Sponsorship Appreciation – Invitation Only!
Thank you to our annual sponsors for your support!
To show appreciation for our annual sponsors, we’ve teamed up with Midway to secure a special hard hat tour of Hotel Alessandra! As a bonus, we’ll host our happy hour and program in a Greenstreet Spec Suite.
Hotel Alessandra, developed by Midway, is a new 223-room luxury hotel slated to debut at GreenStreet in mid-2017. The addition of Hotel Alessandra marks the continued partnership between Midway and Valencia Group, operator of the highly acclaimed Hotel Sorella in CITYCENTRE. Joining the entertainment, retail, dining and creative office environment at GreenStreet, the hotel helps fill the growing need for more accommodations and an elevated hospitality experience in the area.
GreenStreet is a 570,000 square foot mixed-use destination located in the heart of downtown Houston, featuring four-city blocks of premier office, retail, dining and entertainment options. Originally constructed and completed in 2008 as Houston Pavilions, Midway first acquired the property in 2012 and in 2013, redeveloped and branded the asset as GreenStreet. In 2015, Midway recapitalized GreenStreet with Lionstone Investments to execute the final phase of the project’s repositioning. Now providing one contiguous experience, and the redevelopment of 2nd story retail as creative office space, the destination is strategically positioned to leverage Downtown’s energy as a vibrant 24-hour urban core, and serve as an important anchor in Downtown’s shopping and entertainment district.
Chief Operating Officer, Lionstone Investments
As COO at Lionstone Investments, Tom is responsible for optimizing firm performance through effective management of resources and talent. He also oversees execution within Lionstone’s Portfolio Management, Asset Management, and Development Services teams. He joined Lionstone in 2007 and has served as a portfolio manager for several of the firm’s value-add and core investment accounts. He became a partner at the firm in 2016. Prior to joining Lionstone, Tom received his MBA from The University of Texas where he specialized in real estate finance and private equity. Prior to that, he spent four years as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he served clients such as ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, and ConocoPhillips. Tom earned a BBA in finance with a minor in accounting from The University of Texas.
Doyle A. Graham, Jr.
Founder, President & CEO, Valencia Group
Doyle A. Graham, Jr. is the founder, President and CEO of Valencia Group, a privately-held corporation focusing on the acquisition, development and management of hotel properties. As the visionary and inspiration behind the award-winning, European-influenced, luxury brand, Mr. Graham formed an experienced team to create these properties in premium markets in gateway cities with high barriers to entry. The first hotel to open under Valencia Group was Hotel Valencia Riverwalk located on the banks of the renowned River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Concurrent with the opening of the River Walk hotel was Hotel Valencia Santana Row, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in San Jose, California and has been labeled as the crown jewel of the 42-acre mixed-use development, Santana Row.
In 2009, Valencia Group expanded it’s portfolio with the Sorella brand. Sorella – Italian for sister– is positioned as the precocious sibling to Valencia Group’s Valencia brand. Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, Texas became the first of the Sorella brand. Chic and modern, Sorella blends timeless elements of classic design with Mediterranean influences. In November 2013, Valencia Group announced the first expansion of the Sorella brand in Kansas City – Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza.
The newest addition to the collection are the court concepts which is Valencia Group’s re-interpretation of the motor courts of the 50’s and 60’s. The first one of it’s kind opened in Austin, Lone Star Court and most recently in College Station, Cavalry Court.
Mr. Graham graduated from Texas A&M University in 1981 with a degree in Economics. He later received a Masters of Finance in 1983, also from Texas A&M University.
Chief Executive Officer, Midway
Jonathan Brinsden serves as Chief Executive Officer of Midway. As one of four members of the Midway Executive Team, Jonathan guides the company’s overall business strategy and operations.
Jonathan joined Midway’s development team in 2001, was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and CEO in 2013. Prior to joining Midway, Jonathan served as President and COO of Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Global Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and the Governance Committee, and past Chair of ULI Houston. He is also a board member of NAIOP and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Additionally, Jonathan serves on the board of Central Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. He is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations and serves as Chairman of the Board of SEARCH. Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and serves on the Executive Advisory Board.
Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Land and Real Estate Development, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, all from Texas A&M University.
Executive Vice President, Midway
Jamie Bryant serves as Executive Vice President of Midway. As one of the members of Midway’s Management Team and Investment Committee, he assists in guiding the company’s overall strategy and operations. In addition, Jamie oversees Midway’s acquisition and disposition of assets, valuation of investments, and helps guide Midway’s investment management strategy.
Jamie joined Midway’s development team in 2002, and has since helped implement Midway’s goals of expanding commercial development activities into multiple market segments, including hospitality, mixed-use and public/private partnerships.
Jamie graduated with honors from Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Finance. After that, he graduated at the top of his class at Texas A&M University, Mays School of Business, earning a Master of Land Economics and Real Estate.
Jamie is an Adjunct Professor, in the MBA/Real Estate Program, at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business. He also sits on the ULI Housing and Community Development Council for Houston, and is an active member of his church and numerous local charitable organizations.
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Registration & Networking
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Presentations
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking & Hard Hat Tours (Groups of 30)