Principal & Director
License # 380674
Mr. Taetz offers more than 34 years of experience with Colliers with a strong focus on industrial multi-modal transactions spanning a broad range of logistics projects including raw land site selection, high volume warehousing, manufacturing, rail car storage–in-transit, and development of barge fleeting facilities.
Prior to joining Colliers in 1986, Mike was employed as a construction manager with Brown & Root and, thereafter with the Trammell Crow Company. His knowledge of supply chain related facilities has benefited a variety of clients with their site selection process, leading to his involvement in more than 400 transactions, valued at over one billion dollars. Mr. Taetz became a Principal in the Houston office of Colliers in 1997.
- Colliers' Top 10 Producer (2001 - 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2016)
- Colliers' Everest Club (2016)
- Colliers' Titan Award (2003, 2005 - 2008, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020)
- CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2017, 2019)
- NAIOP Industrial Deal of the Year (2007)
- Real Estate Broker's License, Texas
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Construction Management, Colorado State University
- University of Idaho
Memberships & Involvements
- Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) (Past President)
- Greater Houston Partnership’s Freight Rail Operations Member
- Greater Houston Port Bureau Committee Member
- Colliers Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group Member
With more than 40 years of experience in leadership, sales and marketing, Abel Garcia is an accomplished, ethical and inspirational manager. His background includes hiring and building sales and marketing teams, with particular ability to equip and enable teams to meet and exceed objectives. Abel strives to consistently expand his responsibilities based on performance and continues to grow as a leader. His experience has led him to be a highly respected and trusted executive among management and subordinates alike.
Abel’s extensive training in sales growth and passion for marketing has built a platform to excel at Colliers Houston with responsibilities such as creating property briefs, marketing plans and advertising materials. He utilizes his strategic planning expertise by updating the annual business plan and is constantly communicating active property assignments with appropriate staff members.
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.
Client Project Specialist
Amanda joined the Colliers in the Houston office in 2019. Using her drive and passion, she has quickly excelled within our office supporting our Industrial and Land team. Her area of expertise includes developing and maintaining a staged marketing program for listing assignments, listing pitches, proposals and agreements, tenant/buyer site tour coordination, market research, marketing initiatives, online database maintenance and tracking deals, client support, and contract/lease administration. She is experienced in the use of advanced software programs for use in the marketing and collateral of all properties.
Amanda 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.