Delivering top results
From the CBD to the suburbs and premier high-rises to single-story assets, you need experts that understand the nuances impacting the space, place and people in office environments.
For investors and developers, our market-leading research, technology and expert resources helps our strategic advisors to approach assets with an occupier’s lens—creating long and short-term value with precision that keeps your assets relevant, top-of-mind and in front of quality tenants.
For tenants, our team of strategic advisors work hard to help you secure more than just a space, but an optimal environment that grows your business and brand by attracting and retaining top-tier talent, delivering increased productivity and reducing operational costs and providing a competitive advantage.
Chadd Bolding is an accomplished commercial real estate broker with nearly 20 years of real estate experience ranging from leasing, acquisition, disposition, off-market site selection and development. He is the author of several articles on the outlook of Houston’s real estate market and has been quoted in leading publications including Globe Street and Commercial Gateway and most recognized by the Houston Business Journal for closing one of Houston’s larges transactions for 2016. One of Chadd’s defining qualities is his unrelenting persistence and passion to deliver measurable results to the shareholders.
Chadd's real estate experience spans from office and retail leasing to work with regional and national developers on projects ranging from single-tenant NNN built-to-suits to a 900 acre master planned golf course community. Before joining the real estate community, he had a 10 year career in sales; spanning from door-to-door sales in college to a sales and management role for a national manufacturer/retailer. His background in sales helps in identifying hidden opportunities and cost saving solutions while forging lasting relationships with his clients.
Outside of the office, Chadd sits on the advisory board for CCIM and partners with Living Water International, leading teams to Central America to provide a fresh water source for those in need. Chadd’s other hobbies include building hardwood furniture, competitive motorsport racing and cycling.
Principal & Director
David Carter, Principal, Director and sits on the Governance Council. Titans Award recipient for top revenue producer and Everest Award recipient for top production across the enterprise. Carter specializes in the areas of brokerage and investment sales of office, flex and industrial buildings. Carter has successfully represented an extensive client base in dispositions, sale leaseback, build to suit, joint ventures, partnership structure, acquisitions and development.
Expertise, knowledge and commitment to clients are Carter’s skill set that allow his clients to make critical decisions with the right information, delivering valuable real estate solutions to grow their business.
Carter has consistently been recognized as a Houston top producer in commercial real estate since 1997 and has earned the professional designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), President in 2009.
He is a member of NAIOP and licensed real estate broker in the State of Texas, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Finance from Sam Houston State University and is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Principal & Director
Mr. Cizik has been involved in the construction, development, financing and brokerage of real estate for over thirty years; specializing since 1997 in office tenant representation and income property sales. With Colliers for more than 22 years, Mr. Cizik is both a Principal and Director, and has served multiple terms on the firm’s Governance Committee.
Prior to Colliers, Mr. Cizik was Vice President of Development for The Koll Company located in Newport Beach, CA (now KBS Realty Advisors), where he was responsible for the development and management of major multi-use commercial, residential and golf course projects. During the 1980’s, Mr. Cizik served as Vice President of Commonwealth Mortgage and later became the owner of a residential and commercial construction company.
Houston - The Woodlands
Mr. Duffy comes from a background of real estate experts across the country and has a deep understanding of finance. As a second generation advisor in the commercial real estate industry, Connor provides a deep level understanding and knowledge of market research and leasing services throughout Houston, Texas.
With time spent on the process and execution of evaluating properties, Connor understands the value of properties and assists clients, helping them get the most for their assets. After experiencing training from the top producers here at Colliers in Houston, he is equipped to secure tenants looking for placement assistance and help investors make smart business decisions. Connor strives to provide a top-notch experience throughout the entire commercial real estate process and customizes each individual client need that comes across his desk.
Prior to joining Colliers International | Houston, he earned his BBA with a concentration in real estate from Florida State University and spent time working at NAI TALCOR gaining an understanding for the real estate industry and property management sector.
