Mike Ablon, Principal

Email Mike Ablon mablon@pegasusablon.com

Mike Ablon is a founding partner of PegasusAblon, a multidisciplinary developer and investor focused on the integration of emerging markets with evolving demographic trends.  Combining this strategy with nationally recognized institutional capital and high net worth families, PegasusAblon focuses geo-centrically in the Dallas/Fort Worth area–where they have developed a commanding understanding of the growth patterns and demographic shifts.

Mike Ablon has completed numerous noteworthy projects in the course of his pursuit of a cutting edge ethos. He is fortunate to have led the redevelopment of the Dallas Design District into a vibrant neighborhood with showrooms, galleries, unique restaurants, local retailers, and loft apartments while maintaining the history and vibe of the district’s past. In addition to the Design District, PegasusAblon has led the dominant repositioning of the Preston Center Office Submarket. Mike Ablon’s multifamily experience includes the creation of highly innovative developments in the Design District, the high-growth Frisco submarket, and other urban/suburban cores throughout the Metroplex.

PegasusAblon has a reputable award-winning focus on quality and is honored to have been recognized for Best Multifamily Design Projects, Dallas Regional Chamber Momentum Award for Public-Private Partnerships, DBJ Best Deal Award multiple times, named one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies, and named the #1 Best Place to Work in DFW for small companies. Mike Ablon’s work within PegasusAblon has led to the completion of almost $1 Billion of investments in DFW since its inception in 2007.

Mike Ablon received his Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his Master’s degree from Harvard University. Early in his career, Mike Ablon worked as an apprentice under the world-renowned theorist and architect Robert Venturi in Philadelphia and has been a visiting lecturer at multiple universities including Harvard and Yale. Prior to founding PegasusAblon, Mike Ablon held senior positions at The Perot Group, CarrAmerica, Cousins Properties, and The Retail Connection.

Among other awards and recognitions, he is a recipient of the Lloyd Warren Travelling Fellowship in Europe for the Paris Prize Competition, a two-time finalist for the Fulbright United States Scholar Fellowship, named one of the 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the first recipient of the Pioneer Award in Dallas.

Mike Ablon has consistently been heavily involved in the community, placing his time and focus in both public community and non-profit programs. Mike Ablon’s non-profit volunteer work includes acting as the Vice-Chairman of a 501c3 Seniors Facility Development as well as 20 years of Board & Executive Committee positions at the Real Estate Council & its Foundation. Mike Ablon has also been involved in the State Fair of Texas poultry exhibition, carrying on a 100-year family tradition of raising money and assisting with the exhibits. Mike Ablon additionally has served as a founding member and Chair of the Trinity River Corridor Local government Corporation. The Trinity River LGC is the 501c3 formed on behalf of the Dallas City Council to lead the long-awaited and discussed development of the new Trinity River Harold Simmons Park for the citizens of Dallas.

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