Real Estate | Community Development Team

Proven and Experienced Industry Veterans

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Michael Quinley

President - Community Development

Michael has served Forestar as President - Community Development since September 2015.

Michael has served Forestar as President - Community Development since September 2015. Michael previously served Forestar as Executive Vice President - Eastern Region Investment and Development since May 2008. Michael has more than 30 years of prior real estate experience, including previously held positions as CEO of Patrick Malloy Communities, as Senior Executive Vice President of Cousins Properties Incorporated and as Senior Vice President and CFO of Peachtree Corners Inc., all based in Atlanta.

Mr. Quinley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia State University.

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Tom Burleson

Executive Vice President - Real Estate, West Region

Tom has served Forestar as Executive Vice President - Western Region Investment and Development since 2003.

Tom has served Forestar as Executive Vice President - Western Region Investment and Development since 2003. Tom's background includes over 25 years of financial and real estate-related experience, with expertise in large, master-planned communities with extensive amenity packages.

In addition to numerous positions affiliated with the Trammell Crow family, Tom was a partner in a Dallas-based holding company with investments in real estate, and oil and gas exploration and production. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Mary Cowser

Senior Vice President - Real Estate Market Research and Investment

Mary has served in Forestar’s Real Estate Services group since 2007.

Mary has served in Forestar’s Real Estate Services group since 2007. Mary’s primary responsibilities include underwriting, due diligence, financial analysis and market research supporting Forestar’s real estate operations. Her background includes over 27 years of financial and real estate-related experience, with concentration in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of real estate assets.

Prior to joining Forestar, Mary served as Senior Vice President of ClubCorp working in various capacities primarily supporting the company’s growth activities. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Houston.

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