Cynthia Barksdale, COS, TCS, CFM, UPCS, HQS
Regional Vice President

Cynthia has over 20 years of experience in real estate management encompassing a wide range of development types in numerous states. Cynthia began her career in 1980 as a Project Manager for a partnership between Lincoln Property Company and Paragon Group (Dallas, TX). In 1986, she became the first woman officer in the firm directing the management of over 1 million square feet of retail, office space, and numerous multi-family sites. In 1992, Cynthia joined The Sovereign Management Corporation as director of operations, specializing in LIHTC, RTC Affordable Housing, and HUD related programs.

Cynthia joined the Orion team in 2001 as a Regional Supervisor. She was promoted to Regional Vice President in 2009.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Cynthia also holds such designations as NAHP - Executive Member, AHM, COS, CFM, and CMH, Cynthia has considerable professional and charitable organization commitments. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (Cincinnati and Dallas), University of Cincinnati Real Estate Roundtable, The Real Estate Council of Dallas, Dallas Women's Real Estate Auxiliary, and has served on various boards and commissions (Dallas County Grand Jury Commissioner for Judge Meier, Greater Dallas Crime Commission, Hope Cottage Friends, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation). Cynthia has been featured key note speaker at the Texas Apartment Association, partnering with Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs on important tax credit topics.

She currently supervises two regional supervisors who oversee the operations that exceed seventeen properties and over 2000 units in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Hill Country.