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Presented by

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society and TREC Community Investors

Friday, December 1
The Omni Hotel

Steve Bancroft

Senior Managing Director, Multifamily
Trammell Crow Residential

Steve Bancroft joined Trammell Crow Residential in 2011 after having been employed at Crow Holdings for 13 years. All together, Steve has been employed by Crow Holdings related companies for over 25 years. Since joining TCR, Steve’s teams in DFW, Austin, Phoenix, Denver and the PNW have sourced, financed and began / completed construction / leaseup on over 70 projects totaling over $5.0B in capitalization and 20,000+ units.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Steve has been actively involved in civic relations over the years, including serving on the City of Dallas Downtown TIF Connection Board,  NAHB MF Board, NMHC as well as The Real Estate Council in Dallas, Texas.

James Craig

President, Brokerage Division
Craig International

According to James Craig, he has the best job in the world. It offers the ability to meet and interact with new people daily and allows him to establish long-lasting relationships, a practice that James puts great emphasis on.

James is also a licensed real estate broker and responsible for the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential land, as well as income producing assets. A big part of what James does is connect people with one another and surround them with the tools needed to be successful.

Born and raised in Collin County, the area holds a special place in James’ heart. He grew up immersed in the business and says real estate has always been a big part of his life. He’s a firm believer that if you are a good steward of the land, the land will be good to you, which in effect provides good stewardship to your community. James currently serves on the McKinney Chamber Board of Directors and is also a member of the McKinney Development Committee. When James isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Sabrina, have three sons: James (IV), Carter and Weston.

Jack Matthews

President, Matthews Southwest

While completing his MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, Jack joined Matthews Group Ltd, the family construction company. In 1985 Jack was appointed President and presided over a period of unprecedented growth as company revenues grew from $69 million to over $500 million. In 1988, Jack founded Matthews Southwest to provide an American presence in the development business.

From 1991 to 1993 Jack served as Chief Executive Officer of Paxport International, the firm awarded the $2 billion Federal contract to privatize and redevelop Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

In 1994, Jack purchased Matthews Southwest and relocated to Dallas, Texas and has continued to develop innovative, quality commercial, industrial and residential projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico. He has also established an international presence with Matthews Southwest EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa).

Jack has led the completion of many diverse projects including hotels, condominiums, offices, retail, residential and industrial space. His experience and mastery of all aspects of development – from imagining to creating, acquiring the land, financing the deal, building the project, then holding or selling on completion – helps to create value at all stages in the process.

Jack’s greatest strength is his ability to assemble great teams that can complete complex projects. He has had success in finding under-utilized re-development sites as well as environmentally sensitive sites. In his understated way, he is as comfortable being part of a team as leading it.

Maggie Parker

Managing Partner, Innovan Neighborhoods

Maggie Parker is the Managing Partner and founder of Innovan Neighborhoods, a community-oriented development and consulting firm bringing over 10 years of experience in community development finance and lending, real estate development, and capacity building.  In partnership with Matthews Southwest, Innovan Neighborhoods partners with nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood associations to implement their vision. Innovan works to build and strengthen neighborhoods in concert with community stakeholders, from joint ventures for affordable single-family homes to leading phased, master-planning development strategies in transitioning neighborhoods.

Since inception in 2019, Innovan has a $100 million pipeline of affordable housing and small business-anchored development totaling 360+ units. Innovan has also helped community partners position and/or secure over $15 million of investments for revitalization across DFW.

Most recently, Maggie launched the Community Developers Roundtable, a collective network and capacity-building initiative for established, diverse non-profit and for-profit community oriented real estate developers. The first-of-its-kind initiative supports the creation of more affordable housing and accelerated revitalization in underserved communities in Dallas. In collaboration with BCL of Texas, with funding support from JPMorgan Chase, Innovan has raised more than $1.7M for the CDR to provide critical resources for existing organizations to continue leading affordable housing and community-based commercial real estate projects.

Maggie is also active throughout the community, serving on several Boards and community organizations including Vice Chair of the Board of Housing Forward, Texas Mezzanine Fund Board, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation Board, and the Alpha Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ashley Brundage

Executive Director of Housing Stability & SVP, Community Impact
Ashley Brundage is the executive director of Housing Stability and SVP of Community Impact for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. As a fierce advocate for affordable housing and ending homelessness, Ashley has led work that has transformed the local rehousing system and is a changemaker in the housing sector. She truly believes that a stable home provides the foundation by which everyone can be successful. Currently she serves on the Boards of Directors for the Dallas Housing Coalition, Housing Forward, the All Neighbors Coalition, and the Dallas Area Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness.