Warehouses For Rent
After completing Woodrow Wilson High School in 1932, he worked for a Dallas bank and attended night school in accounting at Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation in 1938, he was the youngest CPA in Texas, at age 24. He then worked for three years as a CPA before joining the Navy in 1940. He utilized his background in accounting and was offered a commission auditing the books of defense contractors. After World War II, he remained with the Navy for another year to handle final settlements with the Navy's contractors and then moved back to Dallas. He had no difficulty perceiving the city's growth, and became an agent for North American Van Lines, a moving company. Shortly thereafter, he worked as a wholesale grain merchandiser where he worked to triple the sizes of the warehouses and erect new loading facilities. Once the grain business faded, he switched at the age of 33 to the field of warehouse real estate development believing there was considerable room for growth.