Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation Leadership Staff

 The Talent and Experience to Assist You Through the Process.

 Joseph A. Byers
Executive Director



Joseph A. Byers has over three decades of experience in commercial real estate. Mr. Byers is a solutions-driven executive with a commitment to excellence and a passion for problem solving. A business leader with extensive experience developing innovative solutions creating significant outcomes and managing all levels of multiple projects in commercial real estate development, investment, mortgage lending, asset management, project management, budgeting and administration.

Mr. Byers is highly skilled in idea generation and a strategic visionary thinker committed to achieving outcomes consistent to produce results and a consensus builder with the ability to manage diverse viewpoints to an effective and positive solutions. He has produced collaborative strategies to operate within the local marketplace for economic benefits, strategic planning, incentive negotiations, organizing and implementing strategies for solving complex management and community issues.

Mr. Byers joined the Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation (BSBEDF) in June 2019. He serves as the Designated Community Economic Developer (DCED) for the area through the Governor’s Office and is responsible for leading the efforts of the BSBEDF in implementing its strategic plan to attract and facilitate business development to our local economy, community, and Hill Country quality of life.

Mr. Byers maintains business interests in various companies that operate throughout the State of Texas. As a principal, he has a specialty in private partnerships in real estate portfolio and asset management of troubled assets, complex property debt and equity structures, real estate developments to support community workforce and economic development housing initiatives and operations, and energy efficient capital improvement-building engineering support and project management for commercial real estate investors and management companies.

Mr. Byers grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Highlands High School. He studied Real Estate at San Antonio College and Occupational Management with an emphasis in contract law at St. Mary’s University. He holds an RBI license by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and an Economic Development Certificate from Texas A&M University – Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Program.

He is active in the community and served as a Board Member for the City of Bulverde Zoning Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial governing body for granting variances and special exceptions under City zoning regulations, Executive Board Member of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Economic Development Foundation, Board Member of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce, Council Member of the local Government Affairs Council and a Member of the Texas Economic Development Council. Mr. Byers also serves as an appointed Management Trustee of an Irrevocable Trust Portfolio with significant capital market investments and commercial real estate holdings.