In the fast-paced, ever-changing industrial sector, we provide you with an array of consulting services and expert real estate advisors who can guide you each step of the way. From site selection and incentives for manufacturing facilities to supply chain and logistics consulting for first-mile or last-mile warehouses, we can help you reach decisions that support your business objectives.
Colliers International’s industrial real estate professionals bring specialized knowledge to their area of focus, whether that is in-depth knowledge of a defined geographic area or expertise in a sub-type of industrial property.
Warehousing and distribution space focuses on storing, sorting and moving products between destinations. Our professionals can provide distance analysis to help you evaluate the total cost of occupancy. Flex industrial space typically includes a mix of office and industrial uses, and is often found clustered in single-story industrial parks. Research labs, tech/telecom facilities and small-scale distribution businesses are among the typical tenants. Our experts can help you select optimal space that serves both your office and industrial needs, including configuring client/customer space, back office support space and storage/display areas. Manufacturing space runs the gamut from simple space in flex parks to heavy industrial requirements. Our experts help you gather and evaluate information on power and utilities, municipal regulations on waste and noise, and business incentives to make the optimal choice for your facility.
Walker focuses primarily on industrial real estate sale and lease transactions involving warehouses, manufacturing facilities and land in the greater Houston area. He was named Principal in 2010, and was elected as a Director in 2013. He serves on the firm’s Governance Committee. He also leads the industrial division of the firm, a group comprised of 22 industrial real estate specialists.
He has demonstrated consistent leadership in revenue production and has been recognized as a regular top ten performer in Houston. Walker has also achieved revenue performance in the top 10% of all Colliers offices worldwide.
Prior to joining Colliers, he graduated from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. While earning an MBA, he worked for FedEx in Hong Kong. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Barnett served for four years on the legislative staff of United States Senator Bill Frist in Washington, DC.
Mr. Byrd joined Colliers International in 1997 after eight years with Insignia/Paragon Group, Inc. where he served various capacities including Director of Property Management, Director of Corporate Services and Director of Land Division. Prior to joining Paragon Commercial Group, Inc. in June 1989, Mr. Byrd served as Vice President for Brookhollow Corporation in its Greensboro, North Carolina and Houston, Texas offices. While Mr. Byrd was with Brookhollow Corporation, his responsibilities included overall marketing, management, construction and planning of Brookhollow’s properties which consisted of office, retail and land developments. His real estate experience also includes the feasibility analysis, planning and construction of three mixed- use land developments totaling over 750 acres in three states. In his 18 years with Colliers, Mr. Byrd has been directly responsible for the marketing, negotiating and closing of over 425 sales and leasing transactions representing a value in excess of $1 billion dollars.
Mr. Charles Herder is a principal shareholder and Co-Chairman of Colliers International in Houston, sitting on the Board of Directors and serving on the Governance Committee. He also serves on the Colliers International Board of Advisors, providing governance and leadership to Colliers nationwide.
Throughout his career, Mr. Herder has assisted a broad range of clients with their real estate needs. He combines an engineering background and strong skills in financial analysis with over 35 years of experience to help his clients achieve their real estate goals. He has completed major assignments in the fields of office leasing, industrial sales/leases and investment sales. As his practice has matured, he has taken select consulting assignments and advisory roles in helping his clients plan for the future. Most recently, Mr. Herder has been involved in major investment sales involving complex structures and subtle negotiations, adding substantial value for his clients. He enjoys the real estate profession and remains active. One of his greatest joys is to see the firm he joined when there were only four members, now eclipsing 175...the families supported by this firm, the children growing up, the new associates joining...all gives a sense of sincere satisfaction to his life.
David Carter, Principal, Partner, Director and sits on the Governance Council. Titans Award recipient for top revenue producer in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and Everest Award recipient for top production across the enterprise in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Carter specializes in the areas of brokerage and investment sales of office, flex and industrial buildings. Carter has successfully represented an extensive client base in lease transactions, build to suit, land acquisitions, building acquisitions, renovations and dispositions, joint ventures and partnership structures.
