Dallas’ Holt Lunsford Commercial Names Industry Veteran as President

Mario Zandstra's career spans over three decades. The company said he brings a wealth of executive experience and industry background in both the office and industrial sectors to his new role.

Dallas-based Holt Lunsford Commercial announced that Mario Zandstra has been appointed as the company’s new president and that his efforts will directly support the company’s ongoing leadership progress alongside CEO Holt Lunsford.

“Mario has a deep commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and excellence, which aligns perfectly with our values,” Lunsford said in a statement. “Having been witness to the impressive impact he’s had on his community over the past 25 years, I’m confident in his abilities and look forward to leading HLC together.”

Zandstra’s career spans over three decades, and the company said Zandstra brings a wealth of executive experience and industry background in both the office and industrial sectors to his new role.

His responsibilities primarily will be focused on supervising HLC’s business development, managing a team-based governance model, and supporting the advancement of the company’s current and future generation of leaders.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mario Zandstra to the HLC family as our new president,” Matt Carthey, partner and managing principal of HLC’s Fort Worth leasing office, said in a statement. “With his extensive leadership experience, deep industry knowledge, and established rapport with Holt, we are confident that Mario will play a pivotal role in advancing our company’s mission and vision.”

HLC said that Zandstra’s significant achievements include holding several executive leadership roles across multiple for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

His background includes a decade-long tenure as partner and executive vice president at Transwestern Commercial Services, and leasing and tenant representation positions held at CBRE and Staubach.

Zandstra was also president and CEO of Pine Cove, president of East-West, and president and CEO at Family Legacy Missions International.

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