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Rees’ studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England were the proving grounds for the process of creative experimentation. Rees graduated with honors from Texas Tech University, obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture Design Specialization Degree. Additionally, he achieved specialized Minors in Sculpture and Photography. His studies in London expanded his design horizons by allowing his concepts to become the guiding force throughout the design process. This incorporated his ideas of the creation of form in space, through the use of appropriate artistic/industrial aesthetics, using various materials. His work, both in Architecture and Art, reveals the idea of creating objects within a space which have a distinct influence over an individual’s experience of that space. Creating and evoking feelings of spatial inhibition through dynamics of architecture and art, on the exterior and the interior; meant to inhibit feelings within a particular space created the original inception of his thought and perspective.

Rees’ entrepreneurial skills have lended themselves to his success as a business and executive management leader in the real estate, finance, design, construction, and arts sectors. These skills include land-use analysis, architectural and interior design, construction, financial analysis, project team supervision / management, and an array of artistic endeavors.  Rees is quick to educate and familiarize himself with learning experiences that are challenging, present opportunities, and create rewarding experiences for all team members involved. For years Rees has been instrumental in the development of successful ventures that include real estate investments, AEC management and coordination, direct implementation with land-use master planning and architectural projects (mixed-use facilities, retail (big-box and small scale), renovation, historic preservation, corporate, interiors, and residential), and integrated art. One of Rees’ many talents is that he effectively demonstrates a high standard of providing excellent service. He displays an intuitive ability to direct the design intent through feasibility studies and master-planning while incorporating the concepts of design and cost through development and construction. The fact that Rees has in depth knowledge of accelerated tax depreciation techniques also contributes to his unique outlook on a project’s design and development from a financial point of view. The team, with Rees’ direction, continue to provide unparalleled real estate services through Restate Consulting, LLC, and IV architecture, Inc. Their understanding of real estate development is evident in the capacity to grasp and analyze a realistic financial project approach from a conceptual stage. Also, his work in real estate has also incorporated and accommodated various artistic and creative endeavors.