Crow Family Holdings
James (Jim) Don Carreker established JDC Holdings in 2000, a private equity investment firm. JDC Holdings has been active in various areas, with primary investment focus on restaurants, oil & gas and technology.
Prior to establishing JDC holdings, Jim was president of Burdines Department Stores, after which he became managing general partner and president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Jim also became president and CEO of the Trammell Crow Company, while maintaining his role with Wyndham. He remained CEO of both companies until Wyndham’s IPO filing in January 1996, at which time he became vice-chairman of Trammell Crow Company and remained a director. Under his leadership, Wyndham was purchased by Patriot American Hospitality. Following a series of acquisitions, Patriot American and Wyndham International merged into a single corporation and Jim retired from Wyndham in 2000.
Jim is a member of UT Southwestern Community Board of Advisors and serves on the boards of Minto Holdings, Westec Intelligent Surveillance and Aimbridge Hospitality. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in 1970, while on a football scholarship. He remained at OSU and earned his MBA in finance in 1972.
Katy Craig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Katy conducts research in applied math and partial differential equations, teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentors students and postdoctoral researchers. Katy’s research was recently recognized by a three year National Science Foundation grant.
Katy received her B.S. in mathematics with distinction from Stanford University, after which she spent a year and a half working in corporate finance at Apple. Katy then went to Rutgers University for her Ph.D. in mathematics, where she was awarded Rutgers’ Presidential Fellowship. After finishing her Ph.D., Katy spent a year at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, and subsequently a year at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow. Katy has served in her current role as Assistant Professor since 2016.
Harlan Crow is the Chairman of the Board of Crow Holdings, a private family business established to manage the capital of the Trammell Crow family. After working in a variety of positions at the firm, beginning as an industrial leasing agent in Houston in 1974, Harlan assumed overall responsibilities for the business in 1988.
During his tenure as CEO, Crow Holdings grew and strengthened its position as a leader in the real estate investment business. The firm made important strategic diversifications into a variety of additional asset classes including new asset allocation models for public equities, hedge funds, private equities and other asset classes. Today, the firm’s asset base is diversified.
The University of Texas – Austin alumnus received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1974. He is a director on several boards including the American Enterprise Institute, the George W. Bush Foundation Board, the Southwestern Medical Foundation, the Supreme Court Historical Society Board and the Antiquarian Society. He also serves as Honorary Consul of Denmark for the Southwest region. He is the third son of Margaret and Trammell Crow.
Nathan Crow is an Associate in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP, an international law firm where he is a member of the firm’s corporate practice group and focuses his law practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Nathan represents private and publicly-traded companies during various stages of the business life cycle, from founding, to early stage, to acquisitions and to exit. Nathan has experience representing clients across a broad array of industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, oilfield services and hospitality.
Nathan earned his law degree at the SMU Dedman School of Law and his M.B.A. at the SMU Cox School of Business, through the school’s dual J.D./M.B.A. program. Prior to attending SMU, Nathan lived in Washington, D.C. and served as Special Assistant to the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nathan earned his B.A. in history from the New York University College of Arts and Science.
Joel S. Ehrenkranz is the Managing Partner of Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz, Attorneys at Law. The firm, founded in 1966, provides high net worth individuals and families with comprehensive advice in all financial areas with a focus on investment-related matters, income tax planning and trust and estate planning.
Joel earned a B.S. in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an LLB and LLM from New York University Law School. He is the past president of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Jewish Communal Fund and the Archives of American Art. He is trustee and vice chairman of Mount Sinai Medical Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a trustee of New York University and the Museum of Modern Art, and an honorary trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
David G. Kabiller is a Founder and the Head of Business Development and Client Solutions at AQR Capital Management, LLC, overseeing client relationships, business development and strategic initiatives. He initiated AQR’s international growth and its introduction of mutual funds and reinsurance as well as the creation of the “AQR University” symposia series and the AQR Insight Award for outstanding innovation in applied academic research. David has co‐authored papers on topics including derivatives, enhanced indexation, securities lending, insurance‐linked securities, hedge funds and the secret of Warren Buffett’s investing acumen.
Prior to AQR, David was a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he established and maintained relationships with the chief investment officers of many of the largest pension and endowment funds in North America.
