Senior Vice President | Houston
License # 416290
Bill brings more than 30 years of diversified real estate and business background to his approach to representing building owners. With more than 1,000 lease transactions completed on behalf of owners in San Francisco and Houston, he employs versatile, innovative approaches to creating, managing, and executing programs that target client and tenant needs to meet and exceed desired results. Bill joins Colliers International with a primary focus on office leasing and significant experience with industrial properties as well.
Bill’s approach to the business of commercial real estate ownership representation is that of a transaction-oriented and relationship-based self-starter. He employs an alert eye for identifying and executing pathways to capitalize on opportunities to reach goals by using effective sales/marketing, analytical, management, communication and interpersonal skills.
Bill earned his CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute. In his work for property owners, he has consistently outperformed market occupancy rates as exemplified by his work on behalf of Granite Properties, Inc. where he reached and maintained 99% occupancy on a five building multi-tenant office portfolio totaling ~ 1M SF.
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- Real Estate Broker's License, Texas
- Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM Institute
- BBA in Real Estate & Bachelor of Arts in Government, The University of Texas at Austin
Memberships & Involvements
- CCIM Houston/Gulf Coast Mentor Volunteer (2019)
- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (2017-2018)
- Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association Commissioner, Boys Senior Soccer (2012-2014)
- Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association Boys Baseball Manager (2009-2014)
- Heights-Norhill Little League Board of Trustees Member (2003)
- Heights-Norhill Little League Boys Baseball Manager & Coach (2001-2008)
Vice President | Houston
Blake represents the interests of office building owners and users in a strategic and effective manner. A Houston native with more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, he has developed direct expertise in marketing, research, finance and transaction negotiation skills. Blake’s extensive transaction history represents more than $275 million in volume totaling 400 transactions. He has consistently averaged more than 60 transactions a year totaling 2 million square feet.
Blake’s comprehensive approach focuses solely on his client’s goals. His clients often cite his diligent approach to projects both large and small. Through thorough financial and strategic marketing plans, Blake delivers proven results to his clients both on a local and national level. Blake’s clients say his urgency, result-driven focus and timely response have brought measurable economic value to their office properties.
Prior to joining Colliers, Blake was with Caldwell Companies where he was a consistent top producer, and achieved the largest closed transaction in 2018.
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Senior Client Services Specialist | Houston
Ivonne Gonzalez joined Colliers International in 2007 as a member of the Office Services Group. She brings over 9+ years of commercial real estate experience to our team. Prior to moving to the Houston office, Ivonne was working for an independent owner/developer supporting the construction department as a Construction Coordinator, which entailed abstracting leases, monitoring critical dates through the due diligence process, review, tract and notify tenants of plan approvals, overseeing tenant build-outs, administer tenant improvement allowance along with a host of other activities.
Working in the Office Services Group Ivonne provides a high level of marketing support from coordination of marketing programs to the individual needs of each project to achieve maximum productivity, communication and client satisfaction. Ivonne provides brokerage support services including promotional and marketing materials, working with financial analysis software, contact and database management along with a host of other activities related to the various landlord representation assignments as well as acquisition and disposition of investment grade properties.
Through her previous positions, Ivonne has experienced a variety of aspects of the commercial real estate business including site selection and disposition, leasing, user sales and investment grade sale transactions as well as property management and construction management, to name a few. Her strong technical skills, background with computer applications and her great attitude offer a combination of skills necessary to manage the project and provide an innovative marketing and promotional materials specific to each client and their respective projects.
President | Houston
Pat is the managing director of brokerage services in Houston for Colliers International. Pat has more than 37 years of experience in commercial real estate as a producing broker, educator, sales manager and managing broker. Pat relocated to Houston from Florida where he served as President of the Colliers offices in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Southwest Florida.
Pat started his career as Director of Marketing for a real estate data base company where he spent three years interviewing top brokerage houses throughout the United States and assisted in their automation needs as a consultant and instructor. As President of the Colliers Houston office, he has direct responsibility for recruiting, training and managing the sales and leasing teams, property management and business plan creation and coordination for the company.
Pat was responsible for building and organizing retail service delivery capabilities for Colliers worldwide as chairman of the Colliers Retail Specialty Group (96-2000, 2002-2013). Pat is also a founding member of the Colliers Oil and Gas practice group. Among his academic accomplishments, Pat wrote the capstone case study for the CCIM program's final course offering from 1986 - 1998. The case study combined the marketing and financial concepts taught by CCIM to allow the students to apply the material to a simulated commercial property disposition.
He has been an instructor for NACORE’s (now CORENET) Intermediate Finance Course and was awarded the Top-Rated Faculty Certificate in 2000. Pat has been quoted in national and regional publications including the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Newsweek, Real Estate Forum, National Real Estate Investor, Globe Street and others. He has been an expert panelist for NAIOP, Real Share, ICSC and many other real estate organizations.
Pat has served as a member (and Chairman) of the Colliers Managers Steering committee, the Board of Directors for Colliers USA and is the past Chairman of the Colliers USA Board of Advisors. In 2003, Pat was awarded Colliers Manager of the Year. In 2004, he was chosen by Colliers International as the Tom Richardson Award recipient, an honor based on strength of character. In 2012, Pat was chosen as the recipient of the Colliers USA Pinnacle Award for service excellence. Pat is the only person in Colliers to win all three of these awards. He served as an instructor for Colliers University 2010-14. In 2017 Pat was recognized as a “Best Boss” by Real Estate Forum magazine.
Director of Market Research | Houston
Lisa joined Colliers in 2010 as Director of Market Research bringing 26 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm. Lisa initiates proactive market research projects to further the business goals of the company. She writes and prepares 29 market reports annually which include quarterly reports on Houston’s retail, office, industrial and healthcare properties. Further, she prepares statistical ownership reports for various clients as well as an annual Houston Economic Overview. Lisa also creates PowerPoint market presentations, trade journal articles, and other marketing materials in support of the company's business endeavors. She works with senior management in planning the company's marketing strategy and public relations support for local and national conferences, luncheon meetings, recruitment programs, and special events. Lisa works closely with the company's brokers to develop effective custom market research material specific to both existing and potential clients.
Lisa serves on the Colliers International Editorial Board, the Colliers International U.S. Research Council, is a Colliers Center of Excellence team member and is a recipient of the Colliers International Researcher of the Year Award.
Lisa earned the Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC) from Colliers University. CPRC is the first and only accreditation for commercial real estate research professionals. It offers a professional development path to increase strategic and tactical expertise in marketing/research, knowledge of the industry and capabilities with commercial real estate tools.
Director, Financial Analytics | Houston
Bringing 31 years of experience in commercial real estate, Marilynne joined Colliers in 2018 to provide financial analysis to the company’s leasing and investment sales teams for all types of assets. Prior to joining Colliers, she specialized in advising companies regarding their commercial real estate requirements or investments, including the following types of financial analysis:
- lease renewal and relocation comparisons
- mid-term lease renegotiations (“blend and extend”)
- lease buyouts
- sublease disposition/recovery
- comparison of build-to-suit/design-build to lease
- lease vs. buy
- own vs. sale/leaseback
- landlord net effective rate and IRR
- investor discounted cash flow analysis
- direct capitalization
Marilynne also has a background in commercial mortgage underwriting/loan originations and commercial real estate appraisal