Chief Operating Officer
Jim is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 2ML Real Estate Interests, Inc.
Jim Arnold joined Grocers Supply in August 1998 to create a new real estate department and to manage its real estate assets. In 2014, after selling the company’s wholesale business, Grocers Supply changed its name to 2ML Real Estate Interests, Inc.
In 1991 after brokering a new location for Brookshire Brothers, the owners of Brookshire Brothers, a family owned supermarket chain based in Lufkin, Texas, asked Jim to join Brookshire Brothers to manage their real estate that was being handled by family members. As Vice President of Real Estate & Construction, Jim was responsible for site selection, acquisition, design, construction and maintenance of all Brookshire Brothers retail facilities in east Texas and western Louisiana.
In 1987, Jim opened First Commercial Realty, a commercial real estate company, specializing in representing companies with the disposition and/or leasing of former supermarket locations.
Jim joined Safeway Stores as a senior in high school. During his Safeway career, he requested a leave of absence to join the Army. After his military service, Jim obtained a B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in 1972. After graduation, Jim was transferred to Safeway’s real estate department as a Real Estate Representative. He was promoted numerous times and ultimately to Assistant Vice President and Director of the Southern Region. His responsibilities included site selection, design, construction and maintenance for all stores in three Safeway Divisions (Houston, Dallas, and El Paso).
Jim and his wife of 51 years, Carol Ann, live in the Cypress community and attend Cypress Bible Church. Outside of his family and of course 2ML, Jim’s passion is mentoring young men to become the husband/father that God has called them to become.
Jim is a proud U.S Army veteran and served 13 months in Vietnam (1966/67).
BBA Stephen F. Austin State University
ICSC – International Council Of Shopping Centers
Texas Real Estate Broker
Vice President, Real Estate Operations
As Vice President, Collin Tadlock’s responsibilities include assisting to facilitate the growth of the company as well as overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, including but not limited to leasing, property management, insurance, maintenance department and construction management.
Beginning his career in 1997, Collin has overseen the management and operations of retail, commercial office and industrial spaces totaling over 9+ million square feet throughout Texas and Wisconsin. Prior to joining 2ML Real Estate Interests, Inc. (formerly The Grocers Supply Co., Inc.) he was with PS Business Parks for four years. Prior to that he worked for Wangard Partners, Crescent Real Estate Equities, Moody Rambin Interests and Boxer Property and has serviced such tenants as BP, Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips, Murphy Exploration, Family Dollar, Fiesta Mart Inc. along with other nationally recognized tenants.
Collin has extensive experience in property operations as well as capital planning, construction management, financial planning/reporting and the training and development of personnel.
Stephen F. Austin State University
ICSC – International Council Of Shopping Centers
BARRY E. SAMPSON
Vice President, Real Estate Accounting
Responsibilities as Vice President of Accounting include working with all aspects of the organization. To make sure all accounting procedures are followed and financial information is readily available. Areas of responsibility include but not limited to banking, account reconciliations, cash activity reporting, general ledger review, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tenant adjustments, and financial reporting.
Barry began his career in 1981 overseeing the office and accounting operations for a Residential Construction company in Texas. The construction company focused on large residential remodels in the River Oaks area of Houston. In 1984 he continued working with office and accounting operations with an Electronics Retailer with two retail outlets in Houston. Barry joined Grocers Supply Co., Inc. in 1986 as an Accountant in the Retail Accounting Department. He conducted accounting functions and prepared financials for 23 grocery store operations. In 1998, Barry was given the added responsibility of handling the accounting and financial work for the Real Estate operations of Grocers Supply. Barry was promoted to Manager in 2002 and supervised four degreed accountants, eight accounting clerks while continuing to handle the Real Estate accounting. The Real Estate accounting demanded the coordination with the General Accounting Department for Financial Reporting, Property Taxes, and Fixed Assets.
Barry has over 34 years of experience in real estate accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, banking, and general ledger functions as well as management of personnel. Barry assumed the responsible for setting up the current accounting operations for 2ML Real Estate Interests, Inc. and was instrumental with opening bank accounts as well as the company payroll through Insperity.
Abilene Christian University