History, confidence, and expertise are Carter’s skill set that allow his clients to make the right decision with the right information. Among his professional accomplishments, Carter has successfully closed investment sales transactions in excess of $900 million and leasing transactions in excess of 2.8MM square feet.
Mr. Taetz offers over 32 years of experience with Colliers International with a strong focus on industrial multi-modal transactions spanning a broad range of logistics projects including raw land site selection, high volume warehousing, manufacturing, rail car storage–in-transit, and development of barge fleeting facilities.
Prior to joining Colliers in 1986, Mike was employed as a construction manager with Brown & Root and, thereafter Trammell Crow Company. His knowledge of multi- modal and supply chain related facilities has benefited a variety of clients with their site selection process, leading to his involvement in over 300 transactions, valued at over 700 million dollars over the past ten years. Mr. Taetz became a Principal in the Houston office of Colliers in 1997.
Kolbe has been a licensed Texas real estate broker for forty years. In 1997, he opened Curtice Commercial Real Estate in Sugar Land where the fast-paced growth in Fort Bend County propelled me into a broad spectrum of real estate solutions from complex land development action plans to easing first-time business owners into an office or retail space. CCRE was a full-service commercial brokerage company, specializing in office and retail sales, leasing and development in the Fort Bend County market. In 2010, Kolbe merged my company with the Houston office of Colliers International. Prior to opening his own office, Kolbe spent eleven years with Weingarten Realty Investors where I handled leasing/asset management for shopping centers in Southeast and Central Texas.
Kolbe was a founder and organizer of Founders Bank in Sugar Land in 2007 and served as director until the bank merged with Vista Bank in 2011. He is also a founding member and past president of the Fort Bend Society of Commercial Realtors. Kolbe currently serve as an advisory director for the Fort Bend Business Journal.
Todd N. Edmonds has used his 25 plus years of specialization in the acquisition and sale of commercial land and office/industrial real estate in the Houston area to assist clients in their real estate decision making and problem solving processes.
Todd began his real estate career when he joined his grandfather's firm – T.N. Edmonds & Associates – in 1980's as researcher, then an associate real estate appraiser. During this period Todd worked directly with developers, investors, lenders and large institutions analyzing market trends, pricing, acquisition and disposition scenarios for commercial properties throughout the Greater Houston area. This training and background enhanced Todd’s analytical and valuation skills that today allow him to uniquely and critically analyze a property’s current and potential highest and best use. Today, Todd is considered among the top land and industrial experts in the Houston area and has been inducted in Colliers Everest Club multiple times and named to the Houston Business Journal’s Heavy Hitters consistently since 1999. With The Betz Companies from 1997 to 2002, Todd specialized in the sale, leasing and acquisition of office/warehouse and commercial land with these activities primarily focused in northwest Houston and south Montgomery County. In 2002, Todd joined Colliers International as Vice President in the Industrial/Land Division and was given the responsibility of expanding Colliers’ presence in these areas throughout Greater Houston. His knowledge and expertise quickly made him known as Colliers’ Houston Land expert. In 2003 he was recognized as the “Colliers All Star” and has been among the top revenue producers each year since joining the firm. Todd received his CCIM designation in 1999 and added his SIOR designation in 2005. The following year was promoted to Principal and head of Colliers Houston Land Practice Group.
Todd is active in various Houston area real estate and business organizations as he is past President of The Houston Realty Business Club (www.HRBC.org), Past President of Houston Chapter of SIOR, past Vice President of TNW MUD among others. Through his experience and expertise he has mentored many aspiring real estate professionals.
Mr. Fertitta represents clients with primary focus in occupier advisory and corporate services encompassing leasing, sales, and structured finance. Charles has over twenty years of experience in the office & industrial sector and represents clients with a local presence as well as clients nationally and internationally. He is recognized as a tenant representation specialist, offering result driven solutions for users of office and industrial real estate, providing a single end-to-end representation resource for new locations, multi-locations, extensions, expansions, and consulting.
