Howard Watkins is a principal within the Transwestern Corporate Services Group. He and his team specialize in representing local and national corporate clients, with emphasis on developing and implementing strategic and transaction management strategies, financial reporting, lease management with oversight of critical dates, and processes that produce occupancy cost savings for clients. With a track record of representing corporate clients in over 200 transactions in 26 different U.S. states, Howard is accomplished in managing various types of transactions such as renewals, expansions, contractions, lease terminations, and “blend opportunities”.
Howard focuses on local and national portfolio advisory services, with emphasis on strategic planning, development and implementation, identification of market alternatives, detailed financial analyses, lease review and negotiations. He is an expert in various types of transactions such as leasing, subleasing, renewals, buy-outs, expansions, early terminations, and contractions. Howard has a “bottom-line” goal to maximize the value of his clients’ rental dollars, with particular attention to timely research and response, as well as efficient lease negotiation. His competency in information technologies and financial analyses saves his clients time and money.
Howard has represented various corporate clients in complex transactions, and a select few include Progressive Insurance, PNC Bank, UNUM Insurance, Colonial Life, US Renal Care, Liquid Environmental Solutions, Duke Realty Corporation and Securitas, Inc.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION
• Transwestern Champions Club Member
• D CEO Magazine, Top Commercial Real Estate Pros
• CoStar Power Broker
• Top 35 under 35, Black’s Guide
• Top 40 under 40, Black’s Guide
• 16-year member, Dallas Association of REALTORS
• The Touchdown Club, Where Special Kids Shine
• Man Power – Park Cities Baptist Church
Howard received his degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi.