As Chairman of the Board and Owner of 4M Properties, Inc., Martin Weiss has developed more than 50 projects in 42 cities and 15 states, including warehouses, distribution centers, office buildings, hotels and apartments. He continues to own an interest in many of the projects, and 4M Properties, Inc. manages all of them with the exception of the hotels.
Affiliated companies include 4M Realty Company, a full service real estate brokerage entity and
4M Consultants, LLC., real estate consultants.
Mr. Weiss' list of community endeavors include: Vice Chairman Texas A&M University System’s Texas Engineering Extension Service (Board of Advisors), The San Antonio International Affairs Foundation (Founder and President); The San Antonio Convention Center Expansion Project, Citizens Committee (past Chairman); The Regional Advisory Council of the St. Mary's University School of Law Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (Ex-Officio Member); The Public Relations and Marketing Subcommittee (Chairman) of the Bilateral Coordination Committee; The San Antonio Festival (past President); San Antonio Convention and Visitors Commission (past Chairman); Development Board of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; San Antonio Library Foundation; San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation, (past Chairman); Arts San Antonio! (past President); National Alliance of Businessmen (past President); Target '90 Commission; McNay Art Museum (past Trustee); San Antonio Performing Arts Association; Artists Alliance of San Antonio; Symphony Society of San Antonio; National Conference of Christians and Jews, National Jewish Hospital; United Fund; Muscular Dystrophy Association; United Cerebral Palsy Association; and the American Heart Association.
Public company positions have included: Advisory Board of Chicago Title Insurance Company and has served as a Director of Texas Bank and Texas Bancorp Shares; Chairman of the Board, Suburban Savings Association; Director, San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway.
Mr. Weiss has been a participant in a number of panels and seminars, some of which are: “The Role of the Developer in Today’s Market,” for Butler Manufacturing Company; “Structuring a Deal by Assuming Full Development Responsibilities for the Client: for the NAIOP; Metal Building Roundtable Panel for Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation; “How to Put a Package Together and Make it Work,” for Chief Industries, and “How to Get Projects Financed.” “Investment of Trust Funds in Real Estate” for Texas Banker Association; “Commercial Industrial Real Estate Development Trends in Texas” for Chicago Title Insurance Company; a panelist at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference on the subjects of “Office Space” and “Hospitality/Tourism”; the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Development Trends Symposium on “The Hospitality Industry”. He was Moderator for the Real Estate/Construction panel of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Outlook Conference. Mr. Weiss was a participant in Union Pacific Railroad’s Economic Development Forum, “Progress Through Partnerships”.
He participated in a Charrette in England, sponsored by World Tech Ventures, Ltd., to develop a site in St. Helens, England (owned by Pilkington Glass) for community regeneration.
Martin Weiss has two sons, Michael and Mark. Michael, President of 4M Properties and 4M Realty, is actively employed in the family business.
Michael Weiss was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, he attended Oxford University where he studied International Real Estate Finance and the European Common Market.
During college, Michael acquired extensive real estate knowledge and experience with various firms in the Real Estate Industry. He joined Lomas and Nettleton Mortgage Investors in January of 1980 while in his Junior Year at S.M.U.
In the summer of 1980, he joined Lomas and Nettleton Land Corp., where he specialized in acquisitions, sales and development of properties acquired by the firm and handled sales and total project development in excess of $50 million.
In July of 1983, Michael joined 4M Properties, Inc. as Vice President and in 1998 was promoted to President. Michael also serves as a Director and owner of 4M Realty Company the brokerage entity. He has been involved with every facet of the development, management, and brokerage side of the business. Michael oversees the operational functions of the corporations including monthly review of all balance sheets, income and cash flows for the projects the company owns and fee manages. In addition he oversees the leasing and marketing of projects and is involved in the negotiations of all major transactions. He arranges all corporate borrowing for 4M and its affiliated entities. Michael has participated in the development and sales leasing of over $1 billion in real estate acquisitions and dispositions for 4M Properties, Inc. and 4M Realty Company.
Michael served as a member of the School Board of Antonian High School. He served as an Executive Director of the San Antonio Board of Realtors and served as the Chairman of The Board of Governors of the Commercial Investment Division now Realtors Commercial Alliance as well as a Director of the Texas Association of Realtors. Michael was awarded the 2008 William E. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. In December 1998 Michael was honored when he was named the Realtor Broker of the Year. He currently serves as a Board Chairman for Adopt A Needy Family and founded Rwanda Shines, both 501 C3 not for profit organizations. He previously served as a bank Director for Texas Bank.
His hobbies include photography, hunting and fishing, cycling and the outdoors.
Michael Weiss is married to Kathleen Robison Weiss and has two children, Eric and Meg.
Nick Prater was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Building Development / Construction Management while achieving an appointment to the Dean’s “Lifetime Honor List” and being a finalist for the 2001 University of Texas at San Antonio “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Nick specializes in acquisitions, sales, development and leasing of all types of commercial properties. He has been involved with every facet of the development, brokerage and management side of the business for 4M. In addition, he handles coordination and marketing of all leasing and disposition assignments for 4M and the preparation of budgets for over 20 properties each fiscal year.
Nick has participated in the leasing and sales of over $550 million in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and developments for 4M Properties, Inc. and its affiliates.
Some notable clients Nick has assisted:
Nick’s professional affiliations include: the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Nick served as Vice-President of the Economic Development Corporation for the Town of Hollywood Park and is a current Board Member for the Lamar Improvement District in Aransas County.
Nick and his wife, Kimberly, have two daughters, Emerson and Berkley.