PATRICK HICKS – PRINCIPAL
Patrick founded Hicks Ventures in September 2007 after serving as Senior VP/Principal for Metro National Development for 31⁄2 years. He has more than 28 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. During his tenure at Metro National, he was instrumental in the acquisition/disposition, development and redevelopment of more than $700 million of projects, ranging in type from office buildings, hotels, condos and retail to apartments, senior housing and medical office buildings.
Prior to joining Metro National, Patrick was a Managing Director for the Trammell Crow Company in Houston. His responsibilities included oversight of all service lines in the office/Retail/Industrial Group. During his 8+ years there, he consummated over $1 billion in real estate transactions and grew the profitability of the Houston office to be the number-one net-margin service business in the country.
Prior to Trammell Crow, Patrick managed the Houston office of Koll/Rublo. The third-party management/leasing practice of high-rise office buildings at Koll/Rublo was considered to be one of the most successful in the CBD in the early 90s. While with Koll/Rublo, Patrick closed more than $300 million in real estate transactions, while being instrumental in opening offices in New Orleans, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Abilene, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Patrick graduated from the University of North Texas in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has held numerous board member positions in organizations like HOLBA (Houston office Leasing Brokers Association), Post Oak Little League, St. Michael Youth Sports Programs, and current full member of ULI.
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