Our Team

Founded by Jeff Read and Ewing King more than 25 years ago, the firm’s expertise includes investment and development strategies, shopping center and build-to-suit development, leasing, tenant representation, property management, land sales and dispositions. The two founders seek to continue to give their direct attention to the integrity of the customer experience as well as the well-being and productivity of their dedicated management and staff.

Our team has significant experience in both medical and retail platforms.  

Jeff Read
713.782.9000, ext. 1011

Jeff Read co-founded Read King Commercial Real Estate in 1991. Building upon the retail platform, in 2011 Mr. Read co-founded and serves as managing partner of Read King Medical Development, a full service consulting, tenant representation, financing and development platform focused on build-to-suit opportunities for health care clients. Mr. Read has managed the development of over two million square feet of retail and medical for clients such as Whole Foods, HEB, Walmart, Texas Children’s Hospital, Walgreens, Health One (HCA), Neighbors Emergency Centers, Davita Dialysis, and IHOP.

Jeff is a native Houstonian and has been active in retail brokerage and development since 1982. He received a BBA in Finance/Real Estate from Baylor University and is currently involved in numerous industry, social and charitable organizations.

Ewing King
713.782.9000, ext. 1012

Ewing King serves as a Principal responsible for real estate development operations. Ewing brings over 25 years of high quality retail development expertise and leadership to the firm. He spearheads projects that combine the latest innovations and designs to integrate with communities and their needs. Ewing has a particular expertise in acquisition, design, construction and real estate portfolio management. He has time spent on a variety of development and redevelopment projects as well as representing national clients. Ewing has a BBA in real estate and finance from Baylor University.

Charles Scoville
Chief Operating Officer
713.782.9000, ext. 1067

Charles brings over 30 years of broad shopping center industry experience to his role as Chief Operating Officer for Read King. Over the course of his career, Charles has been engaged in all aspects of retail development, acquisitions, property management, leasing, and dispositions for hundreds of centers throughout the southwest, southeast, and midwest United States. In that time, he has served in senior leadership roles for national development and investment firms including both privately owned and publicly traded companies such as Transwestern, AmREIT, and Hines. His range of experience, his operational expertise, and the strength of his relationships across the industry and the nation will allow him to support and significantly contribute to Read King’s accelerating growth.

Charles is a native of Weatherford, Texas and a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Blake Allen
Chief Financial Officer
713.782.9000, ext. 1019

Blake Allen joined Read King in 2007 and currently serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He is a member of the Executive Committee and oversees all aspects related to the financial platform, lending relationships and joint venture partnerships. Mr. Allen is responsible for all capital raising activities including construction financing, long term permanent financing and investment sales. He serves as investor relations for all partnerships and plays an integral role in establishing the economic viability of potential developments.

During his tenure at Read King, he has successfully secured over $750MM in project financing and facilitated over $300MM in sales transactions. He is critically involved in establishing the direction of the firm and has the ability to recognize opportunities in all business cycles. Blake earned his BBA in Finance, Marketing and Real Estate from Texas Christian University.

Kim Nelson
Executive Vice President
713.782.9000, ext. 1027

Kim Nelson serves as Read King’s Executive Vice President. She has strategic and operational responsibility for the organization, providing leadership for the Company’s corporate teams including development, property management, accounting, human resources, administration and office management. She also serves as a member of the Executive Team.

Kim brings over 20 years of financial and operational experience to Read King, having served as Chief Financial Officer of a commercial construction company and a full service real estate development and investment firm. In addition, she was a real estate audit senior manager at Ernst & Young. Kim has a BBA in Accounting and Organizational Behavior/Business Policy from Southern Methodist University.

Deann Lanz
General Counsel
713.782.9000, ext. 1015

As General Counsel and a key advisor, Deann is responsible for facilitating all real estate transactions for the company, including acquisitions, land use, development, construction, exchange, financing, leasing and sales transactions, as well as providing legal and business counsel on all corporate matters.  Prior to joining Read King, Deann was the Vice President of Land for Clean Line Energy Partners and BP Wind Energy North America, where she helped facilitate the development, partnering, finance, construction and operation of over $1 billion worth of energy generation assets.  Prior to working in renewable energy, Deann served as counsel for Mayer Brown law firm.  Deann spent more than a decade representing Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of  improved and unimproved real estate, including large multi-asset portfolio transactions.

Deann graduated Magna Cum Laude from Valparaiso University and obtained her Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude from Tulane Law School.  She was named a “Top Lawyer” by H Texas Magazine four years in a row and was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine.  Deann volunteers in the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church community.

Tim Delgado
713.782.9000, ext. 1036

Tim Delgado serves as President of Read King Medical Development. Tim is a veteran of the healthcare and medical real estate development industry, and has worked closely with several major hospital systems and physician groups on healthcare developments of all types and sizes. Tim's experience includes projects consisting of Hospitals, Free-Standing Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Facilities, Medical Clinics, Medical Office Buildings, Seniors Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Living Facilities, and Mixed-Use Developments. Tim is a licensed Real Estate Broker and previously played professional baseball for 11 years with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.  

Jay Jenckes
Vice President, RKMD
713.782.9000, ext. 1037

Jay Jenckes brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience to his role as Vice President of Read King Medical Development (RKMD). He is a native Houstonian, and graduated from Dartmouth College before attending University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

During the course of his career, Jay has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate from ground-up development to sales, leasing, build-to-suit design and construction, investment sales and acquisitions, rezoning, environmental remediation, and title dispute resolution. Jay brings a wealth of experience to RKMD and is focused on studying key market data to better predict current trends that may impact RKMD clients. He is committed to making integrity a cornerstone of all client relationships to ensure the best possible outcome for his healthcare clients.