Background & Experience
Sam Hansen, has been involved with commercial real estate in Houston, primarily as an Office Landlord leasing agent, for the better part of the last two decades. Currently, Sam is Senior Vice President - Landlord Representation for NAI Partners Property Services Division.
During his six-year tenure with NAI, Sam has built a successful office portfolio of Class A and B office buildings. Prior to joining NAI Partners, Sam worked for Hines Interests for 12 years. As a Director of Leasing, he was solely responsible for approximately 5 million square feet of Class A, trophy, commercial office buildings including JPMorgan Chase Tower, Williams Tower, and Greenspoint Plaza—ExxonMobil’s World HQ for Upstream Development and Exploration. With Hines, Sam completed more than 156 significant office leasing transactions totaling over 1.85 million square feet and has represented building owners and negotiated leases on their behalf with top Fortune 100 companies including, but not limited to, ExxonMobil, Wachovia (regional headquarters), Citigroup, Verizon, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. Sam has also completed transactions with other notable tenants such as Locke Lord, Breitburn Energy, CBRE and Williams.
Sam’s depth in real estate also extends to Operations which allows him to better understand an asset and market it accordingly to all prospects. Sam was one of the first in the U.S. to complete the Hines Advanced Technical Core program and was part of the pilot program to generate a standardized training program for Hines to deploy worldwide. Sam assisted NAI Partners in building a successful management platform comprising nearly 4.5M square feet of industrial, office, and retail properties.
Sam’s past responsibilities maximize his odds for success in all property Classes and sizes. During his eighteen year career, Sam has proven himself to be a dynamic, multi-talented team member that offers the ability to provide value and creative solutions for property owners while meeting the requirements of asset managers and tenants alike.
Master of Business Administration – International Management from University of New Mexico
Master of Arts – Latin American Economics from University of New Mexico’s Latin American Institute
Bachelor of Arts – Liberal Arts from University of North Texas