Lee & Associates Houston Adds 17 Industrial Brokers to Roster

by Haisten Willis

HOUSTON — A group of 17 industrial specialists from The National Realty Group (TNRG) have joined Lee & Associates Houston. With this addition, the Houston office of Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in the nation, increases its brokerage team to 28 members.

“I am incredibly excited about what this means to our office and our national outreach,” says Chris Lewis, managing partner of Lee & Associates Houston. “The transition to Lee & Associates Houston has been an amicable split by both the brokers and TNRG, and we anticipate our relationship with TNRG to remain strong and fruitful.”

Jeffrey Rinkov, CEO of Lee & Associates, echoed Lewis’ comments.

“This is one of the single-largest broker moves in our company’s history,” says Rinkov. “To have the opportunity to gain this much expertise and experience is incredibly satisfying. I am looking forward to the dynamics this team will bring to not only our Texas brokerage but our national network, as well.”

Mike Spears, former president of TNRG Brokerage Services, will serve alongside Lewis as the co-managing principal of the Houston office. Spears was the catalyst in the decision and managed the transition, according to Lee & Associates.

“TNRG, which maintains a strong reputation in the Houston area with its wide range of services in development, management and brokerage, will continue its full services and anticipates this move to be mutually beneficial to both firms,” says Spears.

In addition to Spears, other members who will be joining Lee & Associates Houston include Stephen Kuper, along with partners Robert McGee, Preston Yaggi, Patrick Wolford and Thomas Leger. The other brokers in this team include Reed Vestal, Taylor Schmidt, Chase Cribbs, Eric Bunting, Justin Tunnell, Mark Ward, Ryan Searle, Robert Noack, Jon Sellers, Brad Able and Michael Evans.

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