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Veteran Commercial Real Estate Executive Co-Founded Prominent Louisiana Property Services Firm and Previously Served as Managing Director at Transwestern

Houston, TX, November 22, 2021 – NAI Partners—the commercial real estate services business of Partners Real Estate Company—today announced that is has hired Branon Pesnell, a veteran commercial real estate executive, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Property Services.

Branon Pesnell

In this role, Mr. Pesnell will have direct oversight of and responsibility for NAI Partners’ Property Management and Facilities Services lines of business in its Landlord Services Division.

“A core component of our strategic growth plan is not only attracting the industry’s best talent, but also ensuring they are a right culture fit for as well—Branon checks all of those boxes for us,” said Travis Rodgers, Partner & COO, Partners Real Estate Company. “In addition to bringing tremendous property management leadership expertise to the table, his deep brokerage experience also gives him a distinctive perspective and unique skill set that will further serve our clients and elevate our already-strong Landlord Services platform.”

Mr. Pesnell brings extensive property services experience to his new role, having spent more than a decade at Beau Box Property Management, a company he co-founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At Beau Box he built a property services group from the ground up, stewarding a highly-regarded client services business that also earned a significant share of the regional property management market. His day-to-day responsibilities as Executive Vice President at Beau Box included leading four property management professionals and a team of 10-plus support staff ensuring client focus, property compliance with budget/specifications, and a proactive maintenance schedule.

Prior to joining NAI Partners, Mr. Pesnell was Managing Director at Transwestern, a role in which he most recently served as Team Leader for that company’s Houston Occupier Solutions group, specializing in Tenant Representation and Real Estate Portfolio Consulting for office and industrial real estate. He spearheaded a team driving market research, client services, and real estate transactions, and also provided deal negotiation and transactional oversight while consulting on portfolio direction, market trends, and budget.

Previous to that role he was a Senior Vice President at Transwestern, partnering with corporations to optimize real estate value and return on investment, from single properties to global portfolios. Among Mr. Pesnell’s notable achievements during that period of time included securing exclusive tenant representation for major oil & gas industrial engineering and construction firm with 60-plus locations throughout U.S.; and attaining exclusive representation for a major heavy civil construction & engineering company with 150-plus locations nationwide.

Mr. Pesnell is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management.

For more information, please contact Larry Koestler, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, at 713.629.0500.

About NAI Partners
NAI Partners was founded and is headquartered in Houston and has offices in San Antonio and Austin; offers the geographic expertise to complete real estate transactions throughout the state; and can leverage the power of the NAI Global network to arrange deals in any location around the world. NAI Partners employs more than 180 real estate professionals, and arranges more transactions than any of its competitors, completing over 700 commercial lease and sale arrangements every year. NAI Partners is a full-service firm providing client solutions for Office, Industrial, Retail, Life Sciences, and Multifamily product types across Brokerage Services, which includes Tenant Representation, Project Leasing, Investment Sales, and Land Sales; Landlord Services, which includes Property Management and Facilities Management; Valuation Services, which includes Lending Appraisal, Appraisal Review, Portfolio & Financial Reporting, and Tax, Litigation & Due Diligence Advisory; and Project Services, which includes Construction Management and Space Management. NAI Partners is the top Houston-based full-service commercial real estate firm on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America; the 5th-largest Houston-Area Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and #1 Mover of Square Feet among leasing and sales brokerages in Houston per the Houston Business Journal; the only commercial real estate firm on the Houston Business Journal’s Mid-Market 50 list; a top 12 largest San Antonio Commercial Real Estate Brokerage per the San Antonio Business Journal; and a top 20 Property Management Firm by square feet under management in Houston per the Houston Business Journal. NAI Partners has been named a Best Place to Work by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal and Austin Business Journal; and is among the University of Houston’s Cougar 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. Visit us on the web at NAI Partners’ holding company is Partners Real Estate Company, which also owns real estate investment and development platform Partners Capital. Visit Partners Real Estate Company on the web at

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