Hello Friends,

With the new year underway, many of us are struggling to keep true to our our resolutions.  We started off strong, ready to make the changes we thought necessary in our lives.  But now, almost two weeks in, we are finding it difficult to continue, thinking that it would be easier to just go back to our old ways.  Well, before you jump ship, I challenge you to take a few minutes and listen to this podcast by Michael Hyatt, author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World“.

In this Podcast Michael talks about “How to Develop More Discipline.”  Michael will show you the steps that you need to take to keep you on track and making 2013 the year of change.  Enjoy!


Purpose Driven Life and The Fruit of the Spirit:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

In Business and Life, an individual daily self audit might help us all with…

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

In pure servant leadership, we must always remember and constantly remind ourselves – everyone is doing their God given best!  Isn’t it time to look at the blessings our team members bestow upon us- and grow as a person and together in this game called Life?

We encourage you to reflect daily on the Fruit of the Spirit – each one specifically- now more than ever!



BANDIER Friends and Enthusiast:

Let’s keep rallying around this fantastic opportunity for all of us- (SCROLL DOWN TO FORBES LINK).  Please let us know how we can help you and your connections.

Specifically, BANDIER has:

  • tracked this project closely since summer of 2009, hedged the intelligence way before announcement summer 2011, and now are in a great positions.
  • plenty of opportunities (on and off market) concerning investing, developing and brokering commercial real estate around this impact radius below.

So what now…ACTION!

We want to help you and your connections and make even more good things happen together with you – we are looking for:

  • Investors and/or high net worth investors for our development projects, investments and note purchases- we have case studies to share upon request.
  • Commercial real estate owners, buyers and sellers, and users of CRE (Office, Industrial, Flex, Retail, Mixed Use, Multifamily and Land)

SEE BELOW link… and don’t let this opportunity pass you by- it might be decades before we see a collaboration of low interest rates, red hot local market, mega campus announcements, new highway infrastructure, and one of best master planned communities – all in one and at the same time in the best location and market.  


A Bird’s Eye View Of Exxon’s Giant New Houston Complex
adjacent to the Exxon campus. The core areas of The Woodlands and Springwoods Village have been informed by the tenents of New Urbanism.

More Woodlands action and attraction to our awesome town…



I am a flawed imperfect person- a Christian and a sinner.  The great news is – BANDIER is a faith-based Firm and we are forgiven.  In business and doing life- we believe it’s key to have a Power, a God and/or Belief in something greater than yourself and this World YOU can believe in and rest on.

Why?  YOU simply can not do life on your own- if you want to have a real authentic purpose and fulfillment leading to Joy.

Here are some biblical principles, you can live by shared in Romans 12.

  • GOD HAS A DREAM FOR YOU-  as you have a dream for your children and loved ones.
  • Spiritual Maturity is most needed in your Life and this world.

THE 5 “S” might help you as it has helped me grow…

  • Surrendered to God or your higher Power  - give it up completely.
  • Separate from the World and its values – the world will eat you up and spit you out.
  • Sober in self assessment- sound judgement- made for His Glory, not mine – have humility!
  • Serving in Love- fellowship- abhor to evil, engage hospitality and authentic community.
  • Supernaturally respond to Evil with Good – if your enemy is hungry feed him with Goodness.

3 huge basic questions for you to strongly want to understand and be:




Life is short and precious- the after life is eternal.  Be intent on above and do Life with Compassion and Character- mostly believe in your God, your Power, your Rock-  who is much greater than yourself.  You are not alone and you are certainly wonderfully and fearfully made.


It is almost Thanksgiving- then on to Christmas and The New Year.

Are you letting your clients and team members know how much they are appreciated?  This is a great time to be intent on letting your sphere of influence know how much they mean to you.  We are all in the people business- more so than any other endeavor.  So – why not nurture your best assets!

Take the time and let them know – “THANK YOU”!



BANDIER was sponsor and participant in the 3rd annual Interfaith Woodlands Golf Championship today at the Palmer Course in The Woodlands.  Trey, Rob and Jason played with a great client Metro Bank.  BANDIER will be presenting awards tomorrow for the pro am champions.



Great Harvard take here- how can we change with the times and lead into the future?



Karla Carter and Rick Perry

Karla Carter and Governor Rick Perry

Karla Carter, Director of Operations for BANDIER, serves on the Executive Board of Director’s of Montgomery County Crime Stoppers as Vice Chairman.

On October 29, 2012, MCCS hosted their 2nd Annual Fall Golf Classic at the Panther Trails Course at The Woodlands Country Club. The day culminated with a Silent Auction and Dinner at the Royal Mile Grille. Guest speaker was Former Navy Seal and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Thornton. Governor Rick Perry surprised the crowd when he stopped by and congratulated MCCS for their years of service.

TYCO Integrated Security was Title Sponsor. Other sponsors included Woodforest National Bank, GE Capital, CB_I, Berryhill Baja Grille, Review It Magazine, Rockland Capital, Shrieve Chemical and Faust Distributing. Anadarko, Tangent Energy Solutions, Pacific Summit Energy, Bracewell _ Giuliani LLP, Convergint Technologies LLC, Macquarie Energy LLC all had participating teams.

Montgomery County Crime Stoppers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to help keep Montgomery County a safe place to live, work, and play. Our mission is to work with area law enforcement agencies, the news media, and members of the public to publicize and gain intelligence on felony crimes occurring in Montgomery County and to assist in the apprehension of felony fugitives, wanted or residing in Montgomery County.

For more information about Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, visit their website www.MontgomeryCountyCrimeStoppers.org

Governor Rick Perry and Mike Thornton

Governor Rick Perry and Mike Thornton

MS Walk 2012

BANDIER showed its’ support of David Alexander’s wife, Kendra, by participating with “Kendra’s Krew” in the MS 5K Walk, October 27 at Rob Fleming Park in Creekside!
Great day to walk for this great cause!!!