David Wanzer is an Oklahoma City-based developer and
designer with a passion for modern architecture, adaptive
re-use and community building.
He was born in Oklahoma City’s Midtown district, at St. Anthony Hospital, and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma where he watched the historic Victorian downtown come back to life as building after building was renovated during the 1980’s.
Community building is at the heart of Wanzer’s work. His research into a long forgotten stretch of Sheridan Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City uncovered the rich history of a district that was once a central hub for Hollywood movie distribution in the U.S. This research, along with Wanzer’s design firm, helped developer friend Chip Fudge spearhead the revitalization of the city’s now thriving Film Row District, home to a growing list of businesses and
organizations including: deadCENTER Film Festival, KOSU Radio, The Paramount OKC, IAO Art Gallery, Joey’s Pizzeria and The Hub OKC.
He and his wife, Dara, reside in Oklahoma City, living in one
of his modern developments with their cat, Poquits.
Ben Sellers is an Oklahoma City-based developer
dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods in the city’s urban
core. He is a former commercial real estate appraiser that specialized in multifamily housing.
Sellers founded Wayne Property Advisors in 2012, a development, brokerage and property management firm focused on urban-infill projects in Oklahoma City. He was an early developer in Oklahoma City’s Uptown District, completing the district’s first speculative retail/office project in several decades. He believes real estate should not only provide a financial return, but also provide a return to the community. Each of Ben’s projects emphasize smart planning and thoughtful design.
Ben and his wife Ashley live in Oklahoma City with their two children.
Jonathan Dodson is a former banker turned Oklahoma City
developer with a focus toward urban infill development
and adaptive re-use.
Dodson moved to Oklahoma City upon graduating from Oklahoma State University and was one of the initial members of the Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma in 2007.
His interest in urban neighborhoods and re-development helped Dodson create a commercial loan portfolio with complex financial stacks including government incentives, mezz financing, equity investment and institutional debt.
In June 2014, Dodson co-founded Reneighbor, a design, development and financing company located in downtown
Oklahoma City, in partnership with developers Ben Sellers and David Wanzer, focused on the redevelopment of the hangar and terminal buildings within the Wheeler District: Oklahoma City’s next great urban neighborhood, along the banks of the Oklahoma River.
Dodson also started Cenam, a development, debt placement, and equity-raising firm focused on providing value for local developers and entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City.
When he is not developing, Dodson is usually with his wife and four kids riding bikes through the neighborhood.
Chair of the Day
Judy J. Hatfield, CPA, CCIM serves as President of Equity Realty, Inc. She is also the owner- principal of Equity Commercial Realty, LLC which is a full service commercial real estate company specializing in brokerage, leasing, management, development strategic consulting and investment throughout the state of Oklahoma headquartered in the OKC metro area, Norman, Ok.
Judy has served on many boards of Directors. In 2015 she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Medial Research Foundation and The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
She received the Neal Horton Award for Renaissance of a Downtown Oklahoma City Area in 2015. Judy was voted the Norman Small Business Person of the Year; Who’s Who of American Women; Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International; President of Sooner Stilettos, a mentoring group for the OU Women’s Basketball
Team; Journal Record’s 50 Women Making a Difference, and inducted into the Circle of Excellence; founded VOW: Visionary Oklahoma Women; Was named the first Woman then served as Chairperson for the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission, and numerous other honors. She was recognized in 2015 as a History Maker.
Judy received her BBA from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in finance and a minor in economics. She receiver her CPA credentials and keeps that designation current. She also has her CCIM designation in the field of Commercial Real Estate. She has also been licensed as an insurance broker previously. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Oklahoma.