Houston Agency Leasing Group is an exclusive landlord leasing team that specializes in marketing high quality office buildings throughout the greater Houston area. Our team utilizes a consultative approach with select owners that yields a customized and blinkered plan for each property. With over 1,400 leases completed exclusively on behalf of owners with buildings of up to 1M square feet, our approach is highly focused and committed to assure our client’s goals and objectives are achieved.
We provide an immersive evaluation of the compelling features of each property and will make detailed recommendations as part of a marketing plan to help differentiate your property from the competition. Our detailed knowledge of each property, a clear understanding of what features motivate tenants, and the associated benefits of those features help us create a defined property marketing approach that positions your building in the marketplace to secure tenants.
Senior Vice President
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's primary focus is on office leasing and he has 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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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 $300 million in volume totaling 450 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.
Blake has been recognized by REDNews as a “Rising Star” in 2012. He has earned both the SIOR and CCIM designations. Prior to joining Colliers, Blake was with Caldwell Companies where he was a consistent top producer and achieved the largest closed transaction in 2018. He is the former Houston President of the Aggie Real Estate Network, and is an active member of SIOR, NAIOP, CCIM, Pi Kappa Phi Housing Corporation, and Houston's First Baptist Church.
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Chairman & Principal
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, 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 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.
Senior Client Services Specialist
Ivonne Gonzalez joined Colliers in 2007 as a member of the Office Services Group. She brings more than nine 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, track and notify tenants of plan approvals, overseeing tenant build-outs, administer tenant improvement allowance along with a host of other activities.
Working in the Capital Markets 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 strategy and promotional materials specific to each client and their respective projects.
Director, Financial Analytics
Bringing 32 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, including the following types of financial analysis:
- lease renewal and relocation comparisons
- mid-term lease renegotiations (“blend and extend”)
- lease buyouts
- sublease disposition/recovery
- build-to-suit vs. design-build
- lease vs. buy
- own vs. sale/leaseback
- landlord net effective rate
- discounted cash flows
Prior to joining Colliers, she specialized in advising companies regarding their financial analysis for commercial real estate requirements or investments for 17 years. Marilynne also has a background in commercial mortgage underwriting/loan originations and commercial real estate appraisal.
What we do?
We conduct an immersive evaluation of each property, identifying key selling points that will resonate with target tenants, and make forward-thinking recommendations for an integrated marketing approach as unique as each property.
What sets us apart from our competitors?
1. Blinkered Approach:
Our Team applies itself with an unmatched landlord mentality and will only work landlord agency business within reasonable maximum loads to assure we achieve results and that efforts are not diluted.
2. No Competitive Product:
We will not take on competing assignments, nor are we owners of office buildings that can potentially compete with our client’s buildings.
3. Technology Advantage:
Talking about technology is one thing, applying technology is another. We offer real time tracking and market transparency for deal negotiations, marketing programs and market information.
4. Direct Marketing:
We will market directly to tenants and their brokers in possible “donor” buildings to assure all tenants are aware of the advantages and availabilities offered at our client’s property.
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