Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Justin Leighton leads the local tenant advisory services (TAS) division as the executive managing director in Houston representing office tenants in their facility negotiations. He focuses on assisting clients with large real estate portfolios with an international component including new leases, renewals, extensions, restructures, and related assignments in commercial real estate.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to joining Transwestern, Justin was with Fritsche Anderson where he represented clients from an array of industries in transactions in excess of 11 million square feet. In his career, he has completed over 60 transactions within 40 countries around the world, representing clients with their international requirements in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

"Rookie of the Year" Phoenix Home Life 1997
NAOIP "Office Broker Rising Star of the Year" 2005
Houston Business Journal's Landmark Award "Project Sale" for the sale/leaseback of BMC Software headquarters 2006
Cushman & Wakefield Houston Office "Emerging Broker of the Year" 2005, 2006 and 2008
Houston Business Journal's Heavy Hitter Award "Office Tenant Representative" 2014
Transwestern Houston "Engagement of the Year" Award 2014
Transwestern National Recognition - Top Producer Tenant Advisory - 2014
Bisnow - Top Deal Maker Award - 2015
Transwestern Houston 2015 Top Producer
Transwestern Houston Tenant Advisory Services Deal of the Year 2015
Transwestern National Recognition - Top Tenant Advisory Services Producer - 2015
Transwestern Champions Club 2015 - #3 Producer - 2015
Houston Business Journal's Heavy Hitter Award "Office Tenant Representative" - 2016
 
Justin has been involved with Project Grad, a mentoring program for underprivileged high school students, helping them not only graduate from high school, but accomplish the necessary tasks to get into college.  Justin is also a supporter of the Houston SPCA, BARC and Casa Jojo Foundation, an organization that assists minority children in getting a primary education and helps their families with basic living needs.

EDUCATION

Justin graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

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