"The PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
is not achieved by periodic effort,
but fueled by CONSISTENT, LIFE-LONG AMBITION regardless of circumstance."
- Manuel M. Ybarra
President & Founder
Pillar Commercial is a vertically-integrated commercial real estate investment and operating company based in Dallas, Texas. Since 2004, the firm has acquired office and industrial properties managing all aspects of property operations, project leasing, construction, accounting, and asset management. Pillar’s investment strategy is centered on balancing the objectives of both tenants and investors in the spirit of creating a partnership that furthers the others’ success.
MANUEL M. YBARRA
President | Founder
Manuel "Manny" Ybarra is the founder and CEO of Pillar Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate investment and operating company based in Dallas, Texas. In this role, Manny is responsible for managing the investment performance of a portfolio consisting of office and industrial properties. He leads a team of seasoned professionals in implementing the full spectrum of investment strategies related to acquisitions, finance, property operations, project leasing and dispositions.
Prior to launching Pillar Commercial, Manny was executive vice president of Dallas-based TPMC Realty Corporation. In that capacity, he oversaw the leasing and management divisions for the company's real estate holdings in Dallas and Houston. Before entering the real estate industry, Manny served as vice president of economic development for the Greater Dallas Chamber. During his tenure, Manny was an active team leader in the recruitment, retention and expansion of major companies in the Dallas area.
Manny is also active in various civic work and industry-related organizations. He has served on past City of Dallas boards and commissions, including the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. He has also been a member of Dallas' Real Estate Task Force, a committee formed by the Dallas City Council to establish long-term strategies on economic development projects impacting the city of Dallas. He has served on the board of directors for Dallas' Downtown Improvement District and Richardson Chamber Board of Directors. He has also successfully completed several community leadership development programs, including The Real Estate Council's Associate Leadership Council and Leadership Richardson.
Manny is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas (1990). He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2002. He was the 2009 president of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR). He currently serves on the board of directors for The Real Estate Council (TREC) and was appointed chairman of TREC’s Government Affairs in 2010-2011.
He has also achieved several noteworthy accomplishments including multiple year awards of the Dallas Business Journal’s Heavy Hitters and Best Real Estate Deal, including the 2011 Office Deal of the Year. Manny is also the 2011 recipient of the Stemmons Service Award, considered to be highest honor in the Dallas commercial real estate industry.
Executive Vice President
Randy Irlbeck serves as Executive Vice President for Pillar Commercial directing the day-to-day operations of the company operations including accounting and financial reporting, property and asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence and project management. Under Randy's leadership, the diverse elements of the company’s real estate platform work in concert to maximize the operational efficiencies and financial performance of Pillar Commercial's portfolio.
Randy has been with the company since its inception in 2004. He has been instrumental to Pillar’s growth which has included more than 3 million square feet of properties under management. Randy has been invested more than $250 million in all property types including, industrial, office and retail.
Randy began his commercial real estate career in property management with Cousins Properties at 1700 Pacific, a 1.3 million square foot office tower located in Dallas' CBD. He left Cousins to lead the property management team for a privately held 1 million square foot, six-building office portfolio in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to entering the commercial real estate profession in 2000, Randy spent 13 years in Rome, Italy overseeing the construction and eventually, directing the operations of the University of Dallas's 11-acre campus. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas with a BS in Physics. Passionate about education, Randy was a founding member of UD’s National Alumni Board as well as a founding board member for St. Francis Montessori School. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for Faustina Academy, a private K-12 academy located in Irving, Texas.