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05/02/2012 - 05:18 PM
Houston, Texas - ​Transwestern’s Houston headquarters today announced a major expansion of its retail services group with the addition of Micha van Marcke, Vanessa Thon-Barfuss and Chace Pickett. The team will specialize in retail investment strategy, asset management and retail leasing.

“We are delighted to have this terrific team join our Houston retail group. Their performance record, depth of experience, and high-level transaction skills will allow us to serve our clients at the highest level. We are excited to further expand our firm’s retail capabilities with the talent and expertise of their team”, commented Chip Clarke, president for the firm’s Gulf Coast and Mountain regions.

A 10-year industry veteran, van Marcke’s resume includes asset strategy development and implementation, crisis management and stabilization of distressed and REO assets, investment sales and leasing. Her broad knowledge allows her to capitalize on under-performing assets and reposition them for increased profitability. Van Marcke has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration, finance concentration, from Rice University. Van Marcke is also a CCIM Designee. Prior to joining Transwestern, van Marcke served as senior vice president - asset advisory services, investments sales and leasing of the Houston Page Realty Partners, LLC office.

Prior to joining Transwestern, Vanessa Thon-Barfuss served as associate broker of the Houston Page Realty Partners, LLC office. In partnership with van Marcke, she has leased approximately 571,007 square feet for clients including LNR Property LLC, CW Capital Asset Management LLC,Inland Group and Levcor, Inc.

Pickett served as financial analyst – investment sales with Page Realty Partners, LLC and will be responsible for the development and production of marketing collateral, market research, and coordination of web-based marketing activities.

Transwestern is a privately-held operating company specializing in commercial real estate services, investment and development. The firm’s fully integrated approach delivers value to owners, investors and users of commercial real estate through innovation, penetrating market intelligence and legendary service delivered by teams of local experts. Transwestern has product specialties in retail, office, industrial, multifamily and healthcare and is an industry leader in sustainability solutions and in market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates.

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