Leadership

Our Executive Team

William W. “Biff” McGuire

CEO of United Development Company

• Responsible for sourcing opportunities and managing day-to-day business
• 25+ years of real estate experience
• Former CEO of Alvarez & Marsal’s Real Estate Consulting Practice
• Former Partner of PwC in Dallas, Texas

Phone 817.233.0196

A.D.J.G. “Ton” van Dam

Board of Managers of United Development Company

• Chairman of United Investment Company, B.V.
• Founding partner of Multi Development, one of the largest development companies in Europe, with more than $2 billion in annual revenues before its sale to Morgan Stanley

Jeffrey Berg

General Counsel/Managing Director of United Development Company

• Responsible for legal matters
• 30+ years of real estate experience
• Former partner with the Atlanta based law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Phone 404.873.8704

Jeff Stevens

Development Partner

• Responsible for residential development deals and their construction
• 35+ years development experience includes arranging, organizing and building a number of world-renowned, award-winning residential developments including The Woodlands in Houston, Tx and Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Az
• Served as President of a COI hotel group which operated several luxury hotels and spas, including Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
• Served as chairman of Charter Hospitals

Phone 817.312.6870

Arjen van Rijn

CFO OF UNITED INVESTMENT COMPANY

• Functions as the link between investment opportunities generated by United Development Company and UDC Health Developers and potential equity-sources in Europe
• Past Executive Board Member responsible for the international real estate finance division of a Dutch Bank, managing a $6 billion (Euro) real estate loan portfolio spanning six Western European countries, Canada and the United States
• Member of the Dutch Register of Certified Auditors

Lamar Clark

Chief Financial Officer of United Development Company

• Responsible for accounting and financial matters
• 30+ years of banking and public accounting experience
• Former Senior Credit Officer for Bank of America, Wachovia and Regions Bank

Phone 817.307.4283

Jonathan Swerdlow

Board of Managers of United Development Company

• Responsible for Investment decisions, transaction structuring and major decisions
• 20+ years of real estate development experience
• Senior Executive at Sony Retail and ALA Holdings

Phone 310.277.5044

Nicholas Christifulli

Development Partner of United Development Company

• Responsible for all aspects of sourcing, acquiring, entitling and building all development projects
• 30+ years of real estate development experience
• Founder of Vertical Holdings; Senior Executive at Westcor

Phone 602.725.7799

Patrick Reilly

Development Partner

• Responsible for sourcing and underwriting development and acquisition opportunities as well as leasing, financial analysis, market analysis, broker management and other critical areas of the development process
• 30+ years experience as an effective and accomplished commercial real estate consultant

Phone 214.215.2403

Wade Strain

Managing Director

• 30+ years in real estate project management, development and construction supervision
• Career experience includes apartments, retail, industrial, nursing homes, detention facilities, self-storage and residential subdivisions

Phone 817.733.9211

Melanie Benge

Director

• Residential and commercial construction project supervisor with 10+ years experience in estimating, scheduling, cost control and management

Phone 817.879.7468

Sandra Baber-Sandefur

Director

• Management of transactions, projects, special events and marketing.
• 10+ years experience in upper end, private golf club residential development
• Former President/CEO of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce

Phone 817.946.7541

Jeff Istok

Controller

Accomplished accounting professional with controller level experience in large international organization. Diverse background in both accounting processes and transactions with a broad industry background with a focus in construction.

Phone: 682.218.0058

Renee Vaughan

Director

20+ years’ experience in tenant coordination on both the tenant and development sides as well as several years’ experience in commercial property management.

Phone 817.235.0074

Jodi Johnson

Development Partner

• Responsible for project entitlement, managing leasing activity and overseeing construction of retail projects
• Principal in power centers, neighborhood centers and mixed-use developments
• Former Development Director for Hamilton Development
• Former Senior Vice President VCW, Inc.

Phone 402.651.2001

Len Kuhn

Director of Construction

40 years of commercial leadership experience from site selection through project build and close out. Has consulted and directed expansion and development of corporate and franchise businesses for PepsiCo, U-Haul, GE Capital, Outback Steakhouse, Yum! Brands Restaurants, McDonald's, Starbucks and others.

Phone 910.650.2308