Fritz L. Duda is the founder and owner of the Fritz Duda Company, a privately held real estate development and investment firm with offices in Dallas, Newport Beach, and Reno. Fritz has served on the boards of a number of private and public companies and was a founding investor and director of HMI Acquisitions and, subsequently, The Vons Companies, Inc. from 1985 to 1997, when the company was merged with Safeway.
Fritz has served on the board of several public and private companies. He served on the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering and Architecture Advisory Council from 1991 to 1997 and was named a Trustee of the University in 1997. He has served as Chair of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees Campus Planning Committee and is Chair of the International Facilities Committee. Fritz was a recipient of an honorary doctorate of laws degree from the University in 2009. He is a Trustee of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law 1066 Foundation and is a member of the Knights of Malta.
Fritz is a graduate of the University of California ’s Hastings College of the Law, where he received his L.L.B. and J.D. degree in 1964 and is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.
D. Shayne Rutherford, CPA, MBA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Shayne Rutherford serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Fritz Duda Company. His diverse experience encompasses more than a decade of corporate finance, accounting, strategic operations, budgeting, forecasting, planning, and human resources. Over this time, Shayne has developed an excellent track record as an executive leader in the real estate industry.
Shayne acted as the CFO for the largest locally owned residential real estate brokerage in North Texas, successfully leading the company during rapid expansion – tripling its revenue, sales agent base, and physical offices – through five mergers and acquisitions with a focus on financial and operational leadership. He also served as a partner and top financial manager for a Plano-based holding company where he led five successful startups in real estate and construction industry while assisting with two ground up real estate developments through mergers and acquisitions and assisting companies in setting and achieving financial goals.
Shayne currently serves on the Board of Directors for Financial Executive International Dallas, Ascent Home Lending, and on the Convergence Committee for the Dallas CPA Society. He has served in a board capacity for eight different companies within five industry segments – residential real estate, commercial development, commercial construction, mortgage, and insurance.
Shayne is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a graduate from the University of Texas at Dallas receiving a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Accounting Information Management, and a Master of Business Administration focused in Finance.
Paul Bernard serves as Vice President of the Western Region for Fritz Duda Company based in Newport Beach, California. He oversees the day to day operation of Fritz Duda properties in California and Reno which include shopping centers, office buildings, and multi-family projects. Paul also leads the Western Region's new development projects and acquisitions strategies.
Paul Tanguay joined FDC in May of 2018 as the Northern Nevada Manager. Paul has been a developer, builder, and asset manager for over 35 years in the residential and commercial real estate industry. He has developed master-planned communities, mixed-use projects, commercial design-build projects, residential land tracts, and single-family and multi-family communities. In the 80’s and 90’s Paul held top regional and divisional executive positions as a Division President for General Homes (Houston), Division President for Ryland Homes (Dallas/Fort Worth) and Regional Vice President for Lewis Homes (Nevada). Between 2000 and 2006 Paul and two partners at Pacific West Companies developed over 3,300 condominiums in 16 projects in Northern and Central Valley California and Nevada. Paul then started his own development company, E3 Communities in 2006 purchasing and developing projects totaling over 2,300 acres and 2,700 residential units. In 2011 Paul joined John Dermody Ventures as their President acquiring and developing design-build and build-to-suit commercial projects and managing a commercial portfolio of over 1 Million square feet in 15 western U.S. cities. In 2013 Paul formed Symbio Development, LLC to develop residential, commercial, master planned, and mixed-use communities in Northern Nevada.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Finance & Accounting, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
Brian Goldstein joined Fritz Duda Company in 2018 as Vice President – overseeing all facets of the real estate portfolio in the Dallas market including property management, leasing, zoning and entitlements, engineering and permitting, budget development and oversight, general contractor and subcontractor management, and tenant relations.
For more than 20 years, Brian has been involved in all aspects of real estate, including development, construction, finance, general contracting, leasing and property management. He has completed an extensive amount of projects within the commercial, residential and mixed use concentrations of the industry.
Prior to joining Fritz Duda Company, Brian worked in a similar capacity for a regional real estate development company in the Washington, DC market. Brian obtained a Business Administration degree, specializing in real estate finance, from Boston University. He continues to enhance his industry knowledge and education through USGBC, ULI, and ICSC.
Real Estate Controller and Senior Accounting Officer
Amie Howland manages all aspects of property, partnership and corporate accounting for Fritz Duda Company. She brings over 25 years of real estate accounting experience, financial management & analysis, and leadership to the FDC team.
Amie started her career with Classified Parking Systems & Triple A Oil Company in 1996 and advanced into an Accounting Manager position with Transwestern Commercial Services. She then expanded her role into both corporate and property accounting departments of the former CAPSTAR Commercial Real Estate Services (no CAPSTAR Real Estate Advisors) until she joined Hillwood Development Company, where she was promoted to Assistant Controller. Subsequently, Amie returned to CAPSTAR to serve as their Controller until joining Fritz Duda Company.
Amie graduated cum laude from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Matt Frederickson graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. He serves as the Property Manager for Fritz Duda Company properties located in California.
Prior to joining the Fritz Duda Company in 2014, Matt worked as an Asset Manager for Mobilitie. He has been in the Real Estate Management field for over 10 years with previous employment with The Irvine Company and Regency Centers. Matt is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers and obtained a Certified Shopping Center Manager designation from the organization in 2014.