Industrial Client Services Lead
License # 628169
Kristina joined Colliers in 2014 and has quickly excelled into the Industrial Client Services Lead role for one of the largest industrial and land teams in the region. The team specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial and land real estate in the Southeast Texas market.
Kristina manages all aspects of marketing and client services for the team which includes creating impactful print and digital property marketing collateral tailored to each property and client while efficiently tracking and managing the team’s property listings, client databases and property activity. Her goal is to drive the team’s property marketing strategy to ensure optimal and targeted visibility in the marketplace. In support of business development, Kristina prepares high-quality content for listing proposals, presentations, and market research and she also oversees transaction administration, including sale and lease documents and coordinating the due diligence process. Her strong analytical and organization skills make her an invaluable resource in the day-to-day operations of the team and have allowed her to excel to the client services lead role.
Kristina earned both the Commercial Property Marketing Certification (CPMC) and Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC) from Colliers University. CPMC and CPRC are the first and only accreditations for commercial real estate marketing and research professionals. It offers a professional development path to increase strategic and tactical expertise in marketing/research, knowledge of the industry and capabilities with commercial real estate tools.
Prior to her Project Coordinator role she worked as an Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator at S.E. Covington & Company where she assisted in the launching and marketing of the project leasing division totaling more than 1.8 million square feet of industrial, retail, and office space. She also created a new image for the company’s marketing materials and website.
- Smartsheet Certified User, Smartsheet Academy
- Real Estate Sales Agent License, Texas
- Commercial Property Marketing Certification (CPMC), Colliers University
- Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC), Colliers University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Texas A&M University
Gary Mabray has more than 45 years of experience in commercial real estate in Houston and the Gulf Coast region. As an industrial real estate professional he has particular expertise in warehouse, rail served properties, fabrication facilities, and ship channel sites. He began his sales career with Texas Industries, selling construction materials, before joining his father, Tom C. Mabray, in the family commercial real estate brokerage business. During his career, Mr. Mabray has represented a broad range of public and private corporate clients in both industrial and office transactions.
While at Colliers, he has consistently ranked among the company’s top producing brokers, receiving the Top Producer and Deal of the Year Award and ranking as a Top 10 Producer numerous times over the last 10 years.
Jon specializes in the industrial and land sectors of the Houston MSA commercial real estate market. He has 10 years of commercial real estate experience and has completed more than 300 transactions. These transactions include tenant and buyer representation, dispositions, design/construct, and build-to-suit evaluations. In addition to brokerage Jon has extensive knowledge of investment real estate and has advised clients with the acquisition and development of several land tracks and income producing assets. His track record of brokerage and advisement services enables Jon to provide unparalleled value to his clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, Jon worked at a large local real estate firm and co-founded a boutique real estate firm. In 2015, he joined Colliers to advise his clients not only in the Houston local market, but also on a global basis if desired.
Jon is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a double major (Finance and Banking Institutions) while lettering three years with the baseball team. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2004.
Principal & Director
Walker focuses primarily on industrial real estate sale and lease transactions involving warehouses, manufacturing facilities and land in the greater Houston area. He was named Principal in 2010, and was elected as a Director in 2013. He serves on the firm’s Governance Committee. He also leads the industrial division of the firm, a group comprised of 28 industrial real estate specialists. He has demonstrated consistent leadership in revenue production and has been recognized as a regular top ten performer in Houston. Walker has also achieved revenue performance in the top 10% of all Colliers offices worldwide.
Prior to joining Colliers, he graduated from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University in 2002. While earning an MBA, he worked for FedEx in Hong Kong. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Barnett served for four years on the legislative staff of United States Senator Bill Frist in Washington, DC.
He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1996.
Principal & Director
Ryan Byrd joined Colliers in 2013 as an associate. In 2020, Ryan became the youngest Principal in company history. He specializes in land sales, acquisitions, and tenant/owner representation.
Since joining Colliers, Ryan has completed more than 37.7 million square feet in industrial transactions and more than 650 acres in land transactions.
