Vice President | Houston
License # 583840
Mr. Gowell joined Colliers International in 2015 as a Senior Associate in the Office Tenant Representation Group, where he focuses on business development, lease negotiations and transaction management. He began his career with Axis Tenant Advisors, and then joined CBRE representing office tenants across a wide variety of industries in their space acquisitions and dispositions throughout Houston.
Leveraging his experience, Darren successfully negotiates for his clients in all phases of the office leasing process. He was chosen for his people skills, industry experience, market knowledge, and exceptional ability to bring the right opportunities to our clients.
- Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
- BBA, The University of Texas at Austin
- Spanish Studies, Wayra Institute, Tamarando
Memberships & Involvements
- Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA)
- St. Luke's United Methodist Church Member (28 years active)
- Coach at Post Oak Little League 2007-2011
Senior Client Services Coordinator | Houston
Kathy has more than 13 years commercial real estate business development experience. She specializes in marketing, research and client services. Kathy produces high quality property marketing materials, proposals, financial analysis for investment properties, web site development, database management, ownership and property research and client support. She is knowledgeable in the use of real estate software programs and websites and is instrumental in the maintenance and advertising of property listings.
Prior to joining Colliers, Kathy had more than 18 years of professional administrative experience specializing in transactional real estate law and office management.
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