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R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR
Industrial Specialist
Principal, Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
2200 West Loop South, Ste. 525
Houston, TX 77027
United States
Phone: +1.713.877.8400
Cell: +1.713.828.2708
Email: cbernard@boydcommercial.net
Website: www.boydcommercial.net
 
Chapter:   SIOR Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
Member Since: 1999
 
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Bio

Conrad Bernard joined Boyd Commercial in 1996 after a 16-year career with CB Richard Ellis. A specialist in industrial/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.

During the past few years Conrad has had a profound effect on the Houston real estate scene, leasing to 100 percent occupancy a 1.3 million square foot manufacturing, office and warehouse facility to 10 different companies who moved in 1,500 employees. A 230,000 square foot office building, the former headquarters of Hughes Tool Company, was sold to the State of Texas and is now occupied by the General Services Administration, along with several other state agencies. Additionally, Conrad has recently completed several significant transactions for Baker Hughes. These transactions include the relocation of Baker Hughes Incorporated’s world headquarters, the sale of a 1,100,000 square foot multi-tenant industrial complex, the sale of a 105 acre re-development site which contained over 1,000,000 square feet of office manufacturing and warehouse facilities and a multi-property sale/leaseback transaction for them comprising of more than 1,000,000 square feet. Conrad was also involved in the sale of two multi-tenant industrial portfolios comprised of 6.1 million square feet to First Industrial REIT. Also, Conrad assisted The Coca-Cola Company in selling their Minute Maid division’s 350,000 square foot headquarters office building.

Conrad’s industry involvement includes memberships with the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Houston Realty Breakfast Club. He has been selected to be the 2009-2010 Regional Director for the Southwest Region of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the 2006-2007 Chairman of the Membership Standards Committee for SIOR National and the 2004 President of the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of SIOR. He is also a co-winner of the William C. Jennings Lone Star Award presented by TAR for the Outstanding Commercial Transaction of the Year and was a co-winner of the SIOR award for the largest dollar volume investment transaction.

Conrad achieved his professional designation of SIOR in 1999, is currently involved as a volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo-Breeders, Greeters Committee, and is also a life member. He received a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.

Experience

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 Incorporated with their 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 Incorporated’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.

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 Council of Presidents, 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 as a trustee on the SIOR Foundation which provides scholarships for students involved in commercial real estate studies.

Conrad received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas in 1980.

Transactions
2017

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Daniel Jensen, SIOR

Kessinger Hunter
Kansas City, MO

$5,872,000 Industrial Lease

99,840 sq. ft.

R. Conrad represented Mahindra USA, Inc.
Daniel represented Mahindra USA, Inc.

Houston, TX - August 27, 2017

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Bill Ginder, SIOR, CCIM

Caldwell Companies
Houston, TX

$868,701 Industrial Lease

22,212 sq. ft.

Bill represented Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.

Houston, TX - June 14, 2017

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Greg Barra, SIOR, CCIM

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Barrett Gibson, SIOR

Colliers International
Houston, TX

$3,650,000 Industrial Sale

66,700 sq. ft. / 756 acres

R. Conrad represented Baker Hughes Incorporated
Greg represented Baker Hughes Incorporated
Barrett represented 7721 Pinemont, LLC

Houston, TX - February 10, 2017
2014

Gray Gilbert, SIOR

CBRE
Houston, TX

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

$5,474,293 Industrial Lease

131,250 sq. ft. / 11 acres

Gray represented Granite Underwood Distribution Center
R. Conrad represented PolyOne Corporation

Houston, TX - December 1, 2014

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

J. Michael Hill, SIOR Retired

Michael Hill Properties
Houston, TX

$1,950,000 Land Sale

14 acres

R. Conrad represented Baker Hughes Incorporated
J. Michael represented Tex Vest Holdings

Houston, TX - July 1, 2014

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Travis Land, SIOR

NAI Partners
Houston, TX

$725,760 Industrial Lease

22,400 sq. ft.

R. Conrad represented Herzstein Investments, Inc.
Travis represented ABB, Inc.

Houston, TX - May 1, 2014
2013

Gary Mabray, SIOR

Colliers International
Houston, TX

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

$2,300,000 Industrial Sale

57,000 sq. ft. / 3 acres

Gary represented Ebrahim Real Estate, Inc.
R. Conrad represented B.P. Legado Holdings

Houston, TX - August 28, 2013

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Carey Gilbert, II, SIOR, CCIM, CRE

J.H. Berry & Gilbert
Birmingham, AL

Industrial Lease

18,150 sq. ft.

Houston, TX - May 29, 2013
2012

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Robert Staniforth, SIOR

NAI DESCO
St. Louis, MO

$528,000 Industrial Lease

Houston, TX - August 1, 2012
2011

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Graham Horton, CCIM

Stream Realty Partners
Houston, TX

$828,000 Industrial Lease

22,275 sq. ft.

R. Conrad represented Herzstein Investment
Graham represented Security General International

Houston, TX - December 20, 2011

Carey Gilbert, II, SIOR, CCIM, CRE

J.H. Berry & Gilbert
Birmingham, AL

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Industrial Lease

15,237 sq. ft.

Pasadena, TX - October 11, 2011

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Mark Adame, SIOR

Joe Adame & Assoc.
Corpus Christi, TX

$823,200 Industrial Sale

29 acres

R. Conrad represented Baker Hughes, Inc.
Mark represented Baker Hughes, Inc.

Corpus Christi, TX - August 1, 2011

Carey Gilbert, II, SIOR, CCIM, CRE

J.H. Berry & Gilbert
Birmingham, AL

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Industrial Lease

4,000 sq. ft.

Conroe, TX - March 15, 2011

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

$8,800,000 Industrial Sale

101,250 sq. ft.

R. Conrad represented Lamar Holdings

Houston, TX - February 1, 2011
2010

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Bill Ginder, SIOR, CCIM

Caldwell Companies
Houston, TX

$406,152 Industrial Lease

Bill represented Classic Moves, Inc.

Houston, TX - March 1, 2010

R. Conrad Bernard, SIOR

Boyd Commercial, LLC / CORFAC International
Houston, TX

Christopher Caudill, SIOR

NAI Partners
Houston, TX

$1,000,000 Industrial Sale

21,250 sq. ft.

Christopher represented 5935 Griggs Rd LLC

Houston, TX - January 1, 2010
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
Board of Directors 8/1/201610/31/2018
Board of DirectorsMember - At Large10/1/20179/30/2018
NominatingPast Regional Director10/31/201210/30/2014
Education CouncilConference Education Vice Chair, Keynotes10/19/201110/22/2013
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