Moody National is a full-service commercial real estate firm focused on identifying and developing investment opportunities that offer long-term asset preservation as well as stable and predictable cash flows.
Mr. Engel serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In addition, Mr. Engel also serves as the Chief Financial Officer — Real Estate Development and Management of the Moody National Companies Organization, a position he has held since September 2006. Prior to working at the Moody National Companies Organization, Mr. Engel served as the Division Controller, Real Estate Development and Management, of BMS Management, Inc., an owner and manager of commercial and multifamily properties primarily in Houston, Texas from May 2005 to September 2006.
Prior to joining the Moody National Companies in 2005, Mr. Woods was Director of Facility Services for all of Enron’s properties in Houston, Texas. Mr. Woods has over 25 years of experience in property management, facilities management, and administrative services with two Fortune 500 companies. During his tenure with Enron, Mr. Woods managed over 2.5 million square feet of property including the Enron Center Campus at 1400 Smith St., a 50-story, 1.2 million square foot corporate office tower, and 1600 Smith Street, a 40-story, 1.2 million square foot corporate office tower. He also managed the company’s Data Center and Airport Hangar properties. In 1997, Enron received the Building Owners and Managers Association’s prestigious “International Office Building of the Year” award for corporate facilities. In 1999, 1400 Smith Street received the “Energy Star” award, the EPA’s highest award for energy efficiency. After leaving Enron in 2001, Mr. Woods developed a real estate consulting firm that specializes in property and facilities management. Mr. Woods is a licensed Realtor and is a member of the National Association of Realtors®, Texas Association of Realtors, Houston Association of Realtors and Galveston Association of Realtors.
Brett C. Moody founded Moody National Companies in 1996, and today he serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of our advisor. Mr. Moody founded Moody Mortgage Corporation in 1996 and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since its formation. Mr. Moody, who has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, has since guided the growth of his Company from a mortgage Company to a full service real estate firm, which includes affiliates Moody National Mortgage Corporation, Moody Realty Corporation, Moody Management Corporation, Moody National Development Company, L.P., Moody National Construction, LLC, and Moody National Exchange, LLC and their respective subsidiaries, collectively referred to as the Moody National Companies Organization. His primary responsibilities include overseeing real estate acquisitions and management as well as building, coaching and leading the Moody National Companies Organization’s team of professionals. As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Moody National Mortgage Corporation, Mr. Moody has closed over 200 transactions totaling over $1 billion. Prior to founding Moody National Mortgage Corporation, Mr. Moody was a financial analyst for the Dunkum Mortgage Group, now Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. Mr. Moody also serves on the Board of Directors for Yellowstone Academy, an inner city school for at risk children, and the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.
Prior to joining the Moody National Companies Organization in June 2007, Ms. Smith was an attorney at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP between October 2000 and May 2007, where she specialized in corporate and securities transactions with an emphasis on the representation of sponsors in private placements and real estate syndications, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies and tenant-in-common interests. Ms. Smith has acted as securities counsel in over $1 billion of tenant-in-common acquisitions including office buildings, retail centers, shopping malls, apartment buildings, assisted living facilities and hotels. Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Ms. Smith holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses with FINRA.