Meet Hillwood Urban Expert Leadership Team

Mike Berry


Mike Berry

An influential industry leader, Mike Berry began his real estate career in North Texas in 1982 and has been involved in real estate development projects for over 38 years. 

Berry joined Hillwood in July 1988 - the year ground was broken for Alliance Airport, a concept he helped pioneer and transform from an industrial airport into the 27,000-acre thriving master-planned community and global logistics hub known today as AllianceTexas. Under his leadership, AllianceTexas has grown into a thriving center of industrial, office, retail and residential activity, generating an economic impact of approximately $92 billion on North Texas.

In addition to leading efforts for AllianceTexas, Berry heads the Hillwood Urban team. This specialized Hillwood group focuses on corporate office and mixed-use development in Downtown and Uptown Dallas, as well as new investment and development opportunities in the North Texas market.

Berry’s versatile experience in complex public-private partnerships and holistic approach to creating large master-planned developments has been instrumental in Hillwood’s success. In 2015, Berry and the Hillwood team announced the launch of Frisco Station, a 242-acre high-density mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, in partnership with VanTrust Real Estate and The Rudman Partnership.

Berry’s imprint on the North Texas landscape has earned him numerous honors throughout his career, including his induction into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2013 and his receiving The Golden Deeds Award in 2016. Berry currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife, Marilyn. They have four daughters.

Mike Berry

  • 39+ years of real estate development experience
  • 33+ years tenure with Hillwood


  • Vanderbilt University Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Texas Christian University Master of Business Administration
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program