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.
Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Valeria Barron is the Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Valeria is responsible for finding efficiency in the day to day operations through continuous improvement of processes, outcomes and personnel. She develops, implements and maintain operations, policies and procedures as well as provides leadership, training, and counseling to both sales and marketing team to ensure achievement of the company’s mission and goals. Ms. Barron works closely with the marketing and sales team to oversees expense control, staff management, and department supervision. In addition, she manages individual and team performance against goals and implement marketing and sales strategies to meet financial objectives.
Ms. Barron has over 8 years of customer service experience and management in the supply chain and software industry. She has highly developed skills in business strategy, account management and investor relations and is also fluent in English and Spanish.
The Arts Residences at the Thompson San Antonio hotel, downtown’s new high-end development, has hit two new milestones. Not only has the project topped off, or finished its vertical construction, but it has already presold 80% of its condos, a notable feat for a building that is almost a year from completion. read more
Houston’s standing as a world-class city is never in doubt — unless you happen to be a visitor staying in one of its unremarkable hotels. For the fourth largest city in America, Houston still comes up short in standout hotels. read more
The rise of the luxury condo market has made way for DC Partners’ biggest project yet. The Allen will tout a Thompson Hotel, retail and office along the Allen Parkway, but perhaps most notable is the residential component — high-end condos, something still not attempted often in Houston. read more
We simply don’t know what to say when guests start arriving at a commercial open house an hour before the doors officially open. Such was the enthusiasm for The Residences at The Allen that more than 300 interested parties joined DC Partners for a preview of the first phase of the $500 million project rising on Allen […]