About

Professional Summary

Jim Pratt has more than 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Colliers in 2009, he was a Principal with NAI Houston. In addition to representing tenants and buyers of real estate, Jim has represented many institutional and private owners in the leasing of office and industrial properties and has developed an in-depth understanding of the dynamics involved and what makes a deal work for both tenants and landlords. He is known for his significant creativity in the structuring of unique solutions for complex assignments, resulting in “win-win” transactions. His analytical skills and his ability to communicate the pertinent facts throughout the negotiation process have produced significant results.

Jim has represented tenants and owners ranging from local entrepreneurs to large corporations in transactions in Houston and throughout North America, completing over 100 assignments outside of Texas. He has handled all types of industrial and land requirements in addition to offices leases, and the acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate. In the most recent economic downturn, Jim helped structure sale/leasebacks providing significant liquidity for one of his clients.

Prior to entering commercial real estate in 1985, Jim served as a project manager on several multi-million dollar commercial construction projects for W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation. His educational background in architecture has also proven invaluable in assisting landlords and tenants in the evaluation process involved in site selection.

Accomplishments

  • Top Ten Producer Designation (2012, 2016)
  • Colliers Titan Award (2012 – 2019)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2013, 2016) 
  • Houston Business Journal Industrial Real Estate Heavy Hitter 2017

Education

  • Bachelor's in Environmental Design, BS in Building Construction, Texas A&M University
  • MBA, University of Houston
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, Texas

Memberships & Involvements

  • Trustee for Fort Bend Christian Academy
  • Member on the Board of the Second Mile Mission Center
  • Class Agent with the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University. 

Clients

  • AFGlobal, Inc. - Sale/Leaseback Transactions and excess land sales
  • TPC Group – 100-Acre Land Disposition
  • Dalfen USA - 1601 Gillingham; 330,000-SF Industrial Leasing Assignment with 100 Occupancy Achieved and Subsequent Sale of the Property
  • Hari Agrawal – 120,000-SF Multi-Tenant Office Building Acquisition
  • Westbrook Manufacturing – Edmonton Canada Lease and Renewal
  • PBP Inc. – 50-Acre Land Sale and 520,000-SF Build-to-Suit
  • Wood MacKenzie – Houston & Boston Office Leases and Multiple Expansions
  • CL & F Resources, LP – Corporate Office Relocation
  • Powell Industries, Inc. – 20-Acre Land Acquisition
  • PetroQuest Energy, LLC – Multiple Leases, Corporate Office Relocation
  • SI Group - 96 acres of excess land sold

Services

Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services
Property Types
Industrial, Land, Office

My Team

My Team

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