Carlos specializes in the acquisition and disposition of land for development and investment purposes. He is also involved in the sale of free-standing buildings and multi-tenant income producing properties. As a former State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, he is able to use his valuation expertise to enhance the services provided by the other specialty areas of the firm.


Carlos began his commercial real estate career in 1980. His experience ranges from land and income producing property sales, to valuation and consulting.
Prior to joining Transwestern in 2010, Carlos was a shareholder with McDade, Smith , a boutique land brokerage firm. He previously held positions with a large commercial brokerage firm, a commercial appraisal firm, and also established his own brokerage and consulting firm.
Carlos has been involved in transactions with, or has represented notable companies such as Chevron Phillips Chemical, Lennar Homes, Friendswood Development Co., KB Homes, Planned Community Developers, The Ainbinder Company, Vista Equities, Read King, the Menil Foundation, and Nelson Duffie Interests. His banking clients have included U.S. Trust, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Whitney National Bank. Additionally, Carlos has worked with many private equity investors, estates, and institutional clients.


  • Past Chairman, Houston Association of Realtors (HAR)       
  • Past Chairman, HAR's Commercial Board / Commercial Gateway
  • Past Board Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Past Board Member,  Texas Association of Realtors
  • Board Member,  Armand Bayou Nature Center Foundation
  • Past Chairman Board of Trustees, The Fay School
  • Past President,  Kiwanis Club of Houston
  • Board Member, Kiwanis Foundation of Houston
  • HBJ 2014 Heavy Hitter - Houston's Top Commercial Land Brokers


Carlos received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with coursework in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Austin.