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The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth Announces Terry Montesi as the Susan A. Halsey Founder’s Award Winner

Fort Worth, TX – March 21, 2024 – The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth (REC of GFW), a regional association for the commercial real estate profession, is excited to announce the winners of four prestigious awards honoring those who have made significant contributions to the Real Estate Council, commercial real estate, and our community.

During this year’s Annual Meeting held on March 20, winners of the “Outstanding Young Leader” Award, “The Danny Scarth Member Impact Award”, the “Excellence Award” and the “Susan A. Halsey Founder’s Award” were announced and recognized for their significant contributions to REC of GFW, commercial real estate, and the community. The awards committee meets annually to choose these winners. 

The “Outstanding Young Leader Award” was presented to Christian Hibbs of Frost Bank. Christian is a Commercial Real Estate Lender at Frost Bank, collaborating with builders and developers. Based in Fort Worth, TX, he holds the position of Senior Vice President at Frost, leveraging experience from previous roles. 

The Excellence Award was presented to Bob Morgan of the Fort Worth Fire Department.  Bob serves as the Senior Fire Protection Engineer at the Fort Worth Fire Department. With a principal role in five areas, he brings expertise to the department. He holds a P.E. and CPCU, having graduated from Texas A&M University. Bob is a key figure within the Fort Worth Fire Department, contributing to fire protection engineering and the overall safety of the Fort Worth community.

The “Danny Scarth Member Impact Award” was presented to Jeff Postell of Post L Construction. Jeffery is the President of Post L Group, a Fort Worth-based construction company specializing in Construction Management. With over 25 years of experience, Postell transitioned from digging ditches to becoming an executive, contributing to the city’s development. Post L Group is dedicated to building long-term relationships based on integrity, performance, and value. In 2023, he founded Building Pathways, an organization dedicated to increasing the construction industry retention rate through career development and personal growth development through the Pathway Growth Program. His work as chair of the Community Affairs Committee has provided opportunities for members of the Real Estate Council to make an impact in our industry and improve the lives of those entering the profession.

The “Susan A. Halsey Founder’s Award was presented to Terry Montesi of Trademark Property Company (Trademark). Terry is the Chairman and CEO of Trademark, bringing 40 years of experience in real estate brokerage, management, development and advisory services. As founder of Trademark, he oversees innovative and community-focused developments across the country. Terry is the driving force behind Trademark’s collaborative, community-driven approach to commercial real estate. He has cultivated a company philosophy that is defined by creating meaningful customer experiences, collaborating with communities, and unlocking potential. Terry’s commitment to constant evolution and long-time support of the core tenets of Conscious Capitalism led him to create Trademark’s own conscious development model, The Conscious Place, setting the tone for a continued focus on experiential retail and vibrant mixed-use places. Fort Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County benefit from Terry’s conscious placemaking when we visit places like Westbend and Waterside, as well as the forthcoming multifamily-led mixed-use project, The Vickery,  and what will be a transformative redevelopment of Lincoln Square.

“The work these four gentlemen have done for The Real Estate Council and our community is unprecedented”, said Joel Heydenburk, Chairman of the Board for the Real Estate Council. “Our community is better because of their dedication to Fort Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County.”

About The Real Estate Council of Great Fort Worth
The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth is the unified voice for the commercial real estate profession, influencing action and supporting change to accomplish long-term job growth and enhance the quality of life.

REC of GFW is made up of more than 630 members from more than 250 different companies who touch all facets of commercial real estate development. Besides conducting events and programs benefiting our members, REC of GFW addresses policy issues that affect development.

REC of GFW is focused on three main areas:

  • Expanding Relationships — we provide forums and events where relationships are expanded, and leaders are developed.
  • Addressing Development Challenges — we acknowledge development challenges in Fort Worth, Arlington and Tarrant County and formulate and execute solutions with other partners to solve these challenges.
  • Addressing Community Challenges — we address and work to solve community challenges to promote long-term job growth and enhance quality of life in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Tarrant County.

​The Real Estate Council believes strong economic development is at the heart of growing Fort Worth, Arlington, and Tarrant County. Members work closely with civic, business, and public service leaders to strengthen the promotion of Tarrant County to companies, organizations, and others whose presence increases the prosperity of our community.

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