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“We’ve been innovating from the beginning, always looking for a new idea. It’s not necessarily the need to be the flashiest, but we are all about knowing our customer. By putting our customers first and truly listening to their needs, we are able to discover new ideas and opportunities to solve their problems—putting systems in place that allow our customers and AllianceTexas to grow.”

Mike Berry’s track record is synonymous with the success and development of North Texas real estate. Beginning in 1988 with the groundbreaking of the Alliance Airport, Mike helped transform the region that was once raw ranch land north of Fort Worth into AllianceTexas—the 27,000-acre, master-planned community and global logistics hub. Mike also formed and now leads the efforts at the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), leveraging the unique ecosystem built at AllianceTexas to push innovation in surface and air mobility to the commercialization phase.

Mike also heads the Hillwood Urban team—specializing in corporate office and mixed-use development in an urban setting and investment and development opportunities throughout North Texas. Mike’s versatile background and success in master-planned development led to Hillwood’s partnership in developing Frisco Station, a 242-acre, high-density, mixed-use community located in Frisco, Texas, along the Dallas North Tollway.

Mike has earned numerous honors throughout his career, including his induction into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame. He was also recognized by his peers and awarded the Fort Worth Golden Deeds Award, the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council Founders Award, and the Distinguished Citizen's Award by the Boy Scouts of America. Mike is a Fort Worth native and resides in his hometown with his wife, Marilyn.

Outside of Hillwood, Mike is an active community leader in several professional and non-profit organizations, including:

- Texas Christian University, Board of Trustees

- Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business, Board of Advisors

- Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership, Chair, Board of Directors

- Fort Worth - Forum Board of Sponsors

- Urban Land Institute (ULI), Global Governing Trustee

- Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council (GFWREC), Founders Council

- Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Former Chairman

- Safe City Fort Worth, Board of Directors

- Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Board of Directors

- Salvation Army of North Texas, Tarrant/Ellis County Advisory Board

Education

  • Vanderbilt University — Bachelor Of Science In Economics
  • Texas Christian University — Master Of Business Administration
  • Harvard University Graduate School Of Design — Advanced Management Development Program