I’m excited to share the news that we’ve officially expanded SquareFoot to the Houston commercial real estate market. We’ll be joined by veteran broker Sam Pouns, our first hire in Houston, who will be coming on board as Managing Director. Sam brings 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate market; he was previously at Fritsche Anderson, where he helped tenants across a variety of industries outline and accomplish their real estate goals. He’s worked on a number of major deals in the Houston market, including a 100,000 square foot lease for an oil and gas company and an 80,000 square foot lease for a technology firm.
Before joining Fritsche Anderson, Sam started his career in CRE at Colliers International. His drive to reshape the industry is strong; as he put it, “SquareFoot is building a new model for how to conduct an office space search. When I met the executives behind it, I was captivated by how passionate and how personable they were. I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I’m joining some pioneers of this ongoing tech revolution, and I’m excited to work with and to represent Houston’s next generation of entrepreneurial visionaries.”
We’re extremely fortunate and excited to have Sam join us in our quest to build the future of the commercial real estate industry.
Our Houston launch is especially near and dear to my heart, as it represents a homecoming for me. I grew up in Houston and have witnessed firsthand the city’s dynamism and spirit. I’ve been waiting for the right time to establish SquareFoot in Houston. Coming out of the pandemic, our data has shown that there’s been a significant uptick in interest in Houston office space among local companies. People are enthusiastic about getting back into their offices and we’re ready to help them do so. We’ve served many clients in NYC, our home-base, and are looking forward to bringing our experience, technology, and mission to Houston.