Vice President of Operations
License # 387083
Chris brings more than 30 years of real estate experience to Colliers with an expertise in commercial and corporate real estate transactions, and corporate and third-party property management. Chris has been involved in an extensive portfolio of real estate transactions consisting of several million square feet of property management assignments and hundreds of negotiations, for leases, subleases, lease dispositions, sales and acquisitions.
Before joining Colliers Property Management Services, Chris served as the Director of Property Management for CB Richard Ellis Grand Rapids overseeing the West Michigan office and all facets of a third-party managed portfolio of office, retail and industrial real estate totaling 2.4 million square feet. He also served as manager of day-to-day operations of a Class A office high rise, retail mall and condo assets totaling more than 1 million square feet.
Additionally, Chris was Corporate Lease Manager for Spartan Stores, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was directly responsible for property and facilities management and lease administration for 98 properties totaling more than 4 million square feet. He completed various projects and assignments involving the regional leasing of retail and warehouse space and assisted in the disposition of various real estate.
Chris also focused on occupancy cost reductions initiatives saving nearly $1.2 million in expense.
Chris previously held the position of Corporate Facilities Officer – Real Estate, for Old Kent Bank (now Fifth Third Bank) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was responsible for property and facility management and lease administration for nearly 600 properties totaling more than 3 million square feet.
- Real Estate Sales Agent’s License, Texas
- Real Estate Broker’s License, Michigan
- IREM – CPM Candidate
- Houston Community College
Memberships & Involvements
- Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
- IREM Public Policy Committee
- IREM Education Committee
- National Association of Realtors
- Texas Association of Realtors
- Houston Association of Realtors
Managing Director, REMS
After completing his graduate program in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, Mr. Bracewell established a track record of leading successful operations, establishing management programs and developing commercial properties. He headed the new commercial development group for Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group in Houston, Texas. He served with Hines Interests in Houston, Texas managing three major portfolios of retail, multi-use and office projects. He has also managed large portfolios of commercial assets for Axiom Real Estate Management. His combination of experience with large Class A product along with B & C experience across all product types uniquely qualifies him to oversee the daily operations of Colliers Property Management.