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Henry “Bubba” Harkins is a Senior Vice President within JLL Houston’s Agency Leasing group. Possessing more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Mr. Harkins is a senior member of the group charged with growing the firm’s agency leasing platform in Houston.

Currently, Mr. Harkins is involved in the leasing of a Class A office portfolio totaling more than 5.6 million square feet. He has extensive experience in leasing multi-building projects, trophy assets, new developments and speculative office buildings. Mr. Harkins brings an owner’s perspective to the marketing and leasing of assets, which allows him to effectively communicate with the owners he represents.

Specialties
Agency/Project leasing

Years of Experience
16 years

Experience
Prior to joining JLL in late 2016, Mr. Harkins was Vice President of Leasing at Cousins Properties in Houston, where he was responsible for marketing and leasing a 5.6-million-square-foot Class A office building portfolio, consisting of 10 buildings at Greenway Plaza and three buildings at Post Oak Central in the Uptown/Galleria submarket. Before his tenure at Cousins, Mr. Harkins was a Leasing Manager at Crescent Real Estate Equities, where he marketed and leased a 4.3-million-square-foot office portfolio and led the leasing team in the design and pre-development of a 603,000-square-foot Class A office tower in downtown Houston. Mr. Harkins was also a Leasing Manager at Granite Properties, where he oversaw the leasing and marketing efforts of Granite’s office building portfolio in the Westchase submarket of Houston.

Industry Involvement and Designations

  • NAIOP
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas

Awards and Recognitions

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Houston Chapter, Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association – Houston Chapter, Member
  • Landlord Representative of the Year Award, Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA), 2010

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance