Mr. Chad C. Braun

Chad Braun1994 Bachelor of Business Administration
Accounting/Finance

HSU provided me with an ideal education. I was able to learn the technical skills in my area of study. But more importantly, I was able to interact with professors and staff to gain ‘real world’ practical skills and habits that certainly have benefited me in my career. All of this was built upon a foundation of Christian education, whereby my beliefs, morals and faith were strengthened and sharpened.

Chad Braun is the executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of AmREIT, a publicly-traded equity real estate investment trust based in Houston. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate finance, equity capital markets, debt structuring and placement, investor relations, accounting, and reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chad shepherded AmREIT’s initial public offering and entry into the New York Stock Exchange, helping helped formulate the company’s investment strategy and expand assets from approx. $100m to $1.2b.

He holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also chairman of the board of directors for Cypress Christian School.

Chad and his wife Kathy (Bowers, B.B.A 1994) two daughters, Hannah Nicole and Hailey Noel. The Brauns are members of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston.

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