Leigh Richter, executive vice president with Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, has been appointed to a two-year term on the city of Dallas' Landmark Commission.
The new appointment was made by Sandy Greyson, who represents District 12. Richter's term ends Sept. 30, 2019.
The Landmark Commission oversees Certificate of Appropriateness applications in Dallas' historic districts and individually designated structures. The 15-member commission is appointed by Dallas City Council. Each member must have knowledge, experience and deep interest in history, art, architecture or historic preservation.
"Leigh has been gracious with her time and a longtime supporter and board member of many associations and charities. She continues to expand her resume of service," says Kevin Santaularia, president and CEO of the Dallas-based brokerage firm. "We are proud to have her on the Bradford team."
Richter is marking her fifth year with Preservation Dallas, currently as committee chairwoman and executive board member. Throughout her career, she has distinguished herself in Dallas' professional and non-profit circles. She is serving a three-year term as a director on the board of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and is a member of its philanthropy committee. She also is a longtime member of Commercial Real Estate Women, which presented her with its first Community Service Award in 2012 and Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Other commercial real estate affiliations are the International Council of Shopping Centers and Dallas chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. She has served as an adviser/mentor to MBA and undergraduate students enrolled in Southern Methodist University's Cox Business School since 2011.
On the non-profit side, Richter is a member of the advisory council for Our Friends Place and former director of Dallas Women's Foundation. She is a recipient of the Ebby Award from Our Friends Place and Bank of America's Local Hero Award. She also is a member of the Historical Society of Dallas, Urban Armadillos, Perot Museum and Dallas Museum of Art.
"Preservation has been important to me my entire life," Richter says. "This is an honor to be entrusted to serve on such an important committee as the Landmark Commission, which is focused on preserving and protecting our city's history and the fabric of our community."
Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services/CORFAC International is a full-service real estate company based in Dallas with an annual transactions volume exceeding five million square feet. The company manages and leases more than 20 million square feet, valued at $300 million, in North Texas for its strategic partners.