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Colliers International Design + Construction Advisory Services wins project management assignment with Transcat in Houston, Texas



Colliers International is pleased to announce the Design + Construction Advisory Services (DCAS) team was selected for a 21,578 square foot industrial build-out for Transcat Inc. Transcat Inc. will be relocating and expanding its business to 16155 Park Row Drive in Houston, Texas. The landlord, AK Leasehold I, LLC, was represented by Jude Filippone of Transwestern. Blake Gibson of Colliers International represented the tenant in the transaction. 

"We are looking forward to working with the Colliers Design + Construction Advisory Services team in helping to develop Transcat Inc.'s new space," said Chief Financial Officer of Transcat, Mike Tschiderer. "Trancat's new location will be an excellent addition as we continue to provide our clients with the highest quality calibration services and products."

Transcat is a leading provider of accredited calibration and laboratory instrument services and a value-added distributor of professional grade test, measurement and control instrumentation. For more than 50 years they have provided customers within industries like pharmaceutical, medical devices, industrial manufacturing, energy and chemical process with their accredited calibration services and test equipment.

"We are so pleased to have been brought on board to assist Transcat in relocating and expanding their business location," said Neil Potter, senior project manager of Colliers Design + Construction Advisory Services. "Working collaboratively with the team and managing our proven processes, Colliers DCAS team will deliver Transcat the project on time and under budget."

Katherine Rorie, with Method Architecture, will be working alongside the Colliers DCAS team on this project while Todd Buster, with Horizon Development & Construction, will be the general contractor. 

The Northwest Outlier submarket contains 29.8M square feet of industrial and flex space which is 90.3% occupied. The submarket's average asking rental rate for industrial space of $9.63 per square foot is much higher than the Houston average asking rate of $8.12 per square foot. 

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Neil Potter

Senior Project Manager


Neil Potter is a Senior Project Manager and member of the Design and Construction Advisory team at Colliers in Houston, Texas. Potter has a diverse background in construction, starting with carpentry hands on to ownership of general contracting companies. For the past 20 years, Potter has been in the construction industry and is able to use the knowledge that he has gained to help owners successfully navigate the design and construction process.

Most recently, Potter served as the Vice President of Construction and leader of Arch-Con Corporations Community Division. Potter was responsible for managing multiple project teams, preconstruction services, estimating, scheduling, business development, project management and project closeout. During his time at Arch-Con, he successfully oversaw the contracting and construction of more than 250,000 square feet for non-profits, liturgical, private education and community centers. Constructing various building types, Potter created value for his clients by offering solutions, alternative construction methods and working with architects and engineering teams to reach clients’ budgets and construction goals.

Prior to his role as Vice President, Potter was a partner with Bayou City Construction, a boutique interior construction company. There he was responsible for managing budgets, subcontractors and business development. Other responsibilities included cost estimation, bidding process, sub-contractor management, project scheduling, change management, and the management of various compliance requirements related to permitting, inspections and safety, and managing communications with the architects, engineers and owners.

Potter’s tenacity was shown at early age by one of his most proud achievements, being an Eagle Scout. Neil is a Texas Christian University graduate, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He and his wife, Macari, are the proud parents of three children Kendall, Mary Langham, and James IV. He resides in the City of Houston, where he is an active member of the community, being a member of multiple non-profit organizations.

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Blake Gibson



Mr. Gibson joined Colliers as an associate in 2005 specializing in the areas of corporate representation and brokerage. With over fourteen years experience in commercial real estate, Mr. Gibson has completed hundreds of  transactions including lease transactions, build to suit, design build, land acquisitions, building acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and partnership structures.  His clients include institutional property owners, developers, service, distribution & manufacturing companies and high net worth individuals. 

Prior to joining Colliers Mr. Gibson spent five years with KLA-Tencor where he worked as a Project/Sales Engineer responsible for generating and managing domestic and international sales activities of multi-million dollar semiconductor manufacturing equipment. 

Prior to joining KLA-Tencor Mr. Gibson served in the US Navy from 1995 to 2000 as a Submarine Warfare Officer.  During his service aboard the USS Archerfish Mr. Gibson acted as the ship’s Reactor Controls and Electrical Officer where he was responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all nuclear reactor control, protective, and monitoring systems, in addition to all electrical generation and distribution equipment.

Upon completing his duties on the USS Archerfish Mr. Gibson was assigned to the USS Henry M. Jackson where he acted as the ship’s Main Propulsion Officer responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all primary and secondary systems of a nuclear power plant including steam systems, seawater systems, chemistry, distilling plants, and lube oil.

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Bart Morey

Senior Vice President


Bart Morey earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Rice University in Houston. Since earning his graduate degree in 1980, he has worked as a Project Manager on projects across the United States. Bart is unique in that he has worked for both the contractor and the owner on projects throughout his career, thus, resulting in a perspective and skill set that is unparalleled in the industry. During his tenure as a project manager for several elite general contractor, Bart has been directly responsible for approximately 8.5 million square feet of commercial projects totaling more than half a billion. While working on the owner’s side he has directed some $250 million worth of projects encompassing more than 3.4 million square feet.

Bart’s success is based on result-oriented management and supervision. Understanding the design and construction process from the different parties’ perspectives translates into savings in time and money for the end user. Working with owners and tenants has afforded him a truly unique viewpoint of the essential requirements to the project and the ability to translate that vision into quantitative results. 

Bart has learned through his career that adherence to certain fundamentals is the key to guaranteeing a smooth design and construction process and expedited close-out. Managing the preconstruction stage of a project requires a comprehensive understanding of the goals at hand.

Close administration and analysis of the bid process is essential to delivering projects On Schedule, Under Budget, and with No Surprises. Consultants need to commit to a timely delivery schedule and their product must meet clearly defined stages of development. Furthermore, Contractors need to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. Bart has learned that adherence to these fundamentals is the key to a successful project.

We look forward to applying Bart Morey’s project management skills to your advantage.

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Shane Elam

Senior Project Manager


Shane has more than 20 years of construction experience working more than five years in the role of project manager for general contractors and another 15 years as an owner’s representative in both the public and private market sectors. He has worked on many specialty assignments on projects that were running over budget and behind schedule and was able to complete each to the client’s satisfaction. He manages construction assignments with exceptional skills as a project manager and owner’s representative specializing in cost analysis for leasing and or client budget development for ground up projects, move management, tenant build out, scheduling, conflict/problem resolution, and executing admirable construction management tasks. Shane conducts and collaborates work with superintendents and other field personnel by applying knowledge and skills of excellent customer service and timeliness of project deliveries to individual clients and their project teams. Shane monitors and manages operations of all subcontractors to guarantee that quality and schedule requirements are exceeded. Shane assists with managing submittals, pay applications, RFI’s, OSHA regulations, site deliveries, logs, permits, client lending processes, and licensing.  Shane also estimates and qualifies all subcontractors, third-party vendors, and suppliers used on all projects through operational processes once a building is occupied. 

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