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NAI Partners' Nat Holland quoted in

January 4, 2017

Our own Nat Holland was quoted in's article highlighting NAI Partners' Data InSight report on the San Antonio office market.

NAI Partners' Elke Laughlin appointed Chair of CREW Houston's Comminication Committee

December 14, 2016

NAI Partners' Elke Laughlin, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, has been appointed Chair of CREW Houston’s Communication Committee for 2017.

NAI Partners' Latest Ads in the Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal

December 9, 2016



Thumbnails of our latest advertisements, appearing in today's issues of the Austin Business Journal (page A11) and San Antonio Business Journal (page 5). Click on the photos to see the full-size advertisements.

NAI Partners raises funds to provide gifts for Child Advocates' Santa's Wish List Program

December 8, 2016

NAI Partners is pleased to have been able to raise funds to provide gifts for more than 20 children as part of Child Advocates' Santa's Wish List Program. Santa's Wish List provides Christmas gifts for children served by the Child Advocates, who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and - as a result - have been placed in protective custody of Child Protective Services. The Santa's Wish List program makes the holiday season brighter for these children who might otherwise be without gifts for Christmas.

NAI Partners in the news

Our own Dan Boyles was quoted in The Houston Chronicle's feature on ConocoPhillips' headquarters move.

NAI Partners named a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace 2016

NAI Partners has been named a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace for 2016, making an exclusive list of only 150 companies.

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November 28, 2016

Houston Office Market to Hit Bottom in 2017, Then Recover Slowly: Q&A with Jon Silberman of NAI Partners []

The Houston office market continues in the doldrums, unfortunately.  Oil prices rise and fall as does the commercial market in Space City. If only developers, tenants and brokers knew when the bottom would hit. To find out more about today’s commercial real estate market, Realty News Report turned to Jon Silberman, Managing Partner of NAI Partners in Houston.

Asset Plus Multifamily Firm Leases Office Space for HQ []

Dan F. Boyles, Jr. of NAI Partners represented Asset Plus in the lease negotiations, while Richard Plessala of American Medical Resources represented the landlord, 950 Corbindale, LP.

NAI Partners Facilitates 12,000 SF Industrial Lease in Houston [RE Business Online]

John Ferruzzo and Nick Peterson of NAI Partners represented the landlord, Adkisson Development, while John Ginder of Caldwell Cos. represented the tenant in the transaction.

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November 18, 2016

Dallas energy firm headed to Addison in new headquarters deal [Dallas News]

A Dallas-based energy firm is moving its headquarters from north of downtown to a new building on the Dallas North Tollway...Jon Silberman with NAI Partners negotiated the new office lease with Jeremy Duggins of Cawley Partners.

NAI Partners Facilitates Acquisition of 2,600 SF Office Space in Houston [RE Business Online]

NAI Partners has arranged the acquisition of an office space located on Richmond Avenue in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. Rob Wiley P.C. purchased the 2,600-square-foot space from WT MAGS LLC for an undisclosed price. Dan Boyles Jr. and Michael Mannella of NAI Partners represented the buyer, while Jane Brennan-Martin of Carnan Properties represented the seller in the deal.

NAI Partners Arranges Sale of 57,360 SF Manufacturing Facility in Houston [RE Business Online]

NAI Partners has arranged the sale of a crane-served manufacturing facility located at 8550 Telephone Road in Houston. Metal Works Properties sold the 57,360-square-foot property to Durco Ltd. for an undisclosed price. Chris Caudill of NAI Partners represented the seller, while Barrett Gibson and Jeff Peltier of Colliers International represented the buyer in the deal.

Gap In Direct And Sublease Asking Rents Is First In 17 Years []

There is a 35% gap between sublease and direct base asking rents for class-A buildings, and the class-B market is helping to stabilize the more dramatic downturn in class-A buildings.

NAI Partners unveils latest print ad

November 16, 2016

We’re proud



Just like Texans.

NAI Partners, one of the fastest-growing and independently owned Texas-based commercial real estate firms, is growing our presence in a Texas-sized way. This year we’ve significantly expanded our presence in Houston, Austin and San Antonio; been named a Best Place to Work by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal as well as a Cougar 100 Company; completed more office, industrial and retail transactions on behalf of our tenant rep clients than any of our competitors; and have added millions of sq. ft. to our property management and landlord leasing portfolios. We continue to invest in our businesses in the three cities we call home, broadening our service lines to ensure we’re serving the entire lifecycle of our clients’ needs, and adding some of the best sales professionals in the business to our already talent-heavy roster.

We’re evolving with the market. Are you?

NAI Partners Austin featured in Austin Business Journal

October 28, 2016

[via Austin Business Journal]

NAI Partners: 400,000 SF More Sublease Space Added to Houston’s Office Market

October 26, 2016

While the shorter lunch lines at Treebeard’s downtown reflect less density in office occupancy, NAI Partners executives say they have built the kind of personal relationships with tenants that ensures their strong position in what for some is a tenuous market...[more]

[via Realty News Report]

NAI Partners looks to acquire $100M of Class B buildings

October 26, 2016

Houston-based NAI Partners is looking to close two to three commercial property acquisitions by the end of the year, Andrew Pappas, senior vice president of the firm's newly launched investment management division, said at a luncheon on Oct. 25....[more]

[via Houston Business Journal]

NAI Partners' ad in the HBJ's Best Places to Work Issue


NAI Partners Rises to 7th-Largest Houston-Area Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

The Houston Business Journal's just-released list of largest Houston-area commercial real estate brokerages places NAI Partners at 7th, up two spots from the previous year's list. 