Mr. Byrd joined Colliers in 1997 after eight years with Insignia/Paragon Group, Inc. where he served various capacities including Director of Property Management, Director of Corporate Services and Director of Land Division. Prior to joining Paragon Commercial Group, Inc. in June 1989, Mr. Byrd served as Vice President for Brookhollow Corporation in its Greensboro, North Carolina and Houston, Texas offices. While Mr. Byrd was with Brookhollow Corporation, his responsibilities included overall marketing, management, construction and planning of Brookhollow’s properties which consisted of office, retail and land developments. His real estate experience also includes the feasibility analysis, planning and construction of three mixed- use land developments totaling more than 750 acres in three states. In his 18 years with Colliers, Mr. Byrd has been directly responsible for the marketing, negotiating and closing of more than 425 sales and leasing transactions representing a value in excess of $1 billion dollars.
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.
Senior Vice President
Walter Menuet has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate in Houston and the surrounding areas. Walter focuses primarily on industrial real estate sale and lease transactions involving warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and land.
Walter is a 25-year veteran of the Vantage Companies, a Dallas based developer of commercial real estate. During this time, Vantage developed more than 10 million square feet of industrial properties in Houston, on which Walter served as the in-house leasing and sales broker.
Walter’s primary responsibilities at Vantage were leasing and disposition of Vantage developments as well as a portfolio of third party owned properties in the Houston area. Notable third party landlord clients included DCT Industrial, Principal, Mountain West Industrial Properties, The Carson Companies, DDR, The Meritex Companies, Core Real Estate, CMC Commercial Realty Group and American Industrial Properties. During his tenure with Vantage, Walter closed more than 500 transactions in approximately 10 million square feet of space with total transaction values of approximately $300 million.
Walter made the move to Colliers | Houston in 2012 and has continued as an Industrial Specialist serving the needs of landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers. Notable clients served in seven years with Colliers include Liberty Property Trust, Prologis, Crow Holdings, Inc., Mountain West Industrial Properties, The Meritex Companies, Industry Capital, Berkeley Capital, CUNA Mutual, ML Realty Partners, and The Fort Worth Foundation.
In seven years at Colliers, Walter has closed more than 7 million square feet of transactions with an aggregate value of more than $200 million.
Walter has won the CoStar Power Broker award numerous times for leasing transaction volume and has been named an industrial brokerage Heavy Hitter by the Houston Business Journal. In 2017, Walter was on the landlord team for the NAIOP Industrial Deal of the Year and was named to Colliers’ Everest Club as a national top 10% producer.
Trey joined Colliers as an Associate in January 2021. Trey works with John Nicholson in the Industrial and Land Services group. He provides assistance with their clients in cost reduction strategies, site selection, market information, multi market transactions, dispositions and overall portfolio real estate management.
Principal & Director
Robert Alinger specializes in the leasing, disposition, acquisition, and site selection of industrial land, industrial, and distribution properties in Houston and the greater gulf coast region. His expertise with site entitlements, new development, and project leasing has established his reputation as a leading service provider to the industrial development community. Robert also has a unique understanding of rail served properties. In the last five years he has completed the sale of 1,800 acres of rail served land and the leasing and disposition of 3.5M square feet of rail served buildings.
Mr. Alinger joined Colliers in 2019, was named Principal in 2020, and elected to the Board of Directors in 2021. In his first three years with Colliers, he completed more than $500 million in transactions and was the 2021 Top Producer in the Houston office during the companies highest grossing year. Since 2016, Robert represented National Property Holdings, a Houston based Industrial Development Firm, in the acquisition of 20 tracts of land, totaling more than 1,550 acres. He facilitated the development and leasing of these business parks, and currently represents their growing portfolio of more than 8.5M square feet of Class A industrial space.
Mr. Alinger is a native Texan and was born in Houston. He began his real estate career in 2006 after graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Senior Vice President
Wes joined Colliers in March 2022 as Senior Vice President with the Industrial Team. Wes specializes in industrial, land, and investment real estate brokerage for the greater Houston markets. He primarily helps businesses, owners, and developers through selling, leasing, and acquiring distribution, manufacturing, and service-center facilities. He is also heavily involved in build-to-suit and design construct projects, site acquisitions, and investment property sales.
Prior to joining Colliers, Wes worked at Boyd Commercial for almost seven years, where he was a top producer and responsible for more than $200 million in transaction value.
Wes graduated from Miami University with a double business major in Finance and Entrepreneurship. While attending Miami, he was also a captain of the football team, winning both a MAC Championship and bowl game during his time there. Wes, a native Houstonian, is a Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Class of 2009 alumnus.