THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED FOR TOMORROW

About

Design-driven developments form the foundation of Slate Real Estate Partners (Slate). With a focus on key urban markets, Slate creates and develops mid-rise, high-rise and mixed-use communities that excel through intelligent blueprints and superior details. Founded by commercial real estate industry leaders, our strategic planning combined with our architectural vision generates exceptional investments of lasting value that lead to award-winning projects.

Specializing In

Four Story

Mid Rise

Podium

High Rise

Mixed Use

Our Key Strengths

Slate REP strength

FINANCIAL STRENGTH

With consistent financial backing as both a guarantee corporation and as co-investors, Slate has the ability and agility to execute and deliver developments.

Slate REP strength

LONG AND SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS

Due to our extensive backgrounds in the real estate industry, Slate leverages experiences and long-term relationships to create remarkable real estate solutions.

Slate REP strength

ICONIC PROJECTS

Slate exceeds market expectations by creating innovative and irreplaceable developments via smart design.

Slate REP strength

LEADERSHIP

As industry experts in real estate sectors of finance, acquisition and development, Slate’s team of specialists are dedicated to creating thoroughly-planned projects.

Slate REP strength

ENDURING COMMITMENT TO PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY

At Slate, we recognize our developments form a lasting impact on a community. We design our properties to blend with existing neighborhoods while simultaneously triggering improvement in the area.

OUR HISTORY BY THE NUMBERS

13,000
LUXURY APARTMENT HOMES

$2.7 BILLION
TOTAL CAPITAL DEPLOYED

725,000
SQ.FT. OF RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

50+
CONSTRUCTION LOANS

100+
LAND TRANSACTIONS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS

17
MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS DESIGNED, AND MANAGED

Leadership

Slate Real Estate Partners’ founders, Ben Pisklak, Steven Webster and Mark Stevenson possess a proven track record of leadership and real estate solutions.

BEN PISKLAK

Ben Pisklak is a founding principal of Slate Real Estate Partners. In his role, Ben is responsible for all aspects of the company’s development, financing, construction and acquisition activities. Prior to founding Slate Real Estate Partners, Ben served as the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President for Gables Residential, where he led all aspects of the company’s development, construction and acquisition activities.

STEVEN WEBSTER

Steven Webster is a co-partner for Slate Real Estate Partners. Mr. Webster also co-founded Avista Capital Partners in 2005, and previously served as the Chairman of Global Energy Partners, a specialty group within DLJ Merchant Banking, which sourced, executed and managed DLJMB’s energy-related investments beginning in 2000. Throughout his business career, Mr. Webster has been active in venture capital and investment activities.

MARK STEVENSON

Mark Stevenson is a founding principal of Slate Real Estate Partners. Mark’s primary role is responsibility for the company’s financing, debt placement, joint venture negotiations, acquisitions, land assemblage and development concepts. Prior to the founding of Slate Real Estate Partners, Mark has enjoyed a 35-year career in varied aspects of real estate development, investment and finance.

Additional Team Members

JEFF LAHR

JEFF LAHR

Jeff Lahr serves as Managing Director for Slate Real Estate Partners and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and executing new development opportunities in the Austin and Dallas / Ft Worth markets. Jeff’s industry experience includes the successful completion of over $500M in residential and mixed-use projects ranging from luxury high-rise, mid-rise and student housing developments to garden-style apartments and retail shopping centers.

COURTNEY BLACKBURN

COURTNEY BLACKBURN

Courtney Blackburn serves as a Managing Director for Slate Real Estate Partners. In her role, she is responsible for executing the company’s development projects from inception to stabilization. Prior to joining Slate Real Estate Partners, Courtney spent five years as a Development Manager for Midway, where she managed the development processes of various mixed-use projects including both ground up and value add opportunities. Prior to obtaining her MBA, Courtney served as a Project Engineer for Gilbane Building Company.

JEFFREY KILGORE

JEFFREY KILGORE

Jeffrey Kilgore serves as a Managing Director for Slate Real Estate Partners where he is responsible for the coordination and execution of new development opportunities in the greater Houston area.
Prior to joining Slate, Jeffrey was involved in the construction and development of over 1,650 apartment units in Houston and Denver for Gables Residential between 2012-2018, where he worked closely with Ben Pisklak. His time prior to Gables was spent in Houston coordinating and managing high-end interior office remodel projects for The SpawMaxwell Company.

RAY VARGAS

RAY VARGAS

Ray Vargas is the Construction Director for Slate Real Estate Partners. In his role, Ray is responsible for executing the company’s strategies related to development and construction of multifamily projects. Ray has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the real estate development and construction industry.

RYAN YEAGER

RYAN YEAGER

Ryan Yeager serves as a Development Associate. In his role, he helps forecast budgets, underwrite development projects and aids in the financial analysis of various deals. His responsibilities range from initial underwriting to managing ongoing project operations to ensure an effective transition from site selection through project stabilization. Ryan’s role is to help maintain investments from inception to exit.

SEAN WOLFF

SEAN WOLFF

Sean Wolff serves as a Development Associate in the Austin office.  In his role, he assists in all facets of development projects including financial underwriting, site selection, project coordination and operation management from inception through project stabilization and investment conclusion.

JENNIFER HAWKES

JENNIFER HAWKES

Jennifer is the Director of Business Operations for Slate Real Estate Partners. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s day to day activities, including office management, marketing, accounts payable/receivable and job cost accounting. Jennifer also supports the development group, providing assistance in due diligence activities, consultant scheduling, contract administration, permitting and interior design.

ANNETTE GLEIZER

ANNETTE GLEIZER

Annette Gleizer is the Corporate Controller for Slate Real Estate Partners. In her role, she is responsible for managing all elements of Accounting and Finance including financial analysis, job cost accounting and corporate accounting.

RUSSELL GARNER

RUSSELL GARNER

Russell Garner serves as Construction Director for Slate Real Estate Partners in the Austin market. In his role, Russell is responsible for executing all aspects of the company’s construction strategies of multifamily projects. Russell has over 38 years of construction management experience in all levels of the real estate development and construction industry.

Under Construction

Heights Apartments

Heights Apartments


Houston, TX

281 Units

Opening Fall 2020

The McAdams Memorial City

The McAdams Memorial City


Houston, TX

333 Units

Now Leasing

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The Alden at Cedar Park

The Alden at Cedar Park


Cedar Park, TX

349 Units

Now Leasing

The Westerly

The Westerly


Houston, TX

357 Units

Now Leasing

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In Development

Katy Lakecrest Apartments

Katy Lakecrest Apartments


Katy, TX

281 Units

4Q 2019 Construction Start

Oak Hill Apartments

Oak Hill Apartments


Austin, TX

286 Units

4Q 2019 Construction Start

Airport Blvd Apartments

Airport Blvd Apartments


Austin, TX

319 Units

2Q 2020 Construction Start

Cameron Road Apartments

Cameron Road Apartments


Austin, TX

310 Units

2Q 2020 Construction Start

Contact Us

Slate Real Estate Partners

9811 Katy Freeway, Suite 925
Houston, Texas 77024

713.491.2860