Interview with Danny Rice, President at Colliers Houston

Danny joined Colliers Houston in July 2023 as President of the firm’s brokerage operations which includes over 120 brokers, marketing and administrative staff. With over 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Danny has been involved in many facets of the business including brokerage, marketing, research, technology, management and operations. As Colliers and the Houston market continues to expand, Danny’s focus is to develop, recruit and assist the top brokers in the market and provide their clients with a high-level of service.

Prior to relocating to Houston in 2023, Danny was the Executive Managing Director & Market Leader for over 5 years for the Central & West Florida markets at Colliers, which encompass the metropolitan areas of Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ft Myers and Naples. While in Florida, Danny managed a team of over 145 professionals that focused on the leasing and sales of all property types, including Office, Medical, Industrial, Retail, Multifamily, Land, and Debt/Equity Mortgage Banking as well as niche services including Student Housing, Seniors Housing, Marinas, Golf Courses, and Hotels/Hospitality.

From 2014 to 2018, Danny worked at Xceligent, one of the leading providers of commercial real estate information and research. Throughout Danny’s tenure at Xceligent, he grew from a local Sales Rep in Florida to quickly becoming Regional Vice President of Sales for the Florida markets and then Executive Vice President of National Accounts before becoming Chief Revenue Officer. Danny oversaw a team of 9 Regional VP’s, 60+ outside sales reps, 20+ inside sales reps and 20+ customer success and marketing professionals. He was also heavily involved in product and development efforts within the organization.

Danny’s career started at Colliers within the Orlando office where he began as an intern for the research department before becoming the GIS/Research & Technology Administrator as well as various other roles before becoming an Office broker specializing in landlord and tenant representation throughout the greater Orlando market.

Danny was the recipient of the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2022 and recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel.

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Interview questions:

Recent Move | You recently moved from Colliers Central Florida to Houston. Tell us about the move.

Introduction | Can you provide a snapshot of Colliers Houston? Brokers, expertise What will be the role of Patrick Duffy?

President | What are the responsibilities of the President?

Recent Deals |Can you highlight some of the current deals of Colliers Houston? Ie. El Tiempo Cantina, Azul Apartments…

Snapshot | Please provide a snapshot of the strengths and weaknesses in the Houston market. Ie. industrial, office, multifamily…

Technology | Your career has included stints with prop-tech companies including Lyngal and CRE Vendors. Tell us about those experiences. How is Colliers Houston integrating technology into your services?

Growth | What are the growth plans for Colliers Houston?

Colliers | Houston is a full-service commercial real estate firm with offices in the Galleria, Sugar Land and The Woodlands areas. We have provided integrated services to clients locally and globally for over 60 years. We specialize in the sale and leasing of office, industrial, retail, multifamily and land properties. We also offer project management, property management, valuation and advisory services.

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