Jim Pratt has more than 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Colliers in 2009, he was a Principal with NAI Houston. In addition to representing tenants, buyers and sellers of real estate, Jim has represented many institutional and private owners in the leasing of office and industrial properties and has developed an in-depth understanding of the dynamics involved and what makes a deal work for both tenants and landlords. He is known for his significant creativity in the structuring of unique solutions for complex assignments, resulting in “win-win” transactions. His analytical skills and his ability to communicate the pertinent facts throughout the negotiation process have produced significant results.
Jim has represented tenants and owners ranging from local entrepreneurs to large corporations in transactions in Houston and throughout North America, completing over 100 assignments outside of Texas. He has handled all types of industrial and land requirements in addition to office leases, and the acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate. In the last economic downturn, Jim helped structure sale/leasebacks providing significant liquidity for one of his clients. He is currently assisting clients with the evaluation and implementation of this same strategy, as well as lease restructuring, where applicable.
Prior to entering commercial real estate in 1985, Jim served as a project manager on several multi-million-dollar commercial construction projects for W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation. His educational background in architecture has also proven invaluable in assisting landlords and tenants in the evaluation process involved in site selection.
Jim has been the recipient of numerous awards while with Colliers International, including Top 10 Producer, Colliers’ Titan Award, Colliers’ Everest Club and CRE Industrial Heavy Hitter from the Houston Business Journal.
Jim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a BS in Building Construction from Texas A&M University. He is also a 1989 graduate of the Executive MBA Program at the University of Houston. He serves on the Houston Advisory Board for The Entrepreneurship Institute.
Jim formerly served as a Trustee for Fort Bend Christian Academy and is currently on the Board of the Second Mile Mission Center. He is also Class Agent with the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University.