Gary Maler has served as director of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station since 2005, where he focuses his attention on garnering and managing the resources and talent of the Center, creating a work culture that is favorable to creativity, collaboration and accountability and looking for opportunities to grow the Center’s expertise and reputation for excellence. Maler is passionate about strategy and has led the Center in developing a refined list of bold strategic initiatives. During Maler’s tenure at Texas A&M, he has initiated and identified decision-making criteria that became the underpinnings of a formalized real estate management system at Texas A&M. Before joining the Center he worked in the private sector in real estate development. While at Friendswood Development Corporation, he performed numerous land suitability and homebuyer preference surveys and the original market studies recommending successful projects including Copperfield, Greenspoint and Kingwood’s office as well as entertainment and retail centers. He also oversaw the construction of those and other FDC projects and managed 16 municipal utility districts and their infrastructure.