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Authentic Servant Leadership 

The 5 “I” hallmarks Authentic Leaders live by…


I have been blessed to be surrounded by some of The Woodlands and Houston top community leaders and have learned what makes them tick.  It has nothing to do with their selfish “I” motivations.  To the contrary, it is a selfless humility and professional curious will to never be satisfied while serving others.  Here are some of the takeaways of the 5 “I”s- and it’s not all about their own “I”.

1.  Insight – they possess empirical creativity and curiosity to make a difference -  just like Jim Collins says-Great by Choice.   

2.  Initiative – leaders take the first step and make a bold calculated move – “think _ do” iterations- even if they fail.

3.  Influence- Are they following us? They are respected and revered thru their actions- not words?

4.  Impact- this is paramount to the leaders purpose – a Distinctive Impact.  This drills down into your “why”.

5.  Integrity – arguably the biggest of all 5- always do the next right thing!

Do these above match your leadership?  Are you leading and inspiring or managing? Are you embracing your fear, and dancing with it?  Are you able to change and not play it safe?

Are you tracking on all 5 above- every single one?  It’s a challenge and that makes it so special.

Hitler and Stalin had #’s 1-4… but not the main thrust of # 5- no Integrity sinks the ship.

Integrity is when your ethical actions do what you say you will do.  We need this now more than ever.  The Woodlands and commercial real estate is growing leaps and bounds, (as I hope your industry and space are as well)  - so it’s imperative now we all grow together in impact, integrity and trust.  Join the club and sign up at for more stuff that matters in this game of LIFE.

Thank you Leaders, you are all inspiring to us as we continue to Lead the way you teach us – starting with the five “I”s.



What is so Grand about the Parkway… 

Invest, Develop, Collaborate w/ Linchpins and Game Changers

Friends:The answer to Houston transportation and mobility continues to happen before our eyes.  See few photos below I took while driving the ExxonMobil impact area this week.  As an early adopter to this game changer, I will continue to give you the XOM mega campus periphery beat (we love the Oil and Gas Tiger).  Thank you to Grand Parkway Association and Zachry Odebrecht Parkway Builders along with Springwoods Village and ExxonMobil.  Houston continues to dream big and execute. Zachry Odebrecht most recently leased some land from us - shown in picture 2,  and put it to use as quick as you can say ”H-town”!

“If you build it, they will come.”  Or maybe,..” if you come, they will build it?”  And another one liner to embrace …”There is a time to move fast, and a time to move slow”- you guessed the season we’re in.

Parkways, byways, highways, flyovers, 3rd loops, TX ROW condemnation, new communities, sustainability, net absorption, commercial real estate, mixed use projects, multi-family, residential, oil and gas Majors – bring it all and the kitchen sink!  Come on over and in, the water is warm, so just stay.  YOU know who you are and where you (or your clients) want to be.  Abundance Mentality = there is plenty of business, projects, faith, community and connectedness to go around and the critics need not apply.

“The Trey Take-away” – If you would like to discuss some more commercial real estate, ethical capitalism and  ”work that matters”- contact me and we will make this community even a better place- deal by deal, project by project, connection by connection, trust by trust.  Also, sign up for more insights at – and connect!


Grand Parkway Segment F2 Clearing at Intersect of I-45 North looking South down 45

Grand Parkway Clearing

Zachry Odebrecht Parkway Builders Staging Area Segment G

staging parkway

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When I say “Make A Friend”- what does that mean to you?  We have had an awesome series at THE LOFT CHURCH at The Woodlands United Methodist Church the past few weeks.  Mission- to make real Friends.  see links @ The LOFT Church link -

To me, a Friend, a true Friend, is one I can call on at the darkest hour, when the chips are down, and I need someone to just listen to me- and offer support.  I understand after today’s sermon, FRIEND’s might just complete the 3rd leg of the triangle in an authentic community connected Purpose driven life under God – 1.) His Word/Scripture 2.) Prayer 3.) real FRIENDS.  That is powerful to me and encourages reflection into just “who are my real Friends?” and “what Friends am I seeking in my Life – and WHY?”

We all have strong beliefs in someone and something, so how do we make this relationship more intimate?

  • Are just a few close friends good enough? If so, why is that?   So, then what is the purpose of artificial friends?
  • Is our belief in a Higher Power (for us Christians- CHRIST) the most important Friend and are we letting Him in?
  • Can you Thrive in Life by making a few more real Friends and rely on those close ones to you?

“MAKE A FRIEND” …hmmm.   I love Christ, I love People- and I love real authentic sacrificial Friends-…. so maybe one of life’s major “impactful” treasures is to focus on my enduring loving friends who share the same conviction and core values?  With maturity comes a sweet realization- who are our real Friends and why do we need them?






Are YOU in the Game?  If you are in – what game are you playing and WHY?  Are you playing it to win or serve- or both?

