Mark R. Nicholson is a Senior Managing Director and Office Practice Leader for Asset Services in the Americas. In this regional position, Mr. Nicholson provides oversight for the company’s investor-focused clients by aligning the operational performance of their office properties with their broader investment objectives. CBRE Asset Services manages 314 million square feet of office space in the Americas across 42 markets.
Previously, Mr. Nicholson oversaw CBRE’s Asset Services activities in Houston, where he was responsible for office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties totaling more than 30 million square feet under management and nearly 350 employees. Under his direction, CBRE’s square footage under management in Houston’s office sector grew significantly and represented over 70% of the managed portfolio.
With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Nicholson has proven himself as a leader and innovator while focusing on improving the marketability and operational excellence of the Asset Services team in Houston. Mr. Nicholson transfers his vision for the group through effective management principles and relationship building. Additionally, he holds extensive experience in repositioning premier-quality assets, validating his capacity for commanding results. Throughout his career, Mr. Nicholson has supervised or worked directly with 15 Class A high-rise properties.
Prior to directing Asset Services in Houston, Mr. Nicholson was the Senior Site Facility Manager for the BP Westlake Campus in Houston which consisted of four buildings, leased and owned with a total of 2.2 MSF providing a broad range of services to over 6,400 employees.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Nicholson worked for PM Realty Group, Premisys Real Estate Services and Cushman & Wakefield. One of Mr. Nicholson’s most significant achievements was winning The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) from the Building Owners and Managers Association in 2006. This international award was the first and one of only two over 1 MSF buildings to win in Houston.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Member, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- 2012 Houston BOMA President
- 2011-2012 Texas BOMA Board Member
- 2011-2012 BOMA Southwest Region Board Member
- 2014-2016 Member - CT Bauer College of Business, Graduate Real Estate Program Executive Advisory Board and Finance Committee
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of Texas
- 2011 National CBRE Asset Services Market Leader of the Year
- 2012 National CBRE Asset Services Market Leader of the Year (first and only repeat winner)