Committee Member: Preston Evans
Dallas - President of the John T. Evans Company
As President of the John T. Evans Company, a commercial real estate brokerage and development company, Preston T. Evans keeps quite busy. But not too busy to start his own Texas style barbecue restaurant, Ten50 BBQ. “The restaurant has been a great outlet to express my passion for hospitality design,” he says, and now as the restaurant reaches the five year mark he’s developing plans for a second outpost in 2020.
West Highland Park.
BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University.
Sailing off the coast of Croatia.
Amanpuri (Phuket, Thailand).
Roast Chicken and Negronis at Zuni Cafe in San Francisco with my late father.
McConnell’s Turkish Coffee Ice Cream.
Oddly enough I watched old black and white shows as a kid. Dick van Dyke was a favorite.
Thomas Crown Affair
Any Nancy Meyers movie--she always shoots in the most beautiful homes.
Men I Trust
Local Natives. The first band I’ve seen live where there is no lead, all five artists are equally talented.
1952 MG TD, a gift from my father.
I would love to own a 1940 BMW R12 but wonder if I’m cool enough to pull it off!
I’m a big fan of Cartier. I wear a Roadster most days.
Patek Philippe Calatrava.
Both, but I prefer gin in my martinis!
I bounce around but right now I’m wearing Le Labo Thé Noir 29.
Cliff Lede Cabernet.
Far Niente Chardonnay.
Harbour Island, Bahamas.
The best advice I ever received was from Elaine Agather, Chairman of the Dallas Region for JP Morgan Chase and a close friend. She says “Like what you do. I didn’t say Do what you like – there’s a big difference. Liking what you do means you know how to make the most of opportunities. You look for the positives in every situation. You play the hand you’re dealt, and you win.”
Working with my family. I was lucky to have a great working relationship with my father. Now that he has passed, I work closely with my sister and mother on running the company and carrying on my father’s legacy.
I have enjoyed volunteering my time and raising money for the AT&T Performing Arts Center the past few years. Not only is the Center a fixture in Dallas Arts District, I love that they are focused on programs that involve underprivileged children who might otherwise never experience a ballet, opera, or broadway show.