Meet Highland's Team
Charles W. Wolcott
Charles W. Wolcott is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Resources, Inc. (Highland), a diversified real estate company based in Houston, Texas.
Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Wolcott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tecon Corporation, a diversified company based in Dallas, Texas with real estate developments and the largest private regulated water and wastewater company in the state. Mr. Wolcott is a native of Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
David Bodenman is Vice President of Highland Resources, Inc. and is responsible for developing and managing Highland’s $100 million Central Texas portfolio which includes Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District, Sendero Springs and Highland Horizon.
Prior to Highland, Mr. Bodenman developed multiple acres of property for industrial, retail and office projects by the Trammel Crow Company including the Arboretum, Stonecreek, Stonelake and 301 Congress. Mr. Bodenman has been an active member in the Austin community serving as Chairman for the Austin Planning Commission, Chairman for Downtown Austin Alliance, Chairman for Circle C MUD No. 4 and Senior Lecturer at UT Austin. Mr. Bodenman received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.
Gene Hill is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Industrial Park, Inc. of East Camden, Arkansas, a subsidiary of Highland Resources, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
Prior to joining Highland Industrial Park, Mr. Hill served as Vice President and General Manager for Primex Technologies making him responsible for the Hitech business unit and other ordnance production and development operations throughout the United States. He later served in the same capacity for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Gloria Catalani is an Operations Manager for Highland Resources, Inc. with thirty plus years of experience participating in all facets of Highland’s real estate activities including acquisition, management and disposition.
She manages the operations of Highland’s commercial and rural land holdings in the Houston metropolitan area and the development of residential subdivisions in Houston, Texas and Norman, Oklahoma. Ms. Catalani additionally facilitated the development of an industrial park in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. She serves as liaison to Highland’s investment partners and works in partnership formation, documentation and administration. In addition to her real estate responsibilities, Ms. Catalani serves as Highland’s corporate secretary.
Jeff Simmons is an Acquisitions and Operations Manager for Highland Resources, Inc. with over thirty years of commercial real estate experience. His responsibilities for Highland include asset management and acquisition of income producing properties in Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Mr. Simmons is responsible for the managing, leasing, sales, and financing of properties throughout Central Texas. Several notable projects include the renovation of 211 7th Street and Lamar Village Shopping Center in Austin.
Mr. Simmons previously served as local and state director for the Building Owners and Managers Association. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Jeremy Hahn, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Vice President of Finance for Highland. In addition to financial reporting, Mr. Hahn’s responsibilities include forecasting and projecting of Highland’s operations and monitoring of financial controls and ongoing financial risk and leverage. Mr. Hahn also participates in evaluating the company’s current investments, potential investments and financing sources. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Hahn served as an Assurance Manager for BKD LLP. He provided audit, accounting and consulting services for a diversified group of clients including real estate, construction and energy firms. Mr. Hahn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received a Bachelor of Science from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Welden Johnston is an Investment Officer for Highland Resources, Inc. whose main role is to source and close investment opportunities. He additionally coordinates the underwriting, financial analysis and due diligence for Highland’s investment opportunities. Since 2010, Mr. Johnston has been involved in Highland’s development projects and disposition of assets.
Mr. Johnston received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Sports, Sponsorship, and Sales from Baylor University. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University. Mr. Johnston is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).
Stone Miller is an Investment Officer for Highland Resources, Inc. whose primary role is to source and close investment opportunities in the Houston market. Mr. Miller is also involved with the development, management and operations of Highland’s Houston area holdings. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Miller worked for Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Mr. Miller received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Business Finance from the University of South Carolina. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University. Mr. Miller is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).