Meet the AllTrades Team
Greg Vorwaller ~ Executive Chairman
Greg has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, spanning the private equity investing, financial services, and investment consulting sectors. Most recently, he served as President & Partner of Trez Capital, a leading private equity bridge lender and investor in Canada and the U.S. There he architected and executed a five (5) year strategic plan that more than doubled annual loan originations to $2.5B and AUM to $4B, one year ahead of target. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield (“C&W”), the business unit responsible for advising clients on the sale, financing and recapitalization of their real estate holdings. Under his leadership, the annual volume of concluded transactions grew from $20B to $40B. Before C&W, Greg served as the Global COO and President of CBRE Capital Markets, where he oversaw the transformation of the business to become the#1 ranked sales and financing advisor in the world, with over $100B in closed transactions in 2010. He earlier held analytical and transactional roles at First Chicago, Balcor, and Institutional Property Consultants. During his career, Greg has served as the lead advisor on over $5B in sales, financings, and recapitalizations encompassing the industrial, office, retail, multi-family, and hospitality property sectors. He received his BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been actively involved with NMHC and ULI.
James Rea ~ President & CEO
James has 28 years of experience in real estate development, construction, restoration, and insurance, and is a principal and COO of Triland International, a Dallas, Texas-based real estate development and construction firm founded by the Rea family in 1981, which has developed in excess of US$1 billion of award-winning projects throughout North America. He was previously the President and COO of a publicly-traded insurance restoration firm from 2000 to 2007, performing close to US$100 million of restoration work in 17 states. From 1994 to 2000, James was the Vice President of Construction of an international construction and development firm based in Dallas, Texas, with projects in Mexico and Texas. He was responsible for the development of a 1.2 million square foot conversion of the Dallas, Texas Sears Catalog Warehouse into 457 loft apartments and 120,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. His extensive record also includes 28 years with hands-on experience in all aspects of the construction industry from carpentry to running his own construction company.
Bruce Hall, CPA, CMA ~ Chief Financial Officer
Bruce is a senior financial executive with a strong background in the energy, real estate, private equity, construction, and manufacturing industries. From May 2003 to present, he has been the principal of his own CFO consulting and advisory firm assisting both large and small public and private companies with complete services including all areas of accounting and financial operations, interim CEO and CFO, mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, crisis management, cash flow management, banking and capital, taxation and regulatory including extensive SEC reporting, compliance, and U.S. GAAP experience. Previously, Bruce has been a CFO of several publicly traded and private companies including senior-level positions at Knight Energy Corp., Probex Corp., VeroLube, Recognition Equipment, Inc., RG America, Inc. and Harris Adacom Corporation. He began his career in public accounting with the international Big 4 firm Ernst & Young LLP and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas, a licensed Certified Management Accountant and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Leslie Wulf ~ Chief Capital Officer
Les has been the founder of several successful companies over his career, spanning both private and public companies in the US and Canada and serving as CEO and director. In each of these companies he has raised large sums of both public, private, and bank financing. These companies span several different industries: VeroLube, Inc. is a used oil collection and re-refining company, Edleun Inc. (now Busy Bee as sold to Ontario Teachers Pension fund) is the largest for-profit early learning and child care provider in Canada; Adroit Investments is an M&A management company; Children’s Choice Learning Centers Inc., is a national non-traditional child care company in the US (now Bright Horizons, as sold to Bain Capital); and Real Time Management Solutions LLC is a web-based real-time child care management software company. Les was also one of the founders as well as President of Dirt Motorsport (now World Racing Group) that consolidated the dirt track racing sanctioning bodies across the US and held more than 800 national and local races annually. Previously, he was President and CEO of a US-based operator of family entertainment, educational, and fitness centers in 11 countries.
Ted Rea ~ Chief Operating Officer
With over 30 years of development, construction, finance, and operational experience, Ted has been actively involved in the management and operations of public and private companies in Canada and the US. He has advised, co-founded, or led as both CEO and COO firms in the real estate, finance, insurance, development, and construction industries. Ted is a principal of Triland International, a Dallas, Texas-based real estate development and construction firm founded by the Rea family in 1981, which has developed in excess of US$1 billion of award-winning projects throughout North America. He has an extensive operational background developing solid organizational structures and flow, creating reporting and KPI systems and dashboards, conveyance of organizational strategy, coaching and team building, and implementation of success-based reward/bonus plans for team members. Ted attended Southern Methodist University and has been involved with the Young Presidents Organization since 1999, serving in numerous forums, chapters, and national roles in North America.
Todd Huntington, PE, LEED AP
~ Director of Design & Construction
Todd Huntington brings 15 years of project management and civil engineering experience to our team. As director of design and construction and as a licensed civil engineer, Todd is well-versed in site design, stormwater detention design, stormwater quality design, pavement design, and offers expertise in conducting feasibility studies, coordinating geotechnical and survey services, civil, architectural, mechanical and structural disciplines to complete building construction documents, and coordinating with municipalities and general contractors to minimize field issues throughout the construction process. Todd is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, PE designation pending in Texas , LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron.
Gerald Hacker, CPA, CGMA
~ Corporate Controller
Gerald is an experienced accounting professional, with an extensive background in real estate and operating businesses. With incredible attention to detail, Gerald works daily with the founding partners overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial operations, cash flow management, compliance, and US GAAP reporting.
Gerald is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gerald holds a BA from Drake University, an MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and an MS from The University of Dallas.
Taylor Hutcherson ~ Director – Asset & Financial Analysis
Taylor is an experienced financial analyst and management consultant with almost a decade of experience working for Accenture. His roles have entailed financial analysis, contract management, business transformation, and project management. He has led a team of 8 direct employees in a business transformation project for a Fortune 500 company. Taylor is also a licensed Texas Real Estate agent, having developed, constructed, and financed more than 60 real estate properties since 2010. Taylor holds a BBA in Finance and Management from Texas Tech University.
Tracy Arbanas ~ Procore Administrator
Tracy has over 30 years of construction experience including accounting, scheduling, AIA documentation, inspections, lien releases, estimating, purchasing, budget preparation and management, and Procore Construction Management software expertise. She administers Procore project budgets and tracking.
Kelly Jones ~ Property & Tenant Administrator
Kelly oversees property management and tenant administration, as well as assists the executive team of AllTrades Industrial Properties with all facets of office management. Kelly has 30 years of experience in real estate and construction. She attended Texas Tech University where she pursued a B.A. in Business Management.