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25th Anniversary Timeline

We’re excited to celebrate 25 years of community-focused development, encompassing 11.8M SF and $2.5B of places people love. In 1992, Trademark started investing in Dallas-Fort Worth and has since spread our platform from coast to coast.

Some of our favorite milestones include:


  • Trademark Property Company celebrates 25 years of community-driven development.
  • Morningside Plaza is completed at Rice Village, providing seating on cypress artisan picnic tables and mahogany bar tops, free Wi-Fi, an expanded sidewalk and room for food trucks.
  • Victory Park announces four new F&B concepts from some of Dallas’ top restaurateurs and entertainment purveyors.
  • First public art installations are finished at Victory Park and Rice Village, featuring steel sculptures by California metal artist Nathan Mabry.
  • The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens a new public art program at WestBend, featuring reproductions of the museum’s photography collection.
  • Saddle Creek completes retail and restaurant expansion.


  • Our CEO, Terry Montesi raises $59,768 for the Movember Foundation, coming in third nationally.
  • Our first ground-up Conscious Place, Waterside, opens – featuring first Whole Foods in Fort Worth. Conscious Place elements include “The Grove,” a vibrant public space designed around several heritage trees featuring micro-restaurants by local entrepreneurs, shaded outdoor seating venues with free Wi-Fi, public art by Texas artist Bob Wade made from repurposed amusement rides, playground equipment and photography, plus a community pavilion, a community promotion shed, play areas, and a 6,600-gallon water cistern that houses rainwater collected from Whole Foods’ roof and uses it to irrigate landscaping.
  •  Trademark acquires 3.5-acre parcel immediately south of WestBend to add additional retail, office and multi-family.
  • Burr Ridge finalizes redevelopment, rebranding and remerchandising efforts.
  • Announced agreement with Westside Ventures to develop a mixed-use town center in Katy, TX.
  • Acquired minor stake and retained to manage, lease and evolve Perkins Rowe, a 745,000-sf retail center in Baton Rouge, LA. * Trademark featured in Conscious Company Magazine, highlighting our Conscious Place story of bringing conscious capitalism to real estate development.


  • Trademark takes over management, retail leasing and redevelopment for L&B Realty Advisors at Glades Plaza, a 182,704-sf center in Boca Raton, FL.
  • Rice Village construction starts.
  • The Shops at Highland Village debuts $4M in property improvements, adding communal areas and event space to the center’s two courtyards.
  • Burr Ridge breaks ground on redevelopment and Hillside Village completes its redevelopment and rebranding.
  • Apple debuts its new prototype store, the first in the US, at Saddle Creek.
  • Micro-restaurant program is launched at Waterside.
  • Zapolski Real Estate and Trademark launch a rebrand of the group’s Napa Center mixed-used development, unveiling a new name – First Street Napa – and corresponding new logo for the 380,000-sf property, located in the heart of Downtown Napa.


  • The Trademark Make A Difference (TMAD) Foundation is founded, a Charitable Giving Fund (501(c)3) for Trademark employees to help meet the needs in their local communities and help build a network that is a catalyst for positive change. Since then, the Make A Difference initiative has raised more than $4.2M charitable dollars through property and corporate employee donations and 13,031 volunteer hours have been completed.
  • Trademark breaks ground on its first Conscious Place development, Waterside, a master-planned, 63-acre mixed-use development anchored by Whole Foods Market and REI with an unmatched amenities package.
  • Construction starts on Victory Park and the new Saddle Creek expansion.
  • Trademark is hired to asset, lease, and property manage Burr Ridge Village Center in Burr Ridge, IL.
  • Trademark is selected by Rice Management Co. to operate, asset manage, lease, and reposition Rice’s holdings located in Rice Village in Houston, TX.
  • Trademark partners with Prudential Real Estate Investors to operate and redevelop Hillside Village (formerly Uptown Village at Cedar Hill), a 615,000-sf mixed-use, open-air center in Cedar Hill, TX.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Haverty’s, DSW, Sheplers, Sleep Experts, and Men’s Wearhouse open in the 143,065-sf, phase II at Alliance Town Center.
  • Construction breaks ground at WestBend in Fort Worth, TX.
  •  Trademark takes over management, retail leasing, and redevelopment analysis for AEW at Shops at Highland Village, a 378,023-sf open-air retail center in Highland Village, TX.

And beyond…

  • 2013 – Begins a major expansion and renovation at Saddle Creek, the country’s first lifestyle center, in Germantown, TN.
  • 2013 – Partners with Zapolski Real Estate in a joint venture to re-develop The Shops at Napa Center, a mixed-use development in Downtown Napa, CA.
  • 2012 – Partners with Estein USA to lead the retail redevelopment and repositioning of Victory Park in Dallas, TX.
  • 2012 – Acquires The Shops at La Palmera, formerly Staples Center, a 230,000-sf regional power center and begins major redevelopment and remerchandising plans. The new project is adjacent to the highly successful, super-regional mall, La Palmera.
  • 2012 – Trademark JV re-capitalizes Watters Creek.
  • 2011 – Takes over leasing, management and redevelopment of Saddle Creek in Germantown, TN.
  • 2011 – La Palmera installs electric charging stations.
  • 2010 – Completes transformation of La Palmera regional mall.
  • 2010 – Takes over leasing and management for Santa Fe Place in Santa Fe, NM and Westland Shopping Center in Westland, MI.
  • 2008 – Partners with IMI to purchase Padre Staples Mall in Corpus Christi, TX. Phase I of Alliance Town Center opens in Fort Worth, TX. Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm in Allen, TX opens.
  • 2008 – Watters Creek seeks out input from women and receives coverage from The New York Times.
  • 2001-2007 – Partners with Kimco Development Inc. to develop Gateway Station in Burleson, TX. Phase I was completed and sold in 2003. Phase II construction began in 2005 and was sold in 2007.
  • 2004-2006 – Develops Lakeland Commons, located in Flowood, MS, in 2004; sold in 2006.
  • 2004 – Opens award-winning Market Street – The Woodlands.
  • 2003 – Sells a seven-property portfolio to Heritage Property Trust.
  • 2002: Closes on 34 acres to develop Market Street – The Woodlands, Trademark’s second HEB project and first mixed-use town center.
  • 2000-2002 – Opens several community and power centers across the south and southwest including Royal Oaks in Houston, TX. Develops Royal Oak Village, the highest quality grocery anchored center in West Houston and our first HEB.
  • 1997 – Opens the company’s first grocery-anchored community center: Trinity Commons, anchored by Tom Thumb in Fort Worth, TX. It marks our first public art space and public art purchase.
  • 1996 – Develops the County Line Plaza power center in Jackson, MS.
  • 1992-1995 – Purchases Phase I of University Park Village in 1992, located in Fort Worth, TX; sold in 1995.
  • 1993 – Partners with Lincoln Property Co. to develop Woodland Plaza, located in Tulsa, OK. Sold the property in 2002.
  • 1992 – Jointly re-develops Preston Oaks Shopping Center in Dallas, TX with Strode Property Co.