Downtown district real estate ties
Of the 27 board members of the Downtown Management District, 12 are in real estate or a closely related business. The board has been given the power to approve who receives $37 million in property development tax breaks.
Frank Staats - Crescent Real Estate Equities
Diedra Porsche - J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
Karun Sreerama - ESPA Corp.
Stewart O. Robinson - SOR Real Estate Advisors, previously with Hines
Kenny Meyer - MC Management and Development
John Mooz - Hines
Paul Layne - Howard Hughes Corp.
H. Milton Howe - Landgrant Resources
Leslie Ashby - Ashby LLP
Don Henderson - DJH Consulting
Gary Warwick - Warwick Ritz
Thomas Cheng - The Abercrombie Company; Carriage Trailer Park Ltd.
-- STEVE MILLER, Texas Watchdog