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Walt Zartman

Executive Vice President – Development

Walt Zartman

Walt Zartman is Executive Vice President – Development of Hillwood Urban, where he oversees and pursues the implementation of landmark development opportunities throughout the North Texas region.

Mr. Zartman recently completed the development of Victory Commons, a 352,000 square foot, Class AA office tower in Victory Park. Other recent projects include the Turtle Creek Office project, a consolidation of the Perot Companies into a campus headquarters located in Uptown Dallas as well as the iconic Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a 170,000 square foot, $190 million project. The project opened ahead of schedule and under budget, and has become one of North Texas’ most important entertainment and educational attractions. Current developments in design are Class AA office projects in Victory Park and Turtle Creek as well as a new landmark skyscraper adjacent to Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas.

Prior to joining Hillwood Development, Mr. Zartman served as Vice President, Investments & Development for Crescent Real Estate Equities in both Houston and Dallas. At Crescent, Mr. Zartman was the development officer responsible for 5 Houston Center, a 580,000 square foot Class A office tower and the re-development and "re-branding" of The Park Shops, a 290,000 square foot retail center in downtown Houston Texas. Mr. Zartman was the development officer in charge of a 250,000 square foot Class A office building in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the 590,000 square foot Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Dallas, Texas.

Prior to joining Crescent, Zartman served as Vice President of Development for Hines in Dallas, Texas. During his 14-year tenure with Hines, Zartman was responsible for the development of more than 900,000 square feet of Class A office space (including Galleria North in North Dallas and Computer Associates Plaza in Plano) and for the acquisition of projects in the southwest region of the United States. Zartman was also responsible for the day-to-day asset management of a 2.3 million square foot office portfolio in Dallas, Texas and of approximately 594,000 square feet of properties located in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, as well as Albuquerque, New Mexico.

During his more than 30-year career, Zartman has been directly responsible for the development and construction of more than 3.7 million square feet, representing in excess of $1.1 billion in value.

Walt Zartman

  • 35+ years in the real estate business
  • 15+ years tenure with Hillwood
  • Directly responsible for the development and construction of more than 3.7 million square feet, representing in excess of $1.1 billion in value


  • Southern Methodist University Bachelor of Business Administration