Edward Edson is an office leasing broker responsible for providing advisory and transaction services to emerging companies, as well as large corporate clients on a local, national and international level. Since joining Colliers 13 years ago, he has only focused on consulting with office tenants and developing innovative strategies for his clients in investment sales. Edward’s diverse experience includes relocation, renewal, expansion, and disposition needs. He is a committed advisor helping clients make real estate decisions that are aligned with their strategic, financial, and operational objectives.
Edward joined Colliers after his career with Hines Interests. While with Hines, Edward represented the owners of Bank of America Center’s 1.3 million SF and assisted with the nearly 2 million SF within One and Two Shell Plaza. Prior to his leasing assignments, Edward was responsible for property management within Hine’s 1100 Louisiana building’s 1.3 million SF and BMC’s state-of-the-art 1.5 million SF campus located in Houston’s Westchase market.
Executive Managing Director
Mr. Fertitta represents clients with a primary focus in occupier advisory and corporate services encompassing the lease, purchase, sale, and structured finance of real property. Charles has over twenty years of experience in the office & industrial sector and represents clients with a local presence as well as clients nationally and internationally. He is recognized as a tenant representation specialist, offering result driven solutions for users of office and industrial real estate, providing a single end-to-end representation resource for new locations, multi-location, extensions, expansions, and consulting. Clients are able to make smart decisions in the intermodal and multimodal 3PL sector by leveraging his logistics background.
Senior Vice President
Houston - The Woodlands
Jillian joined Colliers International in 2015 with seven years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She works out of The Woodlands office with Norm Munoz and Bob Parsley focusing primarily on office landlord representation. They manage a portfolio of Class A and Class B office buildings in The Woodlands totaling more than 4.1 millon square feet. Her prior experience as office leasing agent in the Texas market makes her an asset to our Houston team.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jillian spent five years as Senior Leasing Associate in Dallas with a Houston-based company who specializes in owning, investing, leasing, and managing office buildings throughtout the nation. Jillian managed a portfolio of office buildings totaling more than 1.2 million square feet and produced leases totaling more than 600,000 square feet at a value of more than $9.8 million.
Mr. Gowell joined Colliers 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.
Sam Hansen joined Colliers in 2021 and specializes in office project leasing alongside his partner, Doug Pack. Sam has been involved with commercial real estate in Houston, primarily as an Office Landlord Leasing Agent, for more than two decades.
Sam joins Colliers after spending five years as a Principal in the same capacity at Avison Young. While at Avison Young, the duo leased more than 5 million square feet of office, flex and retail space throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
During his eight-year tenure as Senior Vice President with NAI Partners, Sam built a successful office portfolio of Class A and B office buildings. Sam also assisted NAI Partners in building a successful management platform totaling nearly 4.5 MSF of industrial, office and retail properties.
Prior to joining NAI Partners, Sam worked for Hines Interests for 12 years. As a Director of Leasing, he was solely responsible for approximately 5 million square feet of Class A, trophy, commercial office buildings including JPMorgan Chase Tower, Williams Tower, and Greenspoint Plaza—ExxonMobil’s World HQ for Upstream Development and Exploration. With Hines, Sam completed more than 156 significant office leasing transactions totaling over 1.85 million square feet and has represented building owners and negotiated leases on their behalf with top Fortune 100 companies including, but not limited to, ExxonMobil, Wachovia (regional headquarters), Citigroup, Verizon, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. Sam has also completed transactions with other notable tenants such as Locke Lord, Breitburn Energy, CBRE and Williams.
Sam’s depth in real estate also extends to Operations which allows him to better understand and market an asset to prospects. Sam was one of the first agents in the U.S. to complete the Hines Advanced Technical Core program and was part of the pilot program to generate a standardized training program for Hines to deploy worldwide.
Sam’s past responsibilities maximize his odds for success in all property Classes and sizes. During his 20+ year career, Sam has proven himself to be a dynamic, multi-talented team member that offers the ability to provide value and creative solutions for property owners while meeting the requirements of asset managers and tenants alike.
Vice President | Houston
Rob Johnson consults with his clients to determine their goals, with respect to both their core business and from a real estate perspective, to tailor a solution that respects both objectives. Rob has assisted local and multi-national organizations with requirements in Houston as well as across the nation. He creates leverage for his clients using market knowledge and experience in order to achieve the defined aims of the transaction. Rob's goal is to allow his clients to focus on their core business while he shoulders the burden of real estate matters that arise.
