Meet JLL Houston’s 2017 Top 10 Producers (Part 1)

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April 12, 2018

This is the first in a two-part series featuring our Top 10 Houston producers, based on 2017 revenue. Tune in next week for part two, in which we’ll celebrate five more of our top producers.   

We celebrate our colleagues for their drive to deliver beyond what’s expected. Our Top 10 Producers have transacted billions of dollars worth of deals, tens of millions of square feet, and bring more than two centuries of experience to the table. We honor them for their enormous achievements and are proud to have them as part of the JLL family.

 

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Ronnie Deyo, Executive Vice President & Office Team Lead, Office Tenant Representation

How did you get into CRE?

A lot of my friends were already in the business. From what I saw of their experiences, I knew I would love it.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

The relationships I’ve made with my colleagues and the wonderful clients I’ve been fortunate enough to work with.

What is the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Never burn a bridge.

When not at work, what are you most likely to be found doing?

Playing sports and hanging out with my wife and kids.

In his “spare” time, Ronnie serves on the board of Boys and Girls Country, is an Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital, co-chair of the Dad’s Club at Episcopal High School, and is involved with The Children’s Fund and Post Oak Little League.

Connect with Ronnie.

 

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Louie Crapitto, Executive Vice President, Office Tenant Representation

How did you get into CRE?

When I graduated from UT, I really had no idea what I wanted to do. A good friend of mine worked in the industry and arranged an interview for me. I was offered and took a position with a top agency leasing team, which at the time included JLL’s own John Pruitt.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

There are a lot of good people who work in our industry and who I have become great friends with over the years. In addition, the upside in this business is amazing. When you can come in on any given day and get hired on a large assignment, it makes it all worthwhile.

What is the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Start your career on a strong team with good senior leadership, instead of going at this business by yourself.

When not at work, what are you most likely to be found doing?

Hanging out with my kids and coaching their sports. Spending time at our ranch. Playing golf and fishing, when I can find the time.

Louie also keeps busy through his involvement with Family Legacy and Chapelwood United Methodist Church.

Connect with Louie.

 

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Paul House, Managing Director, Capital Markets

How did you get into CRE?

My dad is an architect so I grew up around the business. As a result, I developed an interest in it over time.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

It’s tangible. You work with real product and can look around the city and see what you’ve been a part of.

What is the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Do the right thing!

When not at work, what are you most likely to be found doing?

Watching my boys play sports.

Paul is an active member of NAIOP and an avid supporter of MD Anderson, who treated his mother.

Connect with Paul.

 

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Jimmy Board, Managing Director, Capital Markets

How did you get into CRE?

Several years ago a good family friend approached me about getting into commercial real estate. I had just taken a job with Accenture on the consulting side, but after I realized that was not for me, I took him up on his offer and he introduced me to the Melody’s.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

The people and relationships.

What is the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Work hard and listen to your clients’ needs.

When not at work, what are you most likely to be found doing?

Hanging with my three kids.

Jimmy serves on the board of directors for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of his sister who passed away from the disease.

Connect with Jimmy.

 

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Mark Nicholas, Executive Vice President, Industrial Brokerage

How did you get into CRE?

I started in a real estate research department while in college and have never stepped away from the industry.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

Servicing our clients’ needs to the best of our abilities, problem solving in the good and tough times.

What is the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Always see yourself as part of the client’s team, and play for the long run. Build your business on long-term relationships on a foundation of performance and trust.

When not at work, what are you most likely to be found doing?

Playing tennis and exercising, traveling and spending time with my wife and daughter.

When not at work, Mark also keeps busy through his involvement with the Greater Houston Partnership Real Estate Committee, YMCA, SIOR and Houston Baptist University.

Connect with Mark.

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