John Hill

John supports and facilitates the acquisition, development, and management of property, including review and evaluation of real estate purchase contracts, leases, construction agreements, and other documents.

Before joining 42 Real Estate in 2015, John focused on local government law and represented a number of municipalities and other local governments.  Among other things, he drafted and negotiated public/private partnership development agreements, professional design and construction agreements, easements, licenses, and other land related instruments.

John was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  He graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in economics from Washington and Lee University and in 1983 with a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.  Following law school, he worked for Hutchison Boyle Brooks and Dransfield and as a solo practitioner, and in 1994 joined Cowles & Thompson where he remained until his arrival at 42.  He volunteers with The Human Impact, a Dallas based non-profit that supports the homeless.

Favorite Movies

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The King's Speech
  • Rear Window
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Caddyshack

Favorite Books

  • Boys in the Boat
  • East of Eden
  • All the King's Men
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Screwtape Letters

Favorite Dessert

  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Souffle
  • Cherry Pie

Favorite Album

  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Crosby Stills & Nash
  • Aqualung
  • X&Y

Favorite Band

  • The Beatles
  • Crosby Stills & Nash
  • Chicago

Favorite Artist

  • Monet
  • Renoir
  • Pissarro