In this episode we sit down with one of the most accomplished and forward thinking CEO’s in the CRE industry, Terry Montesi.
Terry is the founder and CEO of Trademark Property Company out of Ft. Worth. He is also the host of the podcast Leaning In. Leaning In is a podcast exploring the future of the retail and mixed-use real estate. Terry, and other executives of Trademark, speak with experts from various backgrounds and areas to discuss brick-and-mortar retail in an e-commerce world and what it looks like to lean into it while others are leaning out.
As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Co. through 28 years of innovative, community-focused development. Under his leadership, Trademark has worked on more than $3.9B and 18M SF of some of the most stakeholder-centric retail and mixed-use properties in the United States.
Terry is the driving force behind Trademark’s collaborative, community-driven approach to development. Pulling from his 30-plus years of industry experience, 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 innovative and experiential retail and mixed-use places.
Terry sits on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Board of Trustees; is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame, the World Presidents’ Organization, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI); and has served on numerous committees and judging panels for ULI, ICSC and the Texas Exes.
As active participant in the Fort Worth community Terry holds, or has held, leadership positions with the Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth, Christ Chapel Bible Church, the Trinity Habitat for Humanity, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Junior Achievement. In addition, he is an enthusiastic supporter of the Movember Foundation.
Before founding Trademark in 1992, Terry was a principal and co-founder of Huff, Brous, McDowell & Montesi, Inc., Fort Worth’s largest commercial brokerage and management firm. Earlier in his career, he worked for Lincoln Property Company. In 1986, he and his brother became Blockbuster Video’s fourth franchisee.
Terry earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and BBA from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife live in Fort Worth, TX and are proud parents to three grown children.