Craig Bean joined Transwestern in 2022 and serves as Managing Director, Industrial Services, in the Houston office. His primary responsibilities include industrial project leasing throughout the Greater Houston market, tenant representation, performing market research, and identifying strategic acquisition, disposition, and development opportunities for clients. Prior to joining Transwestern, Craig spent five years at Holt Lunsford Commercial, most recently serving as Managing Principal of the Houston Industrial Division. As Managing Principal, Craig oversaw the growth of HLC Houston’s industrial third-party leasing business to more than double its previous size, to over 9 million square feet total in just over 2.5 years.


Throughout his career, Craig has performed industrial project leasing for several institutional clients such as Principal Financial Group, TA Realty, GID, Link Logistics Real Estate, CenterPoint Properties, AEW Capital Management, Starwood Capital Group, and Brookfield Properties, to name a few. On the user-representation side, he has represented many businesses in both lease and purchase negotiations, including Sun Coast Resources, RectorSeal, Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company, HOGG Outfitters, Primoris Service Corporation, and Mechantek Corp.


  • Six years of industrial real estate experience
  • Closed over 260 transactions totaling over 6,000,000 square feet in career
  • Closed over $251,000,000 worth of total transaction value in career
  • Closed over 4,000,000 square feet and $190,000,000 worth of transactions in last 24 months
  • Closed over 2,100,000 square feet and $122,000,000 worth of transactions in last 12 months
  • Top producer at previous firm multiple times over last five years
  • Promoted to Managing Principal at previous firm just three years after starting in the industry
  • NAIOP Developing Leaders Council Member


  • Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Government and a Minor in Business
  • Licensed real estate agent in the State of Texas
  • Member of the Houston chapter of Texas Exes
  • Member of the Houston chapter of Stewards of the Wild
  • Active in numerous other charitable organizations