Our Team.

Associates at SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston are the best of the best. With our team of more than 20 dedicated brokers averaging 15 years of experience in the industry per associate, no one can come close to the skill and creativity they possess in handling your commercial real estate needs.

Jeff Beard, CCIM

Brandi Sikes, MCR

Jackson Cain

Linda Crumley

Rosa Dye

Diana Gaines

Joan Gee

Dana Grace

Brigham Hedges

Linda Hornbeck

Scott Hill

Lisa Hughes

Karyn Stephens

Misty Kelly

Neal King

Matt Knagg

Kyle Kretsinger

Patricia Langlinais

Kelly Manning

Nichole Moore

Bonnie Pfrenger

Rahul Samuel

Deborah Sargeant

Robert Noack

Jeff Tinsley

Cindy Vazquez


Cathy Young

Salvador De La Cruz

Kim Matthews

Drew Yazbeck

Innara Panjwani

Michelle Alioto

Martha De La Garza

Ernest Barrera

Liz Westcott

Rigo Rodriguez

Altaf Akbari

Shelby Beard

Jackie Prosch

Pamela Russell

Harry Shumaker

Tony Roubik

Tyler Beard

Mark Whitley

Michael Dinh

Elizabeth East

Joanne Moya

Alex Castro

Crystal May

Danielle Smith

Danielle Gwodz

Alex Castro

John Grimsley

Joe Burke

Marshall Davidson

Robert Whitaker

Jeff Beard, CCIM

Jeff Beard has been a CCIM since June, 2000 and is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a BBA degree in finance. He is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker, member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is also past President of the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County.

Jeff founded The J. Beard Real Estate Company, L.P. in October 2003. Under his guidance, the company first established itself in the North Harris/Montgomery County commercial marketplace before expanding into a major Houston-area real estate presence.

With Jeff serving as President, The Houston Business Journal consistently ranks the company as one of the top 20 largest Houston-area commercial real estate brokerage firms.

Jeff remains active and participates in all facets of the business, from a leadership and management role, to actively marketing several for sale and leasing assignments.

Brandi McDonald Sikes, MCR

After 25 years of serving clients from global commercial real estate platforms, Brandi McDonald previously founded Limestone Commercial Real Estate with a singular focus on serving clients at her highest and best.


Throughout her career, Brandi has been involved in the sourcing, negotiating and executing of over $2.7 billion and 13.2 million square feet of commercial transactions. With extensive HQ experience and a passion for start-ups, Brandi leverages proven practices and transaction acumen to empower her clients through complex commercial real estate decisions.


Accredited with unrivaled work ethic and creativity, she is energized by serving her clients in excellence.

Jackson Cain

Jackson Cain has worked for SVN | J. Beard Real Estate for the past several years as an associate advisor and is now an advisor in the retail sector, and specializes in project leasing, tenant representation and investment sales.

Jackson demonstrates a high level of expertise in the commercial real estate market by representing his clients in a variety of transactions, which include site identification, land acquisition, sale, and leasing of retail properties.

Previously, Jackson worked as a project manager for The Cain Holding Group, LLC, in Houston, Texas.  Jackson is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

Jackson has held a sales agent license in the State of Texas since 2018 and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

Jackson is from The Woodlands, Texas and enjoys spending time golfing, hunting, and being outdoors.

Linda Crumley

Linda holds a Texas Real Estate License and specializes in Landlord and Tenant Representation for Office, Medical Office and Office Condominium development projects. 

She has experience with many other types of commercial properties including Retail, Land and Multi-Family projects. She is dedicated to her clients and works closely with them to obtain the best results for their company, whether they are a Fortune 500 company or a small start up. 

Her professionalism and persistence in effective prospecting and negotiation consistently provides favorable results for her clients.  She has worked in the three major markets in Texas and is a long time resident of the Houston Metroplex. 

Linda is currently serves on the board for Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County and is a long time member.

Rosa Dye

Rosa worked in Commercial Real Estate for over 30 years. She began her career working at The Woodlands Corporation along side several brokers as their assistant as they were building The Woodland’s business market. She worked on contracts in selling and leasing transactions which included industrial, office, retail and land. Rosa acquired her Texas Real Estate License and begin to transition into small office executive suites as Landlord Representation working at The Woodlands Corporation.

Later she joined Palermo Barr and included Church transactions as she move forward in the industry working Tenant Representation transactions.

Rosa later joined SVN | J.Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston as an Advisor where she is still involved with transactions including all aspects of the market for Landlord and Tenant Representation.

Diana Gaines

Diana Gaines came to the Woodlands in 1998 to work with the Commercial and Land Division for The Woodlands, and started at the formation of The J. Beard Real Estate Company in 2003 as the Marketing Director. 

She has over 20 years of experience working in the Northwest Houston and Montgomery County real estate markets and has been recognized as a Who’s Who in Montgomery County, as well as receiving the Heavy Hitter Award for Land by the Houston Business Journal in 2014. 

Her experience includes retail/office leasing with primary focus in the land development disciplines. 

She holds a Texas Real Estate License and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Dana Grace

Dana has 18 years of property management experience among large commercial property real estate companies, specializing in office, retail and mixed-use properties.

Dana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Houston and she has a Texas real estate license.

Brigham Hedges

Brigham joined SVN J Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston as a Junior Broker/Research Analyst in 2021 after starting in the industry in 2018. Brigham specializes in Net Lease Retail Assets. Brigham provides excellent market insight to his clients due to his time spent in the research department.

Brigham also has proven additional knowledge and expertise in providing Broker Price Opinion’s for different investment grade and owner user type properties for clients. Previously, Brigham was the

General Manager for Maverick Events and Solutions, a Fort Lauderdale, FL based marketing firm working to raise money for nonprofit organizations. Brigham is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he ran for the Track and Cross-Country team, garnering multiple Big 12 Championships and National Championship appearances and graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.

Linda Hornbek

Linda’s multi-faceted background in real estate started in California collaborating with a retail and multi-family investor.


Looking to expand her knowledge, she accepted a position in the coworking industry where Linda and her team leased and managed the operations of seven Class A executive offices in the San Fernando Valley.


In 2003, Linda transitioned into construction with Countrywide Home Loans. Within that year the leasing team expanded exponentially, and Linda received a promotion to Leasing Director. During that time, she managed joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in the retail and office sectors.


That skill set earned her a position as a Transaction Manager with CBRE Global supporting the contraction of space on the Washington Mutual portfolio. After a 9-year hiatus to raise her children, Linda returned to the workplace in real estate finance. 


Linda relocated with her family to northeast Houston in 2021. She is excited to continue her career at SVN | J. Beard Real Estate as a Transaction Manager and looks forward to opportunities for her and her family to serve in their community. Linda is a licensed real estate sales agent in Texas.

Scott Hill

Scott has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate in the Houston area including leasing, property management, asset management, project management, acquisition, and investment sales of office, retail, and medical properties.  

He has managed and leased single class-A assets up to 1,200,000 square feet, and multiple property portfolios comprising more than 6,900,000 square feet and totaling more than $700,000,000 in value. He has worked with local, national, and international investors and owners with both entrepreneurial and institutional investment philosophies.  

Scott’s expertise is in the creation of value in investment properties through sound investment strategy, leasing practices, and best standards in property management. Scott received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University with an emphasis on real estate and finance, and is a licensed real estate salesman in Texas. 

Lisa Hughes

Lisa has been actively involved in the real estate market since 2004 and specializes in Landlord and Tenant Representation, working with both small business owners and Fortune 500 companies alike. 

Before joining The J. Beard Real Estate Company, Lisa worked for many years with Conine & Robinson, a commercial real estate firm specializing in office leasing in The Woodlands, Texas, handling over 1.4 million square feet of office space.   

Since joining The J. Beard Real Estate Company in 2011, Lisa has dedicated herself to building and maintaining solid relationships with the firm’s clients and her commitment to meeting their needs.   

Lisa is an active member of C.R.E.A.M., CREW Houston, Montgomery County Youth Services, and The South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  

Whether it be sales or leasing of office space, Lisa is a self-starter who takes an active role with informed professionalism.

Brittany Jameson

Brittany joined SVN | J. beard Real Estate – Greater Houston as a Transaction Coordinator in August 2018.

She has over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and development.  

Since joining SVN | J. Beard, Brittany has been involved with multiple transactions, including the development and disposition of a new Slim Chickens QSR in League City, as well as the land acquisition, development and disposition of newly constructed Dairy Queen in Spring, Texas and a top preforming Human bean in Brownsville, Texas. Currently she’s involved in land acquisition, development and disposition of several single tenant national brand NNN leases across the state of Texas.

Brittany is also a doting mother of three lovely ladies and a hobbyist drummer. 

Misty Kelly

Misty has joined our team as the Director of Property Management and comes to us from Stream Realty Partners where she was Vice President of Property Management.

Misty has over 20-years of experience in office, medical and retail property management as well as a CPM designation and LEED Green Associate.

While at Stream, she managed a portfolio of more than 4 million square feet consisting of Class A office developments located in The Woodlands, Galleria, and Downtown Houston.

Misty was directly responsible for the leadership and mentoring of 20+ employees across several on-site management offices.

Additionally, she received numerous awards while at Stream for emulating their core values; as well as consistently providing excellent client service.

Misty and her husband, John, are the proud parents of ten-year-old twins, Madeline and Boston, who keep them very busy with all their activities – swimming, tennis, and Taekwondo!

Neal King

Neal provides leasing, acquisition, and disposition services across the full spectrum of commercial property types, specializing in office and industrial markets.

He capitalizes his diverse commercial real estate experience with extensive market knowledge and negotiation expertise to add value for his clients.

Neal understands the importance of not only providing his clients with keen industry insight, but also high-level customer service.

Prior to joining The J. Beard Real Estate Company, he was a sales counselor for two of Houston’s premier homebuilders, aiding in the development of several of the city’s top-selling master-planned communities. Prior to that, he managed the sales and operations for a multi-family construction services company in their Houston division.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Sales from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and a Texas Real Estate License.

Neal resides in his hometown of The Woodlands with his wife and two sons.

Matt Knagg

Matt joined the SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston company in 2018 and works an Advisor.

Currently, Matt is involved in retail sales for multi-tenant investment grade properties as well as owner/ user properties, retail project leasing, pad site sales and development, Tenant representation, and land sales.

Matt provides extensive knowledge and experience with planned and mixed-use development projects including retail, office, medical, waterfront land sites, and hospitality uses.

Matt’s experience and relationships with developers and end users has proven to help his client’s find the highest and best use for their projects.

Matt’s critical and creative thinking, market knowledge, and aggressive approach has led to a proven track record of helping his clients successfully achieve their goals across the greater Houston metro area.

Matt has proven additional knowledge and expertise in providing BPO’s (Broker Price Opinions) for different investment grade and owner-user type properties for clients.

Kyle Kretsinger

Kyle Kretsinger joined The J. Beard Real Estate Company as Director of Research in April, 2016.

In his role, he provides commercial real estate research and market intelligence for the firm’s brokers and clients. Kyle has over 25 years real estate research experience.

Prior to joining J. Beard Real Estate Company, Kyle served as Director of Research / Marketing Services for Weingarten Realty Investors. He has also provided professional consulting services and served in internet technology positions.

Among his industry involvement, Kyle is an emeritus member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) North American Research Task Force, is an active member of the Houston Commercial Real Estate Research Forum, has regularly served as a guest lecturer for Real Estate Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, and has presented at several industry conferences.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Management, Computing & Systems from Houston Baptist University

Patricia Langlinais

Patricia joined our team as a property manager in October 2016.  Patricia has over 35 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate, specializing in Commercial Office Buildings and 15 years of experience in leasing.

During her career she has worked for third party management companies such as Fuller Real Estate, CBRE and privately-owned company Morrison Karsten Group, where she was responsible for leasing and managing multiple commercial properties in the Houston Galleria and surrounding areas.    

In 2002 she obtained her Texas Real Estate License. Patricia is experienced in all facets of Property Management and has worked directly with Clients, Leasing, Construction, Property acquisitions and Development professionals. 

Kelly Manning

Kelly joined the J. Beard Real Estate Company as a Property Manager in September 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in Property Management.  She recently came from Investar Real Estate Services where she served as a Property Manager, managing approximately 700,000 square feet of office, industrial and retail properties.  

Kelly is experienced in all facets of Property Management, including lease administration, construction project management, and financial reporting.  She provides exceptional customer service, and goes out of her way to assist internal and external clients.

Kelly, her husband and son reside in Spring and enjoy camping, boating and being with family.

Nichole Moore

For nearly a decade, Nichole Moore, has overseen all Human Resources functions involved with employee relations, labor law compliance, and workforce management.


Nichole always knew she had a passion for people — she actually began her career working with children. She later sought a career that allowed her to work closely with others and to truly make a difference, and making a difference she has accomplished!   


Most recently, Nichole was a Corporate Affairs Administrator with Noble Energy Inc.  However, before Noble Energy Inc., Nichole spent over 15 years in Human Resource Management.


Nichole received her HR Management and Business Administration degree from University of Houston.  Aside from the fact that she’s an HR All-Star, Nichole and her husband created an online business that launched during Covid-19! She believes that if you can make someone’s day better with positive reinforcement, then that’s the ultimate gratification!


Outside of work, you can find Nichole working on her hobbies; an athletic apparel line with her husband, attending her son’s track meets, foodie instagrammer/influencer and traveling.

Bonnie Pfrenger

Bonnie joined the SVN | J. Beard team in 2021 as an Associate Advisor. Bonnie has recently worked with Coldwell Banker Realty, where she specialized in commercial transactions. She has been actively involved in sales and leasing, representing both owners and investors for a variety of property types including industrial, land, medical, and multi-family throughout Greater Houston.

Bonnie has three years of commercial real estate sales and leasing experience and will bring a client focused approach to our team. Prior to commercial real estate, Bonnie worked in business development for 20+ years.

Bonnie graduated UCLA and previously lived in Southern California, Germany, and Omaha, NE before moving to The Woodlands in 2012 where she resides with her husband and four children.

Rahul Samuel

Rahul joined The J.Beard Real Estate Company in November 2018 as a Digital Marketing Specialist.

Rahul’s role includes developing marketing materials which assist the brokers in driving new business and current listings. 

Rahul is responsible for the development and maintenance of the company website. He also assists in the design of all company branding, social media and company PR.

Rahul has over 8 years of experience in commercial real estate marketing, advertising and media relations.

Previously, he served as the Digital Marketing Director for REDNews Inc. where he built a very robust digital media platform.

His key responsibilities included coordinating with the research and sales team to strategize and develop multiple marketing plans for the company through print advertising, email marketing, and social media.

As a native of India, Rahul received both his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s degree in Marketing & Economics from the Indian Institute of Planning & Management in Bangalore, India.

Deborah Sargeant

Deborah has over 40 years of accounting experience, including 10 years with Ernst & Young. She joined the J. Beard team in 2010. Deborah is the Director of Accounting and Controller of The J. Beard Real Estate and The J. Beard Property Management Companies.

Pamela Sprouse

Prior to joining The J. Beard Real Estate Company in 2018, Pamela worked over 10 years in the commercial real estate industry in Houston, specializing in Landlord and Tenant Representation.

The majority of that time was with a national commercial leasing firm as a Leasing Representative and Regional Leasing Manager, where she was responsible for managing a 3.2 million SF portfolio of buildings in the North and Central Houston Area.

Additionally, she managed a team of 14 leasing agents and handled negotiations of all large and complex lease transactions.

Pamela is committed to building trust and long-term relationships with her clients by being a dedicated advocate for them.

Pamela is a Native Houstonian and has an extensive knowledge of the regional real estate market. She enjoys spending time with her two sons

Jeff Tinsley

Jeff is a Senior Associate with the J. Beard Real Estate Company and specializes in project leasing, tenant representation and investment sales.  He has effectively represented his clients in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, which include the marketing, sales and leasing of retail, medical professional and office properties.

Throughout his career, Jeff has forged strong relationships in the CRE industry with numerous companies such as Regency Centers, Crow Holdings Capital, Kite Realty Group and AEW Capital Management.

Prior to joining The J Beard Real Estate Company, Jeff was a leasing representative in the commercial division of The Woodlands Operating Company.  He also has over 10 years of restaurant industry experience managing all aspects of the business with an emphasis on service and attention to detail throughout the leasing process, which gives him a unique perspective for many retail transactions.

Jeff has held a broker’s license in the State of Texas since 2001 and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a Houston area native and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Cindy Vazquez

Cindy Vazquez joined the J. Beard Property Management team in November of 2018 as a property accountant. She is responsible for all accounting functions for a portfolio of 15 properties.

Cindy has over 20 years of experience in the rental industry and 11 years in New Home Development.

Cathy Young

Cathy has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining The J. Beard Real Estate Company, Cathy was a CRE Transaction Advisor with Moody Rambin.

There she teamed with several brokers and together, they leased and managed over 1.3 million square feet of commercial properties.

From the federal government to Fortune 100 companies to local private companies, Cathy has helped numerous organizations identify and solve occupancy and real estate planning issues.

With an extensive background in both portfolio and one-off transactions, Cathy has the ability to analyze market trends, identify and implement site selection strategies, create effective deal structures and conduct focused negotiations.

Cathy graduated from Southwestern University and is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission as a real estate sales agent.

Elle Spencer

Elle joined SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston as an Associate Advisor in May 2022. In this role, she handles leasing, tenant representation, and general brokerage.


Her expertise and diverse background provide an advantage to her clients, as she offers a unique perspective and creative approach to problem solving.

Prior to joining SVN | J. Beard Real Estate, