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 Thompson San Antonio
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.
Director of Sales and Marketing
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
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President Roberto Contreras IV handles the East Asia market 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, Contreras has achieved excellent results in individual business services and institutional investment cooperation. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Far from dueling piano bars, tequila shooters, and Sea World, an elegant new scene is forming along the area known as San Antonio’s “North River Walk.” The brand-new Thompson San Antonio rises across the river from the Tobin Center of the Performing Arts and offers pleasures for the body and soul. Writer Amanda Eyre Ward names […]
DC Partners is pleased to announce that it has earned not one, but two San Antonio Business Journal Building San Antonio awards. DC Partners earned accolades for Best Hospitality Project–Lodging for the Thompson San Antonio hotel on the Riverwalk and for Best Mixed-Use Project for The Arts Residences at Thompson San Antonio. Read More >>
“It is one of the most anticipated developments in recent Houston history — for good reason. The Allen is a $500 million-plus, six-acre, mixed-use project going up near Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston. It will include five towers, an awe-inspiring 99-unit condominium building atop the Thompson Houston luxury hotel, a state-of-the-art office building, a lifestyle pavilion featuring the […]
“This is a significant milestone for The Allen,” Contreras says. “Our goal is to change the way Houstonians think about high-rise living and deliver a lifestyle that is representative of luxury hotel living without sacrificing all the privacy of your own home.” Read More >>