Get to Know Kareem Amer, Market Analyst

Meet Kareem Amer, Market Analyst and new HLC Team Member! 

Kareem Amer joined Holt Lunsford Commercial in 2023 and serves as a Market Analyst. Kareem is responsible for assisting in executing transactions on approximately 4 million square feet of office assets, representing both private and institutional investors. Kareem focuses on marketing HLC properties, gathering market intelligence, and identifying growth opportunities for the Fort Worth Office Division.

Kareem grew up in Dallas, Texas, but moved to California before starting high school. Missing his roots, Kareem chose to move back to Texas for college, where he attended Texas Christian University. There, he was involved with the TCU Real Estate Club and joined a fraternity. After graduating college, he wanted to stay in the area and pursued a position at HLC.

What brought you to HLC?
When looking for a place to work, I was always told to follow the horse and not the race. I met Jake Neal and Vic Meyer and instantly was drawn towards them because of the way they carry themselves and how they treat people. I did my research into HLC and them and saw the success that they’ve had at such a young age. I started seeing their names across the Fort Worth real estate market. That’s when I made my decision to follow those two horses. They’d give me the best opportunity to grow in my career and ultimately find success.

How do you hope to grow at HLC?
At HLC my growth plans are to come to work every day looking to learn something new. I’m a believer in the phrase that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I’m just going to continue stacking bricks and down the road, I hope to look back on my journey and see the foundation I laid for myself. When my days are behind me, I can look back and be proud of the empire of success I’ve built.

What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
What excites me most about my role is that I have an opportunity to grow from within the company and take a giant leap in experience and market expertise. When you can make a name for yourself and provide value to others, it makes coming to work seem like the best thing in the world.

Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
The golden rule is putting others first and treating people how you want to be treated. If you want to go somewhere fast, you go alone. If you want to go somewhere far, you go together. Putting others first and having your best interest in mind as well as others will help you go very far as a professional as well as in your personal life.

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

Who or what inspires you?
The thing that inspires me the most is change. Change is a funny way of teaching about life and how to tackle various obstacles that come about in your life. Change is also inevitable. Either you roll with it, or it’ll roll over you. Knowing that change will happen inspires me to constantly adapt and be ready when change presents itself.

If you could tell one person “thank you” for helping you become the person you are today, who would it be and why?
Without a doubt, it would have to be my mother. I want to give her the biggest thank you. My whole life she’s been the one constant. She continually motivates me to strive for more and to achieve greater heights for myself. I don’t know where I’d be as a man and a child of God without her guidance and support throughout my life.

What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I’ve summoned a mountain, I’ve been skydiving twice, and Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, and my sister were on the same soccer team for a couple of years.

How do you define success?
Success to me is being in the constant pursuit of happiness in all aspects of your life. We choose to be happy. If you’re always looking to find the next thing that brings you true happiness, that’s moral and ethical, you’re successful.

How do you like to spend your free time?
Anything outdoors. Whether it’s playing golf or tennis, fishing or just sitting in a Tommy Bahama chair.

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 wearing flip-flops with a T-shirt in the office mandatory, and I would ban negativity.

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
Cairo, Egypt. Which is northeast Africa.

What would you invent if you could?
I would invent cream cheese that you don’t have to spread on a bagel. You’d just pull out of a package like normal sliced cheese and place is directly on your bagel. Maybe throw some salmon or capers or whatever you’re into on it and get on with your day.

Favorite quote?
We all have two battles, or two enemies. One with the man across from you. The second is with the man inside of you. I think once you control the one inside of you, the one across from you really doesn’t matter. – Tony Romo

What can you teach me to do in five minutes?
I could teach you to do a magic trick where you pick a card, any card, and then you put it back in the deck. Then I draw a couple cards and you slap the deck. The card that’s left in my hand after you slap the deck is your card.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
I’m lactose intolerant, but when I used to eat ice cream my favorite was Blue Bell Cookie Two Step.

What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
I think I’d want be Ari Gold from Entourage or Kenny Powers from Eastbound & Down.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?
Fishing rod, water, and a boat.

What’s your secret talent no one at work knows about?
I’m fluent in Arabic.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
I got my sister a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film or book, which one would you claim?
I would steal credit for the song Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw.

If you had to choose, what would your last meal be? No limits.
The Cajun New York strip and seafood tower at the original Smith & Wollensky in New York City.


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