Bart C. Koontz
President & CEO
“We want to exceed expectation.” We do not want to just do the job. We want to do the job better and smarter – whatever it takes to satisfy our clients and investors.
Bart C. Koontz is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koontz Corporation. He is responsible for the Company’s strategic direction and long-term planning, as well as, the development and implementation of the company’s overall investment strategy. The Company, formerly known as Koontz McCombs, was formed in May of 1997 by Bart Koontz and Red McCombs to develop income-producing properties throughout the State of Texas. In the ensuing years, Koontz Corporation has developed over 7 million square feet of commercial properties. The scope of properties has ranged from office, medical office, industrial/flex, retail, and multi-family.
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From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Koontz served as Senior Vice President for Concord Corporation in San Antonio, Texas.
Prior to 1983, Mr. Koontz was with Cushman and Wakefield in the Dallas and San Antonio Area and was active in real estate brokerage and leasing of office and industrial properties.
Troves Gilbert has served as Chief Financial Officer of Koontz Corporation since its founding in 1997.
Mr. Gilbert has over 36 years of experience in finance, accounting, construction, and commercial real estate. During his tenure with the Company, he has been primarily responsible for the financial aspects of real estate transactions totaling over $1.3 billion. He has oversight responsibility for the Company’s accounting, finance, risk management, human resources, and information technology. As a member of Koontz Corporation’s executive leadership team, he is active in strategic planning and providing overall direction for the Company. Prior to joining Koontz Corporation, Mr. Gilbert was a CPA with the first ten years of his career spent with the San Antonio office of Ernst & Young.
David A. Olsen
David A. Olsen joined Koontz Corporation in 2005 as Controller of the Construction Company. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Controller for all entities of Koontz Corporation.
Mr. Olsen began his career as a CPA on the audit staff of Ernst & Young in San Antonio from 1980 to 1983, serving small to large clients in various industries including construction, professional sports, communications, wholesale, retail and mortgage banking. From 1983 to 1994, he served as Controller and CFO of several private and public companies in San Antonio. From 1994 to 2005, Mr. Olsen was a self-employed financial consultant offering accounting and special project services, specializing in financial modeling for strategic planning purposes. His clients ranged from small to mid-sized companies, both in and out of Texas, in many industries including construction, heavy equipment dealerships, real estate development, oil and gas, wholesale distributors, financial services and motel operations.
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Vice President of Multi-Family Development
After an impressive 18-year career in real estate, Thomas Wells joined Koontz Corporation in November 2004 as Vice President of Multi-Family Development. Since then, he has developed and overseen construction of nine luxury multi-family projects totaling over 2,800 units. His focus is on identifying and executing multi-family projects throughout the United States.
Prior to joining Koontz Corporation, Mr. Wells served as a Development Partner for The Hanover Company, The Morgan Group, and JTS Interests.
Casidy Waddell, Senior Paralegal joined Koontz corporation in May 2022 with nearly five years’ experience as a paralegal in transactional real estate. Originally a Communications Major, Casidy also obtained her paralegal certification through West Texas A&M University to broaden her perspective when assisting with legal matters. Casidy now utilizes that knowledge to engage, coordinate and direct the Company’s consultants regarding legal, engineering, professional, entitlement, and technical matters. Her responsibilities include implementing the Company’s strategies in its acquisition, development, leasing, financing, and disposition of real property, as well as preparing purchase and sale agreements and related contracts, and conducting review of due diligence items, including comprehensive title and survey matters. As a key player on the Company’s executive team, her involvement starts with initial site identification and continues through the sale of fully stabilized projects.
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Vice President of Development
Michael Hargrave joined Koontz Corporation in May 2022 as Vice President of Development. He is responsible for managing the overall development process of the company’s commercial projects from initial site identification, due diligence and market analysis to design, budgeting, and construction project management.
Prior to joining Koontz Corporation, Michael worked as an owner’s representative for a healthcare firm, overseeing all development aspects of their expanding Texas portfolio. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and began his career as an architectural designer with a focus on historic preservation and environmental design. After receiving his master’s degree in land and property development, he first worked in residential neighborhood development and then for the City of San Antonio developing affordable multi-family housing.
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Robert Grier serves as Vice President of Multi-Family Construction for Koontz Construction, Inc. Robert has over 32 years of experience in many aspects of construction from light commercial to single-family homes and multi-family construction projects throughout the United States.
Robert joined Koontz Construction in April 2006 as a Project Manager in charge of the Estancia San Miguel Project in northwest Houston and the CityVista Project, an upscale luxury community in downtown Houston.