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Sam Hansen joined Colliers in 2021 and specializes in office project leasing alongside his partner, Doug Pack. Sam has been involved with commercial real estate in Houston, primarily as an Office Landlord Leasing Agent, for more than two decades.
Sam joins Colliers after spending five years as a Principal in the same capacity at Avison Young. While at Avison Young, the duo leased more than 5 million square feet of office, flex and retail space throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
During his eight-year tenure as Senior Vice President with NAI Partners, Sam built a successful office portfolio of Class A and B office buildings. Sam also assisted NAI Partners in building a successful management platform totaling nearly 4.5 MSF of industrial, office and retail properties.
Prior to joining NAI Partners, Sam worked for Hines Interests for 12 years. As a Director of Leasing, he was solely responsible for approximately 5 million square feet of Class A, trophy, commercial office buildings including JPMorgan Chase Tower, Williams Tower, and Greenspoint Plaza—ExxonMobil’s World HQ for Upstream Development and Exploration. With Hines, Sam completed more than 156 significant office leasing transactions totaling over 1.85 million square feet and has represented building owners and negotiated leases on their behalf with top Fortune 100 companies including, but not limited to, ExxonMobil, Wachovia (regional headquarters), Citigroup, Verizon, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. Sam has also completed transactions with other notable tenants such as Locke Lord, Breitburn Energy, CBRE and Williams.
Sam’s depth in real estate also extends to Operations which allows him to better understand and market an asset to prospects. Sam was one of the first agents in the U.S. to complete the Hines Advanced Technical Core program and was part of the pilot program to generate a standardized training program for Hines to deploy worldwide.
Sam’s past responsibilities maximize his odds for success in all property Classes and sizes. During his 20+ year career, Sam has proven himself to be a dynamic, multi-talented team member that offers the ability to provide value and creative solutions for property owners while meeting the requirements of asset managers and tenants alike.
- CRE Office Landlord Rep Heavy Hitter Houston Business Journal (2018 - 2021)
- Real Estate Sales Agent’s License, Texas
- Master of Business Administration in International Management, University of New Mexico
- Master of Arts in Latin American Economics, University of New Mexico’s Latin American Institute
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, University of North Texas
Doug Pack joined Colliers in 2021 and specializes in office project leasing alongside his partner, Sam Hansen. Doug has been involved with commercial real estate in Houston, primarily as an Office Landlord Leasing Agent, for more than two decades. Doug joins Colliers after spending five years as a Principal in the same capacity at Avison Young. While at Avison Young, the duo leased more than 5 million square feet of office, flex and retail space throughout the Houston metropolitan area.
Prior to Avison Young, Doug was Executive Vice President at NAI Partners, working aggressively to advance project leasing, property management and investment sales. In this role, Pack more than tripled the size of the division’s agency office leasing portfolio - growing it to 3.8 million square feet of Class “A” and “B” office product, as of February 2016. Also, during his time at NAI Partners, Doug brokered 16 Class “B” office building investment sales transactions totaling over $65,000,000 to both local and institutional commercial real estate investors.
As a veteran in the real estate industry, Doug has a strong reputation and track record in the development and execution of successful leasing project platforms. Doug started his commercial real estate career with Boxer Property in 1994, and during his tenure, he held several leadership positions in both leasing and operations. As a key executive with success on both Doug Pack property management and agency leasing. Starting in 2009 Doug was responsible for developing Boxer’s third-party management and leasing service line—which grew to more than 5 million square feet during his tenure. He also led all business development and supervised the third-party portfolio, its management and leasing platform, and the asset management team. Prior to that Doug served for 10 years as Boxer’s Director of Leasing, responsible for a portfolio of more than 8 million square feet with assets located across the United States. The portfolio consisted of office, medical office, retail and multi-family properties. Before taking over as Leasing Director, he was Regional Director of Operations for a portfolio of office buildings in Dallas and Tulsa covering 2 million square feet of assets. Upon his successful implementation of the Boxer management and leasing program, the Tulsa portfolio was sold to a third-party investor. Doug has been active in all facets of real estate management and leasing for more than two decades, and his accomplishments include assisting in the creation of the leasing portion of the Boxer policy manual, establishing policies and procedures, and internal controls and operational guidelines, as well as the development of the vertical integration of internal services for property management, which resulted in significant operational savings to both Boxer and its third-party clients.
Client Services Coordinator
Elizabeth Young joined Colliers International as a member of the Office Services Group. She brings more than 11 years of experience to our team. Elizabeth’s experience is primarily in landlord representation. As a Client Services Coordinator, Elizabeth is responsible for creating and maintaining marketing materials for listings, market research, site tour coordination, tracking deals and client support.
Elizabeth’s real estate experience prior to Colliers was also focused on landlord representation leasing with some tenant representation as well as procuring new leasing assignments. She worked closely with a research team, marketing team and experienced executives and brokers to find new leasing opportunities and created specific marketing pieces and research compilations to aid in gaining new leasing assignments.
In addition to her real estate role, Elizabeth also served as an executive assistant to a senior broker and was also responsible for maintaining supplies and office equipment at the on-campus leasing office.
Through her previous positions, Elizabeth has gained valuable experience in office leasing. She has worked with teams to lease both small buildings as well as campuses with more than 1.5 million square feet. She has worked with both small, private owners and institutional owners giving her a broad understanding of how processes can vary among throughout the industry.
Elizabeth is experienced in Microsoft products, design products such as Adobe Creative Suite and is tech savvy and research minded. Her ability to remain calm while on a deadline and her positive attitude are just a few examples of how she supports clients both internally and externally.
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.