Those who know Jack Gosnell and his passion to revitalize downtown Dallas will not be surprised to learn that he has been named a finalist for the Stemmons Service Award. Considered one of the highest honors in commercial real estate in DFW, the Stemmons Award is given by NTCAR (North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals).
Jack, a senior vice president with CBRE, has spent the last 40+ years negotiating some of the biggest commercial real estate deals in Dallas. It seems only fitting that he would be considered for this prestigious award, which is given to the professional who has earned the respect of his or her peers, and is an active and productive broker who successfully resolves the intricacies of bringing two parties together in a real estate transaction. Jack does all of these things and more for the real estate market in Dallas.
Jack has been nominated for this award because of his tireless dedication to his clients, his colleagues and the city of Dallas. With a genuine passion for his work and a drive to redevelop downtown and revitalize the retail scene there, Jack embodies the ideals of the award. After being named D CEO’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate Retail Broker of the Year, winning the Stemmons Award would be another well-deserved milestone in Jack’s successful career.
We heard from a number of industry professionals who agree that Jack is an ideal candidate for this special honor:
I first met Jack Gosnell when he was my father’s right-hand man some 40 years ago. Jack knows the real estate business as well as anyone in the business, and he continues to conduct himself with the integrity and expertise that he learned from my father. Jack also has the same wry sense of humor that my father had. Anyone who has worked with Jack knows what a pleasure and just plain fun it is to be associated with him. I am proud to be able to call Jack Gosnell my friend.— Jackie Stewart, President, Henry S. Miller Interests, Inc.
Jack is an expert in his craft. He speaks from the heart and his absolute passion for what he does is infectious. Jack’s approach to the urban core is beyond business—it’s a science. He has taught me not just how to be a better broker, but how to be a better thinker. It has been a great honor to work with Jack. I am tremendously lucky to have had the opportunity to work on his team and have him as my mentor. His kindness, sincerity, and creativity are unparalleled.— Sasha Levine, Sales Assistant, CBRE
I have known Jack Gosnell since I was a lowly college intern in 1976, and Jack took an interest in me and helped me begin my real estate career. And for the last 40 years, Jack has become a mentor, a colleague and a friend. Jack is one of those real estate professionals who has the ability to bring interesting and passionate people together in complex real estate transactions. Jack also has the intuitive sense of what makes a great retail project, and in turn, why we need great retail projects to become the fabric of a great city. Throughout his career, Jack has demonstrated the highest standards of the real estate profession, and as the consummate professional with his artistic sense, he has helped create some of the most unique and important real estate developments in our city.— Philip Wise, Founding Partner, Cienda Partners
I know or have known most of the past Stemmons Award winners and I truly believe Jack Gosnell’s rare soul and sophistication actually improve this noteworthy band of brokers who have won the award. His ability to communicate is distinctive and refreshingly authentic and his results as strategic producer prove it. He is a gracious giver of time and is a truly great spokesman for the UCR brand, now proudly CBRE.”— Mickey Ashmore, Vice Chairman, CBRE
Jack is one of those guys who is truly passionate about their business. His involvement in Oak Lawn, Uptown and Downtown retail has really shaped the retail landscape of these submarkets.— Brian Murphy, Managing Principal, EDGE Realty Partners
Every day is a new adventure working with Jack Gosnell. From hearing reports of him being seen driving down McKinney Avenue with his briefcase on top of his car, getting stuck on a rooftop with a prospective tenant, or sitting in the basement of a vacant building late at night while Gary Busey played his guitar to test out the acoustics, the days are never dull. Jack is a very caring, patient, gracious, generous, entertaining guy who has made the last 33 years fly by. I think we have all worked with or have known people in our careers about whom we have said, ‘not in a million years would I work for him.’ I can’t imagine showing up to work without him.— Valerie Staton, Client Services Coordinator, CBRE