Meet JLL Houston’s 2017 Top 10 Producers (Part 2)

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April 20, 2018

This is the second in a two-part series featuring our Top 10 Houston producers. Check out last week’s post to meet the rest of the group. 

 

Top 10 Houston producers

David Bale, Executive Vice President, Office Tenant Representation

How did you get into CRE?

A friend of mine introduced me to Dan Bellow in the summer of 1985. I began working as a summer intern stacking buildings. Over the course of the summer, I scoured every building in the CBD, Greenway and Galleria markets.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

My favorite thing is the fact that everyone has nearly limitless potential on what they can earn based on what they are willing to put into their work with regards to time, creativity and focus.

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

Do what is right for the customer, and the money will always follow.

This applies to all service businesses that are sales-focused. I always sensed this was true, but credit goes to Roger Staubach for engraining this into our company’s culture.

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

Finding ways to be with family, both my immediate family in Houston and extended family in the Southeast. I have also been known to play golf.

David also keeps busy actively supporting Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Cancer Center and The Hope Clinic.

Connect with David.

 

top 10 houston producers

Ryan Fuselier, Senior Vice President, Industrial Brokerage

How did you get into CRE?

The short story is I had a normal nine-to-five but wanted something more – something more entrepreneurial with more ownership. I knew a friend who invited me to call Jeff Venghaus. I had no idea what commercial real estate was, but we met for lunch and it all started there.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

Being able to help people solve real problems.

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

In any apprenticeship business, the best way to learn is to spend as much time as possible at the feet of the best practitioner of the business you are able to find. Absorb the habits of successful people.

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

Kids’ birthday parties seem to take up most of my weekend time these days. (Ryan and his wife have three children). Otherwise, probably running, cycling or bird hunting.

Ryan is actively involved with the NAIOP Development Committee, Houston Welcomes Refugees, Switchboard Ventures, HOPE International, Generation One and Living Water International.

Connect with Ryan.

 

Top 10 Houston producers

Simmi Jaggi, Senior Vice President, Retail Land Brokerage

How did you get into CRE?

I got my real estate license when I was 18, with the mission of working in real estate after college. That’s exactly what I did. I started working in real estate in 1989 and recruited my brother, Naveen, to the industry in 2002. We did not follow a parent into the industry, but we grew up with a very entrepreneurial father and a familiarity with the business.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

That you have the freedom to be innovative and grow your own business. The sky’s the limit.

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

If you put your mind to anything, it can be accomplished.

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

Hanging out with my kids, Maya who’s 15 and Cameos who is 12, and going to our bay house in Galveston.

Simmi is actively involved with Easter Seals, ICSC, JLL’s National Mentor/Protégé program, and is co-chair of JLL Houston’s Women’s Business Network.

Connect with Simmi.

 

top 10 houston producers 

Mike Boehler, Executive Vice President, Office Tenant Representation

How did you get into CRE?

Seemed like a logical move because I had 10 years of sales experience and sales management here in Houston.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

Meeting new people and staying in touch with the local economy and real estate market.

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

Always put the client first and the commissions/fees will take care of themselves.

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

Traveling or planning to, and spending quality time with my lovely wife and grandkids.

Mike also keeps busy through involvement with Henry S. Miller (1982), SEARCH Homeless Services, Best Friends Animal Society, Patriot Paws and NAIOP.

Connect with Mike.

 

Top 10 Houston Producers

John Pruitt, Executive Vice President, Agency Leasing

How did you get into CRE?

I was fascinated by the scale of office construction in Houston. I saw the big buildings, the big leases and I wanted to be part of it.

What is your favorite thing about the business?

Hands down it’s the problem solving. Having complex transactions that require financial analysis, knowledge of construction, leasing, understanding a tenant’s motivations and then helping to put it all together.

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

Always put the client first, always. Then, know the building better than your client, otherwise they don’t need you.

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

There is a rumor that I am on the golf course every weekend. Other things I enjoy are exercising and playing and collecting guitars.

John is involved with SIOR and HOLBA.

Connect with John.

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