Experience + Foresight
Scott W. Fordham
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Scott W. Fordham is chief executive officer and director of TIER REIT, Inc. Mr. Fordham has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate with an emphasis on strategy, transactions, corporate finance, and capital markets. In May 2008, Mr. Fordham joined TIER REIT’s management team, and has served as chief executive officer and director of TIER REIT since 2014. Mr. Fordham previously served as our president from 2013 until February 2018. Prior to joining TIER REIT, Mr. Fordham was an executive with Prentiss Properties Trust, a publicly-traded REIT, and its successor, Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), along with Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE: AIV).
Dallas E. Lucas
President & Chief Operating Officer
Dallas E. Lucas is our president and chief operating officer, and previously served as our chief financial officer from May 2014 to February 2018. Before joining TIER REIT, Mr. Lucas was the chief financial officer of Intrawest ULC from July 2012 to October 2013, and was prior to that a founding partner of Pacshore Partners, a Los Angeles based real estate investment company. From September 2007 to August 2009, Mr. Lucas served as chief executive officer, president and director at Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc., and from July 2002 to March 2007, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Maguire Properties, Inc., both publicly traded REITs.
William J. Reister
Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President
William J. Reister is our chief investment officer and executive vice president and previously served as our senior vice president - capital markets. Mr. Reister has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, including investment management, finance, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, property management, accounting and reporting. In November 2009, Mr. Reister joined TIER REIT's management team to focus exclusively on our finance and investment management matters.
Telisa Webb Schelin
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President & Secretary
Telisa Webb Schelin is our chief legal officer, executive vice president and secretary. Ms. Schelin is responsible for all legal aspects of the company, including corporate governance; public company reporting; securities offerings; mergers and acquisitions; investor relations; lease and contract administration; risk management; labor and employment matters; litigation management; and finance, real estate and commercial business transactions. Ms. Schelin has 15 years of experience in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. She joined TIER REIT's management team in February 2008, after serving as assistant general counsel of an associated company since September 2005.
James E. Sharp
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
James E. Sharp is our chief financial officer and treasurer, with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting at both public and private real estate companies. In October 2010, Mr. Sharp joined TIER REIT's management team, serving as chief accounting officer through May 2017, as executive vice president since July 2015, and as our head of capital markets since May of 2017.