Meet the Team

Bright Realty's senior executive team has over 80 years combined real estate experience in all facets of real estate development, property management and agency leasing as well as brokerage and commercial property dispositions.

  • Executive

    Chris R. Bright

    Chris R. Bright

    CEO - Board of Managers
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    Chris R. Bright
    972-410-6501
    Chris R. Bright

    Chris R. Bright

    CEO - Board of Managers

    Biography

    Chris Bright oversees Bright Realty, as well as its parent company, Bright Industries, as CEO. Mr. Bright leads the daily activities of Bright Industries which was founded in the 1950s by his father, the late H.R. "Bum" Bright. Bright Industries' services include real estate development, home building operations, golf operations, financial services, and corporate hospitality. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Bright Industries, Bright Realty, and American Legend Homes.

    Mr. Bright holds a B.A. from The University of Dallas and began his career with STM Mortgage Company, where he supervised STM's real estate construction lending operations, and commercial loan placement and underwriting.

    Mr. Bright has been active in several Dallas charitable and civic organizations including A Weekend to Wipe Out Cancer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, and the McKinney Avenue Trolley Association. He was formerly on the Board of Directors for The University of Dallas.
    Eric Stanley

    Eric Stanley

    President & Chief Operating Officer - Board of Managers
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    Eric Stanley
    972-410-6600
    Eric Stanley

    Eric Stanley

    President & Chief Operating Officer - Board of Managers

    Biography

    Eric Stanley is president and chief operating officer for Bright Realty and member of its Board of Managers. Mr. Stanley began his real estate career in 1981 managing his family's real estate development business. He originally joined Bright Realty in 1986 in a management position overseeing Bright Realty's multiple real estate investments. In 1989, Mr. Stanley joined the Trammel Crow Company in a senior management position responsible for the 1.5 million square foot-plus Bank of Oklahoma high-rise tower. From 1996 to 2004, he managed an Austin commercial development company, directing the development, management and sales of more than one million square feet of class A office, commercial and retail shopping space and $10 million-plus in lease transactions. He returned to Bright Realty in 2004 where he has since overseen the development, leasing and management of a number of retail, mixed-use, office and multi-family projects involving millions of square feet, as well as hundreds of land transactions related to single-family lots and commercial properties.

    Mr. Stanley is past president elect of Tulsa's Institution of Real Estate Management organization (IREM) and vice president of Tulsa's Building Owners and Management Association organization (BOMA). He has held an Institute of Real Estate Management's Certified Property Manager designation since 1993 and is a licensed Texas and Oklahoma real estate broker.

    Mr. Stanley is married with three grown children and resides in Castle Hills. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family.

    Keegan Smith

    Keegan Smith

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Keegan Smith
    972-410-6504
    Keegan Smith

    Keegan Smith

    Chief Financial Officer

    Biography

    Keegan Smith is the chief financial officer for Bright Realty. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for strategic planning, managing the finance and accounting operations, securing equity and debt financing for development projects, along with managing banking relationships.

    She joined the company in 2008 and most recently held the position as executive vice president of finance. In her previous role, she was primarily responsible for real estate project analysis supporting the development and financing of over $442 million in commercial and residential projects, including but not limited to existing income-producing properties, multi-family project development and single-family residential lot development.

    Prior to joining Bright Realty, Ms. Smith held positions with JLL (formally The Staubach Company), Lennox Industries and Ryan, LLC. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor of science in finance from the Mays Business School and is an active member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women). Ms. Smith is married with two young boys who keep her very active.
  • Construction & Development

    Lucas Patterson

    Lucas Patterson

    Executive Vice President
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    Lucas Patterson
    972-410-6523
    Lucas Patterson

    Lucas Patterson

    Executive Vice President

    Biography

    As executive vice president for Bright Realty, Lucas Patterson oversees real estate development. Mr. Patterson and his team are responsible for managing the day-to-day commercial development activities for over 500 acres of the Bright family farm land along with numerous retail pad sites in the DFW metroplex. Mr. Patterson has over 17 years of real estate industry experience specializing in retail development and leasing. He holds a master in business administration with a concentration in real estate finance from The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin.

    Prior to joining Bright Realty in 2011, Mr. Patterson worked with Lincoln Property Company for six years, leasing and managing over 2.5 million square feet of Lincoln Property Company developments and third party accounts including the Shops at the Galleria, a 500,000 square foot power center in southwest Austin, and the re-development of Northcross Mall in central Austin. Mr. Patterson is also a licensed Texas Real Estate agent.

    Mr. Patterson is married with three school-aged children. In his spare time, he enjoys attending his children's activities and University of Texas sporting events.
    Lucas Patterson

    Lucas Patterson

    Executive Vice President

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    Parker Bright

    Parker Bright

    Executive Vice President
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    Parker Bright
    972-410-6555
    Parker Bright

    Parker Bright

    Executive Vice President

    Biography

    As executive vice president for Bright Realty, Parker Bright oversees commercial construction activities. Mr. Bright and his team are responsible for facilitating the coordination between Bright Realty's development team and third party general contractors for over $350 million in commercial developments. Mr. Bright joined the company in 2006 working in retail property management and transitioned into retail and hospitality construction management. In 2010, he oversaw the renovation of The Lakes at Castle Hill's country club golf course and clubhouse which included a resort-style pool, tennis facility, and fitness and wellness center. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Castle Hill's Master Association and its affiliated boards.
    Mr. Bright is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a licensed real estate broker in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. In his free time he enjoys watching Texas Aggies football and participating in outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.
    Parker Bright

    Parker Bright

    Executive Vice President

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    RW Smith

    RW Smith

    Development Manager
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    RW Smith
    972-410-6602
    RW Smith

    RW Smith

    Development Manager

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    Britton Lankford

    Britton Lankford

    Development Manager
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    Britton Lankford
    972-410-6597
    Britton Lankford

    Britton Lankford

    Development Manager

    Biography

    Britton Lankford has more than two decades of commercial real estate experience in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina. Prior to joining the Bright team in 2011, Mr. Lankford worked for Century 21 Commercial in retail project leasing, managing 13 agents and handling retail tenant representation. Prior to Century 21 Commercial, he worked at Cross Development, overseeing all aspects of Wal-Mart Super Center shadowed retail projects with site selection and leasing for over 4 years.

    The majority of his retail brokerage consists of Third Party Retail leasing and retail tenant representation. Landlords he has worked with include Glenborough, Greenway Investments. Meridian Bank, State Bank and Trust, CME Development, Thompson National Properties, Eagle Equity, Mark R. Smith Co, Cawley Partners, Windmill Development, Victory Group, RTG Capital and more. Currently he is leasing the high profile mixed use development The Realm at Castle Hills. His tenant representation work includes clients such as RaceTrac, WingStop, Anytime Fitness, Waxing the City, Papa Murphy Pizza, Long Prairie Dental, II Brothers' Grill & Bar, Spirit Halloween, Soul Fire Pizza, and more. For the past six years, Mr. Lankford has focused on new construction retail in high income communities that cater to national retail and medical tenants. Currently he is overseeing 1.4 Million sf of commercial property.

    Mr. Lankford is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Texas, a member of North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He was born and raised in North Texas and has lived in Plano since 2002 with his wife and two boys. He graduated from The University of Texas.
    Britton Lankford

    Britton Lankford

    Development Manager

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    Robert Evans

    Robert Evans

    Development Manager
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    Robert Evans
    972-410-6591
    Robert Evans

    Robert Evans

    Development Manager

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    Nash Verges

    Nash Verges

    Development Manager
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    Nash Verges
    972-410-6568
    Nash Verges

    Nash Verges

    Development Manager

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    Lindsay Johnson

    Lindsay Johnson

    Scheduling Manager
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    Lindsay Johnson
    972-410-6542
    Lindsay Johnson

    Lindsay Johnson

    Scheduling Manager

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    Ashley Senn

    Ashley Senn

    Administrative Assistant
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    Ashley Senn
    972-410-6539
    Ashley Senn

    Ashley Senn

    Administrative Assistant

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    Gena Adley

    Gena Adley

    Administrative Assistant
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    Gena Adley
    972-410-6596
    Gena Adley

    Gena Adley

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Finance & Accounting

    Catherine Carroll

    Catherine Carroll

    SVP Finance and Accounting
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    Catherine Carroll
    972-410-6500
    Catherine Carroll

    Catherine Carroll

    SVP Finance and Accounting

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    Jennifer Siegel

    Jennifer Siegel

    Controller
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    Jennifer Siegel

    Jennifer Siegel

    Jennifer Siegel

    Controller

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    Casey Wang

    Casey Wang

    Accounting Manager
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    Casey Wang

    Casey Wang

    Casey Wang

    Accounting Manager

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    Dino Jusupovic

    Dino Jusupovic

    Accounting Manager
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    Dino Jusupovic

    Dino Jusupovic

    Dino Jusupovic

    Accounting Manager

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    Todd Kelley

    Todd Kelley

    Yardi Support Administrator
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    Todd Kelley

    Todd Kelley

    Todd Kelley

    Yardi Support Administrator

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    Elizabeth Hastie

    Elizabeth Hastie

    System Analyst
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    Elizabeth Hastie