I personally am in the commercial real estate game in one of the best markets in the USA.  I used to chase a soccer ball around in a Division 1 College game – and have broken many bones, shared locker room laughter, and got rewarded and scolded.   Post college, I have seen all faces of this real life business game now for over a dozen years.  For right or wrong, business is a game:

  • being a rookie eating p _ j’s – like the minor leaguer barely making his way
  • wondering if I should go the safe corporate route, or blaze my own trail – is it risky now to play it safe I wonder?
  • a rise to success thru wins- or moments of glory
  • seen plenty of mistakes – losses – albeit temporary and learning lessons
  • good and bad team members – you want to believe in them all
  • team captains who come and go – the free agent concept is always alluring
  • stiff competition of all sorts and others who just want to be close to the action, yet still on the bench
  • selfish “ball hogger” monomaniacal gamers and the selfless team player who needs no press
  • teams that gel and teams who perish with a lack of gut wrenching vision and grit
  • Championship Titles and lackluster seasons – like our red hot markets and gloomy recessions
  • Mature respected teams and athletes, and then the cheaters, free riders, sandbaggers and steroid infested gamers

The game is brutally tough, it requires morals, sacrifice and fanatic discipline- even after playing and practicing in this game for years it still hurts.  The ref’s and other team (and the sport itself) are not always fair- and neither is life.  But can it be purposeful and equitable?

But, here is the key- we all have the ability to suit up and get in the game in business and life  - with the main difference is YOU don’t have to run a (4.2) 40 yard dash and have 3% body fat.  How do we not get knocked down so much- and then think about getting back up- or do we think at all and just get up?  We are resilient Americans (Texans) right?

The game- just like the eternal life-  requires this- unwavering FAITH.  Pro golfers win the Master’s between the 6 inches between their ears.  Believers, Family, Community, and Faith based Business leaders all know this sage wisdom _ belief.  The best part is, when “you are in the zone” and it’s His glorious zone-  it is genuine, right, authentic, and can be felt by everyone.

My faith is being tested, as is yours on a daily basis, in this game of Business – so don’t let it change your Life and knock you down permanently.  No way, we get up, dust off the dirt and continue on not thinking twice (other than some serious reflection and prayer).

Do Faith for your God, your Family, your Community, and Yourself.   Always – keep the FAITH, make an Impact and Thrive in YOUR game.  The Glory, we will find – is not just for ourselves or boss or team, but….maybe, even more than definitely, for the one who created the Game and your Life in the first place.







Ahhh….the sounds of Cranes and Beeping Construction Dozers on site in The Woodlands.  Thank you Howard Hughes and James Warmack (2 of our esteemed developers) – and my mountain bike – for this amateur video I shot on Ironman Weekend here in The Woodlands.  Take in the sights and noises of an office construction frenzy in one of the hottest markets in the USA.  Some would say we boast a 0% Class A office vacancy rate. - My safe YouTube Link

If you build it, they will come to The Woodlands.



ExxonMobil updated aerial.  The Woodlands TX Commercial Real Estate is “en fuego” around the area.  I have some more inside scoop to share on another energy giant moving and shaking in the area.  Email me to discuss at or call 713.320.9494.  Stay connected!


Marketplace Meeting Ministry now in The Woodlands- come join me!

  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Woodlands Country Club, Palmer Course Private Room
  • 100 Grand Fairway Drive, The Woodlands, 77381
  • 281-863-1400

The Barnabas Group-Houston (TBG) is expanding to The Woodlands!
How much more do you want to do for the Kingdom of God?
How interested are you in joining with other community leaders in a collaboration to advance the
Gospel and expedite the return of Christ?
What legacy of significance do you want to leave for the next generation?
Join Our Founding Member’s Inquiry Meeting:

God has been using TBG to make a powerful impact on ministries around the corner and
around the globe. But in contrast to many great individuals and organizations who support
ministries primarily with the checkbook, TBG realizes Kingdom-minded people could provide so
much more if given an opportunity to use their network, time, unique abilities, giftings AND
resources to help ministries that reflect their true passions.
TBG has impacted over 40 ministries through our Houston-based breakfasts, SWOT meetings
and vetting process. We believe that there is so much more to do and leverage is the key to
making it happen.
We use the experience learned, strong vetting process and administration base that we will
already employ to expand to another area with minimum additional costs of time and money. As
we launch into The Woodlands, we are looking for 6-9 more Founding Members to start this
chapter. TBG-Woodlands Founding Members are people who are willing to make a 2-year
membership commitment to TBG-Woodlands and recruit 10 people to the breakfast in
September. The goal is to have 3 of them becoming members of TBG-Woodlands.
Please join us as we advance the Gospel and His Kingdom as we join together as the Body in
The Woodlands! RSVP If you have any questions, please contact Becky Turner
( or 713-824-5649), TBG’s Managing Partner.

Have a great day!

For the Kingdom,

Becky Turner

Managing Partner




ExxonMobil multi-billion dollar mega campus- and The Woodlands TX- need I say more.

We are in continued bliss up in North Houston.  With less than a 2% class A office vacancy rate, and significant positive net absorption in most product types in our immediate trade area – the next few years are flying high in CRE.

In addition, most of our land listings are being acquired by an array of users- especially the larger tracts with residential developers.

We currently have a handful of listings being sold and developed around the ExxonMobil impact radius, for more than ask price.

The activity is extremely brisk from I-45 north of Louetta going up thru Conroe.  I feel the spike will occur in 2015 on most all CRE prices up here- notwithstanding a macro-economic catastrophe.

We are currently raising significant equity, taking on more listings, clients and developments- for even more exciting opportunities around all the action.

Playing it safe is now risky.  It’s better to be great than lucky.

call or email with all North Houston commercial real estate needs. 713-320-9494