Unlike most commercial real estate firms, you probably won't see the Studley name posted on signs of buildings around town.
That's because the business model adopted by Julien Studley in New York 59 years ago is based on representing tenants, not landlords. That avoids conflicts that could arise when representing both parties.
Since establishing a Houston office 10 years ago, Studley has made a name for itself helping some of Houston's biggest employers find office space.
The firm has executed 1,500 lease deals covering 35 million square feet of space out of the local office during that period. The firm has offices in 26 locations.
After a management-led buyout, Studley president Michael Colacino tapped four local brokers to open the Houston office: Mark Russell, Mark O'Donnell, Derrell Curry and Steve Biegel. The office has grown to a staff of 30.
Mark Russell, an executive vice president and co-branch manager, recently shared his thoughts on the market. Edited excerpts follow.
Q: Does Studley specialize in a certain sector such as office, industrial or retail?...
Studley helps employers find office space
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