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OUR TEAM

As part of the global network, team members can collaborate with national and international Advisors, offering clients the added value of a whole network of industry professionals. Let’s meet the individuals that make Westar one of the leading commercial real estate and property management companies in the industry. 

Blake Truett | Owner and Broker at Westar SVN
Owner, Broker Managing Director

Blake Truett

806.776.1279
blake@lubbockwestar.com

Blake graduated from Texas Tech University in December 2004 obtaining a degree in Agricultural Communications, with a minor in Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management. Blake has worked in real estate the last twelve years and maintains his real estate Brokers license, specializing in commercial & residential real estate, farm & ranch properties, commercial land assemblages, commercial property management/leasing, and broker price opinions. He has an agricultural background of cotton and cattle, as he grew up on a farm in Idalou, Texas. He currently resides in Lubbock with his wife, Ruth, and daughters, Auden and Isla.
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Senior Advisor

Donna Currey Barnes

806.776.1276
dbarnes@lubbockwestar.com

Donna Currey Barnes has been a Commercial Real Estate agent for Westar
Commercial Realty since 1993, and is a former partner. Donna received her Real
Estate License in 1979. She joined First American Title Company in Lubbock, Texas
as office manager/escrow officer. She moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Metroplex area continuing her employment with First American Title Company
Corporate office. During her tenure with First American, she had extensive
experience working with the Secretary of Housing and Urban development and
Home Equity. Donna joined Fort Worth Title Company, Title USA in Grapevine,
Texas for the opportunity of acting as Office manager/Escrow officer.

After eight years in the Title Insurance industry, Donna joined Savings of America as
a Mortgage Loan Officer in Dallas, TX. At the time, Savings of America was the
second largest S&L in the Nation, and represented Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans
tied to the 11th. district cost of funds index. Donna founded Mortgage Connection
Services, creating correspondent lending services, and was approved by lenders
such as Empire of America, Norwest Mortgage, and CitiBank.

Upon Donna’s return to Lubbock, TX, she worked as an independent contractor for
Resolution Trust Corp. auditing S&L commercial files for missing documents. Donna
is a graduate of Texas Tech University, carrying the Certified Paralegal designation.
(CP). She is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants.
Donna is a Graduate of Realtors Institute, (GRI), and formerly maintained a Group I
Insurance license.

As Chairman, Donna represented the Commercial Services Division of the Lubbock
Association of Realtors for two terms. She has been a recipient of the City Wide
Pride Award on two occasions.

Donna performs sales and leasing in all facets of the Real Estate industry, including,
but not limited to, land, office buildings, retail, industrial, multifamily, and build to
suit.

Donna enjoys writing poetry, songs, and is a published songwriter. She and her
sister was co-owners in a recording studio in a suburb of Nashville, TN, called
“Ladies In Red Recording”.

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First Principal Broker Managing Director

Bill Young

806.776.1270
byoung9478@lubbockwestar.com

Mr. Young has been involved in commercial investment real estate since 1984. He is a Licensed Broker specializing in distressed, REO properties, apartments and leasing and management of retail properties. Mr. Young is a 1970 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration/ Banking-Finance.
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Senior Advisor

Cindy Snell

806.776.1272
csnell@westarrealty.com

Ms. Snell is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in Finance with a Real Estate Emphasis (1980) and a Master of Science in Consumer Economics and Environmental Design (1991). Cindy is involved in Community and Civic organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and has served as Trustee for The Museum of Texas Tech University Association, currently serving on the Board and Budget and Finance Committee. Cindy served as President of the Lubbock Alumnae Panhellenic (2005-2006) and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Lubbock, formerly serving as Community Vice-President. Cindy is a member of the Society of Exchange Counselors, based in La Jolla, CA and is the current Chair of their 2011 Awards Committee. Cindy Specializes in commercial brokerage (ranging from investment real estate, including development land to recreational ranches), 1031 Exchanges, bank owned properties and project management of marketing and development. Cindy’s interest include sustainability, environmental and individual health and wellness issues and venues.
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Senior Advisor

