President & CEO
Fehmi Karahan has been active in Dallas-Fort Worth real estate since 1984 and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Karahan Companies and its affiliated entities since its organization in 1992. The Karahan Companies is a fully integrated group of real estate development property management and investment operation with a wide range of capabilities and resources through a worldwide network of investment and strategic partners. Karahan has been involved in the development of retail, office and mixed-use projects throughout DFW, including most notably Legacy Town Center in Plano. Currently, he is leading the development of Legacy West adjacent to the JCPenney headquarters, including the $500 million mixed-use Legacy West urban center. Karahan has also been a principal investor and a major owner and developer of single-tenant, campus and critical facility real estate throughout the United States, with more than $3 billion in development and structured lease transactions. Karahan is a member of the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business at SMU and the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; he has also been active in the community activities of Children’s Medical Center in Plano. Karahan has been a member of the Legacy Association Board of Directors since 2004 and currently serves as Board Chairman and a member of the Legacy Design Review Board. Karahan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Istanbul and then attended Columbia University in New York. He received his MBA degree from the University of North Texas. He is fluent in Turkish, German and English.
As General Manager of the Companies, Lori Decker oversees asset management, business and financial planning, and tenant coordination. She also supervises facilities and operations, including maintenance, inspection, and safety. Decker's professional experience comprises of over 20 years in commercial real estate legal administration, managing organizational and client activities at the law firm of Grogan & Brawner for 13 years. Decker joined the Companies in 2011 from Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin, where she has earned a reputation as a strong team leader and results-driven manager. She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and is a Collin County resident with great passion for her community.
Director of Development
Stewart Storms coordinates all on-site project activities for the Companies' Legacy West retail development, part of the largest under-construction real estate project in Texas. Storms prepares and distributes all budgets and schedules, issues and manages all contracts related to construction management, design, and engineering production drawings. His other responsibilities include general and subcontractor coordination, engineering programming, cost control, schedule adherence, and quality assurance. Storms' background in business finance includes 15 years of banking experience, most recently as Vice President of Commercial Lending for American National Bank. A licensed Texas realtor, Storms also owns and manages several personal real estate properties. He holds BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University.
Director of Marketing
A mainstay in Dallas/Fort Worth media for nearly 20 years, Victoria Snee directs marketing, events, and promotional activities for The Shops at Legacy and Legacy West. Most recently, Snee worked as the fashion authority for NorthPark Center, appearing on countless television segments on behalf of the luxury retail center, which saw more than $1.3 billion in sales in 2015. During her tenure at NorthPark, Snee worked as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, building a team to best serve the more than 230 retail and restaurant tenants through exclusive fashion events, charitable partnerships, community outreach, media opportunities, digital marketing efforts and tourism initiatives. She helped to cultivate and maintain relationships with some of the most prestigious design houses in the world to create sales-driven opportunities. Prior to her position at NorthPark, Snee co-hosted one of the most popular morning drive radio shows in North Texas. Snee is also an AP award winning television news journalist. For more than a decade, she has interviewed major Hollywood actors and actresses and covered red carpet movie premieres around the world.
Assistant Property Manager
In her role as Assistant Property Manager for the Companies, Manoela Santos liaises day-to-day functions between merchant and management as well as technicians and vendors. Santos’ previous experience includes twelve years of retail supply chain management. A native of Criciúma, Brazil, Santos fluently speaks Portuguese and Spanish.