2021 Annual Meeting of Members

Annual Meeting

 

The 2021 Annual Meeting of Members will take place virtually via Zoom conference on Tuesday, March 23rd at 4 pm. For member validation and security purposes, please email us at liaisons@lascolinas.org with your participation request, including the property or properties you represent, by March 22nd. We’ll reply with a link to register for the meeting.

The key component of this year’s Annual Meeting is the election of two (2) Directors to the Las Colinas Association Board. This year, one (1) commercial and one (1) residential position will be elected. Biographies for the candidates can be referenced below.

The Annual Meeting notice, voting proxy and candidate biographies for the Board of Directors was e-mailed to members on February 11th from the announcement@associationvoting.com address. The same information, including the voting proxy, was mailed to members the week of February 22nd. If you have not received the electronic or mailed version of the Annual Meeting notice or have an issue, please contact Jennifer Austin, Managing Director, at jaustin@lascolinas.org or 972-541-2345. Members will have the opportunity to cast their vote online or by mail until noon on March 23rd.

Member inquiries will be addressed during the Q&A portion of the meeting. Please submit your questions below or sign-up to call-in and ask your question directly by noon on March 23rd.

Annual Meeting Q&A 2021

Pre-submit your questions or comments, or sign-up to speak live at the meeting.
  • Inquiries will be addressed live during the Q&A portion of the virtual Annual Meeting of Members. Questions will be screened prior to the meeting and assorted based on relevance. We will be in contact with you directly if we are unable to address your question during the meeting.
    Members must pre-register in order to ask their question over the phone. If you would like to call-in and speak during the Q&A portion of the meeting, select 'Yes' and additional information will be shared via email. Please note that call-in requests will be handled on first come, first served basis.

Candidate Biographies

 

Kenneth H. Gwyn

 

Annual MeetingKenneth H. Gwyn has led an accomplished career overseeing and directing large public organizations. In September 2014, he retired from the City of Dallas after thirty years to pursue the next phase of his career.

During his tenure with the City of Dallas, Kenneth quickly rose through the ranks to lead several major departments. Much of that time was spent leading the Department of Aviation. As department director, Kenneth was responsible for the overall management and operation of Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas Executive Airport and the Dallas Vertiport/Heliport.

As Assistant Director of Human Resources and as Director of Strategic Customer Services, Kenneth had responsibility for over 13,000 employees.

With decades of experience, Kenneth is an “Accredited Airport Executive” (A.A.E) and shares his aviation knowledge through published writings and training workshops. He has contributed to several major publications on the subjects of airport management, leadership, strategic planning and customer service.

Kenneth currently serves as an adjunct professor of political science for Dallas College where he has taught for nearly 40 years. He received a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Mary Scott-Gwyn, live in University Park Estates. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and snow skiing.

Ken Reese

 

Annual MeetingKen Reese joined Hillwood in 1999 and is Executive Vice President of Hillwood Urban. He serves as development director for allefforts related to Hillwood’s urban development. Hillwood Urban has a number of projects in development included a new officebuilding planned for Turtle Creek; a planned tower located off the Woodall Rodgers freeway; and additional office complexes atVictory Park, among other initiatives.

Previously, Mr. Reese led Hillwood’s efforts to develop Victory Park, a 72- acre, mixed-use development in uptown Dallas, and home of the American Airlines Center. In this role, he oversaw the development’s residential, office and hotel components.

Development projects managed under Reese’s leadership have included the Perot office campus on Turtle Creek, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, W Dallas – Victory Hotel and Condominiums, One Victory Park office building, the Plaza Office Buildings, TheHouse condominium, as well as the acquisition and development of the House of Blues. Together with the American Airlines Center,these projects total more than 3 million square

feet of building space. In 2015, Apollo, Vanderbilt and Hillwood purchased Williams Square in the Las Colinas Urban Center.  In addition to being a partner in the project, Hillwood Urban manages the leasing for Williams Square.

Mr. Reese began his career in Dallas for Bramalea, Inc. and in 1991 he transferred to the Toronto corporate office to serve as director of development and dispositions. While in Toronto, Reese was involved in the development of a 500,000-square-foot downtown Torontooffice building and three regional malls, as well as the disposition of nine retail and office assets totaling 6.5 million square feet.

From 1994 to 1998, Reese worked in Toronto as a consultant for Royal Bank of Canada, Trizac Trilea Partners, Olympia & York, andother companies. During this time, Reese led the strategic planning and redevelopment of a portfolio of 100 assets, managed a pension fund client’s $425 million purchase of three of Canada’s largest regional malls, and oversaw the disposition strategy of a portfolio of 30 assets valued in excess of $500 million.

Education

  • Southern Methodist University – Bachelor’s in Finance
  • Southern Methodist University – Bachelor’s in Urban Land Economics

2020 Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes Annual Meeting of Members 2020-DRAFT

2020 Annual Report