Mr. Gibson specializes in industrial tenant and buyer representation, property disposition, design/construct, build-to-suit evaluations, development and investment transactions. He has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in the industrial and land sector and represents clients with a local presence as well as clients nationally and internationally.
In 2014, Barrett was a Colliers' Everest Award recipient. This award, created in 2011, is bestowed upon the top 10% of all Colliers professionals in brokerage, valuation and corporate solutions across the U.S. business based on revenue production.
Previously Barrett was a Senior Broker at NAI Houston for over 10 years. In late 2011, he became Managing Principal at Cresa Houston when his firm, Houston-based Gibson & Granello Realty Partners LLC, merged with the local Cresa office.
Mr. Gibson joined Colliers International as an associate in 2005 specializing in the areas of corporate representation and brokerage. With over thirteen years experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Gibson has completed hundreds of transactions including lease transactions, build to suit, design build, land acquisitions, building acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and partnership structures. His clients include institutional property owners, developers, service, distribution & manufacturing companies and high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining Colliers International Mr. Gibson spent five years with KLA-Tencor where he worked as a Project/Sales Engineer responsible for generating and managing domestic and international sales activities of multi-million dollar semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Prior to joining KLA-Tencor Mr. Gibson served in the US Navy from 1995 to 2000 as a Submarine Warfare Officer. During his service aboard the USS Archerfish Mr. Gibson acted as the ship’s Reactor Controls and Electrical Officer where he was responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all nuclear reactor control, protective, and monitoring systems, in addition to all electrical generation and distribution equipment.
Upon completing his duties on the USS Archerfish Mr. Gibson was assigned to the USS Henry M. Jackson where he acted as the ship’s Main Propulsion Officer responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all primary and secondary systems of a nuclear power plant including steam systems, seawater systems, chemistry, distilling plants, and lube oil.
Christopher S. Klein commenced his commercial real estate career in 1982,
when he began working for Robert S. Wilson Investments, a medium sized developer.
Within a year, Mr. Klein was asked to join Wilson & Wilson, a development company formed by a departing principal of Robert S. Wilson Investments. He served as Project Manager for the development of five shopping centers totaling more than 410,000 sq. ft. and two office buildings totaling 100,000 sq. ft.
In 1985, Mr. Klein became Vice President of Development for The HouReal Corporation where he was project manager for the development of over 240 acres of raw land. Mr. Klein’s responsibilities included the construction of streets and utilities and the formation of Municipal Utility Districts. Upon completion of the infrastructure, Mr. Klein sold 80+ acres of mixed-use commercial land to investment builders such as Trammell Crow Co., Crow-Western Co., Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America, Southland Corporation and First Texas Savings Association.
In March of 1997, Mr. Klein merged his accounts with Henry S. Miller Commercial and joined the firm as Vice President. At Henry S. Miller, Mr. Klein completed over 500 transactions, many of which were with national and regional clients such as Transpak, Premier Car Rental, Staff Force, Vexapak, Madewell, ENGY, Proportional Technologies, Crescent Directional Drilling, and many more.
In March 2001, Mr. Klein joined Colliers International as a listing specialist in commercial properties and automobile dealerships. Mr. Klein holds positions on the Colliers Life Sciences Steering Committee and the Colliers Automobile Retails Services Group (CARS) Steering Committee.
Since that time, Mr. Klein has sold more than 250 buildings, as well as over 2,000 acres of land to industrial users and developers. This is in addition to his leasing over 2MM square feet of industrial space on behalf of tenants and landlords. Mr. Klein has also been involved in multiple investment sales having a cumulative value of over $150MM.
Gary Mabray has over 45 years of experience in commercial real estate in Houston and the Gulf Coast region. As an industrial real estate professional he has particular expertise in warehouse, rail served properties, fabrication facilities, and ship channel sites. He began his sales career with Texas Industries, selling construction materials, before joining his father, Tom C. Mabray, in the family commercial real estate brokerage business. During his career, Mr. Mabray has represented a broad range of public and private corporate clients in both industrial and office transactions.
