Meet Jack Beare, Dallas Office Market Analyst and new HLC team member!
Aside from a short time in North Carolina between the ages of three and nine, Jack was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended high school at The Episcopal School of Dallas where he discovered his passion for lacrosse. Jack went on to play the game in college at Notre Dame, where he lettered for four years as a division one varsity lacrosse athlete and was named a team captain in his senior year. In between lacrosse games, Jack also attended classes and received his BBA in Management and Consulting from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Prior to joining HLC, Jack interned in Chicago for NAI Hiffman as a junior industrial tenant representative and in Dallas for Bessemer Trust as a junior private wealth manager. In his role as a Market Analyst in the Dallas Office Division, Jack’s responsibilities include gathering market intelligence, creating competitive market sets, producing weekly analysis reports, and assisting brokers in lease negotiations and marketing HLC properties. He is dedicated to supporting the leasing transactions team on their approximately 3.5 million square foot portfolio of office assets; researching specified buildings and assisting each market associate with their individual marketing duties.
What brought you to HLC?
Networking, networking, networking – and a lot of it was done long distance because I was attending school and playing lacrosse full time at Notre Dame. Ultimately, it was one of my former lacrosse coaches that is now in the real estate industry who connected me with Holden Lunsford.
How do you hope to grow here at HLC?
Right now, I’m focusing on learning and absorbing all the knowledge and expertise around me. I want to grow in this role and become an expert like my teammates while developing my own unique sales skill set.
What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
I am passionate about commercial real estate in general, and all the aspects of the business from the actual buildings themselves to helping my teammates do their jobs better. I feel like I’m the “Swiss Army Knife” of the Dallas Office Leasing Team, and my days are always different with new challenges and opportunities to learn.
Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
Golden Rule. I learned it at a young age, and it became ingrained in me in high school. I’m a people pleaser, and I believe it’s important to be kind to everyone because that is how I want to be treated. And when you emanate positive energy and good feelings, you are more likely to get the results that you want.
What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
1. My family has a farm in St. Louis that was handed down to us by my grandparents, and we go there 2-3 times a year to get away.
2. I have an Olde English Bulldogge (yes, that is the correct spelling) that is half English bulldog, one-sixth Mastiff, one-sixth American bulldog and one-sixth Pit Bull Terrier. The breed was started in the 1970’s as an attempt to recreate the English Bulldog as it was in the 1800’s when it was used as a working dog to herd and bring down cattle. His name is Wynston, he is six months old and he has a “sad old man” face.
3. I can read and speak both German and French at an intermediate level.
How do you spend your free time?
With my girlfriend, Jen, and Wynston. We like to go on walks and visit the dog parks – Wynston is very popular and attracts a lot of attention, it’s like being with a celebrity! I also like to golf, and I’m in a men’s lacrosse league.
If you were the CEO of a company name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
Mandatory: each day or week (depending on company size), go meet and talk with someone new until you’ve have met everyone in the office and make notes about what you learned about them. I think this would help create a positive and energetic work environment.
Ban: cowboy boots. They just don’t look right with a suit and a tie.
What super power would you like to have?
The ability to control time.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you?
1. Water purifier
2. Fire-starter kit
3. Duct tape
What’s your secret talent no one at work knows about?
I am able to learn languages quite easily. I have always attributed this trait to my grandmother, Lucia, who was Chilean and lived in many different countries around the world. I believe this talent is unique because a lot of people that I know struggle with picking up foreign languages but for some reason it comes naturally to me.
Breakfast tacos – three of them – with egg, bacon, cheese, lettuce, avocado, pico and the spiciest salsa on the menu. And a margarita on the rocks to wash it all down!
Welcome to HLC Jack, we are glad you are here!