UCR Urban's Jack Gosnell 30+ CRE Club Winner1.3.2008- REDNews, January, 2008
REDNews has announced their 2007 commercial real estate 30+ years experience club winners: Jack Gosnell, EVP, UCR, Thomas Clarke, Transwestern and Robert Grunnah, Henry S. Miller. From a former Army brat to an urban redevelopment guru to a Vietnam vet who learned the biz alongside a gridiron giant, the North Texas 30+ winners have demonstrated that they have staying power in the commercial real estate industry.
Jack Gosnell, Executive Vice President, UCR
Transforming sleepy urban neighborhoods into thriving, upscale destinations has put Jack Gosnell on the commercial real estate map. One of his most recent coups was luring a Cleveland developer to Dallas to breathe new life into a trio of downtown buildings - the Mercantile Bank, Continental and Four Atmos Energy - by creating a mixed-use development that will feature both residential and retail components. Gosnell earned his stripes working for Dallas real estate maverick, Henry S. Miller, Jr. That was in 1972. By 1978, Gosnell had launched his own company, focusing on specialty retail. Since then, he has emerged as a pioneer in adaptive reuse and redevelopment. In 2004, his arrival at UCR had tongues wagging in Dallas real estate circles. Like his peers, Gosnell credits technology for streamlining what is still essentially a pound-the-pavement industry. "The nuts and bolts of salesmanship haven't changed that much," he says. "The fundamentals of the sale are still valid. What has changed, for the better, is information processing and the speed at which we can research, contact, create marketing materials of incredible quality. I think we are just at the beginning of a tremendous explosion in information technology."