Dallas’ iconic 50-story Reunion Tower and the connecting 1,120-room Hyatt Regency Dallas are owned by Hunt-Reunion, Inc., a subsidiary of Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.
The land at Reunion was originally acquired by Hunt in 1975 and consisted of approximately 21 acres of unimproved land and 10 acres of air rights within the Reunion development in downtown Dallas.
In 2012, the company successfully completed a land swap with the city of Dallas, exchanging the portion of Hunt Realty’s land holdings at Reunion, known as the Cockrell Tract, for a key tract of land that was the former site of Reunion Arena—also located in the Reunion development.
Today, Hunt Realty owns a contiguous assemblage of 31 acres in downtown Dallas, one of the largest assemblages of undeveloped land in the downtown area of a major city in the United States. This site represents excellent future development potential for a strategic use that will complement and enhance the company’s holdings within the Reunion district.
The Hyatt Regency Dallas is managed by the Hyatt Corporation, and it is asset-managed by Woodbine Development Corporation, a 40-year-old, full-service real estate company that specializes in developing and managing hotels/resorts, land and mixed-use projects. For more information, visit the Hyatt Regency Dallas website or call (214) 651-1234.
Diane Hornquist works with the general counsel to oversee legal activities associated with various land development and operating company initiatives. Hornquist began her legal career at the Dallas office of Jackson Walker LLP in the real estate section.
Mike Wallace is responsible for all aspects of Hunt Realty Investments overseeing the firm’s direct-owned real estate portfolio, operating company investments and other real estate activities. He is responsible for sourcing and structuring all new investment activity, as well as Hunt Realty’s interaction and investment relationship with other Hunt-related entities.
Throughout his career, he has been involved in investments in single-assets, real estate portfolios, distressed loan portfolios and private and publicly-traded companies including equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and participating debt investments. His experience spans a broad array of product sectors including office, multi-family, hospitality, retail, senior living, student housing, industrial, residential and land.
Prior to joining Hunt Realty, Wallace was with The Hampstead Group, a Dallas-based real estate private equity fund which invested approximately $1 billion on behalf of institutional and private investors. While at The Hampstead Group, his responsibilities included new investment opportunities in real estate portfolios, publicly-traded companies and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions as well as management of the fund’s investments. He also previously worked for EFO Realty, a real estate opportunity fund where he sourced and structured joint-venture equity investments.
Chris Kleinert is CEO and president of Hunt Consolidated Investments, LLC, and Co-CEO of its holding company, Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He is president of Hunt Realty Investments and oversees the operations of both Hunt Investment Group and Hoodoo Land and Cattle Company, as well as the financial activities of the holding company. Other business interests of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. include oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, electric power generation and transmission. Kleinert’s affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996. Kleinert received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Hunt, he was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills. Kleinert serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and SMU’s Tate Lecture Board of Directors. He also serves on the Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University, the Board of Trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Board of Directors of Amegy Bank -Dallas, and the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors. Kleinert chairs the Board of Directors of the newly created Men’s Advocacy Group for New Friends New Life. In 2009, Chris and his wife, Ashlee, founded Executives in Action (EIA), a nonprofit organization that leveraged the talent and expertise of executives in transition with local charitable organizations to enhance their productivity, efficiency and overall impact. In 2016, EIA merged 4 with New York-based Catchafire, Inc. to form Catchafire North Texas and expand the number of volunteers and nonprofits that can be matched nationally.