About Us

Our Company

Founded in 2004, Baker Katz embraces an approach to tenant representation that leverages intimate knowledge of the Houston market and prioritizes clear and direct communication through a retail brokerage team that serves more as advisors and less as sales representatives. In the real estate business, information is currency and relationships are the building blocks of professional success. This consultative approach adds enormous value to our client relationships. In addition to tenant representation, we have built a thriving development business, which was launched in 2006. Development is approached from a true “value creation” perspective, identifying opportunities to leverage our local knowledge. Over the course of the last decade, we have carved out a defining niche in the greater Houston area and, today, the Baker Katz team provides premier retail tenant representation to some of the industry’s top national chains.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to creating value for our clients and professional partners. For retailers, that means achieving a deep understanding of our client’s goals and how their businesses work as an essential prerequisite for helping them to identify trade areas and sites that will best position them for success. For lenders, investors and professional partners, that means deploying thorough market analysis and leveraging industry relationships to ensure each investment—whether a renovation or a ground-up project—is a sound, long-term investment.
Jason Baker

Jason Baker

jbaker@bakerkatz.com
713.621.2910
Utilizing more than 20 years of experience in the Houston retail market, Jason leads the Baker Katz tenant representation team, with a goal of providing clients with unmatched market knowledge and strategic consultation. He has worked...
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Kenneth Katz

Kenneth Katz

kkatz@bakerkatz.com
713.621.5910
Kenneth is responsible for leading the real estate investment and development practice of Baker Katz, driving strategic property investments, ground-up development and redevelopments. Since the creation of the firm in 2004, Kenneth and his team have...
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Traci Holman

Traci Holman

tholman@bakerkatz.com
713.621.2909
Traci has been a vital part of the Baker Katz team since the company’s inception in 2004. She is an effective dealmaker with an infectious personality and outstanding interpersonal skills. She has played an integral role...
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Lunden McGill

Lunden McGill

lmcgill@bakerkatz.com
713.621.5918
Lunden joined the Baker Katz team in 2011, and he deploys analytical insight and market knowledge as a broker for several notable brands, including FedEx Office, Room & Board, Amegy Bank, Outback Steakhouse, Villa Sport, and SusieCakes. In addition...
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Ben Brown

Ben Brown

bbrown@bakerkatz.com
713. 979.1229
Ben has a decade of experience in commercial real estate and works with Baker Katz as a broker, where his responsibilities include tenant representation and project leasing. In the past, he has effectively leased prominent shopping centers, including Weslayan...
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John Frazier

John Frazier

jfrazier@bakerkatz.com
713.231.5532
John came to the Baker Katz team with years of valuable experience and knowledge under his belt as an industry professional specializing in tenant representation, site selection, leasing and acquisition and financial analysis. As a broker with...
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Thomas Holdsworth

Thomas Holdsworth

tholdsworth@bakerkatz.com
713.903.4572
Thomas joined the Baker Katz team in May of 2022. As a broker, Thomas is responsible for leasing Baker Katz’s portfolio along with tenant representation for a variety of retail clients. Prior to starting at Baker...
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Jennifer Ramirez

Jennifer Ramirez

jramirez@bakerkatz.com
713.600.4250
Having joined the Baker Katz team while the firm was still in its infancy, Jennifer has witnessed the organic growth, and is truly a utility player for the firm. From day-to-day accounting responsibilities and managing travel...
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Summer Gibson

Summer Gibson

sgibson@bakerkatz.com
713.955.2911
Summer joined the Baker Katz team in September of 2021. As administrative assistant, Summer is responsible for supporting brokers with administrative items and assisting on transactional management duties. She is also essential in the preparation and...
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Jason Lax

Jason Lax

jlax@bakerkatz.com
713.231.5531
Jason has more than two decades of commercial real estate development experience, during which he has successfully executed projects ranging from full-scale redevelopment of operating shopping centers to large, multi-acre ground-up retail centers and multi-site development...
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Carey Burden

Carey Burden

cburden@bakerkatz.com
281.501.1001
Carey started at Baker Katz in August of 2021, assisting with property management duties and overseeing asset management functions at the firm. Her specialties include project coordination, construction management and non-profit event work. Prior to joining...
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Nancy Haislup

Nancy Haislup

nhaislup@bakerkatz.com
713.621.5924
Nancy’s 10-year history with a big four accounting firm is a critical asset in the management of Baker Katz’s current property portfolio and analysis of the financial viability of potential investments. In addition to asset management...
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Lucy Landers

Lucy Landers

llanders@bakerkatz.com
713.547.5490
Lucy is a detail-minded, driven and enthusiastic team player who is always willing to go the extra mile. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, purchasing and construction scheduling, which is a critical...
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Elisabet Garcia

Elisabet Garcia

egarcia@bakerkatz.com
713.547.5490
Elisabet joined Baker Katz as the firm’s accounting clerk in December of 2019. As part of the property management accounting team, her primary responsibility is to provide assistance with all payable transaction to ensure documents are...
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Jeanne Overmiller

Jeanne Overmiller

jovermiller@bakerkatz.com
713.621.2909
Jeanne joined the Baker Katz team in April of 2022. As an accounts receivable specialist, Jeanne’s responsibilities include receiving, depositing, posting all income checks and other accounting functions to provide support for the accounting department. Prior...
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Katie Appel

Katie Appel

kappel@bakerkatz.com
713.380.2832
Katie  joined the Baker Katz accounting team in June of 2022. Prior to starting at Baker Katz, Katie taught middle school math in the Houston area for 11 years. She holds a bachelors degree from Texas...
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