Through a diverse background of commercial real estate development, dual engineering degrees and sales experience in real estate brokerage, Schkade has demonstrated a proven ability to plan and oversee a full range of events from concept to successful completion, including project generation, site selection, engineering design and construction. His project management experience enables him to anticipate, predict and diagnose onsite construction conditions in advance. 

The Hillwood team is known for building successful public-private partnerships to accomplish major projects. Bringing relationships, core assets and enhanced services together, the team executes and delivers developable sites to market expediently. Speed-to-market combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure and business service is the competitive advantage. Hillwood provides a full range of skills, including site selection, land development, property management and construction services. 

In addition, Hillwood provides extensive experience in building all types of product, from industrial to office to retail and residential. 


  • The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Texas Real Estate License