D. BROOKS, President and Chief Executive Officer
With a background in public accounting, Gary entered commercial real estate in 1988.
In 1996, Mr. Brooks and partner Mark Beffort formed Beffort Brooks Property
Company. They partnered with the national firm of
Grubb & Ellis in 1998. As CEO of the company, Mr. Brooks led the firmís
growth and ultimate merger with Harrison Levy Company to form Grubb &
Prior to moving from brokerage into full-time development in
primary emphasis moved from office leasing to apartments and student
housing.† He has been involved with
projects at OU, Oklahoma City University, Southern Nazarene University, and UCO in Edmond, where he was project
manager for the design and development of $20 million dollars of on-campus
serves as President and CEO for Cornerstone Development. His company owns and
develops apartments, student housing, office, retail, and senior living
communities.† He has direct experience in
all areas of commercial real estate including acquisition, disposition,
development, consultation, and property management.
interest in sustainability began in 2006.†
In the last three years, he has been actively involved in developing
four LEED designed projects.† The most
recent is a new student housing project at Southern Nazarene University, where
they will be seeking LEED silver certification.
Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of Central
Oklahoma with a degree in Accounting. He lives in
Edmond with his
wife, Michelle, and their two children, Austin 14 and Jennifer 10.