Gary W. Maler has been named the fifth director of the Real Estate
Center at Texas A&M University, the nation's largest publicly
funded real estate research entity.
Maler has been with the center since 1978, serving as coordinator
of development programs, senior operations officer, assistant
director and, most recently, as associate director. During some
of that time, he also held an appointment as assistant to the
Texas A&M University vice chancellor for research park development.
Prior to joining the center, Maler conducted market research
and managed residential and commercial development projects with
Exxon's Friendswood Development Company in Houston. Maler has
a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Houston
and a master's of architecture in urban design from Texas A&M.
Maler is well known among Texas real estate licensees, having
facilitated focus groups and strategic planning sessions for
numerous boards of realtors, nonprofit organizations and private
Maler succeeds R. Malcolm Richards, who retired from Texas A&M
to take a position as dean of the School of Business and Management
at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
The Real Estate Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary this
year. It is funded almost entirely by a portion of license fees
paid by Texas real estate agents. A nine-member advisory committee
appointed by the governor provides input into the center's research
agenda. The center is part of the Mays Business School at Texas
W. Maler (M.Arch '74), director of the Real Estate Center
at Texas A&M University