25 years of experience ensures every second counts

 


Brady K Wood

PRINCIPAL

With over twenty-five years of restaurant, entertainment and real estate development experience, Brady has founded a wide variety of start-up and institutional investment ventures.  At twenty years old, he purchased a local dive-bar while attending Southern Methodist University.   That investment yielded five more restaurants, three live music venues, three drive-ins, three music festivals, a record label and a retail store.  Proceeds from entertainment concepts were parlayed into a love for real estate and resulted in many impactful projects and historic restorations.  In 2005, he founded INCAP Fund, a private equity real estate fund that invested and developed over $250 million in urban residential and mixed-use infill projects.

In 2013, Brady created WoodHouse, a food & beverage, hospitality, sports advisory and investment firm that leverages decades of entertainment experience with a lifetime of real estate investing to create provocative and culturally significant solutions.  Current assignments include The Star, Dallas Cowboys’ new $1.5B world headquarters, numerous hotel turnarounds along the East Coast and two master-planned communities in the DFW area.  He has current ownerships stakes in José restaurant (Dallas), Bare Knuckle Brewery (Chicago), Pilgrimage Music Festival (Nashville) and private social club Park House (coming to Highland Park). 

Brady graduated from Southern Methodist University, has current and past leadership roles in the Young Presidents Organization, Booker T. Washington High School, Preservation Dallas and has helped create and/or served on a variety of community and neighborhood boards.


 
 

W Brandt Wood

PRINCIPAL

Brandt has over twenty-five years of experience in creating, developing and operating sixteen entertainment and hospitality ventures, including the iconic venues Trees, The Green Room, Gypsy Team Room in Dallas and Coyote Drive-In.  He also developed a groundbreaking national live music program at Harrah’s Entertainment with C3 Presents and has festival production credits that include Trees Outdoor Music Festival, Dallas 2000 and 2001 New Years’ Events, and Live at the Drive-In with Jimmy Buffett in 2014. In September of 2015, Brandt co-developed the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival that takes place each year in Franklin, Tennessee featuring a 50-band, 5-stage production which has become the signature boutique festival for the Nashville/Franklin area.As a principal at WoodHouse, he is developing entertainment and hospitality projects for notable clients including Republic Property Group, Highgate Hotels and Crossroads Brewing Company.

Brandt graduated from Washington and Lee University and currently is raising a family in Dallas, Texas.  Brandt has served on the Booker T Washington Arts Magnet Board, National Restaurant Association Board, Young Entrepreneurs Organization Board, and has collected numerous awards for both business and charitable efforts over the years.

 


 
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Erick Schlather

principal

While attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1989, Erick Schlather and his roommate, Brady Wood, developed their first entertainment concept.  The success of that venture would lead Erick to develop and operate numerous culinary and entertainment concepts with Brady and The Entertainment Collaborative (The EC), to include The Green Elephant Bar & Grill, The Green Room, Jeroboam, The Gypsy Tea Room, and Trees.  In 2006 Erick left Dallas and The EC and went back to his San Antonio roots where he worked in commercial real estate sales and development.  In 2010 he began work on a new culinary project, The Monterey, a game-changing concept in the city’s King William neighborhood.  In the Express News’ first review of The Monterey, food critic Edmund Tijerina wrote “it may be the most important restaurant in the city.” From there, Erick would go on to develop Barbaro, a neighborhood pizza bar and Hot Joy, an eclectic Asian concept that was selected by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the 10 best new restaurants of 2014.  Erick continues developing real estate and consulting on food and beverage concepts in the San Antonio market where he raises his family. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree from SMU Erick attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, CA where he did graduate work in Product Design.  While head of operations at The EC he was also president of the Deep Ellum Association. 


