HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston real estate veteran Robert Williamson, who has handled the sales or recapitalizations of significant Houston properties, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Investment Management at Midway.
Prior to joining Houston-based Midway, Williamson was an Investment Sales Specialist with HFF, where he led sales and recapitalization assignments for some of Houston’s most prominent projects including the 71-story Wells Fargo Plaza in downtown, Kinder Morgan Tower, Galleria Office Towers, Four Oaks Place, Sugar Land Town Square and the former Exxon Chemical headquarters in the Energy Corridor.
“Robert has been an incredible addition to the Midway team since he joined us back in 2017. His tenure in the industry has provided additional expertise and insight to the firm, and his mentorship with our younger team members has been invaluable,” says Jamie Bryant, Midway’s Chief Operating Officer.
Williamson leads the firm’s Investment Management team in providing company stakeholders the highest level of fiduciary management for Midway’s operating portfolio of investments. He has also been appointed to Midway’s Leadership Team, joining the company’s top executives in setting and implementing firmwide direction and strategy.
In an interview with Realty News Report in 2017, Williamson said Midway embraces change and stays on the leading edge of trends in development, including its CityCentre mixed-use development near the intersection of the Katy Freeway and the Sam Houston Tollway.
“I began my career on the principal side of the business and was fortunate to have worked for two best-in-class institutions – Prudential and TIAA, before switching to the service side of the business,” Williamson said at that time. “Over my 15-year career at HFF, I had the opportunity to help them build an Investment Sales platform that today is regarded as one of the best in the industry. Likewise, Midway, has been recognized as a best-in-class development company that has been on the forefront of trends that continue to shape our business. With CityCentre, they were one of the first developers to anticipate what the next generation of office workers were looking for – amenities, openness, walkability, etc.”
He began his real estate career in asset management with Prudential in Houston, overseeing a 4.5-million-SF portfolio of office, industrial and multifamily projects. Williamson went on to join Prudential’s National Marketing Team at its corporate headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, where he assisted national firms with their real estate needs across Prudential’s U.S. portfolio. Williamson also served as a Director on Prudential’s National Disposition Team and subsequently joined the company’s northeast regional office originating commercial mortgages. He then became a Commercial Loan Originator for TIAA in New York, covering Texas and Florida, before moving back to Texas.
Oct. 3, 2020 Realty News Report Copyright 2020
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