Fred is our Chief Executive Officer. His focus is on driving firm strategy, communicating our vision to clients, selecting and developing our senior team, allocating capital and managing growth. He began his career in the design and construction industry in 1996. In 2016, he joined the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Known for his creative mind and innovative thinking, Fred brings a highly energetic and communicative style to all he does. His leadership is shaped by his experiences – in athletics, at Beck, and various ministries and civic organizations. “Early in my career, I learned to ask many questions and to be interested. I am curious about what clients want, open-minded, and sometimes amnesic with the past.”
An active member of the community, Fred joined the Board of Directors of the FedEx Corporation in December 2021. He is also the President-Elect of the United States Golf Association Executive Committee.
He is part of the Dallas Citizens Council, serving as Chairman from 2019-2020. Fred also serves on the Board of Directors of Starwood Property Trust and the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center.
Fred earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also an alumnus of the 183rd class of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Fred played on the 1994 Bahamian National Basketball Team. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Abi, and daughters, Ava and Ali.