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Masterplan consultants Martinez and Fisher review a plat before a client conference.
Masterplan consultants Martinez and Fisher review a plat before a client conference.

Consulting Team

Dallas CothrumDallas Cothrum

Dallas Cothrum, PhD.

Primary area of expertise involves obtaining appropriate land entitlements for a variety of developers, governmental entities, and utilities. He serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Cothrum has worked on numerous politically charged and technically difficult cases. He directed the efforts on Rosewood Court, different types of multi-family projects, and self-storage locations.

He has provided consultation for Oncor on more than 150 electrical substation and switching stations throughout the state of Texas. In each case, he has successfully obtained the appropriate zoning for the property.

Dr. Cothrum has represented Oncor on the Public Utility Commission's renewable energy project, harnessing wind power in West Texas. He has similar experience assisting natural gas producers and midstream pipeline companies in the Barnett Shale.

He is responsible for consulting with and advising clients on requirements for zoning and permit applications for various area municipalities. His practice includes significant experience in public presentations before community groups, municipal boards, commissions, and councils concerning zoning changes, variances, and plats.

Dr. Cothrum typically assists clients from the due diligence and site selection portion of the project through the entire zoning and building permit process, culminating with certificate of occupancy.

He was previously a tenured professor in the University of Texas System. He received a doctorate from Texas Christian University and completed post-doctoral work at the United State Military Academy at West Point. He is also an alumni member of Leadership Dallas.

Dr. Cothrum is a member of the Board of Directors of Dallas Academy, the McWhiney Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health’s White Rock Hospital, and C.C. Young Senior Living.

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William Cothrum
Dallas Cothrum
Karl Crawley
Santos Martinez
Ed Simons
Raj Sharma
Mark Housewright
Gladys Pearson
Maxwell Fisher
Karen Wunsch
Mark Correro
Chris O'Connor

Masterplan President Karl Crawley speaks before a planning board.