Two Texas Pros Rejoin for Fund
In early March, two high-powered, Texas-based CRE pros – David Steinwedell and Jack Minter – re-joined forces after 10 years to form Stoneforge Advisors, LLC. Steinwedell, former Managing Partner at AIC Ventures and President of Wells Fund Management, and Minter, former Managing Director of the Americas for both Jones Lang LaSalle and Trammell Crow Company, launched the firm to target value added industrial, office and retail investments.
Together, the duo have over $30 billion of acquisition, disposition and capital market experience across all property types and geographic locations in their 25-year average tenure in the industry. In a nutshell, that means most folks listen to what they have to say.
We’re among those folks, and we caught up with Steinwedell (while he was waiting for a flight out of LaGuardia back to his base in Austin) to get his take on the new venture.


Power Player Q&A: BOK’s Bryan Geiger
As the new president of the Commercial Real Estate Council (CREC) in Oklahoma City, Bryan Geiger is an established figure on the local commercial real estate finance scene, and for good reason.

Geiger has been with BOK Financial (Bank of Oklahoma) for the past five and a half years, after spending six and a half years at MidFirst Bank. At BOK, he is a senior vice president managing a $180 million commercial real estate loan portfolio.


On the Record: Rand Elliott

How many young up-and-coming entrepreneurs would turn down an opportunity to work for Philip Johnson, one of the world’s leading architects, in the Big Apple? Even after the collapse of Penn Square Bank and the resulting black eye dealt to Oklahoma City back in the early-1980s, that is exactly what Rand Elliott did. Instead he chose Oklahoma.

Today, Elliott is a premier architect in his own right, winning 10 American Institute of Architects Honor Awards and nearly 200 other design honors. Recently we caught up with him in his downtown Oklahoma City office to chat about the state of all things architecture and touch base on some of his latest projects.