Kirk Tames joined the Real Estate Office and the UT System in February 2005 and was promoted to Assistant Director in September 2007. He handles a variety of transactions, including purchases, sales, leases and easements and most currently serves as the acting Executive Director of Real Estate.
Mr. Tames' prior experience has been entirely in the private sector. After becoming a licensed architect, he served as a senior real estate consultant with Kenneth Leventhal & Company, and then served as a development analyst for Insignia Financial Group and First Industrial Realty Trust. Subsequently, Mr. Tames served as a regional development officer for First Industrial Realty Trust, in which capacity he developed industrial warehouse and office/tech buildings.
Mr. Tames received a MBA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas.