Paul Wittorf Tapped to Lead North Texas Operations

DALLAS, April 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transwestern today announces Paul Wittorf has been named executive managing partner, market leader for the company’s North Texas operations, based in Dallas. He also has been appointed to Transwestern’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Jack Eimer, Transwestern’s current market leader, will shift to a national leadership role as executive managing partner.

Wittorf has been one of Transwestern’s top producers nationally, with extensive industry knowledge and proven success serving both landlords and tenants. Since joining Transwestern’s Houston office in 2000, Wittorf has leased and marketed office buildings and new development opportunities for clients in every major submarket in the city. This includes notable transactions for prestigious energy companies, engineering and construction firms, manufacturers, law firms and others. Earlier in his career, he focused on tenant representation for clients in a variety of industries.

“Having worked with Paul for many years, I am confident his real estate expertise, relationships and passion for client service will enable us to execute dynamic growth plans that build on the strong foundation of our current operations in North Texas,” said Chip Clarke, president | Americas. “During his tenure with Transwestern, he has demonstrated strategic thinking, strong leadership capabilities and a superb ability to build long-lasting client relationships.”

Wittorf has been named to Real Estate Forum magazine’s “Forty under 40” list and recognized as a “Heavy Hitter” by the Houston Business Journal and a “Commercial Real Estate Rising Star” by Red News. He holds a bachelor of business administration in real estate from Baylor University.

“I joined Transwestern because of its collaborative culture and tradition of providing the highest standard of client service – both of which fuel growth opportunities,” said Wittorf. “This is an exciting time for the company, and I look forward to working alongside my new teammates in North Texas.”

Wittorf and Eimer will jointly transition their roles by July 1, 2016. Eimer will continue to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, in addition to his new senior role targeting major growth initiatives.

Larry P. Heard, CEO of Transwestern, said, “I have known and admired Paul throughout his entire professional career; we know he is the right person to lead this critically important area of the country.”

Heard continued, “Jack is a trusted partner who has always delivered results during his 22-year career with Transwestern. Our national platform with international reach has become much more robust over the past decade. As such, our need for the best talent in the country to help engineer growth and service delivery enhancements is paramount to ensure our clients have extraordinary experiences each and every time they interact with Transwestern.”

Transwestern’s North Texas operations consist of 325 team members, including 88 transaction professionals with primary offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Midland. The team oversees the leasing and management of 220 properties totaling 55 million square feet. Additionally, Transwestern completed leasing transactions for approximately 13 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space across the area during 2015, totaling approximately $700 million in value. During 2015, the team also completed sales and financing transactions in excess of $705 million.

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, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, 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. Transwestern has
34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

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Source:Transwestern Commercial Services, LLC