HOUSTON - DALLAS
Justin Bennett serves as the Texas Regional Partner for Phelan Development Company, and he is responsible for all acquisitions and development in the Texas region. With over 18 years of experience in the real estate sector, Justin has been directly involved in more than 4.2 million square feet of industrial, office and flex developments and has participated in corporate transactions valued in excess of $1.0 billion.
Prior to joining Phelan Development, Justin established the Houston office for DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT), a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust. While at DCT, Justin sourced and developed over 2 million square-feet of speculative and build-to-suit projects; completed industrial acquisitions in excess of $167 million; and grew net operating income by over 250%, establishing Houston as DCT’s third highest income producing market nationally.
Previously, Justin worked within Panattoni Development Company in Houston, Texas and in Northern California. While there, Justin was responsible for sourcing and executing industrial and suburban office developments in each respective region. In 2008, Justin relocated to Houston reestablishing Panattoni’s industrial development platform in South Texas.
Prior to joining Panattoni, Justin worked in the commercial real estate transactions group of Trainor Fairbrook as an attorney-at-law in Northern California.
Justin received a JD from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and an AB from the University of California at Davis.
Justin is a Member of the State Bar of California, and he is a licensed Broker in the State of Texas.
Justin currently serves on the National Board of Directors for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and serves as Past Chapter President on the Board of Directors for the Houston Chapter of NAIOP.
Justin is a lifetime member and active volunteer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and he is a member of the Tejas Vaqueros.