Mohr Partners Opens Houston Office, Appoints Lance McCarthy and Kevin Barr as Managing Partners
March 25th, 2014 | Press Releases
HOUSTON, TX — Mohr Partners, Inc. announces the opening of an office in Houston, appointing Lance McCarthy and Kevin Barr as Managing Partners.
Collectively they possess over three decades of experience in commercial real estate and bring a strong team of experienced professionals who have had tremendous success in both the local Houston market as well as national platform transactions.
Mr. McCarthy brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. He began his career with Dailey Petroleum in 1994 in the real estate and facilities group. Subsequently, he moved on to Enron Corp. where he managed the Enron Corporate Real Estate Department for five years. During his tenure at Enron Corp., he was responsible for strategic real estate decisions across the company’s business units around the world, totaling more than three million square feet. Having worked as both an in-house corporate real estate executive and as a real estate advisor focused on representing tenants, Mr. McCarthy provides a unique understanding of corporate real estate strategic planning. Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. McCarthy was with both CB Richard Ellis and Studley, focusing on tenant representation of global corporate services clients.
Mr. Barr is a recognized leader in the Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services field and brings over 16 years of extensive experience representing primarily Fortune 1000 and above clients on their strategic portfolio planning, corporate headquarters transactions, lease re-negotiations, build-to-suits, sale-leasebacks, dispositions, portfolio re-positioning, expense audits, financial analysis, value engineering and capital procurement. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Kevin was President and CEO for Palermo Barr Corporate Realty Advisors and Managing Principal for Barr McCarthy for over a decade. Both firms had deep specialties in corporate real estate advisory, with clients that demand complete attention to detail with a strong understanding on the unique characteristics of their business and industry in which they reside.
“We have assembled a very talented team of real estate professionals in Houston who bring a successful track record and expertise that will serve our clients well. Lance and Kevin represent the ideal group to lead our expansion into Houston with extensive experience as exclusive corporate tenant advocates,” said Ted Fredericks, President of Mohr Partners. “We have high aims for the Mohr Houston office and will provide them with the resources and support they need to make a successful transition to the Mohr team.”
“We are excited to join Mohr Partners and lead the Houston office”, said Mr. McCarthy. “During our discussions with Mohr Partners, Kevin and I both came away very impressed with the firm as a whole. They are exclusively tenant-representatives, which was very important in our decision. Mohr Partners offers a distinctive model that is unique in the industry with a commitment to core values and high quality customer service. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
“Mohr Partners has built a strong reputation in the industry because of their unique services platform and commitment to tenant advocacy,” said Mr. Barr. “Increasingly, our top competitors have integrated into co-servicing the landlord side, and this distinguishes Mohr Partners as a global corporate tenant advocate. We only work one side of the street, so serving the interests of the corporate tenant is our only objective.”