Feb 4, 2013 | Dallas Business Journal

Real estate fame

Two legends of real estate will be inducted into the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCARS)'s Hall of Fame: the Caroline Rose Hunt family and Mike Berry.

The industry group plans to award the honor at its annual Hall of Fame dinner May 2 at Brook Hollow Golf Club.

The honor recognizes game-changing professionals in the commercial real estate industry in North Texas. Other past recipients of the award include Trammell Crow, Henry S. Miller Jr. and John M. Stemmons Sr.

Who they are:

  • The Caroline Rose Hunt family built The Rosewood Corp., which invests in real estate, oil and gas and private equity. It has three subsidiaries including, Rosewood Resources Inc., Rosewood Private Investments and Rosewood Property Co. The family built the luxury Rosewood Hotel & Resort hotel management company.
  • Mike Berry is the president of Hillwood Properties, which developed the 17,000-acre Alliance Texas development. The company recently brought in a 1.1-million-square-foot distribution center for Amazon.com.

How they started:

  • Caroline Rose Hunt's family opened The Mansion on Turtle Creek in 1980. The Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand grew from there before the company was sold in 2011.
  • Mike Berry was recruited to Hillside Properties in 1988 by Ross Perot Jr.

Little known facts:

  • Caroline Rose Hunt has five children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was named the first woman deacon of Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
  • Mike Berry served on the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee. He has an economics degree from Vanderbilt University, as well as a master's degree in business from Texas Christian University

ARTICLE ORIGINALLY FROM: Dallas Business Journal

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