Managing Director, Principal
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Jim Jones | Managing Partner
Jim Jones is a founding partner of SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, Jim has garnered incredible industry experience at respected companies such as KW Commercial, Caldwell Companies, Alpine Development Group, and Stafford Barrett Commercial Brokerage. His vision to build a brokerage based on the principles of putting clients’ needs above personal gain and doing business with honesty, trust, and integrity led is foundational for SVN | Riverstone.
Perhaps this notion stemmed from his college days at Texas A&M, where he was instilled with Aggie virtues such as honor, selflessness, and discipline. Or maybe it was simply a result of his belief that no client is too small to receive first-class service from a firm that believes in the power of a true partnership.
Regardless, Jim’s passion for creating immense value for each and every client is well-established, and the caliber of his character is well-known by those who’ve spent time around him. Jim’s commitment to his business is surpassed only by his faith and his dedication to his wife of 20 years and two teenage sons.
Whether it’s family life, business dealings, or community work, Jim believes unfailingly in putting people first.
Managing Director, Principal
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Jess Buenger | Partner
Jess is a founding partner of SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
He has been in real estate brokerage and subsidiary businesses for over a decade. As a principal and Advisor, his goal is to ensure that excellent value is created for all SVN | Riverstone clients.
His experience includes representing buyers and sellers in transactions that span multiple industry segments: commercial investment and development property, residential sales and development projects, large acreage farm and ranch, and even specialty use and resort property. Jess has also advised clients through many highly complex, unique real estate deals (special use property with 11 beneficiaries scattered across the country; land for a first-in-the-U.S. development of special use/commercial destination, etc.)
While working for an independent brokerage company, Jess helped launch the firm’s Real Estate Auction Services Division. During that time, the group was named as a “Top 25 Auction Company” in the United States for which he is still a consultant. His first experience in real estate came while in college working for Staubach Retail of Houston (now SRS Retail).
Jess is a native of Bellville, Texas. He grew up spending most of his time outside playing whichever sport was in season, enjoying time out on the ranch and land, and learning the virtues of hard work at his father’s veterinary clinic. Jess attended Texas A&M University where he played baseball, and then transferred to Rice University. There he was part of three conference championship baseball teams and two College World Series teams. Jess is a graduate of Rice University.
Jess met his wife, Amanda, during their time at Texas A&M while she was a sprinter on the track team. They live in College Station where they are very involved in their church. Amanda, who is an attorney, is also the executive director for the local chapter of Unbound, and anti-human trafficking ministry (www.UnBoundNow.org). They have two daughters, Addie and Ella. Jess also enjoys the outdoors with his family, loves to travel with his wife, play golf, bow hunt, and fly fish.
Director of Operations
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Amy Fuller | Office Coordinator
Amy Fuller is Director of Operations at SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
Amy is charged with overseeing the daily operations of SVN | Riverstone, which includes client relations, empowering the growth and success of our Advisors, and executing on the business development strategies and plans. She is extremely determined and constantly elevating herself to ensure the growth of SVN | Riverstone.
She is a member of the Women in Commercial Real Estate organization, the Aggie Real Estate Network, and the Young Professionals of Aggieland.
Amy grew up in Marquez, Texas and moved to College Station in 2009 to become the first college graduate and Aggie in her family. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Leadership & Development and joined SVN | Riverstone in 2018.
She met her husband, Jonathan, at Producers Cooperative Assoc. where they worked while they went to school. They have one son, Sterling. Amy’s hobbies are spending time with her family on their ranch, hunting/fishing, and baking.
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Trey Kirby | Senior Advisor
Trey is a Senior Advisor with SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
Trey’s primary area of focus is the rapidly growing region of Montgomery County/Conroe/Woodland and surrounding communities on the north and west sides of Houston. He has significant experience in construction and development which allows him to provide a different perspective to his clients in order to identify opportunities.
Prior to joining SVN | Riverstone, Trey served in a business development and project management capacity in the oil and gas industry. While in this role, he procured land deals and constructed offices and field housing for large corporations.
As a resident of Montgomery County for over 30 years, he is familiar with the dynamics of the area and the rapid growth it has experienced over the past few years. Trey’s market knowledge and relationships create significant value for clients. While representing SVN | Riverstone and its culture of honesty and integrity, he has an ability to relate to his clients while looking out for their best interests and creating long term relationships.
Trey reflects the great pride in his community by volunteering for multiple organizations. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Montgomery ISD and is a part of the district’s mentor program while also coaching his sons youth baseball team. His life’s foundation is his wife of 15 years and two children who work at and attend Montgomery ISD schools. The family serves and attends Fellowship of Montgomery where they are active volunteers. He attended both Texas A&M and Sam Houston State University where he attained a B.S. in Education. When not working or volunteering, Trey loves fishing along the Texas coast, hunting ducks in the marsh, golfing with friends and traveling with his family.
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Alex Riba | Associate Advisor
Alex Riba is an Associate Advisor with SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
Alex primarily works with clients in the product segments of retail, office, and land.
He is a twice-graduate of Texas A&M, most recently of the Master’s of Real Estate Program. Given his time in the Texas A&M MRE program, he has a strong breadth of understanding of the financial components within the commercial real estate industry
Alex is originally from the St. Louis Metro East, and finished his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in 2017 with a BBA in Management. During his time at A&M, Alex was involved with the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and the Aggie Track and Cross-Country teams. Alex became the first aggie to break the 4-mintue mile.
Outside of work, Alex stays involved with ministries through his church at Grace Bible Church. He has also stayed involved with the Aggie track and cross country team and still trains with them.
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Clara Gotthardt | Marketing Coordinator
Clara Gotthardt is a Marketing Coordinator at SVN | Riverstone Commercial Real Estate.
At SVN | Riverstone, Clara is tasked with promoting the company across all channels. She offers support to our Advisors by helping them further promote their properties and our company as a whole. In joining the SVN | Riverstone team, Clara has pushed herself to strive for personal growth while working to promote the daily growth of the company as well.
Clara grew up in the small town of Karnes City, TX where she then moved up to College Station the fall of 2015 to start her college career. Growing up she was raised in an Aggie family that provided her with footsteps to follow and a family legacy to continue. From here she graduated in the Spring of 2019 from Texas A&M University with her Bachelors degree in Marketing/Advertising from Mays Business School. While at A&M she also obtained an Art minor in New Media.
Outside of the office Clara’s focus is God and family. Her family has been instrumental in her personal and spiritual growth over the years. Ever since she was young, Clara was taught how to love and treat others which is something she still carries with her today. She loves to volunteer with different non-profit organizations in her free time to give back to those in need. Clara also enjoys attending Texas A&M Football games with her dad, exploring her love for photography, and traveling the world whenever she has the chance.