As Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Companies, Mr. Arnold has primary responsibility for managing business operations within Hunt Companies, including driving performance across all business lines. Mr. Arnold also oversees transaction management, including acquisitions, development, financing and dispositions of real assets. Mr. Arnold also serves on various subsidiary boards and committees, including the HCI Investment Committee, Moss & Associates Board, Pennrose Board and CGL Board.
Mr. Arnold has more than 29 years of real estate experience. In 2013, he founded GMA Holdings, a commercial real estate investment firm in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold served as President of Denver-based Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund where he led all functions of the $2.9 billion REIT including property acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, finance, reporting, human resources and investor relations.
Mr. Arnold also held the position of Managing Director at Cherokee Investment Partners and Vice President at Colorado & Santa Fe Land Company.
Mr. Arnold is a member of the Board of Directors of the Meridian Fund, Inc., a family of mutual funds; a member of the Board of Directors for The Children's Hospital of Colorado Finance Committee; Chairman of the Trusts and Endowments Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado; and a former member of the Board of Directors of Steele Street Bank & Trust, a $550 million Denver community bank that recently sold to MidFirst Bank.
Mr. Arnold earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He is based in Denver, Colorado.
As President of the Southwest Development Division of Hunt, Mr. Chapman is responsible for the master planning, entitlement, development and subdivision and infrastructure construction on Hunt property. Mr. Chapman supervises a staff of real estate professionals, engineering consultants, land planners, landscape architects, and other development consultants on the acquisition, planning, entitlement, and construction of all of Hunt's residential communities in El Paso and Las Cruces.
Mr. Chapman has developed thousands of lots and platted dozens of different subdivisions. Mr. Chapman is managing current real estate development projects with project construction costs totaling $100,000,000 and is spearheading the planning, development and construction of two master planned communities in El Paso, Texas. These communities total +/-7000 acres and +/-20,000 single family lots.
Mr. Chapman started his real estate career as a corporate associate for a national law firm and represented domestic companies in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and leasing of commercial real estate. As a lawyer, Mr. Chapman also represented domestic and foreign companies in connection with public and private corporate finance transactions. His real estate law experience includes representing buyers and sellers of real estate (contract drafting, negotiation, project due diligence, title and survey review, preparation of closing documents and closing transactions). Before joining Hunt, Mr. Chapman was a development project manager for a national homebuilder and became the Development Vice President of a private Houston developer.
James Dobbie has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. With Hunt, he has been responsible for the management of ABQ Uptown, a 220,000 square foot retail lifestyle center, multi-family assets, infill commercial developments and other projects for national retailers. Mr. Dobbie oversees a $300-million-dollar portfolio of assets consisting of over 3,300 multifamily units. He directs multiple new developments with a total capitalization of over $113 million. From 2010 through 2012, he completed $500 million in acquisition and sale transactions. He is also a member of Hunt Investment Management's Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Hunt Mr. Dobbie served as Chief Operating Officer with a regional real estate development company. His primary responsibility was structuring all acquisitions and directing the development and leasing activities for the company.
Mr. Dobbie holds a BA from Southern Methodist University. His affiliations include Senior Certified Leasing Specialist, ICSC Licensed Real Estate Broker, and is a member of Urban Land Institute.
Gary Sapp joined Hunt in 1991 and currently has overall responsibility for Southwest U.S. real estate development projects including: identifying opportunities, market feasibility, acquisitions, design management, entitlement, finance, construction procurement, monetization and recapitalizations, dispositions and asset management.
Projects Mr. Sapp has managed include acquisition and repositioning of existing income properties, new and redevelopment projects focused primarily on mixed use, retail/commercial and multi-family income properties as well as land investments and master planned community developments in the southwest. Recent projects include the 35-acre, mixed-use ABQ Uptown development in Albuquerque consisting of upscale lifestyle retail, luxury apartments, a Trader Joe's grocery and an urban, two story Target store.
Current projects include new Class A, high-density, multi-family projects in vibrant Texas cities as well as other gateway and primary markets. Multiple luxury multifamily developments are underway in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Since joining Hunt, Mr. Sapp has managed investment real estate transactions totaling over $2 billion.
Rick Neff is Senior Vice President for Hunt and is responsible for all phases of planning and development for The Colony, a premier master-planned community in Bastrop, Texas. Mr. Neff has extensive experience in real estate development and investment including valuation, acquisition, entitlement, management, sales and leasing in a variety of markets in Texas and the Sunbelt. Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Neff was Managing Director of Development Services for Dimension Capital Partners in Dallas. Mr. Neff also held leadership positions with Lerian Investment Corporation, Lumbermen's Investment Corporation and Guaranty Federal Bank. In these roles, Mr. Neff was responsible for overseeing site selection, entitlement, acquisition and development of properties throughout Florida and Texas.
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4401 North Mesa
El Paso, TX 79902-1107
Telephone: (915) 533-1122
Fax: (915) 545-2631