SquareFoot has served clients in dozens of major U.S. cities based out of its New York City headquarters. Due in part to surging online interest from Houston-based companies, the real estate firm decided to make its first Houston hire with veteran broker Sam Pouns as managing director.
Pouns joins from Fritsche Anderson, where he guided tenants on negotiating leases and real estate transactions on office space since 2012. Among the many sizable deals Pouns worked on include a 100,000-square-foot lease portfolio for a company in the oil and gas industry, and a 80,000-square-foot national lease portfolio on behalf of a technology company. Prior to joining Fritsche Anderson, he began his career at Colliers International.
The launch of a Houston office is a homecoming for SquareFoot founder and CEO Jonathan Wasserstrum, who was raised in Houston.
“As I’ve built my business, I’ve always looked for the right time to establish a stronger presence there. Houston is on the front lines of a national emphasis on growing companies again,” says Wasserstrum.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.