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August 13, 2018

Houston – Transwestern today announces Larry  P. Heard, CEO of the Transwestern family of companies, has been honored as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” by the Houston Business Journal. The inaugural list recognized 35 business leaders and 13 nonprofit leaders, all of whom will be honored at a luncheon on Aug. 23 and featured in a special edition of the publication.

“This recognition is really a reflection of Transwestern’s unique corporate culture and common purpose of empowering good people to do extraordinary things together,” said Heard. “It is also inspiring to see so many elite leaders honored who faithfully serve their organizations and enrich the Houston community through their efforts.”

Appointed CEO in 2002, Heard has orchestrated the growth of the Transwestern family of companies, comprised of Transwestern Commercial Services, Transwestern Development Co. and Transwestern Investment Group, from 1,140 team members to more than 2,300 team members in 35 cities nationwide. In that time, the firm’s portfolio under lease or management has grown from 88 million square feet to approximately 396 million square feet. Along with his partners and leadership team, Heard started the development company in 2013 and the investment management business in 2011, which now boast $3.3 billion and $4.4 billion in assets under management, respectively.

Heard has elevated Transwestern’s presence locally and nationally by fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, evidenced by the company’s long-standing client relationships and underscored by its national philanthropic efforts, women’s initiative and Young Professionals program. The company’s unique culture has earned recognition in market upon market, year after year and across the country, including in the Houston Business Journal for 15 consecutive years.

Described as genuine, honest and transparent, Heard has earned the respect of his colleagues, industry peers and the Houston business community. This esteem is reflected in the Houston Business Journal’s including him as one of the “Stars of Houston Business” on the cover of the 2015-2016 Book of Lists. Additionally, national industry magazine Real Estate Forum recognized him as one of “Commercial Real Estate’s Best Bosses” and as one of the ELITE 70, which honors the most influential executives in the industry.


Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 211 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Lewis


Larry Heard

Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3306