About Us

Gummer Capital Partners LLC strategy is to focus on small to midsize real estate investment opportunities. We differentiate ourselves to Developers by providing 50%-95% of the equity required within a short timeframe. We differentiate ourselves to Investors by providing a range of investment amounts and a variety of real estate projects.

Ryan Gummer: President

In 2012, Ryan formed Gummer Capital Partners. From 2005 – 2012 he transformed Keystone Investments LLC from a multi-family owner/management group to a diversified equity investment company.

Previously Ryan worked for Performance Properties creating market analysis packages on current and prospective apartment complexes. He continued gaining experience underwriting for equity investors and working on various projects for the Swift Property Company. He holds a Texas Real Estate Brokers License.

Civically, Ryan is the 2016 chairman of SPARK - Adventures In Creativity; where the mission is “to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children” up to age 17. Other civic involvement includes being a co-chair for the 2015 Dallas Zoo annual fundraiser “Zoo To Do.”

Ryan worked with the North Texas Arthritis Foundation from 2007-2012. His involvement included being a member of the golf and underwriting committee and was Chairman of the Golf Committee from 2008-2010. He served on the board of directors and executive board for the North Texas Arthritis Foundation and was its Chairman in 2012.

Ryan graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2004 with a degree in finance and was the chapter counselor for the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at SMU from 2005-2007. He lives with his wife and 2 children in Dallas.

Chuck Gummer: Chairman

Charles L Gummer (Chuck) was elected Chairman of Gummer Capital Partners in 2011. Gummer Capital Partners makes equity investments in various real estate projects and start-up businesses. It also provides consulting to operating companies on strategy, senior debt placement and balance sheet structure.

Previously he was Chairman, President and CEO of the Comerica Bank Texas Division. Mr. Gummer’s tenure with Comerica Bank spanned 41 years. Comerica began its Texas presence in 1988 with the acquisition of Grand Bancshares. In 1989, Mr. Gummer was appointed President and CEO. Since that time and during his tenure the company made a total of 22 acquisitions, including Northpark National Bank, Hibernia Bank of Texas and Sterling National Bank.

The Texas employee base grew from less than 200 to more than 1,400 and loans from less than $300 million to more than $9 billion, while locations went from 8 to 140. In Texas Comerica now operates in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. During this time, Comerica in Texas developed its strategy of being the business bank of choice for owner managed businesses which was built on a reputation for exceptional service.

Mr. Gummer previously served as a member of the board for Matador Resources Company, a Dallas based energy company for exploration and production of oil and gas resources.

Civically, he currently serves on the board of the Dallas Summer Musicals .Previous involvements include: co-chair of the 2015 Dallas Zoo, Zoo To Do gala, the 2014 Honorary Chair of the Dallas Press Club Scholarship gala, the 2013 Chair of the DSM Curtain Call gala, co-chair of the 2011 Vogel Alcove Performance event, 2010 chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Tocqueville Society. He is also past Chair of the United Negro College Fund Dallas campaign, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (is the 2015 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson life time achievement award) and the Better Business Bureau. He has also served on the Executive Board of Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business and the boards of The Catholic Foundation, Greater Dallas Chamber and Downtown Dallas, Inc., to name a few.

Mr. Gummer received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 1969 and his MBA from Wayne State University in 1973. He graduated from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Banking and Financial Services in 1983.