The Master of Land and Property Development program benefits from the involvement of its Development Industry Advisory Council (DIAC). DIAC members participate in program management, fund scholarships, and provide guidance to students. Students who are mentored by DIAC members often go on to join the DIAC as professionals themselves.

MLPD DIAC Members 

  • Lisa Chain, Chair ’95
    Vice President, Hillwood Residential, Spring, TX
  • Fred Balda ’82
    President, Hillwood Communities, Dallas, TX
  • Peter Barnhart ’95
    Vice President–Development, Caldwell Companies, Houston, TX
  • Jonathan Brinsden ’94
    Chairman, ULI & CEO, Midway Companies, Houston, TX
  • Timothy Early ’91
    Vice President Land Acquisitions, Brighton Homes, Houston, TX
  • Melissa Farr ’08
    Sustainability Consultant, Green Grove Group (G3), Houston, TX
  • Andrew Guajardo ’08
    Guajardo And Associate Architectural Services, San Antonio, TX
  • Dennis Jerke ’78
    Principal, TBG Partners, Fort Worth, TX
  • Don Janssen
    Senior Vice President, Planned Community Developers, Ltd., Sugarland, TX
  • Dan Leverett ’88
    Vice President, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands, TX
  • Angela Martinez ’06
    Senior Urban Planner/Project Manager, Knudson, LP, Houston, TX
  • Jennifer Ray ’07
    Director of Acquisitions and Development, Brass Real Estate Funds & Magi Real Estate, San Antonio, TX
  • Adrienne Schwartz ’00
    Director of Business Development, Harrison Kornberg Architects, Houston, TX
  • David Staas ’98
    Winstead PC Attorneys, Houston, TX
  • Ann Taylor
    Executive Director, Urban Land Institute, Houston, TX