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New Role Will Advance Innovative Client Solutions, Enhance Operational Consistency

February 06, 2019

Houston – Transwestern today announces Chip Clarke has been named President of Transwestern Commercial Services’ West Region. Clarke assumes oversight of operational excellence, client service delivery and business development initiatives for the commercial real estate services business throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Washington. This new position is part of the company’s transformation to a broader, three-region approach to commercial services, which is designed to inspire high performance, capitalize on synergies and enhance client connectivity.

“Transwestern is committed to exceeding clients’ expectations for consistency, innovation and cost savings, so it makes good sense to view our commercial services offerings through a wider lens,” said Tom Lawyer, President, Transwestern Commercial Services. “The West Region presents sizable opportunities for our firm, requiring a proven leader who empowers teams, drives innovation and anticipates client needs. Chip believes in the value of Transwestern’s integrated, client-centric service approach, and his leadership is vital as we focus on growing our presence throughout the west.”

Clarke has served at Transwestern for close to three decades, holding senior leadership positions that have included local, regional and national oversight for Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Capital Markets and Occupier Solutions. He has been instrumental in Transwestern’s geographic expansion and the establishment of a Young Professionals initiative that brings together the next generation of leaders through networking, idea exchange, business development and community service. In 2018, Clarke spearheaded the framework for the company’s Strategic Account Management program, a highly structured, coordinated approach that offers top-tier clients deep business intelligence, customized research and targeted service offerings through a dedicated relationship manager and account management team.

“Our entire leadership team is committed to bringing the best of Transwestern to each opportunity and equipping our teams with the right tools for the job through purposeful innovation and collaboration,” said Clarke. “We are better positioned than ever before to capitalize on opportunities across the office, industrial, retail and healthcare sectors throughout the West Region and remain committed to delivering the client service and value that has been foundational to our success.”

Clarke believes strongly in giving back to the communities in which Transwestern serves, and in 2016 he was a driving force behind the company’s relationship with its first-ever national philanthropy partner, Make-A-Wish®. Transwestern raised more than $550,000 for the organization in a three-year period. In addition to his strong community involvement in Houston, Clarke is a member of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Clarke won the 2018 popular vote for Service Executive of the Year in Commercial Property Executive’s annual survey.


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.


The Transwestern enterprise comprises diversified real estate services, investment management and development companies. The privately held, fully integrated organization leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate.

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Stefanie Lewis


Chip Clarke

President | Western U.S.

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3370