berry also heads the Hillwood Urban team—specializing in corporate office and mixed-use development in an urban setting as well as investment and development opportunities throughout North Texas. His versatile background and success in master-planned development led to Hillwood’s partnership in developing Frisco Station, a 242-acre high-density, mixed-use community located in Frisco, Texas along the Dallas North Tollway.

Berry has earned numerous honors throughout his career, including his induction into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame. He was also recognized by his peers and awarded the Fort Worth Golden Deeds Award, the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Founders Award, and the Distinguished Citizen's Award by the Boy Scouts of America. Outside of Hillwood, Berry is an active community leader in several professional and non-profit organizations including an active board member at his alma mater, Texas Christian University. He is a Fort Worth native and currently resides in his hometown with his wife, Marilyn; they are the proud parents to four daughters.