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Veteran Houston brokers with more than $2 billion in combined career transaction value join NAI Partners from Avison Young

Houston, TX, October 6, 2020 – NAI Partners—one of the top-five largest privately-held, full-service commercial real estate firms in Texas—announced today that veteran office tenant representation brokers Harry Holmes and Charlie Neuhaus have joined the company’s Office Tenant Rep Group in Houston as new Partners.

“Harry and Charlie are among the best-known and most highly regarded brokers in Houston—boasting a combined 60 years of industry experience—and we are incredibly excited to be able to add their expertise, knowledge and relationships to our deep-rooted tenant rep business and our firm in general,” said Jon Silberman, Managing Partner of NAI Partners. “Coming in at the Partner level, Harry and Charlie will not only elevate our service delivery through years of industry-leading brokerage results, but also enhance the breadth and depth of solutions we can provide, broadening our reach across an ever-widening base of clients in Houston.”

“I’ve been fortunate to accomplish quite a bit during the course of my commercial real estate career, including getting to participate at the company ownership level,” said Mr. Holmes. “It’s not every day a broker has the opportunity to become a shareholder at one of the top five largest privately-held, full-service commercial real estate firms in the state, and among the aspects that really drew me to NAI Partners was its focus on growth and a comprehensive array of services—including office tenant representation, office landlord representation, industrial tenant representation, industrial landlord representation, landlord services, retail services, property management, investment sales, an investment fund, valuation and advisory services, facilities services, and project management, among others—underpinned by a national platform that benefits our clients both locally and globally.”

“Being a partner at NAI Partners was an opportunity too great to pass up, but the real driver was the teamwork philosophy and culture that we are getting to join,” said Mr. Neuhaus. “It is very easy to tell that the success of the firm has been due in large part to the deep talent in the support team as well as the firm leadership. That attribute has been noticed in various external publications, and, more importantly, will lead to more success going forward and will enable the company to reach its lofty goals.”

Mr. Holmes was previously a Principal with Avison Young, where he has been a top producer for that firm in Texas and nationwide. He has nearly 40 years of award-winning experience—having repeatedly been named to the Houston Business Journal’s Heavy Hitters list for office tenant representation—representing tenants, landlords and sublessors, and some of his notable clients have included Occidental Petroleum, Citicorp Bank, Gulf Chemical & Resources, Texas Eastern, and Tractebel, Inc. His major tenant representation transactions include Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Texas Children’s Hospital, Walter P. Moore, and Raymond James Financial. Mr. Holmes’ career aggregate transaction value is well north of $1 billion.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Mr. Holmes was a co-managing principal for a national real estate company where he oversaw real estate services in Houston, San Antonio and Austin. He was president of Houston Office Leasing Management Estate Services (HOLMES), a privately held commercial real estate brokerage and management firm that he established in 1992. He began his career with Coldwell Banker in 1980, and was consistently a top producer for that firm before leaving to establish a tenant representation division for Rubloff, Inc. for the western region of the U.S.

Mr. Neuhaus was also previously a Principal with Avison Young, and is a top industry leader with nearly 20 years of real estate experience, having demonstrated throughout his career a remarkable and comprehensive understanding of the trends and influences of the commercial real estate industry, both locally and nationally. He has consistently been named to the HBJ’s Heavy Hitters list for office tenant rep brokers. Mr. Neuhaus exceeded $1 billion in transaction value during his time at Avison Young.

Mr. Neuhaus is an active member of his community and is former board president of Bo’s Place Bereavement Center. He is also an advisory board member of the Neuhaus Education Center and a former Vestry member at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.

Houston Office Tenant Rep team, pictured from left: Charlie Neuhaus, Jon Silberman, Travis Williamson, Dan Boyles, John Zivley, Joe Bright, Harry Holmes, Griff Bandy, Jason Whittington. (Not pictured: Vince Gyorgy, Brad Marnitz, Randy Wilhelm, Trey Martin, Alex Taghi, Evan Roland, Michael Manella.)

“While we continue to see many of our competitors sitting on the sidelines, NAI Partners has remained laser-focused on taking an aggressive approach when it comes to adding high-end talent, intent on further expanding the elite level of service delivery we provide for our clients across all of our service lines and geographies,” said Travis Rodgers, Executive Vice President, NAI Partners. “Since being among the very first companies to return to our office back at the beginning of May we have continued to signal our collective strength to the marketplace, and we are more primed than ever to assist our clients as they eagerly return to their own spaces and adroitly and thoughtfully plan for the future.”

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

About NAI Partners

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NAI Partners is one of the top 5 largest privately held and independently owned commercial real estate services firms in the state of Texas. 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 150 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 offering client leasing and sales solutions in the areas of office tenant representation, office landlord representation, industrial tenant representation, industrial landlord representation, landlord services, retail services, property management, investment sales, an investment fund, valuation and advisory services, facilities services, and project management, among other services. The company 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; a Houston Business Journal Mid-Market 50 company; 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.

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