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John Nicholson


Vice Chair & Director

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Professional Summary

John specializes in industrial representation for logistics companies, manufacturing and corporate user’s of space.  He works with his clients to execute cost reduction strategies, multi-market transactions, site selection, build to suit projects, disposition of surplus property and overall portfolio management.

John has negotiated more than 800 transactions in his career totaling over One Billion dollars in transaction value. Responsible for assuring the client’s interests are represented, John has saved his clients an estimated 20% - 25% in total occupancy cost, as well as mitigating the client’s risk and exposure throughout each transaction.

Before joining Colliers John was President of Douglas Development Partners.

John also served as the Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield and Senior Vice President at Transwestern during the course of his career.

Prior to the commencement of his commercial real estate career, John was a second round draft pick in the Major League Draft by the Colorado Rockies.


  • Colliers Houston #1 Top Producer (2022)
  • Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2020 - 2022)
  • Colliers' Titan Award (2020 - 2022)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2020, 2022)
  • Colliers’ Million Dollar Producer Award (2021)
  • Colliers’ Triple Million Dollar Producer Award (2022)
  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year (2013)
  • NAIOP Industrial Deal of the Year (2022)
  • SIOR Biggest Industrial Deal
  • CRE Most Valuable Player Houston Business Journal (2012)
  • CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2012, 2014, 2023)
  • CoStar Power Broker


  • Real Estate Sales Agent's License, Texas
  • Communications, Southern Methodist University and University of Houston

Memberships & Involvements

  • SIOR


Property Type

Industrial, Land


Logistics and Transportation

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Houston Industrial Market Report | Q1 2023

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Colliers | Houston Everest Club Top 10% Producers

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