October 7, 2016

NAI Partners-Represented Largest Industrial Park in the Country Completes Construction on New Rail Line

The 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park – the largest rail- and barge-served industrial park in America – has completed construction on a massive amount of rail line...[more]

October 4, 2016

Members of NAI Partners' leadership team quoted in two Houston Chronicle articles

NAI Partners' Managing Partner Jon Silberman was quoted in the Houston Chronice this past week in the aftermath of the news that Shell would be leaving its namesake plaza in downtown Houston; while Jim Tainter, Managing Director of the company's Landlord Services line of business was interviewed in an article announcing NAI Partners' hiring as the exclusive leasing agent for Tenaris' 2200 West Loop South.

Said Silberman on the Shell news: "Others will come to fill the gaps. You kind of wonder what's going to fill all the space. What industry? Eventually the energy industry will come back."

And Tainter on Tenaris: "Like any good corporate owner and occupier of commercial real estate, you certainly want to do all you can to strategically maximize your real estate's utilization."

Bandy on the Houston sublease market at O'Connor & Associates' Office Forecast Luncheon

Our own Griff Bandy discussed the sublease market at O'Connor & Associates' recent Houston Office Forecast Luncheon. Among Griff's talking points:

  • Sublease availability continues to increase, but at slower rates, to just under 12.2 million SF, compared to the historical average of 3.33 million SF prior to current oil downturn.
  • Sublessors are lowering initial quotes and, in some cases, agreeing to abate rent to secure subtenants
  • Larger blocks of sublease space are continuing to come on the market.

NAI Partners named a Top Cougar 100 Company

From San Antonio Business Journal | September 9, 2016

Why real estate firms from outside SA want in on the Alamo City's action

From brokerages to investment firms to developers, companies across the commercial real estate spectrum are planting roots — and dollars — in San Antonio.

From Bisnow | September 8, 2016

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NAI Partners’ fundraising efforts provide new backpacks and school supplies just in time for the school year

August 19, 2016

NAI Partners recently held an internal fundraising event at its Houston office on behalf of Child Advocates in which more than 50 backpacks were assembled with new school supplies for donation to children for the upcoming school year.

“Passion and dedication are two of our company’s core values,” said Travis Land, partner in the firm and organizer of the successful fundraiser. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to show our passion for our local communities and dedication to giving back on behalf of this important cause.”

Child Advocates is a private, non-profit organization in Houston dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse through the court appointed special advocate system.

From Bisnow | July 21, 2016

NAI Partners was responsible for three of the top 10 largest office leases of the second quarter: Patterson-UTI’s 35,000-sq.-ft. headquarters relocation to new mixed-use development Remington Square II, handled by Dan Boyles and Liz Westcott-Brown; a 34,000-sq.-ft. lease for Veriforce at 1575 Sawdust Road in the Woodlands, completed by Jon Silberman, Griff Bandy and Matt Gaby; and a deal for Asset Plus for 29,000 sq. ft. of Stallion sublease space at 950 Corbindale Road just off of I-10, also done by Boyles and Westcott-Brown. Congratulations to all!

From Bisnow | July 5, 2016

NAI Partners' John Ferruzzo executed the acquisition of a 9K SF industrial service center in League City. Reed Vestal and Taylor Schmidt of Lee & Associates represented the seller, OWL Freeway Properties. 

John Ferruzzo and Travis Land at NAI Partners repped Steadfast Development in the disposition of a newly constructed 20k SF industrial office/warehouse facility at 8316 North Willow Place. Edge Realty’s Jed Mandell repped the buyer.

From RE Business Online

NAI Partners Negotiates Lease Renewal for 14,950 SF Industrial and Office Space in Metro Houston
July 1, 2016 -- NAI Partners has negotiated a lease renewal for Service Master Southwest at 12613 Executive Drive in Stafford, a suburb of Houston. The company will continue to occupy 14,950 square feet of industrial warehouse and office space at the property. Chris Caudill of NAI Partners represented the tenant during the lease negotiations, while Bo Pettit of Boyd Commercial represented the landlord, Crow Holdings.

NAI Partners in SharpLaunch's Most Popular CRE Tech Headlines of 2016

December 12, 2016

Earlier this year our own Nat Holland was featured in RealMassive's "The New #CRE Ecosystem: Predictions from the Industry's Emerging and Influential Voices" white paper. That paper was recognized by SharpLaunch as one of its Most Popular Commercial Real Estate Tech Headlines of 2016. In the report, Nat is quoted as follows: "“CRE has a rich history filled with data, but the industry is just beginning to tap into its full potential through actual statistical analyses and data science. It is critical for stakeholders to move beyond historic ways to embrace new data-driven approaches, success of which will
ultimately be gaged by knowledge-driven entrepreneurship derived from the data analytics."

NAI Partners' Nat Holland's featured in The Houston Chronicle

December 9, 2016

Our own Nat Holland's research was once again featured in the news, this time in the December 9 edition of The Houston Chronicle in an article titled "Houston sublease glut sees slight improvement." Per the article, "Houston-area office tenants are trying to unload 11.6 million square feet of space, a nearly 5 percent decline from the previous quarter, according to NAI Partners."

NAI Partners' Nat Holland's report featured in Bisnow

December 8, 2016

Our own Nat Holland's research was featured in the December 8 edition of Bisnow in an article entitled "Houston's Sublease Inventory Decreases for First Time in Over Two Years." The article notes that "the uptick is in part due to the difference in rents. Sublease asking rents for Class-A buildings are the farthest they've been from direct asking rents in 17 years. The difference: $8.52/SF for Class-A and $4.29 for Class-B, according to research by NAI Partners."