Rob attended The Kinkaid School for ten years and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a third generation Houstonian with a plethora of hobbies and interests ranging from classic cars to classical literature, but is generally found with his family during free time. He and his wife Erin have five children: Quint, Liv, Rhett, Lorelei, and Leila.
Executive Director & Principal
Jay Kyle is a Principal and Director of Colliers in Houston, Texas. Jay has more than 20 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the real estate industry, from direct tenant representation to the negotiation of sophisticated investment opportunities on behalf of top tier portfolio managers. Jay’s skills include direct marketing, finance, investments and transaction negotiation and he consistently brings measurable value to his clients. Jay specializes in the areas of tenant representation of office, flex and light industrial transactions, successfully representing an extensive client base in lease transactions, build to suit, building acquisitions and dispositions.
Jay is consistently a top producer at Colliers and in 2009, earned his SIOR designation. The SIOR designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production and ethics. Only 2,800 commercial brokers worldwide have earned this designation and less than 1,000 are Office Specialists.
From 2011 - 2021, Jay was awarded the Colliers Everest Award. Established in 2011, this award is bestowed upon the top 10% of all Colliers International agents in the U.S., Canada & Latin America and recognizes Top Producers in each market based on performance.
Senior Vice President
Houston - The Woodlands
Mr. Munoz has been involved in the commercial real estate business for 27 years.
Prior to joining Colliers Appelt Womack Inc., dba Colliers in 2000, Norm worked from 1992 to 1999 with Baca Landata, Inc. (a subsidiary of Stewart Title) and The Baca Group. The Baca companies were the leading local providers for commercial real estate information and as Vice President and Senior Analyst he was responsible for writing the nationally recognized Houston Office Market Guide each quarter, developing new business and servicing clients.
From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Munoz was a Research Analyst with Property Research & Investment Consultants, Inc. responsible for tracking the absorption, lease rates and occupancy each quarter for 1,800 general purpose and medical-professional office buildings. Property Research was the first real estate information company to systematically survey Houston’s office and industrial markets and its methodologies and level of accuracy set the standard for today’s commercial real estate industry.
Norm’s attention to detail, ability to interpret raw data and his market knowledge, coupled with his working experience with the leading commercial brokerage firms, building owners, REITS, developers, property management companies and financial institutions make him an asset to his client’s real estate decision-making process.
Serving as Vice President, Mr. Nash is involved in all facets of occupier services with a primary focus in advising corporate and non-corporate users of real estate to include lease, purchase, lease restructure, space disposition, and financial analysis of commercial property. As a native Houstonian, Mr. Nash has nearly a decade of experience in the office sector of the commercial real estate industry and represents a wide scale of companies ranging from independently owned, boutique businesses to enterprise-level, publicly traded corporations with local, national and international locations. As a tenant representation specialist, clients leverage Mr. Nash’s expertise in all phases of a transaction, resulting in the ability to make confident decisions supported by financial analysis and user-specific goals.
By implementing the motto of “you only have one thing in life, and that is your reputation” to both his professional and personal life, Mr. Nash delivers unprecedented results to his clients, as well as community and peers.
Doug Pack joined Colliers in 2021 and specializes in office project leasing alongside his partner, Sam Hansen. Doug has been involved with commercial real estate in Houston, primarily as an Office Landlord Leasing Agent, for more than two decades. Doug joins Colliers after spending five years as a Principal in the same capacity at Avison Young. While at Avison Young, the duo leased more than 5 million square feet of office, flex and retail space throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
Prior to Avison Young, Doug was Executive Vice President at NAI Partners, working aggressively to advance project leasing, property management and investment sales. In this role, Pack more than tripled the size of the division’s agency office leasing portfolio - growing it to 3.8 million square feet of Class “A” and “B” office product, as of February 2016. Also, during his time at NAI Partners, Doug brokered 16 Class “B” office building investment sales transactions totaling over $65,000,000 to both local and institutional commercial real estate investors.
