News Article | 3/15/2005


FORT WORTH, Texas – Hillwood has hired Marc Hildenbrand as a Senior Development Manager at its 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development. Hildenbrand has more than 24 years of engineering and construction experience, primarily in the United States Army.

“As AllianceTexas continues to grow, Hillwood seeks to bring in talented, quality employees to help us maintain the high level of service for which we are recognized,” said Russell Laughlin, senior vice president of Hillwood Properties. “Marc Hildenbrand is a perfect fit for our team because of his extensive experience and leadership skills honed through 24 years of service in the Army.”

In his last assignment with the Army, as commanding officer of the 937th Engineering Group, Hildenbrand formed a team of engineers that was the first to arrive in Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Prior to joining Hillwood, Hildenbrand served as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch.

During his career with the Army from 1979-2003, Hildenbrand commanded at all levels from platoon leader to brigade commander. He began his career as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers then served in a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Military Aide to the Secretary of the Army and Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers at the Pentagon.

During his military career he received numerous commendations, including the Bronze Star medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Engineer Regiment Bronze Order of the DeFleury Medal for Leadership and Service.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Hildenbrand received his commission in June 1979. He earned a Master of Science degree in engineering from Arizona State in 1987.

Hildenbrand is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Association of Graduates United States Military Academy and the West Point Society of North Texas.

The 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development consists of the commerce centers of Alliance, the corporate campuses and golf courses of Circle T Ranch and the high-tech mixed-use community of Heritage. AllianceTexas now houses 1,000 single-family homes and 130 companies that have built 23.7 million square feet and created 20,000 jobs. The development lies within four cities: Fort Worth, Roanoke, Haslet and Westlake and two counties: Tarrant and Denton.

Hillwood, a Perot company, is ranked as one of the Top 10 commercial real estate developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company is recognized for its high-profile projects and public-private ventures that bring tremendous value to its customers and partners. Hillwood ( is best known for its development of AllianceTexas and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.

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