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Steven D. Alvis

Steven D. Alvis is a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees statewide activities of the Texas Department of Transportation. He was appointed commissioner by Governor Greg Abbott on March 21, 2023. Alvis, who lives in Hockley, Texas, was appointed to serve on the Commission for a term set to expire Feb. 1, 2029.

Alvis is the co-founder and managing partner of NewQuest Properties. He started Quest Properties in 1985 and has used his real estate experience to develop retail centers throughout Texas and southwest states. Today, NewQuest Properties currently represents more than 75 national, regional, and local tenants, having developed over 15 million square feet with a portfolio in excess of $2 billion. NewQuest Properties is the largest privately held shopping center developer in Texas.

Alvis received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.  He is currently a member of the YPO Gold Houston Chapter (Young President’s Organization), the Chief Executives Organization, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  Alvis served on Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s Transportation Advisory Board, and in 2017, the Lt. Governor appointed him to the Texas Facilities Commission.  In December 2020, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Alvis to the position of Chairman of the Texas Facilities Commission.  Alvis also served on the Board of Economic Development for Waller County.

Alvis is an active owner and developer of The Clubs at Houston Oaks. He has two sons, Austin and Andrew. Austin joined NewQuest in 2015 after receiving his MBA from Rice University and now serves as President of NewQuest Properties. Andrew graduated from LSU and joined NewQuest in 2017 and serves as Senior Vice President.