Breakfast Forum: The Houston Commercial Real Estate Markets – What’s Ahead for 2016

The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas

December 10, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 AM (CT)

As part of its ongoing Breakfast Forum series, BoyarMiller gathered industry experts for a panel discussion on the look ahead for Houston’s Commercial Real Estate for 2016.

Speakers included: Jimmy Hinton with HFF; Jonathan Brinsden with Midway; and Trey Odom with Avera Companies.

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Jimmy Hinton
Real Estate Market Overview

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Jonathan Brinsden
Retail & Office Markets/Mixed-Use Development

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Trey Odom
Industrial Market

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Jimmy Hinton, Managing Director, Research

Real Estate Market Overview

Mr. Hinton serves as Managing Director of HFF, responsible for the firm’s research efforts. Mr. Hinton works with the executive management team to assist in investor relations and to inform both HFF staff and firm clients with in-depth analysis of economic, property and capital market trends. He is also responsible for providing extensive market reports, client presentations and deal-specific analysis for debt placement and investment sales assignments. Mr. Hinton’s responsibilities include substantial interaction with pension funds, life insurance companies, regional and CMBS lenders, REITs, foreign investors and private equity funds.

Prior to his role as Managing Director, Mr. Hinton worked at Cadence Bank, N.A. (fka Community Bancorp, LLC), a bank holding company formed in 2009 to invest $1 billion of equity in distressed financial institutions. Mr. Hinton’s responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, investor and regulatory relations, corporate governance and real estate loan portfolio management.

Prior to Cadence Bank, Mr. Hinton served as an Associate Director, Research and Real Estate Analyst at HFF, underwriting, valuing and facilitating debt and structured finance transactions, as well as equity placements.

During his tenure at HFF, Mr. Hinton has supported the execution of more than 150 commercial real estate transactions totaling more than $4.5 billion in 20 states. Mr. Hinton has experience in fixed- and adjustable-rate debt, mezzanine debt, construction loans and joint venture executions on behalf of clients engaged in the acquisition, development and recapitalization of property types including multi-housing, industrial, office, retail, medical office and storage properties. Mr. Hinton first joined HFF in February 2005 after working in the private wealth management industry for two years.

Jonathan Brinsden, CEO

Retail & Office Markets/Mixed-Use Development

Jonathan Brinsden serves as Chief Executive Officer of Midway. As one of four members of the Midway Executive Team, Jonathan guides the company's overall business strategy and operations.

Jonathan joined Midway’s development team in 2001, was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008 and CEO in 2013. Prior to joining Midway, Jonathan served as President and COO of Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company.

He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Global Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and the Governance Committee, and past Chair of ULI Houston. He is also a board member of NAIOP and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

He holds a Master of Science in Land and Real Estate Development, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, all from Texas A&M University.

Additionally, Jonathan serves on the board of Central Houston and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. He is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations and serves as a board member of St. James House and SEARCH. Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and serves on the Executive Advisory Board.

Trey Odom, Founder and CEO
Avera Companies

Industrial Market

H.T. “Trey” Odom, III is the Founder and CEO of Avera Companies, a fully integrated, partnership driven, real estate development, construction and investment firm. Avera is one of the most active firms in the United States, leading the industry in office and industrial development. 

Trey has over 28 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, beginning with a successful career at CBRE where he specialized in the industrial real estate market, concentrating on industrial facility sales, leasing and National client representation. Following his tenure at CBRE, he joined InSite Realty Partners. As a partner, Trey co-managed the Corporate Services Division where he was responsible for corporate tenant representation across the United States. Trey founded Avera Companies in the fall of 2002 in order to focus solely on corporate build to suits, development and commercial real estate investments.

Trey is married with two children and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Trey serves on the NAIOP Houston Chapter Board of Directors and is a member of the SIOR - Houston Gulf Coast Chapter. Trey enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid golfer and skier.