Paul W. Vernon




Professional Information

Paul W. Vernon is an Executive Vice President in the Retail Division at Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC. For over 40 years, Mr. Vernon has been instrumental in assisting restaurant owners with locating, negotiating, and successfully launching new establishments. Furthermore, his expertise has enabled both restaurateurs and retailers to expand from a handful of units to flourishing chains. He also is skillful during dispositions, ensuring that his clients incur minimal financial losses when going out of business.

In addition to offering expertise to restaurant clients, Mr. Vernon also specializes in landlord and tenant representation, retail and land development, property disposition, as well as income properties and land sales. Paul has worked with clients in cities across the state of Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. He is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and SMU Real Estate Society.

Professional History

Before joining Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC, Mr. Vernon was Director of Retail Development at Crest Commercial Real Estate. He was also Executive Vice President at the John T. Evans Company. Paul began his career in 1985 with Evans, Birmingham, and Williamson, which later became Cornerstone Commercial Real Estate.


Mr. Vernon has worked with a wide range of clients. The following is a partial list:

Tenant Representation

  • Cristina’s Fine Mexican Restaurant
  • Villa Grande
  • Senor Locos
  • Estilo Gaucho Brazilian
  • Hub Street Food Port
  • Speedway Auto Wash
  • The Toasted Yolk Cafe©
  • Norma’s Cafe©
  • Posado’s Cafe©
  • Lemon Shark Poke
  • Planet Tan
  • Honest 1 Automotive
  • Hotworx

Client Disposition

  • Brinker International
  • Spring Creek Barbecue
  • Chuy’s
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Jalapeno Tree
  • Famous Dave’s Barbecue
  • Bennigan’s
  • Steak N Ale
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Black Eyed Pea
  • Red Robin
  • Arby’s
  • Whataburger

Pad Sales/Ground Leases

  • Discount Tire
  • McDonalds
  • Golden Corral
  • Christian Brothers
  • Speedway Carwash
  • Firestone
  • Kwik Kar
  • Wendy’s
  • AutoZone
  • Spring Creek Barbecue
  • Jalapeno Tree
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Valvoline
  • Golden Chicken
  • Starbucks
  • Panda Express
  • Whataburger
  • La Madeleine
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Salt Grass Steakhouse
  • Pho Que Hong
  • Edohana Sushi
  • Honest 1 Automotive

Retail Developments

  • Valley Ranch Plaza; Coppell, TX
  • Riverchase Shopping Center; Coppell, TX
  • Spring Creek/Coit Shopping Center; Plano, TX
  • Legacy/Coit Shopping Center; Plano, TX
  • Preston/Hickory Shopping Center; Frisco, TX

Personal History

Mr. Vernon is a Dallas native, and graduated from Lake Highland High School in 1981 and from SMU in 1985.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Terry, and has two adult boys, Brandon and Connor Vernon.  Mr. Vernon has lived in Plano for 25 years and is a longtime member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, where he has served on the worship and building committees, choir, as a Sunday school leader, on missions and as a volunteer at the Seven Leaves Food Pantry.  He has been a longtime volunteer and coach for PSA Sports, Troop 1000 Assistant Scout Master, Plano West Quarterback Club officer and a proud volunteer at the Plano ISD mentor program at Rose Haggar Elementary.


“Paul W. Vernon has been instrumental in helping me purchase new restaurant opportunities and sell existing restaurants for Jalapeño Tree Mexican Restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as the North Texas markets. Paul has the ability to match the needs of the clients he represents with the current market conditions, whether it’s selling or leasing a former restaurant for us or finding Jalapeño Tree an existing restaurant that is available but not currently on the market yet. Paul’s strength as a realtor is that no matter how complex or how many hurdles there are to cross in a deal, Paul has the determination and creativity it takes to get the deal closed!”

Paul Bambrey, President, Jalapeño Tree Mexican Restaurants


“Paul Vernon has been a valuable asset to us and has helped our company complete a very complex transaction. It took a lot of time and patience to overcome issues and get the transaction closed. Paul proved his ability to solve these problems and create a win-win scenario for all parties. I recommend Paul and continue to work with him currently on another challenging project.”

Ed Lively, President, Weston Capital, LLC


“When my property suffered the double loss of a defaulting purchaser and a forced demolition, Paul Vernon, through his connections with the nationally credit rated companies I was seeking, was able to successfully place the land in a ground lease.”

John Savickas, Investor


“On behalf of the Family Trust, I want to personally thank Paul Vernon for the professionalism shown during the sales process of our property. From the beginning, we all knew that this property would take some expertise in marketing. Paul was successful in making the sale, and we are forever grateful for his efforts.”

Mike Malone, Family Trust

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