Professional Summary

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.


  • Tom Richardson Award Recipient, a peer directed honor based on strength of character
  • Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2000 - 2007, 2013)
  • Colliers' Titan Award (2003 - 2007, 2013 - 2014)
  • CRE Land Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2014)
  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year (1995)


  • Real Estate Broker's License, Texas
  • MBA in Finance, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Memberships & Involvements

  • George Foundation Board (Former Chairman)
  • Memorial Hermann Foundation Board of Trustees (Former Chairman)
  • Kinkaid Investments Foundation Board of Directors Member
  • Texas Children's Hospital West Campus Advisory Council
  • Faith in Practice (Past Board of Trustees)
  • Houston Wilderness Board of Advisors Member
  • Shepherd School of Music Governing Council
  • National Chairman of MIT Parents Fund (2008), Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  •  Texas A&M Development Foundation (Past Advisor)
  • United Methodist Foundation
  • Houston Marketing Network division of the Greater Houston Partnership (Past President)
  • Community Foundation Council of the Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • River Oaks Country Club Member
  • Roaring Fork Club,  Colorado
  • Colliers Energy Group Member


Consultancy Services, Design and Build, Financial Analysis, Healthcare, Investment Properties, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Warehouses
Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Capital Markets, Corporate Solutions, Occupier Services
Property Type
Industrial, Land, Healthcare-Medical
Energy Group

My Team

Featured Research
Jan 20, 2021
Q4 2020 | Houston Industrial Market Report
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Jan 13, 2021
Q4 2020 | Houston Office Market Report
As you will see from our submarket analysis in this report, Houston is a vast market and the submarket matters. The Houston MSA is physically larger than nine states. From a population perspective, we are larger than over thirty states. This summary includes...
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Featured News
Jan 19, 2021
Join us for our virtual Houston TRENDS event!
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Dec 1, 2020
Colliers International | Houston named one of Houston's Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work
Colliers International | Houston is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the top twenty among Best Places to Work (medium-sized companies) by the Houston Business Journal and has earned another spot as Top Workplace for the 9th consecutive year by the Houston Chronicle.
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Nov 3, 2020
Current Tax Treatment For Tenant Improvements
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Mar 20, 2020
Colliers International | CoStar Power Broker Awards 2019
CoStar Group, Inc., the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, has announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals and leads in their respective markets.
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