Commercial property firm Newmark lures new Texas leader

The managing director of one of the largest commercial real estate companies in Dallas-Fort Worth has made the leap into a rapidly growing competitor.

Ran Holman becomes the new Executive Vice President and Market Leader for Newmark Group’s operations in Texas.

Holman – a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate business – was previously the executive director of the Cushman & Wakefield Dallas office. He will oversee Newmark’s operations in D-FW, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

“Texas has long been one of the fastest growing regions in the country and it is a major focus for Newmark as we have expanded our team of experts and strengthened our range of services in recent years,” said CEO Barry Gosin in a statement. “Today, the state continues to grow rapidly thanks to a thriving office sector, rapid demand for data centers and other industrial facilities, and its development into an emerging center for life sciences.

“Ran brings decades of experience and a proven track record to this new role, along with a deep understanding of every sub-market in the state.”

Ran Holman becomes the new Executive Vice President and Market Leader for Newmark Group's operations in Texas.Ran Holman becomes the new Executive Vice President and Market Leader for Newmark Group’s operations in Texas.(DMN files)

In the past six years, New York-based Newmark has more than doubled its Texas operations and currently employs approximately 470 people nationwide. The company employs almost 19,000 people in 500 offices worldwide.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2016, Holman worked for commercial real estate firms CBRE, Hines and Opus West.

“My broad experience in and across development, capital markets and leasing will support efforts to strengthen and expand the platform’s presence across the region, and I look forward to finding a path to greater success here in the years to come . ”Said Holman in a statement.

Holman’s move marks the second high-profile executive recruitment in Newmark this year.

In January, CBRE senior investment sales representatives Gary Carr, John Alvarado and Robert Hill left to expand Newmark’s investment real estate business.