Sanford Criner

Sanford Criner

Executive Managing Director

Current Responsibilities:

Sanford Criner has over 45 years experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development and consulting. He has directed projects as diverse as the development of DHL's national headquarters in San Francisco, and the disposition of 500 properties in 41 countries for Halliburton. He is the recipient of the 2014 Houston Landmark Award for the year’s largest lease, the 2013 Houston NAIOP Broker of the Year Award, the 2005 Houston Legacy Award for the Best Headquarters Relocation project, and the Texas Society of Architects Honor Award for Historic Redevelopment. His projects span most of the major cities in the United States as well as several foreign countries.


  • 2014 Houston Landmark Award – Largest Lease (1.2MSF)
  • 2013 NAIOP Houston Broker of the Year (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties)
  • 2013 Top 25 CBRE North American Brokers
  • 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle (Highest CBRE Award)
  • 2006-2019 CBRE Recognition Conference (Top North America Brokers)
  • 2003-2019 CBRE Top 10 Houston Producer
  • 2005 Houston Legacy Award – Best Headquarters Relocation (CITGO)
  • Houston Business Journal "Heavy Hitter" (multiple years)
  • Commercial Property News "Hot Broker" (multiple years)
  • CoStar/Real Estate Forum “Power Broker” (multiple years)
  • Texas Society of Architects' Honor Award for Historic Redevelopment