Avery Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Avery Capital, a commercial real estate private equity firm located in Dallas. Mr. Johnson advises on business dealings in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, multi-family, and logistics. Mr. Johnson was an NBA star with a sixteen-season career with the NBA, most notably helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to their 1999 NBA Championship. Mr. Johnson began his coaching career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2004 where he was named NBA Coach of the Year. He later joined the University of Alabama’s athletic department as the men’s head basketball coach where he guided the Crimson Tide to the 2018 NCAA tournament. Mr. Johnson also works as a broadcast analyst for ESPN & CBS Sports Network/HQ, where he is regularly featured. In 2008, Mr. Johnson published his second book, Aspire Higher: Winning On and Off the Court with Determination, Discipline and Decisions. Mr. Johnson’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors are primarily based on his managerial experience and leadership skills developed throughout his multifaceted career as a professional athlete, a college head coach and a professional investor with experience in private equity and real estate investing.