Mark Nicholas, SIOR

Mark Nicholas, SIOR

Executive Vice President

Current Responsibilities:

Mark partners with clients searching for new facilities; landlords seeking new tenants;and tenants expanding and renewing leases, engaging in build-to-suit projects, designing and constructing their facilities, and acquiring land sites. This wide range of experience empowers Mark to quickly understand each client’s requirements and focus his efforts to achieve the desired result. He serves as an extension of their team and leverages market research, data and technology to find the best solution. Mark specializes in industrial, land brokerage, both tenant and landlord representation, leasing and sales, site acquisition and investment sales.


Since 1989, Mark has successfully negotiated over $3.2 billion in transactions for buyers,sellers, landlords and tenants. He is a subject matter expert and a frequent speaker at various industry panels and events.


Double Bachelor of Arts | Marketing & Finance | Houston Baptist University


  • Gold Achiever Designation, JLL (2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Top Gun Designation, JLL (2008, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Top Achiever Designation, JLL (17 times)
  • Heavy Hitter, Houston Business Journal (16 times, most recently 2020)
  • Peer Choice MVP, Houston Business Journal (2011)
  • Industrial Broker of the Year Finalist, NAIOP (2004, 2010)
  • JLL Nominee, NAIOP Broker of the Year (18 times)
  • Broker of the Year, First Industrial Realty, Houston Region
  • Winner of the Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Industrial Forecast Competition (3 consecutive years)
  • Power Broker, Costar (multiple times)
  • Industrial Expert Panelist – BISNOW Conference (2021)

Affiliations and Community Involvement:

  • Big Brother Big Sister, Mentor
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Real Estate Committee (7 years)
  • JLL National Executive Leadership Industrial Council (2 years)
  • Houston Baptist University, Athletic Advisory Board, Active Alumnus
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lifetime Member
  • Memorial Park Conservancy, Former Board Member
  • The Downtown Club at The Met, Life Member
  • 100 Club of Houston, Lifetime Member
  • Houston Association of Realtors (HAR/CommGate), Commercial Advisory Board (5 years)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Member

Best Career Advice:

"See yourself as part of the team and play for the long term."

Select Experience:

  • AES Power Co.
  • Archway Properties
  • Capital Commercial Investments
  • Charming Charlie
  • Core5
  • HERC Rentals
  • Exterran
  • Phelan / Bennett
  • Fortune 100 Company
  • Halliburton
  • Investment and Development Ventures (IDV)
  • KBR
  • Matco-Norca
  • USAA
  • Vigavi Realty, LLC.
  • YMCA of Greater Houston
  • Panattoni
  • WPT / REIT
  • Clay Development and Construction
  • Texas Genco/NRG