Silver Tree Partners, Top Executives
Paul A. Gardner (Founding Partner) is a 40 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry. He began his real estate career at Transland Management Corporation, where his responsibilities included overseeing day-to-day operations of several million square feet of commercial property located throughout Texas. In1983, Mr. Gardner founded Texas Commercial Properties, Inc., a Dallas real estate firm. He later founded Kimsport Financial Group, which has completed several successful commercial developments in North Texas.
As a principal of Silver Tree Partners, Paul Gardner is responsible for overseeing the commercial real estate development process including site selection, acquisition, contract negotiations, as well as supervising the architectural and engineering process. He is a member of the Texas Real Estate Council and Plano Developers Council, Federation of Greater Dallas Appropriations Committee, and a past member of the National Coalition for Drug Free School Zones in Washington, D.C., The United States Olympic Fundraising Committee and served on the Board of Directors for Security National Bank of Garland. A native of Dallas, Mr. Gardner earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Alan D. Moore (Founding Partner) is best known as one of the founders of Fossil, Inc., the international brand name fashion accessories company with yearly revenues in excess of $1 billion. After Fossil, Moore was the CFO and a shareholder of Windows on WallStreet, Inc., an internet financial software solution and financial market data provider. Windows on WallStreet was sold to Trade Station Group, Inc (TRAD), a publicly traded company in October 1999. Alan serves on the Board of Directors for several portfolio companies.
Mr. Moore’s success in real-estate has run parallel with his successful private equity firm Red Oak Capital which was founded in 1995. Red Oak Capital has successfully invested in high-tech, retail, manufacturing, and service companies. Red Oak Capital was the first private equity firm to invest in the Palm Beach Tan retail chain of tanning stores. Moore assisted Palm Beach Tan strategically grow from eight stores to over 400 locations and create the Mystic Tan technology which was spun out in 2005.
A Dallas native, Mr. Moore earned his Masters in Accounting and Bachelor in Business Control Systems from the University of North Texas and served on the University of North Texas College of Business Administration Advisory Board from 2000 to 2005.
Brett H. Williams (Principal) has an extensive real estate background that includes tenant representation, office leasing, real estate development and acquisitions. He began his real estate career at Henry S. Miller Company, where he was a member of the land and investment acquisition team for three years. In 1999, he joined Electronic Data Systems as a financial analyst in the Real Estate Department. While at EDS, Mr. Williams was recruited by Duggan Realty Advisors to conduct land sales, tenant representation and the oversight of tenant finish out construction.
As a partner of SilverTree Partners, Brett Williams is responsible for overseeing the disposition and leasing of properties owned by the various partnerships. He negotiates tenant contracts, assists in space planning and coordinates the work of outside engineers, architects and contractors. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas, member of the Texas Real Estate Council, North Texas Commercial Area Realtors and is active with Big Brothers of America and the National Cancer Foundation. A native of Dallas, Mr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Economics from Southern Methodist University.
Adam Rasmussen (Principal, CFO) began his real estate career as a CPA working for the multifamily developer JPI in 1997. He then went to work for Lone Star Opportunity Funds in the Legal and Finance Department. At the time, Lone Star was the largest international real estate opportunity fund acquiring non-performing real estate debt and distressed real estate. After several years with Lone Star, he was recruited to work for a national bank in their Commercial Real Estate Asset Management division. There he oversaw the migration of $3.5 billion in performing commercial real estate loans from various acquisitions, as well as completing the bank’s formal credit training program.
Prior to arriving at Silver Tree Partners, he worked as an Asset Manager with a Dallas based private real estate firm. There he was directly involved in property management, leasing, financing, and budgeting for approximately 2.5 million square feet in office and retail properties. His responsibilities at Silver Tree Partners include the oversight of Asset Management, Fund Administrator for multiple real estate funds, investor reporting, and coordinating acquisition due diligence. Adam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.