John Simons


NAI Partners - Houston
1360 Post Oak Blvd Suite 1900
Houston, Texas 77056
United States
T 7132759634

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Corporate Services, Industrial

Scope of Service Experience

John Simons is a Partner and the Director of Industrial Corporate Services for NAI Partners. John is recognized as a leader in industrial tenant representation and has developed corporate real estate strategies for many corporations throughout the US and Mexico. He is in the forefront of providing real estate solutions and cost-saving strategies for his clients, and able to translate the most complex client needs into an executable real estate business model that ultimately improves company operations. This often encompasses services such as lease negotiation and restructuring, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit oversight, site selection and location consulting.

Background & Experience

John draws on his more than fourteen years of experience in commercial real estate to create transactions--whether they involve dispositions, acquisitions or leasing of industrial properties--that provide material cost savings for his local, regional and national clients. Fluent in Spanish, he also represents his U.S. clients throughout Mexico. Prior to joining NAI Partners, John was Corporate Managing Director for Studley’s National Industrial Services Group for over four years and he began his career at CBRE in 2001 as a First Vice President of the Houston office’s Industrial Corporate Services Group.


John received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Business from the College of Charleston.

Professional Associations & Designations

John is consistently ranked as a top broker in Houston. John is a member of the National Association of Industrial & Office Professionals (NAIOP) and was named NAIOP Rising Star in 2004. John is a board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and has served on the Facilities Advisory Board for Target Hunger, a division of the United Way. He is actively involved and a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and the YMCA.