The Cernus Leadership

Joel R. Scott

Joel ScottMr. Joel Scott is primarily focused on the sourcing, acquisition, entitlement, planning, visioning, and sale of projects for Cernus.

Joel Scott began his career in real estate in 1984 with Coldwell Banker Commercial, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Real Estate Development and Investment. During his long tenure at CB Richard Ellis (now CBRE), he was consistently a top producer in the Houston office, specializing in the acquisition and sale of land to developers, users and investors.

Mr. Scott was a founding partner of Terramark Communities in 2001 and Cernus Development in 2010. Over his career, Mr. Scott has been involved in many significant land transactions, including the acquisition, development, or sale of the following residential communities:

Harry Masterson

Harry MastersonMr. Harry Masterson manages the general operations of the Cernus Group, focuses on marketing, industry relations, and market analysis for potential projects.

Masterson has focused on land development and large land brokerage transactions since 1995. During this time he has developed strong relationships with the top homebuilders, engineering firms, land planners, and industry leaders that drive the Houston residential development market.

Harry Masterson is very involved with the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) where he currently serves as president on the board of directors.  Mr. Masterson also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders and Texas Association of Builders.  Mr. Masterson also serves as the Vice Chair for the GHBA HOME-PAC (political action committee). Outside of the development industry, Masterson serves in leadership roles for several community and non-profit organizations.

Prior to entering the development industry, Harry Masterson was a broker with CB Richard Ellis and Weems & Co. specializing in large land transactions. He is a Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Jordan Mack

Jordan MackMr. Jordan Mack focuses on project execution for Cernus overseeing the financial due diligence and performance of management decisions.  Mr. Mack leads project analysis, design, engineering, legal, environmental, construction and sales for Cernus developments.  In addition, Jordan brings vertical development experience to the Cernus team.    

Mr. Mack is the managing principal for Woodridge Forest in Montgomery County, spearheading the revitalization of the community and turning it into a profitable investment.  He has also budgeted, forecasted and modeled detailed acquisition analyses used by land funds positioning themselves in the Houston market.

Mack co-founded the Young Professional Committee of the Greater Houston Builders Association, which is comprised of emerging industry leaders. He received his Civil Engineering degree from Rice University and serves as Vice President of Fort Bend MUD #68.


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