From the Fort Worth Star Telegram by Sandra Baker
FORT WORTH — Terry Montesi, founder and CEO of Trademark Property Co. in Fort Worth, whose company has overseen $1.4 billion in commercial real estate development nationwide, has been chosen for induction into the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame. Montesi will be joined by Robert Shaw, managing partner of Columbus Realty Trust and a former Dallas Cowboy who turned to real estate in 1987. Neal Sleeper with CityPlace Co. will receive the Michael McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award. The induction ceremony is May 5 at the Dallas Country Club. This is the 27th year for the event. Montesi founded Trademark in 1991, with his first retail project being the redevelopment of Dallas’ Preston Oaks shopping center.
Today, his firm is developing Waterside, the 63-acre mixed-used project featuring Whole Foods along the Trinity River off Bryant Irvin Road in southwest Fort Worth; Alliance Town Center, in a joint venture project with Hillwood Properties in north Fort Worth; and WestBend, on University Drive across from University Park Village, a property Trademark once owned. Montesi “is truly deserving of this award for the significant imprint he’s made not only in North Texas but throughout the country” said Kathy Permenter, chairwoman of the 2015 Hall of Fame event. “He is a bold visionary leader, and he inspires all who work and partner with him”
Before starting his own company, Montesi worked for Dallas-based Lincoln Property Co. and was principal and co-founder of the former Huff, Brous, McDowell & Montesi commercial real estate firm in Fort Worth. Locally, Montesi’s Trademark also developed Trinity Commons on Hulen Street and partnered with Kimco Development on Gateway Station in Burleson. It has worked on developments in Illinois, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, Michigan, New Mexico, Mississippi and Oklahoma.