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Current responsibilities
Mark Nicholas is an Executive Vice President within JLL Houston’s Industrial Brokerage Services group. He assists buyers searching for new facilities; landlords seeking new tenants; and tenants expanding/renewing leases, engaging in build-to-suit projects, designing and constructing their own facilities, and acquiring land sites. This wide range of experience has enhanced Mr. Nicholas’ ability to quickly understand each client's requirements and focus his efforts to efficiently achieve the desired result.
 
Specialties
Office/Industrial brokerage – tenant and landlord representation, leasing and sales, site acquisition for build-to-suit/design build, land brokerage and investment sales
 
Years of experience
28 years
 
Experience
Since entering the commercial real estate industry in 1985, Mr. Nicholas has successfully negotiated over $2.2 billion in transactions for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.
 
Partial list of clients
• AES Power Co.
• ArgoTurboserve/ATC Industrial
• Charming Charlie
• DCT Industrial
• DRAKA Marine Oil & Gas
• Exterran
• Flowserve Corporation
• Goodman Networks
• Halliburton
• Hertz
• Investment and Development Ventures
• Jermar Company LC
• KBR
• Matco-Norca
• Plant Maintenance Services
 
Awards
• Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal (13 times, most recently 2015)
• Peer Choice MVP, Houston Business Journal (2011)
• Industrial Broker of the Year Finalist, NAIOP (2004, 2010)
• Broker of the Year, First Industrial Realty, Houston Region
• Winner of the Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Industrial Forecast Competition (3 consecutive years)
• Top Gun Designation, JLL (2008, 2013, 2015)
• Top Achiever Designation, JLL (15 times)
 
Industry and community involvement
• Greater Houston Partnership, Real Estate Committee (2014, 2015)
• Houston Association of Realtors (HAR/CommGate), Commercial Advisory Board (3 years)
• Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Active Member since 1998
• Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member
• JLL National Executive Leadership Industrial Council (2 years)
• Houston Baptist University Athletic, Advisory Board
• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lifetime Member
• Houston City Club, Lifetime Member
• Big Brother Big Sister, Mentor since 2000
• Memorial Park Conservancy, Former Board Member
• Galleria Tennis and Athletic Club, Member
 
Education
Houston Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts