Mr. Hurley has been directly involved in the shopping center industry for more than twenty (20) years. After practicing law for three years, Mr. Hurley became the “chief financial dealmaker” for one of the largest private shopping center companies in Texas. In 1997, he left to form Direct Development, which became recognized as a leading developer of, and investor in, a wide range of shopping centers in and around Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin. As of May 2007, Direct had 15 projects under development or re-development with a projected market value in excess of $400 million. Mr. Hurley has been involved in the acquisition, development, re-development or financing of more than 165 shopping center properties in Texas during his career. This experience has afforded him the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of capital providers and anchor tenants active in the market today.
Mr. Hurley is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin.