Get to Know Adam Curran, Managing Principal

Meet Adam Curran, Managing Principal of Industrial Tenant Representation and new HLC Team Member!

Adam Curran joined Holt Lunsford Commercial in 2023 and serves as Managing Principal Industrial Tenant Representation. He leads the industrial tenant representation service line at HLC, training/overseeing brokers and advising clients on industrial property leasing, sales, and subleasing.

Before joining HLC, Adam Curran was a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield. He completed over 4.8 million square feet of industrial transactions and trained/mentored young agents entering the business.

Adam grew up in Austin and started his continuing education at Baylor University to study vocational ministry. Halfway through college, his interests transitioned after attending a sales training internship one summer. Commercial real estate as a career emerged, which put him on the path he is on today. Adam and his wife moved to Dallas in 2004, where they built their family of four, including their 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.

What brought you to HLC?
HLC has been a company I’ve admired my whole career. I was fortunate to interact with many leasing agents when I first got into the business. I’ve kind of always gravitated toward the tenant side of the business. With Holt Lunsford Commercial being a more landlord-based side of the business between leasing agents and property management, I interacted with someone from HLC almost daily. I’ve always admired the company’s values, how everyone conducted their business, and how they treated people. I was intrigued by the opportunity to lead the Industrial Tenant Rep Division and build on what’s already here, and I jumped at the opportunity!

How do you hope to grow at HLC?
I plan to grow the division by continuing to build up Harrison Davis and Hudson Sheets, who are already on the team, and then hiring other new brokers.

What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
To get to lead, train, and develop new brokers in the business while still getting to serve my clients. This is a dream role to mentor others and help them come up in the business. I get a lot of personal energy and fulfillment from seeing others succeed.

Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
Putting others first. The temptation in our industry is to only care about what you’ve produced at the end of the year. I like to put myself in the client’s shoes and consider how they would like to be treated. This helps you know if you’re making the right decision.

What three words would you use to describe the HLC culture?
Respected servant leaders.

If you could tell one person “thank you” for helping me become the person you are today, who would it be and why?
My parents divorced when I was 12, but we had a reversal of roles. My dad raised the three of us instead of my mom. He passed away from cancer when I was in college and never got to meet my wife and kids. Nevertheless, He inspired me to live for the Lord and lead a sacrificial life. He made tremendous sacrifices for us to be where we are and always put us first. Twenty years later, I’d love for him to see how I’m doing and then thank him for everything he’s done.

Who or what inspires you?
Other than my dad, I would also say my father-in-law, Phillip Bressinck. He and my mother-in-law, Judy,  are still married after forty-five years together and live close. He’s a man I admire and I’m so thankful to have married into this family.  Also, my best friend from high school’s dad, Kent Hollrah. He and his wife Melinda stepped into my life in a big way when my dad passed away.  Phillip and Kent have been role models, mentors, and in a sense, second fathers to me.

What is an interesting fact about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I’m a licensed pilot, but I haven’t flown pilot-in-command in 20 years so you probably don’t want to get in a plane with me.

How do you define success?
I define success simply as meeting my own personal goals. Loving my wife and kids well and pulling them towards the Lord is my major barometer. And if at the end of my life, and I’m not here, I hope that they would echo that. That would be a major success to me.

How do you like to spend your free time?
Reading, playing chess online, working out, tent camping, hiking, fly fishing, and golf.

If you were the CEO of a company, what’s one thing that you would make mandatory in the office and one thing that you would ban?
I would make teamwork mandatory; no person is an island. I would ban gossip and complaining without solutions presented.

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
My wife and I got to go with our church to Israel two years ago on a study the Bible tour. That was incredible seeing the Bible come alive and walking the sites that Jesus himself lived daily life in.

What can you teach me to do in five minutes?
How to throw a baseball.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Anything with Oreos. My go-to is the Chick-fil-a cookies and cream shake, but I’ve also recently discovered Blue Bells Cookie Two Step. 

What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
Maverick from Top Gun.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?
My Bible, cellphone, and tennis shoes to workout.

What’s your secret talent no one at work knows about?

What’s the last thing you watched on TV, and why did you choose to watch it?
Seinfeld – timeless comedy. Situational humor gets me every time!

What was the last gift you gave someone?
I gave my wife a makeup palette for her birthday this year that she picked out and even told me where to buy it.  I am a pretty terrible gift giver so I have to be told exactly what someone wants!

If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film or book, which one would you claim?
The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, it’s a beautiful allegory of the Christian faith.

If you had to choose, what would your last meal be? No limits.
10 oz filet mignon cooked medium rare with brussels sprouts or mushrooms as a side with a good glass of Cabernet red wine. Then finish the meal with a tres leches cake or chocolate brownie a la mode.

Welcome to HLC, Adam; we are glad you are here!