Mr. Chad C. Braun
1994 Bachelor of Business Administration
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.
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.
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
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.