Leadership - Bandera Ventures Team - A Tradition of Leadership
The Bandera Ventures leadership team has over 100 years of combined experience in the commercial real estate industry. Learn more about the team.
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A Tradition of Leadership

Chuck Anderson at Bandera Ventures

Chuck Anderson

Pryor Blackwell from Bandera Ventures

Pryor Blackwell

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Tom Leiser

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Marty McFarland

Chuck Anderson at Bandera Ventures
Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson founded Bandera Ventures with Pryor Blackwell and Thomas Leiser in May 2003. The Partners have over 100 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing more than 60 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, air cargo/logistics facilities, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Mr. Anderson earned his BBA (1983) and MBA (1984) from Southern Methodist University where he graduated summa cum laude. He is active in the Young Presidents Organization, Watermark Community Church and serves on the Board of Directors for Triumph Savings Bank, Highwoods Properties, Central Distributors, Inc., The Cooper Institute, Southwestern Medical Foundation and East-West Ministries International. He is a former Board Member of the Texas Real Estate Council and Behind Every Door Ministries and was voted one of Forty Under Forty Businessman in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal.

Prior to founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Anderson was associated with the Trammell Crow Company for over 16 years. Prior to his departure, Mr. Anderson was Senior Executive Director, responsible for the Development and Investment Group for the Western two-thirds of the United States. He served on both the Executive and Operating Committees.

Mr. Anderson lives in Dallas with his wife, Kimberly and has two daughters, Bailey Schaufele (Paul, daughter, Molly and son, Charlie), and Ashley.

Pryor Blackwell from Bandera Ventures
Pryor Blackwell

Pryor Blackwell founded Bandera Ventures with Charles Anderson and Thomas Leiser in May 2003. The Partners have over 100 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing more than 60 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, air cargo/logistics facilities, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Before founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Blackwell was President of the Development and Investment Group of Trammell Crow Company. He served as a member of the Operating Committee, Executive Committee and the Trammell Crow Company Board of Directors. He also served as a Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Trammell Crow Company where he was employed for over 18 years. He was a key member of a small team of Crow executives who orchestrated the initial public offering and sale of shares of Trammell Crow Company (NYSE: TCC).

Industry & Civic Affiliations:

  • Board of Directors, ProPetro Holding Corp (NYSE: PUMP)
  • Board of Directors, Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Member, World President’s Organization (WPO)
  • Advisory Board Member, SixSite
  • Advisory Board Member, Friends of Dallas Police Department
  • Member, Highland Park United Methodist Church
  • Voted ‘Forty Under Forty’ Businessman in Dallas, DBJ
  • Named a ‘Star to Watch’, Commercial Property News

Education:

BBA Finance, Texas Tech University

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Thomas Leiser

Tom Leiser founded Bandera Ventures with Charles Anderson and Pryor Blackwell in May 2003. The Partners have over 100 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing more than 60 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, air cargo/logistics facilities, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Before founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Leiser was responsible for industrial and office developments at Trammell Crow throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as well as having national responsibility for Corporate Build-To-Suits, Airport Development, Healthcare Development, Colleges and Universities and Mixed Use Developments.

Mr. Leiser obtained his BA from Indiana University, JD from Indiana University School of Law, and MBA from Southern Methodist University, each with honors. He is active in the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) as well as the Real Estate Council where he was a Founding Member of Dallas Sixty. Tom is Chairman of the Board of Vision Africa, a ministry focused on spiritual and health issues in Nigeria and an Elder at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Leiser is a former Board Member of NAIOP where he chaired the national committee on finance and tax, a former member of the Foundation Board for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, a former board member of the International Center of Religion and Diplomacy, and a former member of the Associate Board at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he taught Business Law while working on his MBA.

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Martin McFarland

Martin “Marty” McFarland joined Bandera Ventures in September 2016. The Partners have over 100 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing more than 60 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, air cargo/logistics facilities, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Marty combines extensive knowledge of the legal and financial realities of development deals with deep expertise in real estate asset strategies. His experience with real estate development and investment across the sunbelt—from Washington DC to California—is unparalleled. His architectural training, real estate law experience, and financial fluency make him a valuable ally in transactions across all product types.

He spent years as regional managing director at Trammell Crow, along with the other Bandera Ventures Partners, before becoming a partner in the real estate group at the investment bank, Alvarez & Marsal, where he used his legal and financial expertise to consult on real estate asset strategies and restructuring. He went on to serve as vice president and general manager at Opus South, then became a founding partner at Weeks Robinson Properties. It was there that he put together a highly successful $400 million opportunity fund to develop industrial assets throughout the southeast. He is known for successful third-party development opportunities he creates and for his facility in securing institutional capital.

Marty graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Architecture. He earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a JD from Georgia State University. He is a licensed real estate broker in several states and a licensed real estate attorney in Georgia.