 
 
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Amit Kaluskar

Principal analyst

Amit Kaluskar has been working in the finance sector of the real estate and hospitality field for over 15 years with experience in office, retail and multi-family acquisitions and asset management as well as real estate and hospitality development. Amit has been a financial consultant for numerous investment companies focusing on project budgeting, asset management, due diligence, investor reporting equity and debt procurement on over $2.5 billion of successful real estate related projects.

Previously, Amit worked in the Dallas office of Forest City Enterprises’ Residential Division as a Senior Development Associate and worked on the Mercantile on Main, a $140 MM adaptive re-use project. Other projects at Forest City included the acquisition of the 140-unit Wilson Building in downtown Dallas as well as the renovation of the Continental Building into a 200-unit adaptive re-use apartment complex. He has also worked at Prescott Realty Group where his primary responsibilities include extensive market research, project budgeting, due diligence coordination, financial analysis and underwriting for development properties, existing assets and potential acquisitions. Some of the projects he worked on while at Prescott included the rehab of the historic 150-room Stoneleigh Hotel, the $200 million University Cross project located adjacent to Mockingbird Station. and the $80 MM acquisition of the mixed-use development known as Lake Highlands Town Center. Amit was also a minority partner PARK Restaurant and Bar Celine where his responsibilities included managing the project construction budget, monitoring the weekly profit and loss statements, cash management controls and managing investor distributions. 

Amit graduated from Southern Methodist University where he studied Economics. 


 
 
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Juan Torres

DIRECTOR OF FOOD + BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

With more than 18 years of experience in the restaurant business, Juan displays his passion and drive as WoodHouse’s food and beverage connoisseur. Juan started out in the restaurant business as a bus boy in Fort Worth for Firebird Restaurant Group, working his way up over the years through popular and legendary restaurant concepts Meso Maya  and Angeluna. He also spent years working for the M Crowd Restaurant Group who own Hispanic eateries Mi Cocina and Taco Diner. Juan currently works for WoodHouse’s most recent project José as the General Manager. Juan's commitment and desire to provide the ultimate customer experience is marked through his training skills, giving every property he touches a competitive edge within each market. 


Juan studied Business Administration in Mexico and his love for food comes from his mother who owned a catering business. 

 


 
 

Hannah Wood

PROJECT MANAGER

Hannah joined WoodHouse in 2016 as Project Manager, with a focus on overseeing all projects coordination and overall development of specific scope and design while managing office operations. With over 10 years experience, she provides project budgets, procurement of proposals and bids, project scheduling, and acts as liaison with clients. Prior to WoodHouse, she was at Goldman Sachs working on the commercial real estate mortgage lending platform with a specific focus on handling loan management, market research and preparing loan packages. Prior to Goldman, she worked at Stonelake Capital Partners, a privately owned real estate firm, with a primary focus on client and investor relations and event planning for the company. Hannah also worked at Highland Capital Management as a lead executive professional aiding high level executives with a concentration on project management, marketing development and firm wide event planning.

Hannah holds a BA from Louisiana State University with a minor in History and Communications. She is also a Texas Notary Public and has her Paralegal Certificate from the University of New Orleans.
 

 


 
 
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Julia Wood

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT + Creative design

As Production Assistant and Creative Design, Julia maintains principal and client relations, focuses on all deliverables for projects and serves as a liaison for daily management preparations. Prior to joining WoodHouse, she was at Fuja Marketing as a Project Manager working on producing high-quality marketing and promotional materials for corporate and hospitality industries. Previously, to Fuja Marketing, she worked at Ice Bro Promos as the Project Manager of marketing design, supervised graphic designers and vendors on production specifications to maintain project timelines and budgets, and served as principal liaison between CEO and clients.

Julia is an active member of BvB Dallas, a young professional philanthropic organization that raises awareness, funds and support to tackle Alzheimer's in the DFW area. She currently holds a position on the Leadership Board as an Event Coordinator, which involves the management and production of organization wide events. Voted on by her peers, she was chosen Miss Team Blonde in 2017. 

She is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.



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