Cliff Watt CCIM

806.776.1271
cliffbwatt@aol.com

Mr. Watt has been active in the brokerage business since 1979. He received CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 1979 and has served as President of the Texas Hi Plains CCIM Chapter (Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico) four different terms. Mr. Watt was affiliated with Lubbock National Bank in brokerage and commercial lending and service. He served as Chairman of the Board of McAfee Mortgage and Investment Co., Inc. until sold in 1997 and was a past Vice President of Texas Property Exchangers. He is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at Oklahoma University and past Thesis Adviser at the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Mr. Watt holds a B.B.A. from Texas Tech University where he was also a Counselor for the Department of Finance. He serves on the advisory board of the Lubbock Wells Fargo Bank and he is a board member of the Carillon Senior Life Care Community.
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Senior Advisor

Kevin Watt

806.776.1274
kevin@lubbockwestar.com

Mr. Kevin Watt has been selling and leasing in the West Texas Area for over 20 years. His services include Owner Representation, Tenant Representation, Build-to-Suit, Land Acquisition, Marketing, Investment Analysis, Site Analysis, and Sales.
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Senior Advisor

Jack Chapman SIOR, CCIM

806.776.1273
jack@lubbockwestar.com

From a REALTOR FAMILY that has helped Shaped Lubbock Real Estate for over
73 years. He brings the Knowledge, Trust, and Visions that his Grandfather,
J.W.Chapman and father Ray Chapman & Uncle Harold Chapman started in
Lubbock in 1944 with the establishment of J.W.Chapman & Sons REALTORS.
He is a Past President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS and was named
REALTOR of the Year in 1993. He has served our community as a past President
of Downtown AMBUCS, past Chairman of the ABC Rodeo, as well as a past
Chairman of the Business Expo presented by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.
He currently is an active member of Elks Lodge #1348 and their charitable giving to
Veterans and Children in need. And he has been a member of the West Texas Home

Builders Association for 15 years.

He is blessed to have the love of his life Amy by his side and his Son Jeramy a family
minister in Minnesota and his wife Leslie and their 6 children. His daughter
Shannon and her husband Justin who reside in Austin, she’s a business Attorney
and Justin is a Licensed Attorney who is currently working as a consultant in the
Restaurant and Distilled Spirits Industry. Amy has 2 sons Clint and Kyle along with
grandson Lane, who are in the Construction Industry in Lubbock
As a Commercial Specialist he has obtained the two most prestigious designations
available to those practitioners. He became a member of the Society of Industrial
and Office REALTORS (SIOR) in 1995 and a Certified Commercial Investment
Member (CCIM) in 1997. These resources allow him to present his Client’s
property to the movers and shakers throughout the United States and the world. He
has been privileged to represent clients such as Bayer Agriculture, X Fab of Texas,
AT&T, Chrysler Credit, Hertz Corporation, Always Tan, Blue Cross Blue Shield,
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill, Pinnacle Agriculture
Texas Speed & Performance, State Farm, and many other National and Local

Businesses in Lubbock and the Surrounding area.

If you are contemplating Buying, Selling, Leasing or Developing a Commercial
Property from Vacant Land to an Industrial Complex, Jack has the knowledge and
resources to accomplish your goals for you. Choose wisely when engaging a
Commercial Specialist to assist you in your Real Estate Needs remember

“Chapman Can”

Marketing Director

Sage Wilbanks

806.776.1278
sage@lubbockwestar.com

Sage is our new college intern and marketing director for our commercial and residential divisions. She is an experienced event coordinator specializing in marketing strategies, social media management, logistics, and time development. She has worked a number of different jobs and is highly proficient in many computer applications and social media platforms. Sage brings great energy, innovation, and creativity to the office.
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Office Manager

Joyce Young

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Office Administrative Assistant

Tonya LaVere

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Our team carries over 225 years of combined experience!