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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Matt Ashbaugh

Jack Gibbons

Mark Hayes

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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 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, 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 at 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, was voted one of Forty Under Forty Businessman in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal and participated in Young Presidents’ Organization.

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 half of the United States. He served on both the Executive and Operating Committees.

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

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 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada.  Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, 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, Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Member, World President’s Organization (WPO)
  • Advisory Board Member, Friends of Dallas Police Department
  • Member, Highland Park United Methodist Church
  • Voted ‘Forty Under Forty’ Businessman in Dallas, DBJ

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 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development encompassing in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, 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 on 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.

Matt Ashbaugh

Matt Ashbaugh joined Bandera Ventures as a Partner in September 2021. The Partners have over 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada.  Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medial, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

From 2014 to 2021, Matt was part of Hines’ New York development team, most recently serving as a Managing Director overseeing the development of One Madison ($2.3B project). While at Hines, Matt also served as portfolio manager of the 12-building, 5.8 million SF Hudson Square Portfolio, managed the financial aspects of One Vanderbilt ($3.3B project), and coordinated new business activities for the New York Office.

Matt earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2014. Prior to graduate school, Matt served in roles with Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds, growth equity firm Cotton Creek Capital, and The Boston Consulting Group.

Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas, where he earned a BA in Plan II Honors and a BBA in Business Honors/Finance and was active in Texas Cowboys. Matt lives in Dallas with his wife Ashley and children Avery and Charlie.

Jack Gibbons

Jack Gibbons joined Bandera Ventures in March 2020. The Partners have over 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Jack joined Bandera Ventures as their Retail Partner focusing on the acquisition of neighborhood shopping centers throughout the United States.   Jack focuses his time on sourcing suitable investments, placing debt at acquisition and asset management.  From 2012 to 2020, Jack was a senior asset manager at a Dallas based family office with assets in excess of $1 billion where he was involved in acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, retail development and asset management, completing transactions in over thirteen states.   During his tenure with the family office, Jack was responsible for overseeing more than $750 million of acquisitions and dispositions.   

Jack is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where he received his BBA in Real Estate Finance from the Cox School of Business.   Jack grew up in Dallas and continues to reside there with his wife Sarah and their daughter Annie.

Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes joined Bandera Ventures in January 2021. The Partners have over 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, data centers, and build-to-suit projects.

Before joining Bandera Ventures, Mark lead HPI Real Estate and Investments Industrial Division in Dallas.  Prior to HPI Mark was with Stream Realty Partners within the Dallas office divisions project leasing team.  

Mark also completed the Fidelity Investments two-year General Management Apprenticeship Program where he completed four 6-month assignments, covering different business groups and job functions in Boston – MA, Providence – RI, and Westlake – TX.

Mark obtained his BA from Michigan State University. He earned his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin where he concentrated in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. 

Prior to business school Mark served for over six years in the US Navy as a member of SEAL Team Seven where he deployed to Iraq twice, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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Martin McFarland

Martin “Marty” McFarland joined Bandera Ventures in September 2016. The Partners have over 140 years’ experience in commercial real estate development in excess of 62 million square feet of development and acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada. Bandera’s real estate development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, medical, 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.