Ralph Heins

Ralph Heins

President, Primera Companies, Inc. Dallas, Texas  |  Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation

Dallas, Texas

Leadership Position: 2017 Board of Director | Chairman, NAIOP Research Foundation

Involvement: Board Member, Research Foundation Governor

Chapter: NAIOP North Texas

Ralph Heins founded Primera Companies in 1989 together with his wife, Cornelia and has built a 3 million square foot real estate portfolio with focus on bulk state-of-the-art distribution centers, managed and leased by Primera. He also co-owns and manages 500,000 SF of office space including his most recent project, Towne Square Place, in the Legacy Business Park in Plan, TX, a small-suite concept office building. Ralph became a Research Foundation Governor in 2006 and chaired the NAIOP Research Foundation in 2016 and 2017. He is also a member of the Family Owned Business I Forum since 2004, served on the NAIOP National Board from 2009 until 2017 and is a NAIOP PAC Trustee since 2008.