Conrad Bernard started his commercial real estate career with CBRE in 1980 before joining Boyd Commercial in 1996 where he now serves as a Principal and Co-Manager of the firm. A specialist in industrial and commercial real estate brokerage, Conrad is involved in selling and leasing distribution, manufacturing and service center facilities, build-to-suit and design-construct projects, site acquisitions, investment property sales, and tenant representation.
For many years Conrad has assisted Baker Hughes with its many and varied real estate requirements. A few of the significant assignments that Conrad has completed for Baker Hughes include the relocation of Baker Hughes’s world headquarters, the sale of a 1,100,000 square foot multi-tenant industrial project, the sale of a 105-acre re-development site which contained over 1,000,000 square feet of office and manufacturing facilities, a multi-property sale/leaseback transaction comprised of more than 1,000,000 square feet and the assemblage of 100 acres for the construction of a state of the art training facility. Conrad has also had the privilege of representing The Herzstein Foundation in the leasing of their 600,000 square foot portfolio. He assisted The Coca-Cola Company in selling their Minute Maid division’s 350,000 square foot headquarters office building. He also completed a sale/leaseback transaction for S & S Industries which was comprised of 200,000 square feet of buildings.
Conrad’s industry involvement includes memberships with the Houston Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He is actively involved with the prestigious Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ( SIOR ) since he achieved this professional designation in 1999. Conrad has been elected into several leadership positions within SIOR including President of the local Houston Chapter, Member of the Chapter Leadership Council, Chairman of the Membership Standards Committee, Regional Director for the Southwest Region of SIOR, Chairman of the Keynote Speaker Committee, and a member of the Nominating Committee. He also served two terms on the National Board of Directors for SIOR.
Conrad received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas in 1980.