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Houston's Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Colliers International, an industry-leading global real estate services company with more than +17,000 skilled professionals operating in 62 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 2022 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.  

2022 Heavy Hitters by Sector


Investment:


Land:


Office-Tenant: 

Retail: 

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HBJ names 2022 Heavy Hitters
the city's top commercial real estate brokers

Investment | Land | Office - Tenant | Retail


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Senior Managing Director, Multifamily Investment Properties

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Chip Nash

Senior Managing Director, Multifamily Investment Properties

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Todd Stewart

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Bill Byrd

Principal

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Bob Parsley

Chairman & Principal

Houston

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Charles G. Fertitta Jr.

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Wade Greene

Principal & Director

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