Team

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Maury Bronstein - 1912 Ventures
Maury Bronstein
Principal
  • Maury Bronstein is a co-founder and partner at 1912 Ventures. He has more than 25 years of experience providing brokerage and consulting services to clients including business owners, public companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, family offices, lenders, and governments.

    Over the past decade, Mr. Bronstein has executed over $635 million in real estate assignments for clients, encompassing the vast majority of property types and industry sectors: retail, industrial (manufacturing and distribution), office, multifamily, land, hospitality, restaurants, medical, childcare, and special purpose assets. These wide-ranging assignments include the following:

    • Managing acquisitions and dispositions via a traditional brokerage approach and auctions.
    • Representing tenants seeking properties to lease, including build-to-suits.
    • Providing assistance to lenders and borrowers with distressed real estate assets and loan workouts.
    • Establishing the financial value of geographically-dispersed assets in fast-changing markets for potential acquirers and lenders.
    • Overseeing various aspects of operations as a principal of a commercial real estate fund.
    • Leading a turnaround of an international commercial real estate firm’s brokerage division.
    • Serving as a trusted, strategic advisor on a high-profile legal case of first impression that was tried at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning eminent domain.

    His clients primarily work in the following market segments and have decision-making authority on their real estate.

    • Business Owners-Management Teams: Middle market companies, private equity firms and portfolio companies, funds, physicians, franchisees
    • Investors: Family offices, high net worth individuals, partnerships
    • Lenders: Commercial banks, special servicers, debt funds
    • Bankruptcy: Trustees, receivers, restructuring officers

    In addition to real estate, Mr. Bronstein has advised on over $35 billion in corporate assignments, including large-scale mergers and acquisitions. His significant and varied operating and transactional experience empowers him to identify value, creatively solve problems, make highly implementable recommendations, and successfully manage assignments to meet the particular financial and operational goals of each client.

    Prior to establishing 1912 Ventures, Mr. Bronstein honed his commercial real estate skills and investment management acumen at renowned firms such as Situs and Arthur D. Little. In addition to deep experience in the Texas market, he has worked with clients all over the United States and internationally. A third-generation Houstonian, Maury leverages a rich history of local relationships and market knowledge to proactively identify opportunities that best fit his clients’ needs.

    Credentials & Achievements

    Professional Activities:

    Guest Lecturer, Marketing and Real Estate. Rice University MBA Program.

    Business Plan Evaluator, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.

    Member, Association for Corporate Growth.

    Member, International Council of Shopping Centers.

    Member, Turnaround Management Association.

    Licensed Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission

    Community Leadership:

    Board of Directors, Association of Rice Alumni.

    Board of Directors & Past President, Rice MBA Alumni Association.

    Board of Directors, Alumni Entrepreneurs & Innovators Organization (Rice University).

    Board of Directors, Lamar High School Alumni Association.

    Honors & Awards:

    Winner, Rice MBA Alumni Award, Industry Excellence Award for Real Estate (August 2020 – view related Alumni presentation video here), recognizing alumni for outstanding achievements in their professional fields and exemplary leadership.

    Winner, recipient of the Mike A. Wright Award for leadership and service, the highest honor given at Rice University’s MBA program.

    Winner, Rice MBA Alumni Service Award (2006).

    Winner, recipient of the Robert Lowry Patten Award, recognizing graduate students for their service and achievement on behalf of graduate students.

    Education

    Rice University – Master of Business Administration

    Texas A&M University – Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis

    Lamar High School – Houston, Texas

John S. Wall, Jr. - 1912 Ventures
John S. Wall, Jr.
Principal
  • John S. Wall, Jr. is a co-founder and partner at 1912 Ventures. He has more than 14 years of experience providing brokerage and consulting services to clients including business owners, public companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, family offices, and lenders.

    Through his career, Mr. Wall has executed over $XXX million in real estate assignments for clients. These assignments include the following:

    • Managing acquisitions and dispositions via a traditional brokerage approach and auctions
    • Representing tenants seeking properties to lease, including build-to-suits and ground leases
    • Establishing the financial value of geographically-dispersed assets in fast-changing markets for potential acquirers and lenders
    • Providing assistance to lenders and borrowers with loan workouts

    Prior to establishing 1912 Ventures, Mr. Wall was the top-producing real estate broker at Situs. He served a diverse customer base, closing several complex sale, lease, and advisory transactions across land, retail, office, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and self-storage properties. He also served as a principal in a commercial real estate fund, for which he sourced acquisitions; conducted acquisition due diligence; recommended and oversaw property-level improvements post-acquisition to increase value; and managed asset sales.

    John’s efforts, most notably as a problem solver and executor, earned him acknowledgement as a Houston Business Journal “Heavy Hitter”, recognizing Houston’s leading commercial real estate brokers. In addition to deep experience in the Texas market, he has worked with clients all over the United States.

    Credentials & Achievements

    Professional Activities:

    Former Chairman, Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Committee of the Houston chapter (ULI).

    Member, International Council of Shopping Centers.

    Member, Texas Association of Realtors.

    Candidate, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) pursuing the CCIM designation.

    Licensed Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission

    Honors & Awards:

    Inductee, Athletic Hall of Fame, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas

    Varsity Athlete, Football Team, Rice University

    Education

    Rice University – Bachelor of Arts

    Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – Dallas, Texas

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