Based in Cousins' Dallas office, Dary is tasked with maintaining and growing the Company's strategic relationships with institutions like Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), along with sourcing new business opportunities in Texas and across the country. Dary was elevated to Vice Chairman in February 2003.
Prior to his current position, Dary served as President of Cousins' Texas operations and head of Cousins Properties Services, the subsidiary that extends Cousins' expertise in leasing, management and development to third-party investors. Under his leadership, Cousins Properties Services established a reputation for providing exceptional service to distinguished clients and partners in high profile, complex real estate projects. Cousins' growing third-party portfolio currently stands at over 6.1 million square feet, and the Company serves as Development Manager for Las Colinas, the world-renowned 12,000-acre master-planned business and residential community adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Dary joined Cousins in 1999, when the Company acquired a 50 percent interest in Faison-Stone, renamed Cousins Stone LP. After Cousins acquired the remaining interest in Cousins Stone in 2000 and 2001, Dary was named President and Chief Operating Officer for Cousins Properties Incorporated. He returned to his native Texas in early 2002. Dary is an attorney and has always been active in public affairs. Before beginning his real estate career, he served as counsel to former Texas Gov. Bill Clements; Director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, D.C.; and as Campaign Manager for the re-election of Gov. Clements. Dary has also served as Chairman of the Texas Finance Commission and as a regional board member of the Resolution Trust Corporation.
Education: J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas. Attended Tulane University, New Orleans and Baylor University, Waco.
Memberships and Civic Involvement: Dary is a member of the State Bar of Texas and currently serves as a Director of Lone Star Bank, Tolleson Private Bank and Real Estate Round Table. He is a member of Dallas Assembly, Young Presidents Organization and Urban Land Institute. Previously, Dary served as a Director of Baylor Medical Center Foundation, the Texas Economic Development Foundation, Cistercian Preparatory School and The Real Estate Council (of Dallas). He is a former member of the Governor's Strategic Planning Committee, the Texas Commission on Judicial Efficiency and the North Texas Regional Transportation Task Force.