As a veteran in the real estate industry, Doug has a strong reputation and track record in the development and execution of successful leasing project platforms. Doug started his commercial real estate career with Boxer Property in 1994, and during his tenure, he held several leadership positions in both leasing and operations. As a key executive with success on both Doug Pack property management and agency leasing. Starting in 2009 Doug was responsible for developing Boxer’s third-party management and leasing service line—which grew to more than 5 million square feet during his tenure. He also led all business development and supervised the third-party portfolio, its management and leasing platform, and the asset management team. Prior to that Doug served for 10 years as Boxer’s Director of Leasing, responsible for a portfolio of more than 8 million square feet with assets located across the United States. The portfolio consisted of office, medical office, retail and multi-family properties. Before taking over as Leasing Director, he was Regional Director of Operations for a portfolio of office buildings in Dallas and Tulsa covering 2 million square feet of assets. Upon his successful implementation of the Boxer management and leasing program, the Tulsa portfolio was sold to a third-party investor. Doug has been active in all facets of real estate management and leasing for more than two decades, and his accomplishments include assisting in the creation of the leasing portion of the Boxer policy manual, establishing policies and procedures, and internal controls and operational guidelines, as well as the development of the vertical integration of internal services for property management, which resulted in significant operational savings to both Boxer and its third-party clients.
Principal & Director
Mr. Parsley has been involved in all phases of the commercial real estate industry including design, construction and architectural for more than 26 years. John joined Colliers in 1999 and is a Principal and Director of the firm. He specializes in leasing office and investments including the acquisitions and dispositions of commercial buildings. Throughout his career he has represented a wide range of public and private companies in the office, industrial and investment areas, including many law firms, energy, financial services and technology firms.
John has consistently been a Colliers’ Top 10 producer and was named a “Heavy Hitter” by the Houston Business Journal. He previously served as the President of HOLBA and in 2003 earned his SIOR designation. The SIOR designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production and ethics. Only 2,800 commercial brokers worldwide have earned this designation and less than 1,000 are office specialists. John lives by the philosophy of providing the highest level of service to clients, which means being involved in all phases including negotiations, analytical and market research while keeping the client fully informed throughout the entire transaction.
Mr. Ryan has been involved in the commercial real estate business for nearly 20 years, 15 years of which he has spent at Colliers.
Walker joined Colliers in the Office Services Group in 2006, specializing in tenant representation and owner representation. Walker has been a top producer at the Houston office since 2013.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Ryan began his career at The Friedkin companies as a Financial Analyst, and in 2001 made a transition to Lewis Realty Advisors as an appraiser. Following that, Walker accepted a position with Avail Consulting (formerly Arthur Andersen’s valuation group) in their Real Estate division. In 2005, Walker made the move to U.S. Trust, as a Vice President in the Business Development division.
Walker’s abilities to determine value, to run and understand financial models and to work well with clients, coupled with his market knowledge, and working experience with the leading commercial brokerage firms, building owners, REITS, developers, property management companies and financial institutions make him an asset to all of his clients in their real estate decision-making process.
Senior Vice President
In his 30-year brokerage career, Ace Schlameus has developed direct experience in marketing, finance and transaction negotiation skills. Ace has consistently brought measurable economic value to client's investments. As the Senior Broker for a team that represents large portfolios, he has continued to be a top producer. In the past 15 years Ace has averaged more than 100 transactions annually for more than 30 million square feet of office space.
He has proven to be a creative leader that can achieve results in any market. His experience in multiple sectors of the real estate industry has given him a unique skill set to accomplish goals from an asset manager's perspective.
The successful execution of marketing campaigns have been a hallmark of Ace's career.
Jenny Seckinger joined Colliers in 2008 and has more than 16 years’ experience in the real estate industry.
During her career, she has successfully leased, sold and acquired significant Class A assets for private equity, individual and institutional clients. Projects have included all sectors of the real estate industry including retail, medical, office, land and development. Jenny has been a senior member of various teams in the development of major high profile marketing campaigns and was personally responsible for working closely with owners to maintain asset values during the 2020 pandemic resulting in the successful sale of a diversified portfolio of retail asset at full stabilized capital rate value.
