Grant Pruitt, Co-Founder, President & Managing Director, Whitebox Real Estate
Grant Pruitt, Co-Founder, President, and Managing Director for Whitebox Real Estate, LLC, launched the tenant-focused real estate advisory and development firm to specialize in offering a custom tailored approach to real estate clients. Whitebox guides clients through the entire real estate process including strategic evaluation, lease negotiation, and construction.
Grant serves as the advocate and advisor for companies who lease or own real estate. He focuses on guiding clients through the entire real estate process, from strategic evaluation to lease negotiation through construction.
With expertise in office, industrial, and data center brokerage, Grant’s been active in commercial real estate since 2005 completing over 2.5 million square feet of real estate transactions with a value in excess of $280 million.
Michael Brown, President, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers
Michael Brown is the President of Fort Worth-based Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers, the franchisor of the nation’s leading values-based early childhood educational schools for children six months to 12 years of age.
Established in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based educational childcare. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 48 centers in operation and 25 additional franchise locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.
As part of the founding family of the business, Michael is also active in planning for the future of the company, ranging from the new curriculum introductions to the growing list of markets targeted for expansion. Prior to leading Childrens Lighthouse, Michael served as the company’s Vice President of Finance.