Bo Sanford serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Midway and is responsible for assessing, managing and mitigating significant risks and related opportunities to Midway and its affiliates and investments. His main areas of responsibility include legal affairs, corporate governance, insurance and environmental. Bo is also a member of Midway’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Bo joined Midway’s Development Team in 1992 and was named President in 2002, serving as an officer and director of various Midway entities and affiliates. Prior to joining Midway, he worked in real estate finance with nine years of experience in commercial banking. Bo is past President and Board member of the Houston Chapter of NAIOP and remains involved with various industry and non-profit organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University.
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Jamie Bryant serves as Chief Operating Officer for Midway and is responsible for implementing the company’s overall business strategy and overseeing operations. He is also a member of Midway’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Jamie joined Midway in 2002, was named Executive Vice President in 2014, and Chief Operating Officer in 2019. In addition to his role at Midway, Jamie serves as an adjunct professor, as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Advisory Board of the UofH Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program; he serves on the management committee for the Urban Land Institute in Houston; he is an active Board member for Houston’s Historic Fifth Ward redevelopment authority; he serves as Vice President of the Board for Avenue, a Houston based non-profit community development organization; he is an active Board member for NextSeed Inc., a Houston based community investment and technology firm; and he serves as an Advisory Board member for Cadence Bank. Jamie holds a Master of Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Science in management/finance from Tulane University.
In memory of James A. Moran 1927 – 1999 It is a rare leader whose legacy reaches from above to continually nurture, cajole and enthuse those individuals who were lucky to stand in the light of profound human wisdom. James A. Moran, our Founder, had an open and embracing attitude which he endorsed new ideas, but also the clarity of vision his years of accumulated experience could bring to the real estate discussion. He was a respected real estate Hall-of-Famer, with world-class rowing marathoner, Vince Lombardi footballer, Director of too many boards to list, loving husband, father and grandfather, devout Christian, unselfish mentor and Partner and proud Navy Veteran, Jim Regularly joked that he was personally responsible for ending WWII both in Europe and Asia. It was obvious to him, if not to others, that Germany surrendered the day he entered the Navy and Japan surrendered the day he shipped to the Pacific. The “Old Pro” was never one to lose himself in self-importance, nor would he tolerate egos in his associates, dismissing grandiose, and selfish behavior as so much noise useful only for obscuring the facts. Jim’s word and his great character were his reputation and his expressed wish was, “to die in his office, at 90 years of age, still actively making real estate deals.” Jim fell short of his goal, not because he lost the battle with his illness, but as he put it, he ran out of time.
In memory of James Plato “Jimmy” Pappas 1959 – 2011 We give thanks for the life of Jimmy Pappas whose larger-than-life personality filled any room he entered. Jimmy was a “Man’s Man,” a true friend, a loving and selfless husband, father, son, brother and uncle, a dedicated leader, a man that could always be counted on, and above all, a man whose word was his bond and whose integrity was beyond reproach. First and foremost, Jimmy was a dedicated husband and father. He was incredibly proud of his family, his greatest joy. James Plato “Jimmy” Pappas, was born in Flushing, New York on the 28th of November 1959. He died on the 10th of September 2011, after a 14-month battle with Lymphoma. Jimmy faced cancer with a tremendous amount of courage and strength. Jimmy graduated from Memorial High School, Texas A&M University, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’81 and obtained an MBA from the University of Thomas. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Jimmy had a passion for real estate development and enjoyed working to improve the quality of life in communities through the Houston area. His work was an instrumental part of several well-known Houston master-planned developments, including New Territory, First Colony, CITYCENTRE, and most recently, Spring Trails. Jimmy worked hard and brought a contagious enthusiasm to everything he did. He always gave back and was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and The Urban Land Institute. He served on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo board, which raises money for children’s scholarships. Jimmy’s interests were curiously diverse. Whether it was racing offshore powerboats, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, cooking, the Greek Festival, driving his convertible, or even waxing poetically about the social worth of lawyers, he did it all with passion and was always “all in.” In every aspect of his life, Jimmy touched all with his unique engaging character, contagious excitement and understanding of the world and the people within it. He has left us with a good and honorable pattern to follow. He would say that it was “no big deal,” but with a mischievous grin you could see he was happy to make the world a better place for so many. Jimmy’s indelible mark on our community’s past and future will be with us always.
