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Sanford  W. Criner

Vice Chairman

Sanford W. Criner Vice Chairman
Houston A&T Occupier Services 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77056

Professional Experience

A native Houstonian, Sanford Criner has over 40 years experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development and consulting. He has directed projects as diverse as the development of DHL's national headquarters in San Francisco in only 18 months, and the disposition of 509 properties in 41 countries for Halliburton. His projects have taken him to virtually every major U.S. city, as well as Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Oslo and many other foreign cities.



  • 2003-2015 CBRE Top 10 Houston Producer
  • 2006-2015 CBRE Recognition Conference (Top North America Brokers)
  • 2014 Houston Landmark Award - Largest Lease (1.2 MSF)
  • 2008, 2011-2014 CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle (Highest CBRE Award)
  • 2013 NAIOP Broker of the Year (National Association of Industrial & Office Properties)
  • 2013 Top 25 CBRE North American Brokers
  • 2005-2013 CBRE Global Top 200
  • 2005 Houston Legacy Award – Best Headquarter Relocation (CITGO)
  • Houston Business Journal “Heavy Hitter” (multiple years)
  • Commercial Property News “Hot Broker” (multiple years)
  • CoStar/Real Estate Forum “Power Broker” (multiple years)
  • Texas Society of Architects’ Honor Award for Historic Redevelopment


Community Involvement


Mr. Criner is heavily involved in civic affairs. He was the Founding President of both Scenic Houston and Scenic Texas and is the former Chairman of the Hermann Park Conservancy. Additionally, he is either a current or former board member of the Alley Theater, Blaffer Gallery, ArtBridge, FreshArts, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Quality of Life Steering Committee, New Hope Housing, and the Rice Design Alliance, among others.



  •  Alumnus of Rice University



Client                                         Size                  Type
ExxonMobil 2,000,000 RSF+   Leases
Halliburton 509 Properties/41 Countries                    Dispositions
ConocoPhillips 1,150,000 RSF   New Building Lease
FMC Technologies 700,000 RSF   Campus Build-to-Suit
Spectra Energy (Enbridge) 632,000 RSF   HQ Lease
Mustang Engineering 540,000 RSF   Office Build-to-Suits
FMC Technologies 455,000 RSF   HQ Sale/Leaseback
FMC Technologies 350,000 RSF   Build-to-Suit Lease (Norway)
Schlumberger 307,000 RSF   HQ Early Extension/Renewal
CITGO 249,000 RSF   HQ Relocation
ConocoPhillips 242,000 RSF   Lease
Cross Country Energy 240,000 RSF   Headquarter Lease
United Airlines 225,000 RSF   Building Anchor Lease
ConocoPhillips 202,000 RSF   Lease
GE Oil & Gas 182,000 RSF   Full Building Lease
DHL 177,000 RSF
HQ Building Development Lease
PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) 170,000 RSF   Lease
FMC Technologies 162,000 RSF   Full Building Lease
Baylor College of Medicine 140,000 RSF   Laboratory Lease
Ernst & Young 121,000 RSF   Lease
Ernst & Young 118,000 RSF   Lease
Cadence Bank 114,000 RSF   HQ Leases
Goldman Sachs 52,000 RSF   Lease
Accenture 51,000 RSF   Lease
Sanford W. Criner Vice Chairman
Houston A&T Occupier Services 2800 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 225
Houston, Texas 77056