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Brandon Lester Named Central Texas Regional Leader

October 18, 2023

AUSTIN – To best meet the needs of clients across Texas and nationally, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces that Brandon Lester, a 17-year veteran of the firm with broad real estate advisory expertise, has been named Central Texas Regional Leader. Additionally, Robert Gaston assumes the role of Central Texas Regional Operations Officer, overseeing the firm’s managed property portfolio in the region and supporting new business pursuits. Together, their complementary talents and focus will ensure exceptional service delivery and real estate solutions for a growing roster of local and multi-market real estate owners, users and investors across all major property types.

“Brandon and Robert have shown exceptional aptitude and leadership during their tenure at Transwestern,” said Greg Munson, President of TRS. “Their market knowledge and proven character have firmly established Transwestern’s brand and capabilities in the region, and I am confident their collaborative approach will enable us to execute our bold growth strategy in Central Texas.”

Lester previously served as Senior Vice President of Agency Leasing and Healthcare Advisory Services, managing the service lines for the Central Texas region. His longstanding relationships with institutional and private clients have played a pivotal role in advancing Transwestern’s reputation as the largest dedicated, full-service healthcare real estate group in the country. Lester now oversees more than 175 dedicated team members and a diverse portfolio of office, industrial, medical and retail properties totaling approximately 17 million square feet.

“Central Texas presents so many real estate opportunities, and there is enormous potential for Transwestern to add value for clients across healthcare, industrial, multifamily, office or other sectors,” said Lester. “Together, we are eager to demonstrate the full platform of expertise Transwestern can bring to the table.”

Leah Gallagher continues to serve as San Antonio City Leader working with Lester and Gaston in the region.

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About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Part of the Transwestern companies, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions.

Five dynamic, integrated companies make up the Transwestern enterprise, giving us the perspective to think broadly, deeply and creatively about commercial real estate. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Molly McMurtry

Brandon Lester

Managing Director - Market Leader

Austin, Texas

(512) 314-3576

Robert Gaston

Executive Vice President - Regional Operations Officer

Austin, Texas

(512) 314-3554

Greg Munson


Minneapolis, Minnesota

(612) 359-1690

Leah Gallagher

San Antonio City Leader

San Antonio, Texas

(210) 253-2944