Principals:

MQ Development Company’s principals and affiliated professionals collectively have more than 70 years of executive experience in managing the core elements of the development process: land acquisition, engineering and construction, finance, marketing/leasing/sales and disposition. The principals and affiliated professionals have developed more than 8.5 million SF of retail space, valued in excess of $1 billion. The company was founded by Donald Silverman and currently has offices in Dallas, Texas and Tampa, Florida.

Donald L. Silverman, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Principal

Donald Silverman has directed all investment and new development activities for MQ Development Company and affiliates since 1991. In this capacity, he orchestrated the development and acquisition of retail shopping centers, mixed-use development, multi-family projects and single-family subdivisions.

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Donald L. Silverman, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Principal

Donald Silverman has directed all investment and new development activities for MQ Development Company and affiliates since 1991. In this capacity, he orchestrated the development and acquisition of retail shopping centers, mixed-use development, multi-family projects and single-family subdivisions.

In addition to identifying each opportunity, he has negotiated the terms of purchase and development for each new project. The aggregate value of Silverman’s real property transactions is approximately $1 Billion.

For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Silverman has focused on retail development in the state of Texas, primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Since 2013, the Company has also been engaged in new retail development projects on the west coast of Florida. He directs comprehensive development activities in conjunction with community, strip shopping centers and regional power centers. For many years he has been the most prolific developer of Kroger anchored centers in the DFW market. During this period, Silverman has developed and redeveloped thirteen Kroger anchored-shopping centers.

Prior to establishing the MQ Companies, Mr. Silverman held senior positions with other companies, including: The Midland Group, St. Louis; Metropolitan Structures, Chicago; VMS Realty Partners, Chicago; and, the Consolidated Capital Companies, Emeryville, California.

Silverman’s education includes: a Graduate Tax Law Degree (L.L.M.) from the Boston University School of Law; a J.D. degree from New England Law|Boston, an M.B.A. from Boston College and a B.A. from Boston University. He has law licenses in Massachusetts, Florida and California. Silverman is a licensed real estate broker in Texas.

Suzan Cooper, CCIM, Chief Operating Officer, Principal

As the Chief Operating Officer of MQ Development Company and President of Gambit Realty, the company’s brokerage affiliate, Suzan Cooper is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization.

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Suzan Cooper, CCIM, Chief Operating Officer, Principal

As the Chief Operating Officer of MQ Development Company and President of Gambit Realty, the company’s brokerage affiliate, Suzan Cooper is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization.

In addition to the company’s business management, Suzan is responsible for lease negotiations and third party service provider engagements and contracts that support new development and operating projects, including brokerage, property management, legal, title and other non-construction related assignments.

Since 1980, Cooper has had commercial development, marketing, leasing, sales and management related assignments as an affiliate of commercial real estate organizations, Miller Commercial, Paragon Group, NationsBank and the Woodmont Companies in Ft. Worth, TX.

Suzan’s commercial real estate experience includes: regional responsibility for leasing, marketing a two million SF commercial property portfolio; she has negotiated leases and sale of commercial property in excess of three million SF.

A licensed real estate broker in Texas, Ms. Cooper holds the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. She served as President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and was a Member of the Board for 5 years. She also served on the Board of directors of the North Texas CCIM chapter and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Suzan holds a B.A degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

James D. Hodges., Chief Financial Officer, Principal

James D. Hodges has extensive experience in the real estate business both as a developer, a financial officer, and a certified public accountant and has been involved in the industry for the last thirty-eight (38) years.

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James D. Hodges., Chief Financial Officer, Principal

James D. Hodges has extensive experience in the real estate business both as a developer, a financial officer, and a certified public accountant and has been involved in the industry for the last thirty-eight (38) years.

For the last twenty (20) years, Mr. Hodges has been a Partner in public accounting firms, most recently with PMB Helin Donovan LLP of Austin, Texas, as a Tax Partner who specialized in real estate development companies and Partnership taxation.

Prior to that, Mr. Hodges spent ten (10) years as co-founder and CFO of The Allegiance Group, Inc., which developed and managed over 2,000 apartment units in Plano, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida and Charlotte; North Carolina.

Prior to that, Mr. Hodges had positions with Trammell Crow Company, Park Central, and Triland International.

Mr. Hodges received his B.B.A in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Hodges is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Hodges is also a licensed real estate broker in Texas.

Jay G. Holman, DFW Development Affiliate 

MQ local DFW retail developer, Jay G. Holman, is responsible for the “ground-up” development of retail projects located in Rockwall, Ft. Worth, Corinth, Midlothian, Forney and Aubrey, TX.

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Jay G. Holman, DFW Development Principal

MQ local DFW retail developer, Jay G. Holman, is responsible for the “ground-up” development of retail projects located in Rockwall, Ft. Worth, Corinth, Midlothian, Forney and Aubrey, TX.

Mr. Holman, a Dallas native, began his career in commercial real estate in January, 1992, after graduating with a B.S. in real estate finance from the Culverhouse Business School, University of Alabama.

As a land broker associated with NewMarket-Grunnah/Cole, in Dallas, TX, Jay’s initial career focus was brokering “buy-sell” land transactions, within DFW suburban market growth corridors, for a select group of clients. During the first 5 years of Jay’s career as an Independent Contractor, he closed land and income producing property transactions valued at more than $300MM. Prior to forming his own investment company, Jay was associated with the Darrow Group-Dollar/Flowers Realty Partners at which time he maintained a model of acquisition and disposition – land and income producing property assets, for clients throughout northTexas.

In 2003, Jay formed Voyager Investments to acquire, develop and dispose of unimproved and improved land assets primarily zoned for commercial/retail use. Within this vehicle, Jay has either been the general partner or a limited partner participant, in land acquisition and disposition of developments, within the primary Texas markets, valued in excess of $350MM.

Sands Harris, DFW Development Principal

MQ Development Principal, Sands Harris is responsible for directing north Texas development projects including the “repurpose” of a 60,000 SF, 6-story building in Dallas, TX, and a grocery anchored retail center in Grand Prairie, TX.

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Sands Harris, DFW Development Principal

MQ Development Principal, Sands Harris is responsible for directing north Texas development projects including the “repurpose” of a 60,000 SF, 6-story building in Dallas, TX, and a grocery anchored retail center in Grand Prairie, TX.

A seasoned executive, who has a resume that reflects more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience in management, architecture, construction and development, Sands has orchestrated the design and implementation of large mixed use projects and master-planned urban communities within the DFW Metroplex.

An independent consultant since 2006, Sands Harris and Associates has provided development consulting services and has been a principal in a number of projects in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

Prior to 2006, Mr. Harris was responsible for the initial development of Hillwood’s 72 acre Victory Park mixed use development in Dallas, TX, which included design of the master plan, development of the 32 story W Hotel residences and the mixed use Terrace and Vista projects.

Sands received a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard University.

Denny Pentecost, CPA, Development Principal, Florida

Mr. Pentecost directs new development activities in the Florida region for MQ Development Company. A licensed contractor in several states, including Florida, Pentecost has 25 years or related experience in the construction industry.

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Denny Pentecost, CPA, Development Principal, Florida

Mr. Pentecost directs new development activities in the Florida region for MQ Development Company. A licensed contractor in several states, including Florida, Pentecost has 25 years of related experience in the construction industry.

Prior to his career in construction, Denny was involved in mergers and acquisitions in the radio and television industry in which he assembled strategic groups of stations which were later sold to a large conglomerate.

Denny has a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State university.