While at Colliers International, he has consistently ranked among the company’s top producing brokers, receiving the Top Producer and Deal of the Year Award and ranking as a Top 10 Producer numerous times over the last ten years.
Jon specializes in the industrial and land sectors of the Houston MSA commercial real estate market. He has ten years of commercial real estate experience and has completed over 300 transactions. These transactions include tenant and buyer representation, dispositions, design/construct, and build-to-suit evaluations. In addition to brokerage Jon has extensive knowledge of investment real estate and has advised clients with the acquisition and development of several land tracks and income producing assets. His track record of brokerage and advisement services enables Jon to provide unparalleled value to his clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jon worked at a large local real estate firm and co-founded a boutique real estate firm. In 2015, he joined Colliers to advise his clients not only in the Houston local market, but also on a global basis if desired.
Jon is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a double major (Finance and Banking Institutions) while lettering three years with the baseball team. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2004.
Walter Menuet has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate in Houston and the surrounding areas. Walter focuses primarily on industrial real estate sale and lease transactions involving warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and land.
Walter is a 25-year veteran of Vantage Houston, a division of the Vantage Companies, a Dallas based developer of commercial real estate. During this time, Vantage developed over 4 million square feet of industrial and industrial related properties, on which Walter served as the lead in-house leasing and sales broker.
Walter’s primary responsibilities at Vantage were leasing and disposition of Vantage developments as well as a portfolio of third party owned properties in the Houston area. Notable third party landlord clients included DCT Industrial, Principal, Mountain West Industrial Properties, The Carson Companies, DDR, The Meritex Co., Core Real Estate, CMC Commercial Realty Group and American Industrial Properties. During his tenure with Vantage, Walter closed over 500 transactions in approximately 6 million square feet of space with total transaction values of approximately $200 million.
Walter made the move to Colliers International | Houston in 2012 and has continued with a landlord focused platform, while also serving the commercial real estate needs of tenants, buyers, and sellers. Notable clients served in six years with Colliers include Liberty Property Trust, Prologis, Crow Holdings, Inc., Mountain West Industrial Properties, The Meritex Co., Industry Capital, CUNA Mutual, ML Realty Partners, Berkeley Partners and The Fort Worth Foundation.
Walter has won the CoStar Power Broker award numerous times for leasing transaction volume and has been named an industrial brokerage Heavy Hitter by the Houston Business Journal. In 2017, Walter was on the landlord team for the NAIOP industrial deal of the year and was named to Colliers’ Everest Club as a national top 10% producer.
With over 29 years of real estate experience, Mr. Condon joined Colliers International brokerage team in 2013. Mr. Condon is known for providing his clients a distinct advantage in the successful resolution of the challenges faced in today’s real estate market.
Immediately prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Condon was with The Betz Companies for 19 years during which he specialized in investment properties, land transactions (including commercial industrial and residential tracts), and the sale of commercial (office and industrial) buildings. Mr. Condon spent the first 9 years of his business career with First City Bancorporation in multiple assignments involving operations, leasing, commercial and real estate lending, loan work-outs and ultimately managing and marketing a diversified portfolio of foreclosed properties. Mr. Condon also spent 3 ½ years with Banc One’s Bonnet Resources Corporation expanding his expertise in the marketing and disposition of an even wider array of assets in Texas and other states.
Jeffrey Peltier, a Senior Vice President with Colliers International, is an Office and Industrial Tenant/Landlord Rep advisor, specializing in comprehensive real estate strategies, including financial analysis, lease negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions. He assists clients in making informed decisions with their office and Industrial space requirements, all while providing excellent service and exceeding his clients’ expectations. Mr. Peltier’s client base ranges from Oil and Gas and engineering firms to companies in the financial and technology industries.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Peltier acquired extensive knowledge while working with the Houston based REIT in project leasing. He was part of the team responsible for leasing the company’s current 6 million square foot office and industrial portfolio. His experience working on the ownership side has allowed him to develop the skills necessary to successfully meet all of the needs of his clients. Most recently, Jeff was a Tenant Rep Broker at Cresa Houston.
