As an Executive Vice President and Partner, Bennett is primarily responsible for negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, loan and construction documents. He has over 39 years of experience in the acquisition, disposition, financing, syndication and leasing of commercial and multi-family properties. Bennett entered the real estate business in 1980 following graduation from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. He immediately began his career acquiring and syndicating multi-family apartments in the DFW market with Greenhill Financial Corporation. In 1983, he joined Gwin/Slaughter Financial as Executive V.P. where he oversaw the acquisition and syndication of over $200 million of commercial and land investments. Following the real estate downturn in 1987, he gained extensive knowledge in the workout of distressed loans and the recapitalization of struggling partnerships. Using this knowledge, he joined the Investment Services Division of Hank Dickerson & Company Realtors in 1989 to specialize in the brokerage of REO assets and troubled partnerships to high net worth individuals and venture funds. In 1997, he formed Southtrust Real Estate, Inc. specializing in the financing of single and multi-tenant commercial property, apartments, and hotels. Bennett joined Clearview in 2005.