LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Team

Of all the characteristics one might attribute to success, none is as central as an unwavering passion for excellence. Quite simply, passion matters. Everything flows from this essential trait — integrity, commitment, responsibility, quality, success — it is the steady compass that guides Wilbow.

Bill Bowness

Chairman & CEO

William Bowness established Wilbow Corporation in 1976 which grew to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned property development companies, with interests in Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland (NZ), and Dallas. The Australian interests were sold to a major public company in 2006 and Wilbow Group was formed to be an investment company that focuses on investments in private and public equities, property development funding, and Wilbow’s USA property development operations in Dallas.

Bowness is a great believer that a successful company is built by developing a strong team. Experience has shown that it is not necessarily people with the theoretical training but also those with initiative and the capacity to successfully put that training into practice that achieve success. He believes that quality development is very important and has always pushed Wilbow down this path. This direction has proven to maximize profits if done correctly.

In addition to his role as chairman and CEO of Wilbow Group and Wilbow Corporation, Bill has been an active philanthropist and has made sundry contributions to the Australian community over the past 30 years including serving as chairman of the Monash Gallery of Art and a member of the National Defence Housing Board.

Michael Herskope

CEO

Herskope commenced his professional career as a lawyer specializing for seven years in corporate and finance law. He then spent nearly ten years working in senior executive roles with large listed corporations. Since 2005, Michael has worked in the private investment sector and joined Wilbow Group as CEO in 2010.

Larry Corson

President

Larry Corson joined Wilbow Corporation in 2014. He is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the company, including land acquisition and capital relationships. Corson has held key leadership positions in real estate investment and development for over three decades. Past experience includes positions with Cooper & Company at Southlake Town Square, Crescent Resources, Hunt Realty Investments and Westbrook Partners. Earlier in his career he held positions with J.E. Roberts Company, Trammell Crow Ventures, and Jones Lang Wootton Realty Advisors. Corson earned an MBA in Finanace from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from High Point University. Corson is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, where he currently serves on the national Community Development Council, as well as the local Community Development Council in North Texas.

Jason Massey

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Massey joined Wilbow Corporation in 2016. He is responsible for accouting, treasury and reporting oversight as well as lender relations. Massey has more than 16 years of experience in real estate investment and development accounting. Prior to joining Wilbow, he was assistant controller with Hunt Realty Investments, the real estate investment arm of Hunt Oil Company, where he was responsible for GAAP accounting, direct development reporting and issuance of annual audit reports. He was also involved with fund accouting and assisted operating platforms with consolidation analysis, reporting and audit support. Prior to joining Hunt Realty, Massey was a supervising senior in the assurance and advisory service practice at KPMG LLP. Massey earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Jennifer Rabon

Vice President of Development

Jennifer Rabon joined Wilbow Corporation in 2014. She is responsible for the company’s development activities, from due diligence to market delivery. Rabon has 30 years of real estate experience working in Texas, Michigan, and the Carolinas. Her past experience include a position with Walton International Group, where she was responsible for all planning, entitlement and development as well as engaging in the political process and policy directives that affected the Walton Carolina assets. Rabon began her career in land surveying and then as a project manager for a civil engineer. She also worked for D.R. Horton, Mercedes Homes and Wall Homes in land acquisition and development. Rabon earned a degree in architectural studies from Andrews University. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Matt Johnson

VP Land Acquisition and Development

Matt Johnson is Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development in the Dallas office. Johnson is a highly accomplished real estate executive with over 15 years of experience in residential land acquisition and development working for both developers and homebuilders. Johnson is focused on expanding Wilbow’s land acquisition and development capabilities across the DFW Metroplex. Matt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Becky Ullman

VP Land Acquisition and Development

Becky Ullman joined Wilbow Corporation in 2018 and leads the company’s expansion into the Houston market, overseeing land acquisition, entitlement, feasibility and builder relations. Ullman possesses almost 40 years’ experience in the industry. Her broad experience involves overseeing entitlement, acquisition and land development in Texas, Florida, California and Nevada. These projects ranged from four-acre urban infill sites to 1,000+ acre master-planned communities. Ullman is skilled in guiding complex entitlement projects and the creation, management and funding of Municipal Utility Districts and similar public financing entities in Texas. Ullman is a member of the Urban Land Institute. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in corporate finance from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Michael Ducoté

Regional Development Manager

Michael Ducote joined Wilbow Corporation in 2014. He is responsible for overseeing development activities and field construction representing Wilbow’s interest with homebuilders, contractors and municipalities. Ducote has over 30 years of experience in the construction and development industry. Most recently, he was VP of Cement Sales and Production, COO with Bonsal American for Oldcastle Texas. Ducote was previously general manager of TXI’s Package Division. Prior to Oldcastle, Ducote was Director of Land Development for HistoryMaker Homes and was Contracting Manager for Austin Bridge & Road, leading estimating and contract negotiations. Ducote earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction from Louisiana State University.

Brandon Luedke

Regional Development Manager

Brandon Luedke joined Wilbow Corporation in 2015. His responsibilities include overseeing development activity and construction. He manages all activities between Wilbow, homebuilders contractors and municipalities. Luedke has over 18 years of experience in the construction and development industry having worked on projects ranging from infill residential developments with entry-level product to custom home, gated communities. Prior to joining Wilbow, Luedke was a project manager for Pritchard Associates, where he managed $200M+ in commercial and residential developments. He also served as a civil engineer in the Land Development Group at Halff Associates, responsible for designing commercial, residential and city parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Luedke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Grayson Nastri

Project Manager

Grayson Nastri joined Wilbow Corporation in 2018. He is responsible for the financial analysis of current projects and future acquisitions, along with supporting the accounting, project management and development teams. Nastri was previously with JPI, a multifamily developer, working in their capital group. Grayson received his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Southern Methodist University and earned his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

Jennifer Turner

Senior Accountant

Jennifer Turner joined Wilbow Corporation in 2016. She is responsible for day-to-day general accounting, lot closings, accounts payable/receivable, construction draws, managing bank accounts and tax reporting, as well as preparing financial reporting packages. Turner has over 10 years of experience in real estate investment and development accounting. In addition, she is a licensed Texas real estate agent and uses her knowledge to assist in land acquisition due diligence. Prior to joining Wilbow, Turner was an Accountant with Hunt Realty Investments responsible for general accounting and preparing financial statements for Hunt’s direct-owned assets. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Florida.

Brad McFarland

Land Development Manager

Brad McFarland joined Wilbow Corporation in 2020. He is the second team member brought on to foster the company’s expansion into the Houston Market. His responsibilities include overseeing development activity and construction as well as facilitiating the feasibility and entitlement processes. McFarland comes to us with experience in master plan development and spent the first five years of his career with a Top 5 national homebuilder. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Management from Sam Houston State University.