about dc partners
DC Partners develops high-quality residential high-rise, mid-rise, mixed-use and suburban projects. With extensive experience, our commitment to excellence and value creation continues to drive our approach.
Our portfolio of projects under way, completed and acquired covers more than 1.5 million square feet and $500 million in development.
Meet the team
The Arts Residences at the Thompson Hotel
2506 W. Main
President & Chief Executive Officer
A businessman with strong ties in the United States, Mexico and Europe, Roberto Contreras has made a name for himself as a respected entrepreneur. Mr. Contreras has founded and owned several highly successful companies, including Cosentino North America, recognized in 2005 by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director
Acho Azuikemanages DC Partners’ real estate development and investment activities, including compliance with all EB-5 Program requirements. Mr. Azuike has over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, with experience ranging from real estate finance to real estate development. He graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degreein economics, and received anMBA from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
Executive Vice President & Chief Investor Relations
Emilio Guzmán is responsible for strategic client management communication, marketing, and investment compliance to enable effective business relations between investors and the company. Mr. Guzmán brings over 18 years of combined experience in real estate investment markets to DC Partners.
Executive VP & Project Management / Development
Armin Deutsch has over 25 years of extensive experience in project management, construction, merchandising and purchasing. Mr. Deutsch previously worked for FORTUNE100 companies such as Home Depot, where he was responsible for purchasing volumes in excess of $1 billion annually. His diverse background includes managing construction projects in most major U.S. cities, as well as Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Dillard has nearly 15 years of experience as a finance and accounting professional. In his current role, he manages finance and operations for several subsidiaries of St. Christopher Holdings and DC Partners. Mr. Dillard’s diverse background includes accounting leadership, financial planning and analysis, and technology consulting.
Julie Kleine is responsible for marketing programs, brand management, advertising, and public relations. Mrs. Kleine has more than 15 years of management experience in the publicly-traded real estate industry,including global sales and marketing, trade show development, digital/social and traditional media, and multilingual communications for international, commercial, and land information management consulting firms.
Roberto Contreras IV
Roberto Contreras IV is the East Asia Director for DC Partners (known in China as Lone Star Consulting). He is committed to the development of businesses to expand influence in China. With focused attention on multiple lines of business,Mr. Contreras has achieved excellent results in individual business services and institutional investment cooperation. He graduated from Swarthmore Academy of Arts and Science with a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics, and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Houston-based developer DC Partners announced they have sold 30 percent of the condominium homes in The Arts Residences at the Thompson San Antonio Hotel since opening the sales gallery on May 11, making it one of the fastest-selling high-rise luxury condominium project in Texas. Located on the San Antonio River Walk, the $116 million, 20-level mixed-use […]
The development team behind a future mixed-use project on Allen Parkway near downtown has released renderings of the project.
Houston-based DC Partners and Tianqing Real Estate Development LLC — the U.S. subsidiary of Tianqing Group Real Estate Co. Ltd., one of the largest real estate developers in China — teamed up to develop the $500 million-plus projectlast year. Architecture firm HOK designed the development, according to an April 25 press release.
A skyline-changing development by a Chinese real estate company is a vote of confidence for Houston’s economy.
Tianqing Real Estate Development, US subsidiary of Tianqing Group, on Monday released architectural renderings of a multi-use development designed as a crossroads connecting downtown and uptown Houston.
Renderings released Tuesday show a sleek development of glass and steel towers along a scenic 6-acre site on Allen Parkway.
DC Partners and Tianqing Real Estate Development are planning the $500 million-plus project whose first phase will include a luxury hotel and condominium tower, a retail pavilion and office building.