Mr. Peschel is a multi-disciplined commercial real estate advisor with experience in tenant/buyer representation, relocation/expansion, land acquisition/disposition, and economic incentive negotiations. He spends most of his time on industrial and land transactions, but given the Colliers network and resources, he’s involved in a variety of deal types including office and investments. He is surrounded by experts who he partners with depending on the deal. He stays involved in transactions to bring trust to the client.
Barkley's clients tell him that they enjoy working with him; that they have a high degree of confidence that he can perform to help them meet their goals; and that they appreciate his resourcefulness and sense of urgency. Barkley's background in economic development combined with the Colliers process and platform gives him a unique perspective and experience that he uses to meet his clients’ commercial real estate needs.
Barkley is consistently a top producer (Titan) in the Houston office. In 2015, he was a Colliers' Everest Award recipient. This award is bestowed upon the top 10% of all Colliers brokerage professionals across the United States based on revenue production.
Mr. Spence specializes primarily in industrial tenant and buyer representation, property disposition, design/construct, build-to-suit evaluations, development and investment transactions in the Houston area. He has over six years of commercial real estate experience in the Industrial sector.
Mr. Spence is self-motivated and determined to take care of his clients however he can. Mr. Spence goes beyond simply brokering real estate transactions by providing resources relating to a variety of real estate needs from professional recommendations to business infrastructure setup to business leads for his client’s companies.
Before joining Colliers, Chase was a Broker at Cresa-Houston for four years where he was a consistent top producer. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Chase worked as a Project Manager in the construction industry in the Central Texas area, Houston and Austin.
Mr. Beauchamp joined Colliers International in July 2006, as an Associate specializing in Industrial and Land transactions. Brad focuses his attention on tenant representation, acquisitions and dispositions for industrial clients. His specific focus is the far East Houston Submarket and Port, as well as the Colliers Multi-Modal Service Group. Prior to joining Colliers, Brad received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South College of Law in Houston, Texas. Brad worked for a local Houston law firm, Tribble, Ross, and Wagner where he received extensive training in reviewing and negotiating contracts for the insurance industry. This skill set has carried over to help Brad serve his clients in real estate transactions.
Judd specializes in the areas of tenant and landlord representation on industrial and land transactions, and is recognized as one of the most service focused brokers in the business. He brings years of commercial real estate to the Houston industrial team with prior career experience in commercial construction and energy banking. Since 2013, he has completed over 160 transactions totaling over 3.1M square feet. Judd is also a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned an MBA at the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business. In his free time, Judd enjoys golf, hunting and spending time with his wife and two children.
With over 20 years commercial real estate experience and specializing in land sales and acquisitions, Michelle joined Colliers International brokerage team in 2013 as Vice President.
Prior to joining Colliers, Michelle was with The BETZ Companies for 18 years, where she was involved in acquiring, managing and marketing property valued in excess of $225 million in the Houston area.
Most recently Michelle was responsible for the overall management and direction of all facets of a Woodlands based commercial real estate firm which included brokerage, property management, development/acquisitions, strategic planning, implementation and financial aspects.
Her vast experience in all aspects of commercial real estate marketing, development and management translates into a true understanding of the real estate process from start to finish allowing her to provide the highest level of professionalism and superior service to every assignment.
Ryan joined Colliers International as an Associate in the Industrial and Land Services Group in 2013, specializing in land sales, acquisitions, and tenant/owner representation.
Since joining Colliers, Ryan has completed over 3.5 million square feet in industrial transactions and over 330 acres in land transactions.
Jason focuses primarily on industrial and office real estate investment sales. This includes buyer representation, property disposition, build-to-suit evaluations, development, sale-leasebacks, design-build, and other investment oriented transactions. He has ten years of commercial real-estate experience within the investment services sector and represents clients ranging from small private funds and family offices to publically traded REITs and other institutional investors.
Prior to Colliers, Jason worked for a small boutique commercial real estate firm where he was responsible for the upstart of the investment sales division.
