Ray Hildebrand

Associate | Investment Sales

The passion and relentless energy at Whitebox Real Estate is addictive! Joint Ventures of vision, creativity, EBITDA and “willing the good of the other” are a few of the unique attributes that not only attract our clients but is the “why” my role on the investment side of the firm exist!

WE push ourselves, bring clarity and expertise…WE WIN!

Having led F100/Private/Family Office firms through highly complex VUCA stages, Ray Hildebrand brings a unique IQ/EQ/EBITDA client focus, relentless energy, and EOS/entrepreneur’s forged vision to Whitebox Real Estate. His professional and personal impact has spanned several business verticals inclusive of IoT/AI/VR, global supply chain/logistics, cyber security and private banking industries. Ray continues to create “scalable” and “sustainable” deal closing cultures driving self accountability, sales management infrastructure, highly functional revenue and performance based teams, leading corporate strategy and risk diligence, plus hugely successful negotiations teams’ execution at principal/client level. He has taken companies and business units to market adapted to address emerging opportunities and has completed over 50 strategic transactions ranging from M&A, VC expansion stage/second stage/third stage capital plus JV divestitures… in excess of several billion USD across seven different countries. Ray has held several impactful executive and individual contributor roles in sales, business development, executive development and professional services at large conglomerates, billion-dollar tech firms, and venture-backed startups.

Before joining Whitebox Real Estate, Ray was the CEO at his own firm Growlbark Capital (Board + Executive development/risk diligence/alternative investments/Sports Hospitality – Golf) directed major corporate strategic planning, sales/negotiation development and strategic acquisition execution activities at Siemens AG and Federal Express Corporation for 18 years.

He has served on executive boards for economic development and social ethics advocacy for both the Greater Chicago and Atlanta Chambers of Commerce.

He is a father of two beautiful daughters (GO! Clemson Tigers! GO! Texas State Bobcats!) and happily married to his college sweetheart Michelle (GO! Iowa Hawkeyes!) for over 38 years (GO! Eighties…BOOMER).

Office Locations

400 S. Record Street
Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75202


420 Throckmorton Street
Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102 


5847 San Felipe Street
Suite 1700
Houston, Texas  77057


(214) 380.4540 (Dallas)

(817) 502.1140 (Fort Worth)

(713) 589.2108 (Houston)

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