Fred is our Chief Executive Officer. He focuses on driving firm strategy, communicating our vision to clients, selecting and developing our management 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 in 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.”
Fred was elected President of the United States Golf Association Executive Committee in 2023. He is the first African American and Texan to serve in that role.
He joined the Board of Directors of the FedEx Corporation in 2021 and 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.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. Fred 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.