Jason specializes in industrial transactions, focusing in the areas of tenant representation, buyer representation, sublease, property disposition, design construct, and build to suit assignments. Jason joined Colliers International as a Senior Associate in the Industrial Services Group in 2013. He began working in commercial real estate in 2009. Prior to Colliers, Jason was an Associate at Cresa Houston.
Jason's primary focus is on office and industrial acquisitions and dispositions, along with tenant and landlord representation. Jason handles all aspects of the marketing process including client and prospect development, market research, valuation, and underwriting. In addition, he handles property tours and inquiries from prospective clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jason held various positions of increasing responsibility with Fluor, Halliburton, and Nalco Champion. His corporate experience enabled him to lead complex projects aimed at increasing revenues, decreasing costs, and maximizing supply chain efficiencies across global networks. His experience as a corporate real estate "user" has given him a unique perspective on the proper utilization and optimization of real estate assets, thus enabling his clients to take a strategic approach to their real estate portfolios.
Jason received his Masters of Business Administration from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from the University of South Carolina.
Paul Dominique is an associate for Colliers International’s Houston Industrial and Land team. He specializes in Industrial Tenant and landlord representation in the Greater Houston market, representing clients in both lease and sales transactions. Paul began working with Jon Lindenberger in the Industrial and Land services group at Colliers International Houston in 2017. He began is real estate career in 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA working for a private regional firm and has extensive knowledge of both the Houston and South Louisiana markets. Paul has completed transactions spanning across an array of industries, including logistics, distribution, manufacturing and food/beverage. Paul has been involved in many different commercial real estate transaction and services throughout his career, including, sales, build-to-suits, investments, site selection, lease negotiation, lease restructure, and sale/leasebacks.
Mr. Trout serves as an Associate for Colliers International Houston, specializing in both office and industrial sectors of the greater Houston area. He primarily focuses on providing advisory and transactions services to office and industrials users, both locally and abroad. He also provides assistance to both private and institutional owners with leasing or disposing of their commercial real estate assets.
Prior to joining Colliers International | Houston, Jordan earned his B.B.A. in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate and a minor in Construction Engineering from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He utilizes his educational background and local market expertise as a Houston native, to overdeliver in providing clients the information necessary to make effective real estate decisions for their business.
Gillian began her Commercial Real Estate career with Colliers International in Las Vegas, Nevada, acting as Executive Administrative Assistant to one of the top Industrial teams in the Southwest region of the United States. During her several years at Colliers, she helped lead to the successful closings of over a 100 million in transactions of the group’s most notable and complex clients.
Marie Patterson joined Colliers International in 2003 after five years with Insignia/ESG assisting the Executive Director as Marketing and Research Coordinator. Her diverse background also includes proposal preparation, advertising, HR and office management, and administrative support in the retail construction and civil engineering fields.
Marie serves as liaison between principals, clients and prospects, and assists in prospecting, business development and market research. She consistently produces high-quality marketing materials, including offering memoranda, flyers, proposals and presentations. Additionally, she is knowledgeable in the use of real estate software programs and websites, and is instrumental in the maintenance and web advertising of property listings.
She currently supports the Managing Director and brokerage team of the Colliers Fort Bend office in Sugar Land.
Mr. Willis has worked with local developers to identify inner city industrial properties for redevelopment and has served as a tenant representative for multi-national companies looking to expand their distribution and manufacturing presence in Houston, the nation's fourth largest industrial market. He has completed over 350 transactions in real estate totaling nearly $1 Billion in sales and lease values.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Mr. Willis worked for Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm, representing clients in the buying, selling and leasing of real estate. Prior to his real estate brokerage career, he ran a successful small environmental services business that focused on industrial developments across Houston, implementing erosion control plans, landscape designs and installations for large institutional grade developers.
John specializes in industrial representation for logistics companies, manufacturing and corporate user’s of space. He works with his clients to execute cost reduction strategies, multi-market transactions, site selection, build to suit projects, disposition of surplus property and overall portfolio management.
