Welcome to the Hunt Realty Investments website, where you will find information regarding every aspect of our organization—what we do and where we operate; our mission, core values and leadership; as well as the latest company news. You can also read about Hunt’s other operations throughout the world and our commitment to both the environment and the communities in which we operate.
Hunt Realty Investments serves as the centralized real estate investment management company for the Hunt entities and has been active in all facets of the real estate investment business for more than 45 years. Hunt Realty Investments has been active in investments in strategically located direct-owned assets, real estate operating companies, as well as structured finance opportunities and land holdings, all spanning a variety of property types and locations.
The company’s strategic objective is to utilize its resources to identify and convert undervalued real estate assets and enterprises into seasoned or repositioned opportunities. Hunt Realty consistently strives to be a value-added partner, contributing objective, strategic real estate advice and capital markets expertise.
We encourage you to browse our website, read about our exciting business and learn more about what we do. You’ll find that we are in many ways unique, with philosophies that combine old-fashioned principles with modern thinking and technology. It is this combination of ingenuity and commitment to excellence that will allow us to continue fulfilling our vision to be a growth-oriented industry leader for many years to come.
President | HRI
CEO, Hunt Investment Holdings
Chris Kleinert is CEO and president of Hunt Investment Holdings, LLC – a subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. and the holding company for Hunt Realty Investments, Hunt Investment Group and Hoodoo Land Holdings.
Chris serves on the Board of Trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Advisory Board of Directors of Amegy Bank, the Executive Board of Directors of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and the Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Austin Street Center, the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.
Chris served as the inaugural chairman of the Men’s Advocacy Group (MAG) of New Friends New Life, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering victims of sex trafficking. Chris continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the MAG, which was created to mobilize men to take action against trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy, education and volunteerism. In 2017, Chris and his wife, Ashlee, co-founded The Good Foundation to understand and address social issues, with a focus on sex trafficking and vulnerable populations in our community.
Prior to joining Hunt in 1996, Chris was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills. He received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University.
President, Hunt Realty Investments
Colin Fitzgibbons is President of Hunt Realty Investments, LLC where he oversees the daily operations of the nearly 50-year-old diversified development and investment firm.
Prior to Hunt, he was a sports reporter for The Washington Post for a short time and then entered the commercial real estate industry as a tenant rep broker for The Staubach Company in New York City. In 2010, he joined KDC and has been involved in numerous developments in North Texas, most notably, CityLine in Richardson and Legacy West in Plano.
He serves on the board of the Oak Cliff YMCA, The Real Estate Council, NAIOP North Texas and SMU’s Folsom Institute.
Fitzgibbons received his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BA in Economics from Washington and Lee University.
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.