Bob Parsley | Colliers International | Houston

Bob Parsley

SIOR

Chairman & Principal | Houston

License # 326159

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About

Professional Summary

Mr. Parsley has been involved in and responsible for all phases of commercial real estate brokerage activity over the past 37 years. A native Houstonian, he returned to Houston after graduating from law school in 1979 to serve as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson, specializing in corporate law. In 1983, he joined Colliers International, where he is one of the company’s principal shareholders. He served as President and CEO of Colliers’ Houston office prior to assuming the position of Co-Chairman in 2004 and Chairman in 2020. He brings a wide range of real estate experience, along with an understanding of the legal issues involved in real estate transactions. He has represented a broad range of corporate clients, both public and private, in office and industrial sales and office tenant rep lease transactions in Houston and throughout the USA. Bob currently serves as a member of Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council, Healthcare Services Group and Law Firm Services Group. Bob has been one of the top two producers in the Colliers Houston office for the past fifteen years. He has also been a Colliers Everest Award recipient since the inception of the award, which is granted to the top 10% of producers for Colliers International in North America. Bob was recognized as a Connect Media CRE 2020 Top Broker with over $403 million of deals executed in 2019, and in 2018 he was recognized as the #2 ranked Heavy Hitter for office tenant representation in the greater Houston area with over $200 million in gross dollar value of deals executed in 2017. The SIOR designation that he carries signifies the highest level of accountability and ethical standards in commercial real estate.

Accomplishments

  • Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2000 - 2020)
  • Colliers' Titan Award (2003 - 2020)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2011 - 2019)
  • REDNews Texas Commercial Real Estate Icon (2020)
  • Connect Media Top Broker Award  (2020)
  • CRE Office Tenant Rep Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2014 - 2020)
  • CRE Office Landlord Rep Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2017)
  • NAIOP Office Broker of the Year (2004)

Education

  • Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, The University of Virginia

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Tenant Advisory Council Member 
  • Colliers Law Firm Services Group Member
  • Colliers Healthcare Services Group Member
  • SIOR
  • Houston Office Leasing and Brokers Association (HOLBA)

Clients

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Microsoft

Testimonials

“I want to thank Bob Parsley in connection with the lease of our office  space. In the past, we had always negotiated our own lease and did not believe we needed the assistance of a real estate professional to assist us in negotiating and analyzing the various alternatives that were available to use. As a result, we never got all the issues resolved and there were always issues that were not satisfactorily completed. Bob is a knowledgeable tenant rep who possesses a unique understanding of the office market, based on both his own experience as a practicing attorney and in his representation of various other law firms in the market. That was evident in the  negotiations on our behalf with the landlord.” William E. Junell, Jr., Co- Managing Partner Schwartz Junell Greenberg & Oathout, L.L.P. 

Services

Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Healthcare-Medical, Office
Specializations
Law Firm Services Group, Tenant Advisory Council

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