John has negotiated over 800 transactions in his career totaling over One Billion dollars in transaction value. Responsible for assuring the client’s interests are represented, John has saved his clients an estimated 20% - 25% in total occupancy cost, as well as mitigating the client’s risk and exposure throughout each transaction.
Before joining Colliers International John was President of Douglas Development Partners.
John also served as the Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield and Senior Vice President at Transwestern during the course of his career.
Prior to the commencement of his commercial real estate career, John was a second round draft pick in the Major League Draft by the Colorado Rockies.
Robert Alinger joined the Colliers International | Houston in May 2019 as senior vice president. He focuses on project leasing, tenant and buyer representation, investment sales, site acquisition and disposition, and build-to-suit analysis.
Robert has achieved the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation, the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, and the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) designation. Robert is also a member of the Houston Association of Realtors, and serves on the Paint Horse Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Robert volunteers his time at the Houston Food Bank and assists in building homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Since 2016, Robert represented National Property Holdings, a Houston based Industrial Development Firm, in the acquisition of 16 tracts of land, totaling more than 745 acres. He facilitated the development of these properties, and the resulting business parks will add an additional 5,200,000 SF of Class A, industrial and distribution space to their existing portfolio of 3,700,000 SF. During the same 2 year period he completed in excess of 1,400,000 SF of leases which has brought their portfolio to 98% occupancy.
Robert is a native Texan and was born in Houston. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management Technology. Robert is a member of the University of Houston Alumni Association and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Association. Robert, his wife Patrice and children, Nolan and Reese, live in the Memorial area.
Industrial Services brochures
Colliers International’s industrial real estate professionals bring specialized knowledge to their area of focus, whether that is in-depth knowledge of a defined geographic area or expertise in a sub-type of industrial property.
Warehousing and distribution space focuses on storing, sorting and moving products between destinations. Our professionals can provide distance analysis to help you evaluate the total cost of occupancy. What might seem like a good deal when measured by price per square foot might actually drain your company’s resources when measured by the miles it costs to reach your suppliers, vendors and distribute your goods. Additionally, we are keenly aware of the advances in distribution building technology, from robotics to enhanced clear heights and cross-docking capabilities. We can help you test a building’s current and future capabilities to guard against functional obsolescence.
Flex industrial space typically includes a mix of office and industrial uses, and is often found clustered in single-story industrial parks. Research labs, tech/telecom facilities and small-scale distribution businesses are among the typical tenants. Our experts can help you select optimal space that serves both your office and industrial needs, including configuring client/customer space, back office support space and storage/display areas. Careful attention to the lease contract for both landlords and tenants can provide good tenant improvements while preserving long-term flexibility.
Manufacturing space runs the gamut from simple space in flex parks to heavy industrial requirements. Our experts help you gather and evaluate information on power and utilities, municipal regulations on waste and noise, and business incentives to make the optimal choice for your facility. Many of our professionals cultivate in-depth knowledge of specialized manufacturing facility types such as cold storage, food facilities, clean room space or chip manufacturing. Additionally, we guide developers through build-to-suit construction to ensure the long-term success of the building investment.
We support developers, owners and occupiers to buy, sell, lease, manage, develop, renovate and value industrial space. Learn more about each of our service offerings:
- Brokerage: landlord representation
- Brokerage: tenant representation
- Corporate solutions
- Investment services
- Project management
- Property marketing
- Real estate management services
- Research services
- Valuation and advisory services
When the Houston Industrial team thinks of great service, a few examples stand out. Whether it’s getting more than we expected, better results, or a special personal touch we identify and appreciate it when people go the extra mile.
The cornerstone for our approach to service excellence—exceeding your expectations. We do this through careful listening to uncover unexpressed needs, exceptional communication at each stage of a project and the resources and accountability to deliver. Our collaborative culture allows us to work seamlessly for a better outcome, tap resources on the other side of the office or the other side of the world and continuously learn from our clients’ feedback.
