Ben has almost 50 years of experience in the real estate industry and has participated in over 1,200 real estate transactions either through investing, consulting or brokering. Prior to starting Overwatch Fund, Mr. Loughry was a founding member of Panther FW Investments, a specialized real estate investment firm. He was also a founding stockholder and managing partner of the Fort Worth and Dallas offices of Integra Realty Resources, the nation’s largest independent valuation firm.
Mr. Loughry began his real estate career in 1969 and has worked with various public and private entities, including the General Services Administration, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Bell Helicopter Textron, and Sundance Square Development. As a qualified instructor through the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Association of Realtors, he has taught real estate courses at Texas Christian University, The University of Texas-Arlington, and Tarrant County Junior College. He is qualified as an expert witness in county and federal courts, and district and county judges have appointed him to serve as a special commissioner.
He was Chairman of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and sat on the Chamber’s Executive Committee. He was the Chair of Fort Worth South, Inc., and sat on the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council. He has also been delegated as the Fort Worth Mayor’s appointee to the Southwest Parkway Advisory Committee. Mr. Loughry also has held leadership positions in the Tarrant County Real Estate Council, Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, Tarrant Appraisal District and the Fort Worth Aviation Advisory Committee. Mr. Loughry holds a BBA from Texas Christian University and served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee.