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Professional Summary

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.


  • 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, Integrated Service Delivery, Occupier Services

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Healthcare-Medical


Energy Group

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Featured Research

Nov 3, 2021

Q3 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Houston’s Industrial market continued to gain momentum as leasing velocity reached 9.8 million square feet in the third quarter pushing the year-to-date volume to a historical record of 35.4 million square feet.
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Oct 26, 2021

Q3 2021 | Houston Retail Market Report

Houston’s retail market remains one of the more active sectors in the country and demand is starting to quickly outpace the supply of quality space.
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Oct 18, 2021

Q3 2021 | Houston Office Market Report

The office market stabilized in Q3 as expected. Absorption was only very slightly positive, but the positive absorption reverses what had been steady declines. The COVID Delta variant definitely caused...
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Featured News

Dec 1, 2021

What is the landlord’s Net Effective Rate for a lease transaction and why should a tenant care?

For every lease that a landlord negotiates with a tenant, there is a “net effective rate” (NER) for the lease. At any given time, based upon the current rental market, most landlords and their representatives have a minimum NER they want to achieve. If the deal being negotiated...
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Oct 2, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our Colliers Houston office is taking part to honor our very own Cindy Gise, Marsha Lilly and everyone who may currently be fighting the battle, survivors and those who have lost their battle by wearing pink every Friday.
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