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Mason Rabel is an Associate and first added partner to the Car Wash Division at Colliers. The Colliers Car Wash Division is a full-service advisory group helping clients buy, sell, grow, and strategically partner within the car wash industry. Over the years, the team has been able to grow a substantial number of contacts in the Car Wash space including, but not limited to, private equity-backed car wash chains, family offices, developers, and private investors. With extensive industry relationships, the team can tactically match buyers with sellers to maximize and achieve the greatest outcome for their clients.
Prior to joining Colliers International, Mason worked at Marcus & Millichap where he initially joined Ben and Sam Etskovitz in the firm’s Houston Car Wash Division. Energized and passionate about the evolving car wash industry, Mason sees this industry as a thriving sector with unlimited upside potential. Whether you are a car wash operator, exchange buyer, or private equity firm, Mason is eager to advise and work on maximizing your real estate asset to its full potential.
Mason attended Louisiana State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance accompanied by a minor in construction management. When Mason is not engaged in assisting clients with car wash acquisitions and dispositions, he enjoys an active lifestyle, exploring the city of Houston, and spending time with friends and family.
- Bachelor of Science in Finance, Minor in Construction Management, Louisiana State University
- Real Estate Sales Agent’s License, Texas
Ben Etskovitz is a Vice President and Co-Founder of the car wash division within the Colliers Houston office. The car wash division is a full-service national investment advisory group specializing in the acquisition and disposition of car washes and automotive assets throughout the United States. The team's relationships with qualified private equity-backed car wash chains, family offices, developers, and private investors enable them to tactically match buyers with sellers to maximize and achieve the greatest outcome for their clients. With extensive industry relationships, Ben has access to capital from a broad base of out-of-state and international investors, creating a greater opportunity to deliver the best results for his clients.
Whether you are a car wash operator, private equity firm, or exchange buyer, Ben is eager to advise and work on maximizing your real estate asset to its full potential.
Prior to joining Colliers, Ben worked at Marcus & Millichap creating the firm's Houston-based car wash division with the vision of adding value to clients by specializing in a traditionally unspecialized asset class. During his time there, he closed more than $100 million worth of car wash-related transactions. Ben consistently ranked as a top-producing NNN advisor and has been featured in Carwash.com, Car Wash Magazine, Auto Laundry News, Petroplaza.com, and many more.
Before joining Marcus & Millichap, Ben worked with a Texas-based commercial real estate developer where he oversaw acquisitions and dispositions on the principal side. During this time, he was directly responsible for business development and analyzing opportunities in emerging markets.
Prior to his career in real estate, he was an Operations Manager with the largest steel company in North America where he ran an operations team of more than 30 employees while managing relationships and selling activity with more than 60 key industrial suppliers. He also developed and executed effective bidding and pricing strategies that played an integral role in increasing the company’s ROI.
Ben is originally from Philadelphia, Penn., and is a graduate of The University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Communications.
Sam Etskovitz is a Vice President and Co-Founder of the Car Wash Division within the Colliers Houston office. The Car Wash Division is a full-service national advisory firm helping clients buy, sell, grow, and strategically partner within the car wash industry. The team’s expertise in the car wash space offers buyers and sellers a client-first and consultative approach to brokerage. Sam’s vast knowledge of the current market coupled with his background in the real estate and financial services industries has proven to be beneficial in servicing his clients to ensure returns are maximized and needs are met.
Prior to joining Colliers, Sam worked at Marcus & Millichap where he founded the firm’s Houston car wash division. While at M&M, Sam led a team of car wash advisors to transact more than $100 million of car wash and NNN assets. Sam consistently ranked as a top-producing NNN advisor and has been featured in Carwash.com, Car Wash Magazine, Auto Laundry News, Petroplaza.com and many more.
Whether you are an experienced car wash operator looking to expand or reduce your portfolio, a private equity firm seeking to maximize your real estate assets, a 1031 exchange buyer looking to move into the car wash space or an entrepreneur aiming to step into one of the hottest markets in the country, Sam will provide you with unique strategies and solutions ensuring all your needs are met and goals exceeded.
Before his career in real estate, Sam spent time in the steel industry where he worked for the largest steel manufacturer in North America – purchasing roughly 12,000 tons of steel per year and as a consultant for a prominent accounting firm where he led audit engagements focusing on analyzing financial and operational deficiencies.
Originally from Philadelphia, Sam is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Real Estate Finance.
Director of Market Research
Lisa joined Colliers in 2010 as Director of Market Research and has 37 years of commercial real estate experience. Lisa initiates proactive market research projects to further the business goals of the company. She writes and prepares 29 market reports annually, including quarterly reports on Houston's retail, office, industrial and healthcare properties. Further, she prepares statistical ownership reports for various clients as well as an annual Houston Economic Overview. Lisa also creates PowerPoint market presentations, trade journal articles, and other marketing materials supporting the company's business endeavors. She works with senior management in planning the company's marketing strategy and public relations support for local and national conferences, luncheon meetings, recruitment programs, and special events. Lisa works closely with the company's brokers to develop effective custom market research material specific to existing and potential clients.
Lisa serves on the Colliers Editorial Board, the Colliers U.S. Research Council, and is a recipient of the Colliers Researcher of the Year Award.
Lisa earned the Commercial Property Research Certification (CPRC) from Colliers University. CPRC is the first and only accreditation for commercial real estate 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.
Director, Financial Analytics
Bringing 32 years of experience in commercial real estate, Marilynne joined Colliers in 2018 to provide financial analysis to the company’s leasing and investment sales teams for all types of assets, including the following types of financial analysis:
- lease renewal and relocation comparisons
- mid-term lease renegotiations (“blend and extend”)
- lease buyouts
- sublease disposition/recovery
- build-to-suit vs. design-build
- lease vs. buy
- own vs. sale/leaseback
- landlord net effective rate
- discounted cash flows
Prior to joining Colliers, she specialized in advising companies regarding their financial analysis for commercial real estate requirements or investments for 17 years. Marilynne also has a background in commercial mortgage underwriting/loan originations and commercial real estate appraisal.
Senior Client Services Specialist
Ivonne Gonzalez joined Colliers in 2007 as a member of the Office Services Group. She brings more than nine years of commercial real estate experience to our team. Prior to moving to the Houston office, Ivonne was working for an independent owner/developer supporting the construction department as a Construction Coordinator, which entailed abstracting leases, monitoring critical dates through the due diligence process, review, track and notify tenants of plan approvals, overseeing tenant build-outs, administer tenant improvement allowance along with a host of other activities.
Working in the Capital Markets group, Ivonne provides a high level of marketing support from coordination of marketing programs to the individual needs of each project to achieve maximum productivity, communication and client satisfaction. Ivonne provides brokerage support services including promotional and marketing materials, working with financial analysis software, contact and database management along with a host of other activities related to the various landlord representation assignments as well as acquisition and disposition of investment grade properties.
Through her previous positions, Ivonne has experienced a variety of aspects of the commercial real estate business including site selection and disposition, leasing, user sales and investment grade sale transactions as well as property management and construction management, to name a few. Her strong technical skills, background with computer applications and her great attitude offer a combination of skills necessary to manage the project and provide an innovative marketing strategy and promotional materials specific to each client and their respective projects.