Joel Heydenburk Follows in Susan Halsey’s Footsteps to Lead Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth

August 3, 2021 | Attorney News



Jackson Walker is proud to announce Joel Heydenburk’s election to serve as the 2022 Chair of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth (REC of GFW). Until his term as Chair begins in July 2022, Joel will continue to serve as a board member and the Vice-Chair.

Last year, Fort Worth experienced significant changes as a result of the pandemic and a huge surge in new residents. As a unified voice for the local commercial real estate community, the REC of GFW has played a role in supporting that growth and helping to improve quality of life in the area.

“Our current chair, Ken Barr, has played a transformative role in the Council’s growth. I look forward to building on his momentum and leading the Council in these changing times,” Joel said. “I am particularly honored to follow in the footsteps of my late mentor, Susan Halsey, who helped form the Real Estate Council more than 15 years ago. This is truly a full-circle moment for both me and the Firm, and it’s a great privilege to follow her lead.”

Joel HeydenburkMeet Joel

Joel W. Heydenburk focuses on real estate transactions and operational issues in connection with commercial real estate. His experience consists of representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions and sales of commercial properties ranging from $1 million and exceeding $200 million. In recognition of his practice, Joel has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in 2021 in the area of Real Estate Law and Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers in 2020. Outside of his practice, Joel volunteers his time with the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth as a member of the Board of Trustees, serving as President in 2020. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Lyceum.


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