1509 Whispering Pines Dr Houston, TX 77055 USA

Brandi McDonald Sikes, MCR

President

+1 (832) 721-4032
bmcdonald@itraglobal.com

Joe Esch

Vice President

+1 (713) 305-9925
Kelly, Meredith

Meredith Kelly

Associate

+1 (214) 215.2889

Houston, Texas

Commercial real estate

Limestone Commercial Real Estate

Brandi McDonald Sikes, MCR, President:

Brandi McDonald Sikes serves commercial clients as a President for Limestone Commercial Real Estate completing 12.4 million square feet of brokerage transactions, representing a total value exceeding $2.3 billion.  For 23 years she has demonstrated that serving at her highest enables her clients to perform at their best.

Prior to launching Limestone Commercial, Brandi completed six years as executive managing director in Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Houston office, where as a specialist in global corporate services, she empowered global corporations to convert facilities to business enablers and unlock capital to fuel their business.

Areas of Specialization:   Global Corporate Services, Tenant Representation, HQ Strategy & Execution, Investment Sales, and Strategic Planning

Joe Esch, CCIM, Vice President

Joe Esch is a development professional with nearly 30 years of proven public and private sector experience structuring and developing on a wide array of project types including office, retail, industrial, land and residential and mixed-use projects with a total development value in excess of $3 billion. 

Prior to joining Limestone Commercial, Joe served as Economic Development Director for the City of Missouri City where he managed self-sustaining, long-term economic growth and legislative affairs.  Joe moved to Texas in 1999 to form the Economic Development Department for the City of Sugar Land. He served as Economic Development Director from 1999 – 2005 and Executive Director for Business and Intergovernmental Relations 2005 - 2009.  Following his time with the City of Sugar Land, Joe worked in private real estate development focusing on new development and public private partnership projects.

Professional Affiliations:  CCIM Houston Chaptr, International Council on Economic Development, and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Meredith Kelly, Associate

Meredith Kelly serves commercial clients as an Associate for Limestone Commercial Real Estate. She specializes in tenant representation for office and industrial occupiers.

Meredith’s focus in marketing strategies, research and demographic analyses, as well as financial analyses adds value to each deal while proactively managing her client’s needs.

Meredith began her real estate career as an Associate for Agency Leasing providing landlord leasing representation and market research before transitioning to Tenant Advisory Services.

An active industry and community leader, her roster of memberships include:  Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce; Greater Houston Partnership; Crime Stoppers of Houston Young Professionals;  and Texas Exes, Houston Chapter

Meredith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Services

Tenant Representation

• Sustainability & LEED Consulting

• Subleasing, Assignment, Disposition

• Lease Administration

• Strategic Consulting

• Broker Opinions of Value

• Site Selection

• Leasing and Renewals

Practice Areas

• Law firms

• Non-profits

• Government & Institutions

• Government & Institutions

• Co-working & office sharing

• Medical & Dental

• Biotech & Life-sciences Laboratories

• Office

• Oil & Gas

• Yard space & parking lots

• Flex & R&D Showrooms

• Distribution centers

• Warehouse & Storage

• Light manufacturing & Shop

• Industrial

• Industrial

• Retail

Following are a few interesting facts about Houston and its commercial real estate market…

  • Houston is the country’s fourth-largest city and third-largest county (Harris) and has more than 2.2 million residents. Visitors and transplants come for the mix of business, arts, award-winning cuisine and the World Champion Houston Astros. Everything’s bigger in Texas!
  • Known as the Energy Capital of the World, Houston has 25 companies on the Fortune 500 list and is the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country (49) behind New York (72).
  • Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, which is one of the largest medical centers in the world with 47 research and treatment institutions. 
  • The Port of Houston, one of the region’s greatest assets, ranks as the nation’s largest port in international tonnage and second in total tonnage. 
  • The City of Houston offers a wide range of incentive programs to encourage business and industry to choose Houston when making expansion or relocation decisions, such as: Tax Abatement programs; Enterprise Zones; Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones.  
  • Home to NASA headquarters, Johnson Space Center serves as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It’s home to the nation’s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments.