Get to Know Chase Stone, Senior Vice President

Meet Chase Stone, Senior Vice President – Office and new HLC team member!

Chase Stone joined the Holt Lunsford Commercial team in 2022 and serves as the Senior Vice President – Office. In this role, Chase manages project leasing and business development initiatives for HLC’s office portfolio in Dallas. He spent ten years working with Cawley Partners Investment and Development before joining HLC.

Chase was born and raised in Dallas and attended the University of Texas for his undergrad. After graduating, he attended Southern Methodist University for his master’s degree. Chase enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany, his son Graham and his daughter Lillian. He also serves in a men’s bible study at Watermark Church.

What brought you to HLC?
I wanted to do something where I could serve others; I am passionate about building relationships, and this is a way to leverage that skill set. More than anything, it was to be able to be of service to people. I have the utmost respect for HLC and what they stand for, so an excellent value-based company was essential.

How do you hope to grow at HLC?
The biggest thing is to be able to learn from the best and learn how to serve better. I hope to use my values and leverage them in a way that allows me to grow relationally and professionally.

What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
What brought me here, where I want to grow the most, and what excites me the most is to use the relationships I have built to advance our platform. What interests me is helping people, clients, vendors, and my team. 

Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
We love people. I love people and laughing often and loudly makes for a better culture and workplace.

What three words would you use to describe the HLC culture?
Trust, Service, and Integrity.

If you could tell one person “thank you” for helping me become the person you are today, who would it be and why?
Bill Cawley. Bill took a chance on me at a time when I didn’t deserve it. Bill saw past my failures and saw something in me I didn’t see.

What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume
Every month, I spend a morning reading to the kids at The Rise School of Dallas. My Uncle Gary coached the women’s basketball team at Texas A&M for over a decade and won a national championship in 2011. (Please note that I am a longhorn, but I love the Aggies). I placed 3rd in the tennis state championship in my junior year of High School.

How do you define success?
I define success as meeting a combination of HLC and personal goals while helping my team do the same. As a leader, not only do I want to achieve my goals, but I want my team to feel capable of achieving their own goals as well. Most importantly, doing so with integrity every step of the way.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to play golf and I have recently picked up pickle ball. I love spending time with my kids and having date nights with my wife.

What would your autobiography be called?
Finding Success in Failure

If you were the CEO of a company name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
I would make it mandatory to come into the office every day and I would ban bad language .

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?

Favorite quote?
“If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – Ferris Bueller

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie Two Step by Blue Bell

What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
Ferris Bueller 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you?
Fire starter, cast iron skillet and a knife

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
The other day my son grabbed the steering wheel and said he was driving to his new office with a window and two chairs because I told him I was getting a new office with a window and two chairs.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
I gave my son an excavator which he was super excited about. I also gave my wife flowers yesterday.

Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rose up and took over?

If you had to choose, what would your last meal be? No limits.
My wife’s chicken pot pie.

Welcome to HLC, Chase, we are glad you are here!