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New leaders appointed for national property management services

June 18, 2019


Houston – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces it has appointed Katie Sakach as Managing Director of Asset Services, which provides property management, building operations, tenant relations, budgeting, capital improvements, financial reporting, and energy and sustainability solutions to clients nationwide. Partnering with Sakach in an expanded leadership role is Managing Director Brett Williams, who will focus on national business development initiatives for Asset Services and the company’s related real estate offerings.

“Transwestern serves some of the largest and most prestigious institutional investors across the country, presenting a tremendous opportunity for our teams to offer integrated solutions that positively impact our clients’ bottom line,” said Tom Lawyer, President of TCS. “Katie and Brett are both consummate professionals who bring to their new roles proven experience and deep relationships with Transwestern clients, partners and team members. Their guidance will be invaluable as we continue to drive operational efficiencies and enhance value across our portfolio of managed properties.”

Sakach joined Transwestern in 2003 and has more than 20 years of experience overseeing a healthy mix of award-winning, Class A assets in addition to value-add properties in both Central Business Districts and suburban locations. Throughout her career, Sakach has been responsible for proactive expense management, capital and project administration, major contract procurement, and exceptional tenant and client relations. She leads Transwestern’s innovation committee creating solutions for operational efficiency, workplace experience, and occupier solutions in the evolving built environment.

Williams recently rejoined Transwestern from Madison Marquette, where he oversaw the operations of properties exceeding 40 million square feet. He brings more than 25 years of experience working with clients including Invesco, Clarion, KBS, Nuveen, Metzler, and Coventry Development and has worked for national real estate firms Weingarten Realty, Equity Office Properties and Thomas Properties Group. His business development expertise and extensive relationships with institutional investors have proven to be a strong differentiator for Transwestern.

As of year-end 2018, TCS manages more than 227 million square feet of commercial real estate, including 300 properties on behalf of its top 15 investor clients. The group’s success is rooted in an innovative approach to property management – The Transwestern Experience. A strong cultural differentiator, The Transwestern Experience emphasizes that everyone is a client, from the building owner to occupants to vendors and customers visiting the properties. This service mindset has resulted in an average 12 percent increase in overall tenant satisfaction, with 94 percent satisfaction in response speed/efficiency, 89 percent in accuracy/attention to detail, and 91 percent in collaboration/partnership.

ABOUT TRANSWESTERN COMMERCIAL SERVICES

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 transwestern.com and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Lewis

713.272.1266

stefanie.lewis@transwestern.com

twmediarelations@transwestern.com

Katie Sakach

Managing Director - Asset Services

Austin, Texas

(512) 314-3558

Brett Williams

Managing Director - Business Development

Houston, Texas

(713) 272-1224

Tom Lawyer

President

Houston, Texas

(972) 774-2522