Principal, Co-Founder

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Mr. Harden is co-founder of RightQuest and has over 15 years of industry experience involving ground-up development, redevelopment, acquisitions and dispositions of large scale retail and mixed-use projects in excess of $1.5 billion.  In addition to his responsibilities at RightQuest, Mr. Harden is a Director within Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc.’s (C&W) Capital Markets Group where he leads the retail, urban-infill and mixed-use investments practice providing strategic real estate advisory to local and national clients for a variety of assignments. Since joining C&W in March 2012 his team has completed over $1 billion in real estate transactions.

Prior to C&W, Mr. Harden served as Vice President for Trademark Property Company, leading retail acquisitions and developments including the acquisition and redevelopment of La Palmera Mall, a 1.2 million SF regional mall in Corpus Christi, Texas. Previous experience includes the acquisition and/or development of mixed-use lifestyle/power centers and regional malls valued in excess of $500 million. Mr. Harden holds both an MBA and Master of Architecture degrees from Texas Tech University and is a licensed real estate broker, licensed architect and LEED-AP. He is an active member of the The Real Estate Council, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he serves on the Transit-Oriented Development Local Product Council.

 In addition to professional organizations, Mr. Harden attends Bent Tree Bible Church and serves as Vice Chairman on the board of the Abiding Fathers Ministry. He also supports several philanthropic causes including New Horizons, Compassion International and Manna Worldwide.

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Mr. Harden founded RightQuest in 2008 and has since directly acquired, developed and managed over $300 million of multifamily, self-storage and commercial real estate assets.  In addition, Mr. Harden acted as Development Partner for a multi-million dollar urban self-storage fund until May of 2016 where he oversaw the the development and construction of more than $100 million of ground-up urban self-storage projects in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

Prior to founding RightQuest, Mr. Harden served as Vice President and Limited Partner at The PNL Companies, a Dallas-based real estate private equity and investment firm where he was responsible for development and asset management activities, including the $50 million redevelopment of the renowned Tandy Center in downtown Fort Worth, Texas which was redeveloped into what is now One and Two City Place.  Mr. Harden began his career in commercial real estate with Lend Lease Mortgage Capital in 2002.  He has acquired, developed, and managed over $500 million of real estate investments in his career.

Mr. Harden holds an MBA in Finance and a dual BBA in Real Estate Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University where he graduated #1 in his class.  Mr. Harden is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Texas Chapter and is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas.


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Principal, Co-Founder

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