    Elizabeth Hastie

    Elizabeth Hastie

    System Analyst

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    Marjorie Smith

    Marjorie Smith

    Accounts Payable
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    Marjorie Smith

    Marjorie Smith

    Marjorie Smith

    Accounts Payable

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    McKellie Rexroat

    McKellie Rexroat

    Financial Analyst
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    McKellie Rexroat

    McKellie Rexroat

    McKellie Rexroat

    Financial Analyst

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    Rodney Smith

    Rodney Smith

    Senior Accountant
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    Rodney Smith

    Rodney Smith

    Rodney Smith

    Senior Accountant

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    Rosmery Gonzalez

    Rosmery Gonzalez

    Staff Accountant
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    Rosmery Gonzalez

    Rosmery Gonzalez

    Rosmery Gonzalez

    Staff Accountant

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    Ryan Reibly

    Ryan Reibly

    Staff Accountant
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    Ryan Reibly

    Ryan Reibly

    Ryan Reibly

    Staff Accountant

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    Stephanie McLeod

    Stephanie McLeod

    Senior Accountant
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    Stephanie McLeod

    Stephanie McLeod

    Stephanie McLeod

    Senior Accountant

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    Victoria Nguyen

    Victoria Nguyen

    Staff Accountant
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    Victoria Nguyen

    Victoria Nguyen

    Victoria Nguyen

    Staff Accountant

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  • Asset & Property Management

    Zach Bright

    Zach Bright

    Vice President - Property Management
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    Zach Bright
    972-410-6605
    Zach Bright

    Zach Bright

    Vice President - Property Management

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    Nate Grattan

    Nate Grattan

    Director of Multifamily Operations
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    Nate Grattan
    9724106562
    Nate Grattan

    Nate Grattan

    Director of Multifamily Operations

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    Deana Incremona

    Deana Incremona

    Senior Property Manager
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    Deana Incremona
    972-410-6598
    Deana Incremona

    Deana Incremona

    Senior Property Manager

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    Jonathan Elmgreen

    Jonathan Elmgreen

    Assistant Property Manager
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    Jonathan Elmgreen
    972-410-6509
    Jonathan Elmgreen

    Jonathan Elmgreen

    Assistant Property Manager

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    Steven Ashley

    Steven Ashley

    Assistant Property Manager
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    Steven Ashley
    972-410-6580
    Steven Ashley

    Steven Ashley

    Assistant Property Manager

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    Andrew Hixenbaugh

    Andrew Hixenbaugh

    Marketing Manager - Multifamily
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    Andrew Hixenbaugh
    972-410-6584
    Andrew Hixenbaugh

    Andrew Hixenbaugh

    Marketing Manager - Multifamily

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    Kat Schrantz

    Kat Schrantz

    Marketing Manager - Commercial
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    Kat Schrantz
    9724106561
    Kat Schrantz

    Kat Schrantz

    Marketing Manager - Commercial

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    Brooke Ballard

    Brooke Ballard

    Property Manager - Valor at The Realm
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    Brooke Ballard
    972-410-2109
    Brooke Ballard

    Brooke Ballard

    Property Manager - Valor at The Realm

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    Bryce West

    Bryce West

    Property Manager - Discovery at The Realm
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    Bryce West
    972-899-4050
    Bryce West

    Bryce West

    Property Manager - Discovery at The Realm

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    Veton Ismajili

    Veton Ismajili

    Leasing Manager
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    Veton Ismajili
    972-899-4050
    Veton Ismajili

    Veton Ismajili

    Leasing Manager

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    Sal Navarrete

    Sal Navarrete

    Facilities Engineer
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    Sal Navarrete
    972-410-6531
    Sal Navarrete

    Sal Navarrete

    Facilities Engineer

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    Connie Davis

    Connie Davis

    Administrative Assistant
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    Connie Davis
    972-410-6537
    Connie Davis

    Connie Davis

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Home Owners Association

    Kristen Fritz

    Kristen Fritz

    Senior Associations Manager
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    Kristen Fritz
    972-410-6614
    Kristen Fritz

    Kristen Fritz

    Senior Associations Manager

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    Krissy Kelly

    Krissy Kelly

    Assistant Association Manager
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    Krissy Kelly
    972-410-6527
    Krissy Kelly

    Krissy Kelly

    Assistant Association Manager

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  • Executive Support

    Shelby Acosta

    Shelby Acosta

    Executive Assistant
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    Shelby Acosta
    972-410-6550
    Shelby Acosta

    Shelby Acosta

    Executive Assistant

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