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Professional Summary

Jim Pratt has more than 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate.  Prior to joining Colliers in 2009, he was a Principal with NAI Houston. In addition to representing tenants, buyers and sellers of real estate, Jim has represented many institutional and private owners in the leasing of office and industrial properties and has developed an in-depth understanding of the dynamics involved and what makes a deal work for both tenants and landlords.  He is known for his significant creativity in the structuring of unique solutions for complex assignments, resulting in “win-win” transactions.  His analytical skills and his ability to communicate the pertinent facts throughout the negotiation process have produced significant results.

Jim has represented tenants and owners ranging from local entrepreneurs to large corporations in transactions in Houston and throughout North America, completing more than 100 assignments outside of Texas.  He has handled all types of industrial and land  requirements in addition to offices leases, and the acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate. In the last economic downturn, Jim helped structure sale/leasebacks providing significant liquidity for one of his clients.  Jim is currently assisting clients with the evaluation and implementation of this same strategy, as well as lease restructuring where applicable.

Prior to entering commercial real estate in 1985, Jim served as a project manager on several multi-million dollar commercial construction projects for W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation.  His educational background in architecture has also proven invaluable in assisting landlords and tenants in the evaluation process involved in site selection.

Accomplishments

  • Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2012, 2016, 2021)
  • Colliers Titan Award (2012 – 2021)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2013, 2016) 
  • CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2017)

Education

  • Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
  • MBA, University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Texas A&M University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Fort Bend Christian Academy Trustee
  • Second Mile Mission Center Board Member
  • Class Agent with the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University

Clients

  • AFGlobal, Inc. – Sale/Leaseback Transactions and excess land sales
  • TPC Group – 100-Acre Land Disposition
  • Dalfen USA – 1601 Gillingham; 330,000-SF Industrial Leasing Assignment with 100 Occupancy Achieved and Subsequent Sale of the Property
  • Hari Agrawal – 120,000-SF Multi-Tenant Office Building Acquisition
  • Westbrook Manufacturing – Edmonton Canada Lease and Renewal
  • PBP Inc. – 50-Acre Land Sale and 520,000-SF Build-to-Suit
  • Wood MacKenzie – Houston & Boston Office Leases and Multiple Expansions
  • CL & F Resources, LP – Corporate Office Relocation
  • Powell Industries, Inc. – 20-Acre Land Acquisition
  • PetroQuest Energy, LLC – Multiple Leases, Corporate Office Relocation
  • SI Group – 96 acres of excess land sold

Services

Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Integrated Service Delivery, Occupier Services

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office

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