Vice President | Houston
License # 586038
Ray Lopez joined Colliers in late 2021 as Vice President with the Occupier Advisory team in the Houston office. Ray specializes in occupier representation focusing exclusively on advising occupiers on their lease negotiations, renewals, expansions, subleases, relocations, property acquisitions and dispositions.
Ray is an accomplished commercial real estate advisor with nearly two decades of real estate experience, ranging from comprehensive real estate strategies for occupiers to managing large commercial real estate portfolios to being a leasing director tasked with increasing the occupancy of an office portfolio. One of Ray’s defining qualities is his integrity and passion to make a real difference for his clients.
Ray’s clients range from localindependently owned regional companies to global corporations with a local, national and international presence. His experience in all phases of a transaction gives Ray the ability to confidently guide his clients to the best decision.
- Rising Star in global real estate firm within first two years in the company.
- Directed complex real estate transactions from build-to-suit projects to complex lease structures with expansion and contract rights.
- Bachelor of Arts in Finance & Business Administration, Houston Baptist University
- Real Estate Sales Agent’s License, Texas
- CCIM Designation
Memberships & Involvements
- F3 Fort Bend Board Member, Communications Q
- Team Cherish Our Children (COCI), Team Leader
- Fort Bend Society of Commercial Realtors (Past President)
- Houston Food Bank Volunteer
- Lakewood Church, Maximized Manhood Group
“Ray assisted me in sourcing office space for my firm in the Greenway area of Houston. He was extremely knowledgeable about multiple markets as we determined the best location for our firm and finding the balance between client and employee locations. He was easily available and very helpful throughout the process. Ray is a professional in every sense of the word. I would not hesitate to recommend Ray to my business associates and I look forward to working with him in the future.” - John Elmore, Managing Partner at Rise Association Management Group
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Kathy has more than 14 years commercial real estate business development experience. Kathy specializes in marketing, research and client services. 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, online database maintenance and tracking deals and client support. Kathy produces high quality property marketing materials, proposals, financial analysis for investment properties and provides contract/lease administration. She is knowledgeable in the use of real estate software programs and websites and is instrumental in the maintenance and advertising of property listings.
Prior to joining Colliers, Kathy had more than 18 years of professional administrative experience specializing in transactional real estate law and office management.
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.