MEET OUR FUND MANAGERS
Bret Andrus, Managing Director, Fund Manager
After attending Brigham Young University, Bret served as the Vice President at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Krum. When the bank sold in 2006 he began his real estate career and started NorthBridge Realty Holdings. He has been involved in many real estate development projects, including several office parks, self-storage facilities and redevelopment projects in the Downtown area of Denton. He has worked to secure outside investors, contractors, and financing for many of the projects in which NorthBridge has been involved. Bret is also a partner in various business entities, including Yellow Door Self Storage and BAAP Capital, which is in its third year of operation, and manages four private placement funds with over $10 million under management. BAAP Capital invests solely in Life Settlement Contracts. He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and his hobbies include anything outdoors, with a special interest in golf and being involved in his kid’s sports.
Brad Andrus, Fund Manager
Brad’s passion for real estate was first kindled as an investor, focusing his attention on commercial real estate. Prior to co-founding NorthBridge Management and Consulting, Brad spent seven years as an executive for a community bank. In that capacity, Brad guided clients in the development and acquisition of commercial real estate throughout North Texas. His expertise in underwriting and financing commercial real estate transactions enables him to advise his clients through the underwriting process and provides critical knowledge in closing complex transactions. Brad has a strong background in construction and property management. His experience as a developer provides him with the ability to guide his clients through their own construction and development projects. He understands what it takes to own and maintain real estate and enjoys sharing his expertise with his clients. Brad earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in marketing and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas.
Alex Payne, Fund Manager
Since 1999, Alex has been representing owners and tenants of all commercial property types throughout Denton County and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has been retained as a consultant on large assignments including high profile clients such as City of Lake Dallas, North Central Texas College, and Denton Fireman’s Pension Fund and Denton County. Alex received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and has been an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Texas Self Storage Association, the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS (NRCAR), Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors (GDWCAR), The Chamber of Commerce in Denton and Argyle, Denton Economic Development Partnership, The Urban Land Institute, Class of 2004-2005 Leadership Denton. He serves/has served on the Board of Directors for Health Services of North Texas, Denton Community Theatre, Downtown Development Task Force, Denton Zoning Board of Adjustment, Texas Filmmakers (Thin Line Film Festival), Denton Downtown TIF Board, West Park TIRZ Board, and Argyle Chamber of Commerce.
Everette Newland, Fund Manager
As the owner of Newland Real Estate, Everette Newland uses his many years of real estate experience to provide each client with honest, fair and professional real estate solutions. A graduate from Texas A&M, Everette’s emphasis on environmental science and land economics allows him a breadth of knowledge to better assist and educate clients on their personal real estate needs. Since 2002, Everette has been among the top three producers in acreage properties in North Central Texas. His expertise spans three areas: acreage property with emphasis on development for resale, recreation, investment, transitional lands and environmental consulting; commercial land with focus on entitlements, and preparation for marketing as highest and best use; and ranchland with experience in beneficial ranch infrastructure improvements, watershed management, oil and gas impact mitigation, grazing dynamics, and locating beneficial markets. Everette is a member of Denton Bible Church and the founder of Denton Bible’s cattle ministry. Everette also serves on Denton Calvary Academy’s School Board. He is active in the Denton community. Everette lives in Western Denton County with his wife and children. His hobbies include coaching, hunting, fishing, and ranching.
Terry Brockett, Fund Manager
Terry has spent over 25 years in the business community. He grew up in the sign manufacturing business in Denton at Starlite Sign. His father instilled a strong work ethic at an early age. Time spent on the manufacturing floor, purchasing, estimating, sales, and operations helped develop his business acumen. Terry purchased the company and led growth from $6 million to $22 million in annual revenue before selling a majority stake to private equity and merging with another large sign company in 2016. Shortly after the merger, Terry assumed the CEO role of a $55 million manufacturing firm with three locations in TX, IL, and WI. Terry has spent his professional career promoting the small business and the sign Industry. He served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Sign Association for several years including President from 2009-2010. Promoting general business and educating municipalities on sign ordinances has been a passion. Terry’s real estate experience is that of an investor/developer. Since 2006, he has developed and invested in several retail centers and land deals. Terry grew up in the North Texas and graduated from Celina High School in 1992. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UNT in 1997. He currently lives in Aubrey, TX with his wife and two young daughters. In addition to spending time with his family, Terry enjoys hunting and sports.