CRE Industry Veterans Form Younger Partners Multifamily Team

Younger Partners is growing again. As the Dallas-based boutique commercial real estate firm expands service lines, it has increased its multifamily division expertise with the creation of a new team led by long-time industry veterans Lew Wood and Bob Helterbran. The full-service team capitalizes on their market knowledge, experience and past success to maximize value for their multifamily clients.

Beyond Wood and Helterbran, the team also includes research analyst Cole Bradford and the support of YP’s talented marketing department featuring Britnai Stegall, Vickie Wiltcher, Lacey Queen, Felecia Miskell and the public relations efforts of long-time CRE reporter Tonie Auer.

“Bob and Lew make a great team,” says Younger Partners co-founder Moody Younger. “Our goal is to provide a professional service platform to investors, developers, buyers and sellers. Under Bob and Lew’s leadership, we anticipate overall organizational growth creating value, driving excellence and providing unparalleled customer service.” The multifamily team handles development, acquisitions, dispositions, research and brokerage for all types of multifamily assets.

Lew joined Younger Partners in 2017 with more than 38 years of commercial real estate experience in Dallas. He handles investment sales with a focus on multifamily and office. Previous companies Lew has worked for are Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate/CBRE (8 years), Cushman & Wakefield (3 years) and Henry S Miller (10 years). Lew served as an Investment Advisor with the previous companies.  Additional activity includes 10 years as president of Pan American Capital Corp, developer of Deep Ellum Lofts and TVO North America as director of acquisitions (5 years) where Lew directed the acquisition of more than 3,500 apartment units in the TX and LA markets. Lew has closed more than $1 billion in sales of more than 30,000 apartment units, 3,000,000 square feet of office buildings and developed more than 1,500,000 square feet of industrial warehouses into iconic loft projects. Lew served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer prior to joining the real estate business.  Lew’s continuing education has earned him a graduate marketing certificate from SMU.

Bob joined Younger Partners in 2015. He specializes in providing acquisition and disposition services for apartment owners. Prior to joining Younger Partners, Bob formed the multifamily platform at Colliers International. Bob’s experience includes REO dispositions, HUD assumptions and land development. Bob was a senior vice president in the multifamily investment service at Colliers and Grubb & Ellis. Before his tenure at Grubb & Ellis, he worked at Transwestern as a senior member of the multifamily investment sales division. During the 1980s, he was a consistent top producer at Coldwell Banker receiving top investment salesman designation for the Central Region three times. Bob’s real estate career began with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate (now CB Richard Ellis) in the mid-1970s. Bob has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, which means he is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

Cole recently graduated from TCU with a BBA in finance with an emphasis in real estate. He interned with the land team doing market analysis, prior to graduation.

You can reach Lew at 214-294-8006 or and Bob at 214-294-4418 or