Our Board

Lew Friedland

Board Chair

Lew has been active in the commercial real estate investment and development business for over thirty-five years. Mr. Friedland currently serves as Managing Partner of Miramar Industrial and is a Senior Advisor to Mileway, the largest owner of last mile logistics real estate assets in Europe.  He is a Board Member of Rentable Technologies, Inc. and an Advisor to PredictAP.  Mr. Friedland was a Managing Director at Colony Capital, Inc., a global real estate and investment management firm, beginning in December 2014, where he managed and oversaw Colony Capital’s industrial business including the Colony Industrial Fund which was sold to Blackstone in December 2019. 

Prior to joining Colony Capital, Mr. Friedland was the founder and a Managing Partner of Cobalt Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on acquiring, managing and developing industrial properties, from April 2002 until its acquisition by Colony Capital in December 2014, where he managed and oversaw the management team and the day-to-day operations of the business. From June 1997 to May 2001, Mr. Friedland also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Industrial Properties REIT, a publicly-traded industrial real estate investment trust, from April 1998 to May 2001 and as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from May 1997 to April 1998. Mr. Friedland was a founding partner of Crimson Partners, an investment firm engaged in the acquisition and development of real estate assets, from June 1992 to May 1997.  From September 1988 to May 1992, Mr. Friedland was at Trammell Crow Company, a commercial real estate development and investment company, most recently serving as Division Partner and Managing Director, where he was responsible for the company’s development, leasing, and property management activities in central Virginia.   

Mr. Friedland currently serves as a national board member of the I Have A Dream Foundation, which empowers children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.  In addition, he is Board Chair of the local Dallas IHDF affiliate.  Mr. Friedland holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.  

Josh McArtor

Josh McArtor, a top producing real estate professional for over twenty five years, specializes in investment sales, sale lease-backs, and recapitalizations for his institutional clients. Josh McArtor throughout his real estate career has been involved in over $119 billion worth of real estate transactions including $84 billion of investment sales across the United States.  Josh McArtor is known for his creative thinking and possesses unique and proven negotiating skills that allow clients to achieve the highest and best value for their investments, as proven by numerous repeat business nationally.  Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Mr. McArtor was an Executive Vice President of CBRE’s National Partners where he focused on industrial investment sales on behalf of domestic pension funds and offshore investors. Josh is on the Board of Christ Family Clinic providing free healthcare to the underprivileged and a member of the Touchdown Club for the RISE School Dallas.

Mr. McArtor received a B.B.A, with honors, in Finance from the Abilene Christian University and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas.

Aaron Brinkman

Aaron has an extensive history of involvement with the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Dallas that spans nearly two decades. He started as a volunteer at the Cedar Springs center, later transitioning to a board position where he influenced the organization’s leadership and strategy. Professionally, Aaron has held executive roles in the interactive entertainment industry at Activision Blizzard and now with GameMill Entertainment, a private equity-backed gaming publisher. He also founded SWB Investments, which oversees a diverse portfolio of real estate-industry companies. Aaron resides in Dallas with his wife Molly and their two young children.

Dane Smith