He is a member of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees and has been a guest lecturer at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Harvard Business School. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Terra Foundation for American Art. David earned a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from Northwestern University, where he received an athletic scholarship to play tennis and was named to the Big Ten’s Academic All‐Conference team. He also is a CFA charterholder.
Harlan B. Korenvaes is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Managing Director of Korenvaes Management, LLC, a SEC registered investment adviser in Dallas. He also is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Korenvaes Capital Management LP, his family investment management company. Korenvaes Capital invests in public securities, hedge funds, and private investments, and in addition, is engaged in an advisory capacity to outside entities. Harlan is the sole founder of HBK Investments L.P., an investment firm that focuses on market-neutral, absolute return investment strategies. HBK grew to over 200 employees worldwide and over $5 billion under management prior to his retiring at the end of 2003.
Prior to founding HBK Investments, Harlan was Managing Director for convertible arbitrage sales and trading, risk arbitrage and index arbitrage, as well as a member of the capital markets equity commitment committee at Merrill Lynch. He also previously was a partner at M.E. Goldstein & Co., a NYSE specialist firm.
He is a Director of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and a member of the Investment Committee of Children’s Medical Center. He is a member of the Southern Methodist University Investment Committee as well as the investment committee of Greenhill School. Harlan earned a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Donald (Don) J. McNamara is the Chairman of Hampstead Holdings, a real estate investment company he founded in 1988. Over the last 20 years, Hampstead, in partnership with a small group of individual and institutional investors, has invested over $1 billion of equity in real estate. The vast majority of these transactions were in the hospitality and senior housing sectors and included a variety of structures from simple, single asset acquisitions to complex public company transactions.
Don has over 30 years of successful investment experience including Bass Brothers Enterprises, Marriott Corporation and JMB Realty. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Bristol Hotels and Felcor Lodging Trust and has served as a director of Americana Hotels and Realty Trust, LaQuinta, Forum Retirement Partners L.P, Catellus, and Omega Healthcare Investors.
Don serves as a Director of Franklin Covey and Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. He also serves as a Trustee for St. Mark’s School of Texas and the Virginia Tech Foundation. Don received his undergraduate degree in Architecture in 1976 from Virginia Tech and his MBA in 1978 from Harvard University.
Anne Raymond is a member of the Board of Directors for Crow Holdings. Previously, Anne served as the Managing Director for Crow Holdings, a private family business established to manage the capital of the Trammell Crow family. She was also the President of Crow Holdings Capital (CHC) and a member of the Investment Committee for both CHC–Real Estate and CHC–Investment Partners. Working closely with Crow Holdings Chairman and CEO Harlan Crow, she provided overall leadership and strategic focus for the firm.
Anne has been associated with Crow Holdings since 1983 when she worked alongside Trammell Crow as he was building the Wyndham Hotel Company. She served as Executive Vice President – CFO of Wyndham International, Inc. when the company went public in 1996. Since 2000, Anne has been a senior leader as the firm has strengthened its position in the real estate investment business and positioned its capital in a diversified portfolio across many asset classes.
Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri. She serves on the Board of Directors for Trammell Crow Residential and the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute.
William H. Walton is a founding member of Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. (“Rockpoint”), a global real estate investment management firm. In 1994, he co-founded Westbrook Real Estate Partners, L.L.C. (“Westbrook”), a similar firm which the Rockpoint managing members continue to control. Since 1994, the Rockpoint managing members have raised over $10 billion of equity capital for eight opportunistic investment vehicles, one value-add investment vehicle and five co-investment vehicles. Rockport also has invested in approximately $38 billion of real estate in 42 states and 18 foreign countries.
Prior to co-founding Westbrook, William was a Managing Director in the real estate group of Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, which he joined in 1979.
He has served as a Director on the Boards of several public and private companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations including Princeton University and Princeton University Investment Company. He received an A.B. in 1974 from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.
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This overview is designed to introduce Crow Holdings and its various operating companies. Crow Holdings Capital is a U.S. SEC registered investment adviser and is the manager to the Crow Holdings Capital Funds. Crow Holdings Partners, L.L.C. is a U.S. SEC registered investment adviser and is the manager of the Crow Holdings Industrial Build-to-Hold Fund. Crow Holdings Capital, Crow Holdings Partners, Trammell Crow Residential, Crow Holdings Industrial and Crow Holdings Office are operated separately and independently from one another with separate senior leadership and investment committees. SEC registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.