Explore our case studies to learn more about our passion for service excellence and drive for results. You might see challenges that parallel your own business needs—whatever they are, we’re ready to help.
AIC Ventures Fund -case study
AIC Ventures Fund is a private equity real estate fund and active buyer of corporate real estate, focused on providing capital via sale/leaseback financing to middle-market companies.
AIC engaged Colliers to assist with the sale advisory and execution services regarding its Fund IV Portfolio comprising of eleven industrial and office assets totaling 1,380,000 square feet located across ten different states. Specific challenges for this assignment were as follows:
- Multiple tenants with sub-investment grade credit
- Above market rents, exceeding current market conditions
- Some properties with environmental concerns requiring additional studies during the due diligence period
- Several of the buildings were built-to-suit for the tenant and would be difficult to re-tenant
- Facilities were geographically dispersed, with several located in secondary and tertiary markets
- Defeasance of existing debt was required for certain portfolio assets
- The properties were of various ages and physical condition, requiring an in-depth upfront understanding of the assets prior to marketing
Colliers organized a team with comprehensive real estate, financial, legal and marketing skill sets required to develop and implement a multifaceted portfolio marketing and disposition strategy.
Colliers was able to focus a disciplined programmatic approach to the disposition, including execution of all necessary upfront due diligence, which resulted in shortening the marketing and closing time frame to just 105 days.
The Colliers team utilized the full breadth of its investor relationships and local markets knowledge to achieve a $115.4 million sales price, representing a capitalization rate of 7.25%, exceeding the client's expectations of pricing and start to close timing.
"When it came time to sell our portfolio, we turned to Colliers. The team exceeded my expectations, their execution of the entire process was exceptional and was handled with a level of unparalleled professionalism. I am strongly committed to a strategic relationship with Colliers for the future." Peter S. Carlsen, President AIC Ventures
Cummins Inc. - case study
Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.
Cummins, Inc. was seeking to open a new state of the art manufacturing facility for one of their oil and gas product lines. Proximity to Houston’s airport system and incentives were two of the key components in their desired location. First, existing locations were researched and toured extensively. Ultimately, there was no product in the market that was suitable. In order to achieve the best incentive packages, sites in Harris and Montgomery Counties were researched. Initially thought to be a leased facility, Cummins decided to own. Five design-build developers were interviewed.
- Research market for existing product
- Determine desired facility must be built
- Research suitable land sites in competing taxing entities to achieve best incentives
- Interview and select developers for BTS or design-build
- Select developer and sire and apply for incentives
- Negotiate purchase or lease
- Once incentives approved, close on site
Market search of existing product. Spent several weeks working with another tenant to see if their space could be modified to Cummins’ needs. When that did not materialize, commences market search of available land sites, identified 5 developers and / or contractors. Assisted in the selection of the developer. Assisted in making application for incentives with the local entities. Helped to finalize the site selection and negotiate the sale contract.
Cummins entered into a contract with Clay Development for the construction of a new facility on land owned by Clay in the Kennedy Green Business Park just south of Intercontinental Airport. Heavy crane-served, climate controlled manufacturing facility for high pressure frac units. Known as the Cummins Center for Excellence.
Texas Industries, Inc. - case study
TXI assigned Colliers for disposition a unique 1,100 acres of vacant land along the south side of the Westpark Toll Road between Hwy 6 and Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County.
The site had been “minded” by TXI for 30 years during which time TXI cut out the top 4 to 6 feet of soil to burn in a high temperature kill in order to produce a light weight rock for concrete and cement block.
Sale included private benefit conveyances and entitlement constraints plus the seller desired a closing time of six months.
Colliers branded the site TerraVista Lakes and offered the property on a web based platform via “call for offers.”
Colliers co-created and co-managed the www.TerraVistaLakes.com website to market the property and distribute due diligence material to prospective qualified buyers. This secure web site helped track buyer interest and activity, reduced due diligence time, and qualified best buyer.
The sale and marketing process commenced January 6, 2006 with broad public advertising/press coverage and closed within 5 months on May 31, 2006.
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