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John Nicholson | Colliers | Houston

John Nicholson


Principal & Director

License # 487559

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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' Top 10 Producer (2020)
  • Colliers' Titan Award (2020 - 2021)
  • Colliers' Everest Club (2020)
  • NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year (2013)
  • SIOR Biggest Industrial Deal
  • CRE Most Valuable Player Houston Business Journal (2012)
  • CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2012, 2014)
  • 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 Solutions Group

My Team

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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Jul 16, 2021

Q2 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Strong leasing activity in Q2 mirrors a more optimistic outlook on the economy and overall recovery from the COVID crisis. Governor Abbot issued an Executive Order in March removing all COVID-related operating limits on businesses. In addition, President Biden issued a...
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Apr 22, 2021

Q1 2021 | Houston Industrial Market Report

Industrial demand has accelerated under and after COVID with e-commerce distribution and new supply chain requirements leading the way
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Featured News

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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Aug 16, 2021

Colliers announces the lease of 134,800 square feet at Langfield Distribution Center in Houston

Colliers is pleased to announce the lease of a 134,800 square foot industrial building at Langfield Distribution Center located at 6415 Langfield Road in Houston, Texas.
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