Thad Rutherford - Chief Operating Officer, SouthStar Communities

With more than 11 years in the residential real estate development market, Thad Rutherford leads the team at SouthStar Communities, guiding the vision of the company and its strategic investments. Thad handles the day-to-day operations for SouthStar Communities’ $200 million portfolio of eight residential development properties across Texas and the Southeast, representing over 2,500 single-family homesites, and manages a 40-person team of real estate professionals.

Thad has experience across multiple markets and a broad range of deal structures including asset management, deal acquisition and project development. He has an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami and volunteers with the Urban Land Institute, United Way and the Real Estate Council of Austin.