Duckworth Realty, Inc. Team
Duckworth Realty, Inc. has developed a team of professionals that focus on providing creative solutions to the challenging real estate requirements. We are extremely proud of the dedicated individuals who, together, have enabled us to assume a position of leadership among our peers. Duckworth Realty has hands on approach to the requirements of all the properties and ownerships and team approach that focuses on a value added service for its clients.
Ted Duckworth – President
Ted J. Duckworth is Co-Manager of TDLDC, and President and CEO of Duckworth Realty, Inc. Ted has been the architect of the company’s recent growth into development projects and has provided a vision for the company’s downtown revitalization efforts in Jackson, Mississippi. This vision carries over into the overall company philosophy of making a difference in the community where we live and work. His $16 million renovation of the mixed-use Electric 308 Building in 2005 sparked an interest in downtown development and created an atmosphere of energy in the downtown market.
Ted has coordinated the acquisition of multiple investment properties throughout the southeast totaling over $150 million. The transactions have allowed Duckworth Realty to expand its operations across the region, with projects located in Jackson, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Atlanta.
Ted is a recognized leader of economic development in Metro-Jackson. He has served as Chairman of The Board of Downtown Jackson Partners which manages the Central Business District, and on the Downtown Strategic Plan for the City of Jackson. He currently also serves as President of the Eastover Neighborhood Association.
Breck Hines – Executive Vice President and Principal
Breck Hines is Co-Manager of TDLDC, and Executive Vice President & Principal of Duckworth Realty. Breck manages the acquisition and development arms of the business, from new project identification and underwriting to negotiations, due diligence, financing and closing, and in partnership with Ted has purchased or developed over $35 million in commercial properties since 2005. In addition, Breck serves in the asset management role for several of the Company’s properties. As a Broker Associate, Breck also provides leasing and third-party brokerage services to select clients across Mississippi, having represented landlords and tenants in over $135 million of leasing transactions.
Prior to teaming up with Ted in 2005, Breck was an Acquisition Analyst with Parkway Properties, Inc., an NYSE-traded Real Estate Investment Trust. During that time, his acquisition team underwrote and closed multiple office property acquisitions in Phoenix, AZ. totaling 583,000 square feet and valued at over $85 million. At Parkway, Breck also served as manager/broker of several office and industrial properties in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA, including Parkway’s corporate headquarters at One Jackson Place. Assets under management totaled 430,000 square feet with a value over $40 million. Breck intensified Parkway’s third-party leasing, management and investment brokerage business, and in 24 months closed over $30 million in real estate transactions.
John Michael Holtmann – Vice President & Principal
John Michael Holtmann currently serves as Vice President for Duckworth Realty, Inc. where he manages the retail division of the company. John Michael provides brokerage and development services primarily for retail, office, and investment properties. In this capacity, he has represented a long list of private and institutional clients including: Lone Star Funds, Vowell’s Marketplace, Simon, Health Management Associates (HMA) / Merit Health, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), Brookshire Grocery Company, Potter and Sims Foods, Associated Wholesale Grocers, CarMax, Merrill Lynch, T-Mobile, CH Robinson and Stericyle. He currently oversees a leasing and sales portfolio totaling approximately 1,700,000 square feet. Costar Group, the leading research firm in the nation for commercial real estate, has recognized John Michael as a Costar “Power Broker,” for five consecutive years. Throughout his real estate career, John Michael has completed over $125 million in real estate transactions. Additionally, he has successfully acquired or developed approximately 370,000 square feet of retail properties valued at over $40 million.
John Michael, his wife Brittany and son Mac reside in Jackson. They are members of Fondren Church.
Mike Weeks, CPA – Controller
Mike joined Duckworth Realty in January 2012 as Controller, in which he oversees all accounting functions for the Company including development, acquisitions, and financial reporting. Michael is responsible for all Human Resource functions including payroll, insurance, and all other benefits.
Prior to joining Duckworth, Michael spent the last 14 years in commercial real estate at Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY), a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). As a Senior Accounting Manager at Parkway Properties, Michael was primarily responsible for budgeting and forecasting, lease administration, accounting training, and detailed and analytical review and variance analysis for 10+ office properties. While at Parkway, Michael was also exposed to financial accounting for corporate level entities, preparing monthly consolidated financial reporting packages for management, SEC reporting, and cash management.
In 1990, Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Delta State University. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, especially snow skiing vacations in Colorado and Utah. Michael and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons, Michael and Matthew, who are actively involved in service at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison, MS.
Dawn Miller – Senior Property Manager
Dawn joined Duckworth Realty in 2008 as Property Manager and currently oversees the management of approximately 257,000 square feet of office space, some of which includes residential, and 130,000 square feet of retail space.
Dawn began her career in property management in 1995 with Parkway Properties, Inc., a NYSE-traded Real Estate Investment Trust in Jackson, where she served as Property Administrator for four years at Parkway’s corporate headquarters, One Jackson Place, and later served as Assistant Property Manager for nine years. During this time, she assisted with the daily operations of a 267,700 square foot office building and third party buildings consisting of 228,388 square feet.
Dawn was heavily involved in the training of new managers and property administrators while with Parkway. She received her real estate license in 2007 and has been a member of BOMA since 2003 where she currently serves on the board
Dawn currently lives in Madison with her husband, Mark, along with their three children, Drew, Brooke and Lane.