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Colliers Houston appoints two new principals to head office landlord representation leasing team

Colliers in Houston announces the addition of Doug Pack and Sam Hansen as Principals to head the landlord representation team.

 

“We are thrilled to have Sam and Doug join our team,” said Patrick Duffy, President of Colliers in Houston. “These highly experienced and respected professionals add exceptional depth to our office landlord services platform. Sam and Doug fit our culture perfectly. We are confident with the power of Colliers behind them, they will be able to provide an even stronger service offering to our office landlord clients.”

 

Pack brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience and specializes in landlord representation for office properties. Along with his leasing responsibilities, Pack’s focus is on growing Colliers’ office leasing and management platform. A Houston native, Pack graduated from the University of Houston and shortly after joined Boxer Property where he held many different positions including Director of Leasing.

 

Hansen brings another 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry with a focus in landlord representation. Starting his career with Hines, Hansen was responsible for commercial leasing of office and retail space. While there he leased many of Houston's premier Class A+ office buildings including JP Morgan Chase Tower and Williams Tower.

 

Prior to joining Colliers, Pack and Hansen were both with NAI Partners and most recently served as Principals with Avison Young. During their tenure, Hansen and Pack have built a commercial portfolio of more than 5.3 million square feet. Commercial Real Estate is a service industry, and the team plans to grow at Colliers by surrounding themselves with others that understand the importance of exceeding expectations every time.

 

Colliers’ landlord representation experts attract top tenants to properties by developing a deep understanding of the competitive market, the real estate requirements of companies in those markets and executing comprehensive marketing techniques that showcase a property’s best qualities.


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Doug Pack

Principal

Houston

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.

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Sam Hansen

Principal

Houston

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.

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