In memory of John Thomas Beard “Mr. John” 1929 - 2013 John Thomas Beard was born December 23, 1929, in Baskin, Louisiana. He was sharp and spry up until he departed this life May 29, 2013, in Houston. Around Midway he was affectionately referred to as “Mr. John”. Mr. John was a Midway veteran who embodied our spirit of teamwork. After many years on the construction side of the business, he “retired” and became a jack of all trades at the Midway office – highly respected for his willingness to jump in on any project and do whatever it took to get the job done. Mr. John had an impeccable sense of style. No matter what he was doing his shirt and pants were always pressed – with extra starch – and his shoes shined like the sun. Many times, his look would be topped off with one of the various fedoras that he had procured over his lifetime. He had an infectious laugh, a smile that lit up a room, and a generous heart – always wanting to help and give. Working hard was just part of who he was – up until he physically couldn’t do it any longer John was a faithful man and never kept his love for our Lord a secret. We are blessed to know that he is with Our Maker looking down on us, shining the way with that precious smile of his!
Jonathan Brinsden serves as Chief Executive Officer of Midway and guides the company’s overall business strategy and operations. He has led the company’s growth and creation of a $2B portfolio of core mixed-use assets. Jonathan is a member of Midway’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Jonathan joined Midway in 2001, was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Prior to joining Midway, Jonathan served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company. He is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI); Chairman of ULI Americas; and a Global Board Director, Governing Trustee, ULI Foundation Governor, and past Chair of ULI Houston. Jonathan is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations including serving as Chairman of Central Houston, on the Executive Committee and Board of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, on the Board of SEARCH Homeless Services and the Board of Coalition for The Homeless. Jonathan is a former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Rice University. Jonathan holds a Master of Science in land and real estate development, a Bachelor of Science in construction science, and a Bachelor of Science in environmental design, all from Texas A&M University.
Larry Sloan serves as Midway’s Executive Vice President of Investment and Development. He is responsible for the oversight and operations of the Investment and Development Team, and executing new business initiatives across various development, value-add, and acquisition strategies. Larry is also a member of Midway’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee. Larry joined Midway in October of 2016 with more than 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Midway, he served as Senior Vice President of Investments for Monogram Residential (NYSE: MORE). During his tenure, he was a member of the Leadership Team and a Senior Executive Officer of the REIT, where he completed over $1.8 billion of core development and acquisition investments nationally and participated in the listing of the REIT on the NYSE in the fall of 2014. Prior to Monogram, Larry spent nine years in various roles sourcing and managing commercial investment opportunities for the Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. Larry is an active Board member of NAIOP Houston, a member of ULI Multifamily Bronze Product Council, NMHC and ICSC. In addition, he holds a Texas real estate license and a CCIM designation and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University.
Lily Cardenas joined Midway in May of 2014 and serves as Associate, Financial Operations. She is responsible for daily activity and monthly reporting for multiple property management, development, and operating entities. Prior to joining Midway, Lily worked as the accountant for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company in Houston. While there she was responsible for accounts payable, coding and submitting invoices for payment, working with vendors, and assisting the payroll department with timesheets and expense reports.Lily graduated from Texas A&M University – Central Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Prior to attending school, she served in the United States Army for three years and did a tour to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
At Midway, we’re intentional about how we grow, value and build our team, because we know the success of our company is in our team members’ hands. We’ve thoughtfully structured our team for exponential growth by offering opportunities to learn, collaborate and lead.
One way we’ve done this is through our internal education platform focused on embracing learning and leadership. In addition, every team member participates in a comprehensive onboarding program that shares foundational elements of our culture and helps prepare them for future growth at Midway.
Many companies use the word family and say they value their employees, but I've never worked for a company that practices what they preach the way Midway does.”
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