HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern's Houston headquarters today announced Amber Strang has joined the firm as executive managing director of tenant advisory services (TAS), effective immediately. In the newly created role, Strang will advance Transwestern's national TAS platform and lead a growing team of talented professionals to aggressively pursue and secure multi-market business. Based in the firm's Dallas office, Strang will execute innovative strategies and develop best practices for the national platform to enhance the level of service Transwestern provides its expanding occupier client base. In addition to spearheading the firm's fast-growing service line, Strang will also serve on Transwestern's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"Transwestern is a growth company, and our ability to attract champions to guide our primary business lines remains vital to our expansion," said Larry P. Heard, president and CEO of Transwestern. "Amber brings a track record for advocacy and boundless creativity in serving occupiers of space, and we are delighted she is joining our leadership team."
"Transwestern's tradition of providing legendary service to clients and the collaborative culture of the company have me thrilled to embark on this opportunity," said Strang. "It's an exciting time for Transwestern as we focus on growth and expansion. This will allow me to work alongside outstanding professionals where I can continue the development of innovative strategies and best practices for clients in the occupier sector."
Strang will partner with Transwestern's senior TAS professionals as she develops and implements an integrated organizational approach to TAS. With the goal of growing market share, Strang will strategically leverage the firm's valuable client relationships and incorporate the highest industry standards to best serve Transwestern clients. Additionally, Strang will support regional efforts in recruiting, skills development and integrated service strategies.
"Amber's expertise serving multi-market national and international companies will give Transwestern an edge in the expansion of our tenant advisory services practice," said Mark Doran, chief operating officer of Transwestern. "Additionally, her position on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee will allow her to seamlessly impact our nationwide operations for the benefit of our clients."
Strang has extensive commercial real estate experience working on behalf of clients such as DirecTV, HSBC Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, AOL Time Warner, JPMorgan Chase, Archon Group, Kenco Group, Sun Microsystems, Aon Corp., 3M Corp. and Centex. Prior to joining Transwestern, Strang worked at Cushman & Wakefield as managing director of corporate occupier and investor services for the 22-state central region. Prior to that, Strang served as senior vice president of global corporate solutions and local brokerage at Jones Lang LaSalle, where she oversaw a portfolio of more than 92 million square feet and developed best practice tools to increase efficiency in all corporate accounts.
Throughout her career, Strang has received many awards and honors. She was named as a 2010 Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal; 2010 Power Broker by the CoStar Group; recipient of the 2009 Best Practice Award for Transaction Management and 2009 Da Vinci Award Runner-Up by Jones Lang LaSalle; Top 35 Under 35, Commercial Real Estate Broker from 2006 to 2008 by Black's Guide; and 2005 Jones Lang LaSalle Club Winner.
Strang graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in finance and went on to earn a graduate certificate in marketing from the same university. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. Strang is a licensed real estate broker in Colorado and Texas.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit www.transwestern.net and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.