Understanding Office Investing in 2022

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Today, The Crexi Podcast covers how 2022 will change office acquisitions with David Wheeler and Anthony Trollope of Hartman Income REIT.

The Crexi Podcast explores various aspects of commercial real estate in conversation with top industry professionals. In each episode, we feature different guests, tapping into their wealth of expertise and exploring the latest trends in the world of commercial real estate. 

In this episode, Crexi’s Ryan Schlesinger sits down with David and Anthony, deep-diving into how the pandemic has changed businesses’ needs and how both investors and tenants are preparing for 2022’s upcoming office trends.

Their wide-ranging conversation covers:

  • How different-sized tenants are approaching their office spacing needs in different Texas metros.
  • What principles guide Hartman’s investment strategies in the new year and beyond the pandemic.
  • The influx of businesses to Texas and what the state/local governments are doing right to attract tenants.
  • What makes offices attractive to different-sized tenants, including outdoor spaces, flexible space, and other amenities.
  • What’s most exciting ahead about the office sector.
  • And much more!

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About David Wheeler:

David Wheeler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Hartman Income REIT Management, Inc. (Hartman) and Hartman Advisors.

David has over thirty years of experience in the sale, acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate investments. Of his many responsibilities, David sources investment opportunities and oversees ownership transition for shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial properties. He leads the company’s capital markets activities, including acquisition, financing, and disposition programs totaling over $1 Billion in transaction activity. He sits on the company’s finance committee and spent two years on the firm’s leasing committee, during which he directed all DFW leasing activity. 

He joined Hartman Management in January 2003, following his 16-year tenure with CBRE. During his time at CBRE, David was Vice President in the Investment Services Division where he successfully completed the sale of over nine million square feet of commercial properties throughout the South Central US. 

David holds an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Civil Engineering with an option in Construction Management from Texas A&M University.

About Anthony Trollope:

Anthony Trollope is Hartman’s Director of Interactive Marketing and has more than 15 years of digital marketing experience.

Before joining Hartman, Mr. Trollope was the Director of Digital Marketing and part of the senior leadership team at AMID, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based company specializing in medical devices. During his time at AMID, Inc., Mr. Trollope was responsible for a 7-figure digital ad budget, led the marketing team, and oversaw operations across web strategy, search marketing, social media, and content marketing.

Previously, Mr. Trollope was the founder of Trade Intellect Limited, operator of the largest online B2B wholesale networking community and marketplace in Europe, serving over a quarter of a million members. Under his leadership, Mr. Trollope organically doubled the user base four years consecutively and led the business through to acquisition by private equity.

Mr. Trollope is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth, England, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in E-Commerce. 

About Crexi:

Crexi is transforming commercial real estate with advanced, integrative technology and data analytics designed to accelerate every CRE stakeholder’s success. From trading properties to machine-learning-powered industry Intelligence, Crexi’s intuitive CRE solutions accelerate transaction velocity and have empowered nearly 2 million monthly users to close $330 billion in deals and market over $2 trillion in property value.

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