Biography: William E. Stonaker, S.E.C., CCIM

William E. Stonaker, Dallas native and a graduate of El Centro/Richland College, is the President of Wilson & Stonaker, LLC, a commercial real estate development and investment company specializing in property ownership for long-term capital gains and income. Mr. Stonaker has served in the capacity of president of the company since 1975. After being involved on the front lines of the Old East Dallas rejuvenation and development of the M Streets, the Oak Lawn Design District, and the Stemmons Freeway Trinity Industrial area, he relocated to the Tarrant County area to capitalize on the growth of and potential development in the area. After aiding in the development of a large shopping center in Keller, Texas, Mr. Stonaker worked to develop The Commons at Walnut Creek Shopping Center and Mansfield Highlands in Mansfield, TX, and the Landmark Lakes II Center and Landmark Quebec in Fort Worth, TX. These projects combined encompass more than 330 acres of development of retail establishments, restaurants, gyms, hospitals, and movie theaters, creating a diverse, high-traffic consumer destination.

Mr. Stonaker has served in various positions, including North Texas CCIM Chapter President in 1994 and on their Board of Governors. Mr. Stonaker, a member of the Society of Commercial Realtors since 1995, served as Board Member 1997–2003 and received the William C. Jennings Lone Star Award. Mr. Stonaker has been a member of the Society of Exchange Counselors since 1996, served as 2007 President, and was recognized as the 2009 S.E.C. Counselor of the Year. Additionally, he was the 2004 recipient of the Yvonne Nasch award, received the 2012 Weaver Award for his work on a project in Mansfield, TX, and has received various other awards. Mr. Stonaker is recognized as a leader in the area of commercial real estate and development.

William E. Stonaker’s Society of Exchange Counselors publications include:

  •  Pick the Right Professionals – Architect, Feature Article, Spring 2014
  •  Development – Pick the Right Professionals – The Civil Engineer, Feature Article, Winter 2013
  •  What to do when my Country Votes Against Me, Society Columns, Spring 2013
  •  S.E.C Chronicle, Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2013
  •  Where are We Headed? Society Columns, 2012
  •  Road Trip – Look Out, the Texas are Here! S.E.C Education Foundation, Spring 2012
  •  The New Normal: Change, Autumn 2009
  •  Deer in the Headlights II: Where do We Go from Here, Feature Article, Spring 2009
  •  Deer in the Headlights: Where do We Go from Here, Feature Article, Winter 2009
  •  Society Education Foundation Loses Its Visionary, S.E.C Education Foundation, Fall 2008.

William E. Stonaker’s life goal is to slow down and spend more time with family. Mr. Stonaker’s business strengths are experience in real estate, honesty, and organizational skills. His weakness in business is doing too much.

William E. Stonaker was raised in Oak Cliff, TX, as the oldest of five children born to his parents, Pete and Hazel Stonaker. Mr. Stonaker served in the US Army, 1969–1970 Vietnam, 2/22 25th Infantry Division, Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf among other medals. Currently, he and his wife Tricia have two sons who both graduated from the US Naval Academy; Kris serves as a Navy Pilot and Rob is a US Marine Corps Officer. Mr. Stonaker and Tricia have five wonderful grandchildren. When presented with the opportunity, Mr. Stonaker enjoys spending time with family, working out in the gym, riding a bike, firearms, hunting, and an occasional round of golf. He is also actively involved in his church, Creekwood Christian Center in Flower Mound, TX, as a volunteer.

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