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Jan Sparks, Michelle Wogan Recognized as Influential Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

December 10, 2019

Houston –  Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces two executives were honored at Bisnow’s inaugural Houston Power Women Event: Jan Sparks, Executive Managing Director of the Structured Finance Group, and Michelle Wogan, Executive Vice President of Agency Leasing. Sparks also participated as a panelist at the event to discuss the importance of diversity and mentorship in the workplace.

“I am thrilled that Bisnow has created this event to recognize Houston’s most influential women in commercial real estate, and I am honored and excited to be one of the inaugural honorees,” said Sparks. “My fellow panelists are strong, dedicated women leaders and I am pleased to participate with them in what will be an energizing and uplifting panel on diversity and mentorship.”

Sparks is a founding member of Transwestern’s Structured Finance service and has more than 25 years of experience in real estate finance, including debt origination, underwriting, due diligence and the structuring of debt and equity transactions. Sparks is a proud member of CREW and served as the president of CREW’s Houston chapter in 2018. She additionally served on the board of directors and was the organization’s treasurer prior to her presidency.

Wogan, who has been one of Transwestern’s top producers for 14 years, is an office leasing specialist responsible for the marketing and leasing efforts for several prominent projects and corporations in the Houston area. She is also a longtime board member and current chairman of the Board for the North Houston District.

“I am so honored to be recognized at the Bisnow Power Women Event along with so many other wonderful ladies who have had great success in our industry,” said Wogan.  “I am blessed to be an in industry that allows women to grow, learn, mentor and succeed if you work hard and surround yourself with great people. The event will be empowering for young women entering the industry and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Through the Power Women initiative, Bisnow holds events across the country to honor innovative and influential executive and industry female leaders who have shaped commercial real estate. Honorees will discuss strategies behind the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry, as well as share their stories of success. The event was held Dec. 11 at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston.


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Shannon Bedinger


Jan Sparks

Executive Managing Director

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3398

Michelle Wogan

Executive Vice President

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3348