We hear all the time about out-of-state investors eying Houston, but our attractiveness has another benefit for the commercial real estate industry. Talented professionals from all over the country are moving here. (All those large magnets we secretly put into the highways are working.) We rounded up five real estate pros who just made cross-country treks to join our exceptional workforce.
5. Studley associate Patrick McCrann
Patrick's move to Houston was practically inevitable—his parents and two of his three brothers have made the move here from the DC area. He and wife Madeline (below, they're at a Cystric Fibrosis Foundation event recognizing Patrick among DC's finest young pros) decided shortly after their wedding to move somewhere more conducive to raising a family. Affordability was high on the list, but their new hometown was contingent on his ability to find an office tenant rep job. (It helps that his wife was also able to find a wonderful teaching position.) He hasn't seen a lot of differences in the people, but working with energy companies rather than the federal government is a significant change.5 Wooed By Tex Appeal
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