Jenny has continuously demonstrated that she can achieve positive results in any market. Her ambition, dedication and goal achieving attitude ensure the client’s goals are secured.
Jordan specializes in providing real estate advisory and transaction services to businesses on a local and national level. He successfully represents a number of office and industrial sectored clients, ranging from local emerging businesses to several corporate accounts. Jordan’s experience includes acquisitions, relocations, renewals, and expansions. Often times, he will handle client dispositions as well.
Jordan’s reputation is defined by delivering on expectations and establishing client relationships that outlive the transaction. Regardless the assignment, he consistently develops solutions in line with his client’s strategic, financial, and operational objectives.
Prior to joining Colliers | Houston, Jordan graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration and a minor in Construction Engineering. Jordan is a proud Houston native and remains actively involved with Strake Jesuit’s Alumni Association and TTAA – Houston Chapter.
Executive Vice President
Marshall Clinkscales began his Houston real estate career in 1972. He joined Colliers in 2008. Prior to joining Colliers, Marshall owned and operated MSC Properties, Inc., the Houston-based commercial real estate company he established in 1981.
Marshall has extensive experience in retail site selection working with clients including Burger King, Golden Corral, Firestone, HEB Grocery Stores, Family Dollar Stores, Texas Citizens Bank, Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, and Fidelity Investments.
In addition, he provided asset management services for Security Benefit Life Insurance Company with services including management, leasing, redevelopment, and ultimately, brokerage of his client’s assets.
His expertise includes office tenant representation, land acquisitions and development. Key office clients have included Litton Loan Servicing, L.P., IMG Financial Group, Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, Beyond Finance, and Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., where he has responsibility for many of Cornerstone’s branch offices locally and nationally.
Marshall also represents investors acquiring land for development and income producing properties. A current project involves development of just over 126 acres of retail land at Beltway 8 and Fairmont Parkway, recognized as one of Southeast Harris County’s most dynamic retail areas. Among his development projects, he has completed a medical office building, a Class A office building, and a retail center for clients.
Co-Chairman & Principal
Mr. Charles Herder is a principal shareholder and Chairman Emeritus of Colliers in Houston. He also has served 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 more than 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.
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 Vice President
Jeffrey Peltier, a Senior Vice President with Colliers, is an Office and Industrial Tenant/Landlord Rep advisor, specializing in comprehensive real estate strategies, including financial analysis, lease negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions. He assists clients in making informed decisions with their office and Industrial space requirements, all while providing excellent service and exceeding his clients’ expectations. Mr. Peltier’s client base ranges from Oil and Gas and engineering firms to companies in the financial and technology industries.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Peltier acquired extensive knowledge while working with the Houston based REIT in project leasing. He was part of the team responsible for leasing the company’s current 6 million square foot office and industrial portfolio. His experience working on the ownership side has allowed him to develop the skills necessary to successfully meet all of the needs of his clients. Most recently, Jeff was a Tenant Rep Broker at Cresa Houston.
Principal & Director
Chris Winters joined Colliers in 1998. His career encompasses the disciplines of real estate investment, finance, management, and development. Chris has successfully closed more than $750 Million in transactions and leased more than 1.4 million square feet of space.
Prior to joining Colliers, Chris was Senior Vice President of NAB Asset Ventures. This firm was a pioneer in recognizing opportunities in the acquisition of distressed commercial real estate and mortgages. His responsibilities included the acquisition, enhancement and disposition of the firm’s real estate investments. Chris began his career with The Murphree Company, a national real estate developer based in Houston. From there he joined Texas Commerce Bank – Houston (now JP Morgan Chase) handling the management and disposition of the banks distressed commercial real estate assets (REO).
In 2012, 2013, and 2018, Chris was a Colliers' Everest Award recipient. This award, created in 2011, is bestowed upon the top 10% of all Colliers professionals in brokerage, valuation and corporate solutions across the U.S. business based on revenue production.