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 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 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.”
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 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. Holmes’ career aggregate transaction value is well north of $1 billion.
Prior to joining Avison Young, 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.
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. Neuhaus exceeded $1 billion in transaction value during his time at Avison Young.
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.
“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.”