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Houston's Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Colliers International, an industry-leading global real estate services company with more than +18,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries, is excited to announce the four advisors named Heavy Hitters by the Houston Business Journal.

The Houston Business Journal annually recognizes the city's top commercial real estate brokers based on their gross dollar volume of deals completed the previous year. The Heavy Hitters represent six sectors — office tenant, office landlord, industrial, retail, land and investment.

“The success of these professionals represents the valuable results they produced for our clients across all sectors,” said Patrick Duffy, president of Colliers in Houston. “We congratulate our 2020 Heavy Hitters on their exceptional achievements and thank them for their hard work and dedication.” 

Here at Colliers in Houston we honor the eight advisors named to this year's list who educate, inspire and drive our success.  

2020 Heavy Hitters by Sector


Investment:


Land:


Office-Tenant: 

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HBJ names 2020 Heavy Hitters
the city's top commercial real estate brokers

Investment | Land | Office - Tenant


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Bill Byrd

Principal

Houston

Mr. Byrd joined Colliers in 1997 after eight years with Insignia/Paragon Group, Inc. where he served various capacities including Director of Property Management, Director of Corporate Services and Director of Land Division.  Prior to joining Paragon Commercial Group, Inc. in June 1989, Mr. Byrd served as Vice President for Brookhollow Corporation in its Greensboro, North Carolina and Houston, Texas offices.  While Mr. Byrd was with Brookhollow Corporation, his responsibilities included overall marketing, management, construction and planning of Brookhollow’s properties which consisted of office, retail and land developments.  His real estate experience also includes the feasibility analysis, planning and construction of three mixed- use land developments totaling more than 750 acres in three states.  In his 18 years with Colliers, Mr. Byrd has been directly responsible for the marketing, negotiating and closing of more than 425 sales and leasing transactions representing a value in excess of $1 billion dollars.

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Teresa Lowery

Senior Managing Director Multifamily

Houston

  • Colliers' Cooke Multifamily Team Partner, along with Cindy Cooke, Brad Cooke, Colliers in Arizona and Ron Cameron, Colliers Atlanta – one of Colliers most experienced multifamily investment sales teams in the nation.
  • 41 years of Multifamily Investment Sales experience; 20+ years with Colliers
  • 1998-2001 Senior Vice President, Investment Sales for Pinnacle Realty Management Company, South Central Region multifamily brokerage division. Named 1999 3rd Top Producer Nationally for achieving $240,000,000 in Annual Sales. “Top Ten” Nationally for 2000 and “Transaction of the Year” for largest sale in the company’s 20 year history.
  • 1997-1998 CB Richard Ellis’ Investment Properties Group, Houston Apartment Brokerage Division, specializing in exclusively marketing multi-housing portfolios on behalf of institutional clients.
  • 1993-1996 Joined Camden Property Trust, the nation’s 4th largest apartment REIT, as Acquisitions Analyst. Part of the Acquisitions Group during the period where the Houston-based, publicly-traded corporation acquired 20,000 units representing $500 million in multi-housing assets.
  • 1980-1993 Senior Sales Associate with International Commercial Properties Co. Brokered over 14,000 units in Houston, Texas during the mid-80’s RTC period.
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Bob Parsley

Chairman & Principal

Houston

Mr. Parsley has been involved in and responsible for all phases of commercial real estate brokerage activity over the past 37 years. A native Houstonian, he returned to Houston after graduating from law school in 1979 to serve as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson, specializing in corporate law. In 1983, he joined Colliers, where he is one of the company’s principal shareholders. He served as President and CEO of Colliers’ Houston office prior to assuming the position of Co-Chairman in 2004 and Chairman in 2020. He brings a wide range of real estate experience, along with an understanding of the legal issues involved in real estate transactions. He has represented a broad range of corporate clients, both public and private, in office and industrial sales and office tenant rep lease transactions in Houston and throughout the USA. Bob currently serves as a member of Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council, Healthcare Services Group and Law Firm Services Group. Bob has been one of the top two producers in the Colliers Houston office for the past fifteen years. He has also been a Colliers Everest Award recipient since the inception of the award, which is granted to the top 10% of producers for Colliers in North America. Bob was recognized as a Connect Media CRE 2020 Top Broker with over $403 million of deals executed in 2019, and in 2018 he was recognized as the #2 ranked Heavy Hitter for office tenant representation in the greater Houston area with over $200 million in gross dollar value of deals executed in 2017. The SIOR designation that he carries signifies the highest level of accountability and ethical standards in commercial real estate.

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Beth Young

Senior Vice President

Houston

Beth Young is a real estate advisor to health systems, private and institutional investors, and users of medical facilities. She specializes in dispositions, acquisitions, marketing, asset valuation, contract negotiations, and leases of medical and investment properties. 

Prior to joining Colliers, Beth was Vice President of the Investment Services Group of the former Grubb & Ellis Company where she specialized in the sale of investment properties including office, medical, retail and industrial buildings, and was a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. From 1996 to 2002, she served as Vice President of Corporate Services for The Staubach Company, now JLL.

Beth has served in numerous executive positions on the Boards of the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter of CCIM, the National Board of the CCIM Institute, CREW, CoreNet Global, and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.  In 2002, she was the first female to be elected President of the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter of CCIM. In 2003, she was presented with the Presidents’ Cup Award, the international award for outstanding achievement and leadership by a chapter president. In 2003 and 2004 she was elected Regional Vice President of CCIM’s Region Four over Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.  

Beth is a Director of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has served since 2011. She is the Chamber Liaison with the Texas Medical Center; and has been recognized and presented with many awards including the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year, President’s Key Supporter Award, the first Role Model Award and the Committee Chair Award. Beth is a Trustee and Assistant Secretary on the Harris County Hospital District Foundation Board and is Chairman of the Small Grants Committee. She has also served on the boards of the American Heart Association and the War Against Drugs. In addition to being an industry speaker at conferences, she regularly writes healthcare property articles that have been published by GlobeSt.com, Knowledge Leader, the Houston Medical Journal, Texas Real Estate Business, REDNews, Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine for the CCIM Institute, CREW White Papers, the Houston Chronicle, and the RCA Report for the National Association of Realtors. 

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