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New Hires Solidify Healthcare Advisory Services Team As Country’s Largest

April 08, 2021

Dallas – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the expansion of its Healthcare Advisory team in Dallas with three new additions to the firm: Vice President Laura Lea, Vice President Evan Saks, and Associate Bob Krass.

As part of the team’s role in advising healthcare real estate owners, investors and users throughout North Texas, they support clients in site selection, lease negotiations, and transaction management.

“We are excited to strengthen Transwestern’s dominant presence in the healthcare real estate space with this team of exceptionally talented professionals,” said John Huff, National Managing Director, Healthcare Advisory Services. “The knowledge and expertise of Laura, Evan and Bob will be an immediate asset for our clients’ growth as Transwestern guides a sophisticated real estate strategy to help deliver high-quality patient care and execute business objectives in a constantly evolving sector.”

Lea’s background includes land acquisition and disposition, investment sales, leasing and operational performance of multifaceted portfolios. She received an MBA from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge.

Saks brings more than a decade of commercial real estate experience and has completed more than 2 million square feet of leasing transactions. He is a member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Krass specializes in transaction management, market analysis and research, and strategic real estate planning to ensure maximum efficiency for clients. A Kansas City native, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.

The Transwestern Healthcare Advisory Services team is the country’s largest healthcare real estate team, operating from 20 cities and including more than 175 members. The team provides a full range of services, including project management and construction services, property management, leasing, tenant advisory, and investment for hospitals, healthcare networks, physicians and investors.

In December 2020, Transwestern announced Southwestern Health Resources signed a long-term lease totaling nearly 150,000 square feet at Browning Place in Farmers Branch, Texas. The transaction was one of the largest office deals signed in Dallas during 2020.

About Transwestern Real Estate Services

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. An integrated approach formed from fresh ideas drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management and opportunistic programs for high-net-worth investors. The firm operates through 34 U.S. offices and global alliances with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Devencore. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Collin Burwinkel

Laura Lea

Vice President

Dallas, Texas

(214) 237-5009

Evan Saks

Vice President

Dallas, Texas

(214) 292-6427

Bob Krass


Dallas, Texas

(214) 292-6429

John Huff

National Managing Director

Dallas, Texas

(214) 237-5010