Gene Bertcher

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gene Bertcher was elected Executive Vice President in 2008. As of November 2, 2009, the Board of Directors of Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. appointed Gene Bertcher to the additional position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Gene is the current President and Chief Financial Officer of New Concept Energy, Inc., a position he has held since 2004. Gene has been a key member of the Pillar team and our affiliates, holding various executive level positions, since 1989.

To contact call Patty Murphy, Executive Assistant, at 469-522-4233.