NAI Partners promotes nine in its Austin and Houston offices

NAI Partners has promoted three of its sales professionals to the level of vice president and five to senior associate. The firm also elevated a member of its property services group to senior property manager.

“Our latest round of well-deserved promotions were achieved by folks across multiple of our business lines and geographies, and are an outstanding example of how putting your clients first, hard work, thoughtfulness, and sophisticated market intelligence pay off—particularly when combined with NAI Partners’ unique business model and independent, entrepreneurial culture,” said Travis Rodgers, executive vice president, NAI Partners. “These brokers have continually exceeded the expectations of their clients, and we are proud to have been able to help them grow in their careers and become significant professionals in our community. Their accomplishments in 2020, despite the obvious market conditions, are a testimony to both their skills and work ethic.”

In Houston, Joe Bright, of the company’s office tenant rep group, has been promoted to vice president. This is Bright’s second promotion at the company in the last two years. Among Bright’s recent significant transactions include a 48,000-square-foot build-to-suit lease for HCA Houston Healthcare in Pearland and a major office lease for law firm Gordon Arata at 2229 San Felipe in Houston.

In Austin, Todd Mahler, who leases and sells office space, has been promoted to vice president. Among Mahler’s significant recent transactions was the sale of the prestigious Davenport 360, a 37,500-square-foot Class A office property located at 6001 Bold Ruler Way in Austin to Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Group, a deal that was one of the top five largest sales of the year in the Austin office market.

Also in Austin, Troy Martin, an industrial specialist, was promoted to vice president. Among Martin’s significant recent transactions was the acquisition of a 50,000-square-foot industrial building for CKD USA Corporation at 4401 Supply Court in Austin—a sale that brought forth comment from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who stated “CKD Corporation’s $13 million investment in the Lone Star State further solidifies Texas’ reputation as a premier economic destination both nationally and internationally.”

In Houston, Zane Carman, of the company’s industrial services group, was promoted to senior associate. Among Carman’s significant transactions include the sale of more than 105,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing campus on 32 acres in Pearland, Texas; the sale of Northwest Houston industrial property comprised of an approximately 55,000-square-foot manufacturing building on 20 acres and the purchase of an approximately 153,000-square-foot food processing and freezer-cooler facility within the Sugar Land Business Park. Carman was also named NAI Partners’ 2020 Rookie of the Year.

In Houston, A.J. Williams, of the company’s industrial services group, was promoted to senior associate. Among Williams’ recent significant transactions include the sale of 10635 Brighton Lane, a 54,230-square-foot warehouse on 6.54 acres in Stafford, Texas; the sale of 11.74 acres of land at West Ten Business Park in Katy, Texas and the sale of 65 acres of land at Highway 90A in Rosenberg, Texas. Williams also obtained his CCIM designation in December.

In Houston, Lesley Rice and Andy Parrish, of the company’s office project leasing group, were both promoted to senior associate. Rice and Parrish are responsible for leasing a wide range of NAI Partners’ OPL portfolio—including the Partners Capital-owned Avera Commerce Center, 11301 Fallbrook and Point West Business Center, among others—and among their recent significant deals include more than 13,000 square feet of leases at the Fallbrook property, and a 6,500-square-foot office lease for Resource Data at 15915 Katy Freeway.

In Houston, Jacob Aldridge, also of the company’s office project leasing group, was promoted to senior associate. Aldridge is on the exclusive leasing team for Dart Interest’ 324,000-square-foot Republic Square corporate campus in the Energy Corridor, and among his recent significant deals include a 24,302-square-foot lease for Gate Energy; a 4,5333-square-foot lease for consulting firm Sparkhound and a 3,974-square-foot lease for Samsung at that property.

In Houston, Nikki Gregory, of the company’s property services group, was promoted to senior property manager. Gregory’s property management portfolio includes 4126 Southwest Freeway, a 17-story, 139,831-square-foot office building in Houston, home to tenants including T-Mobile, Reconstructive Associates and Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, among others.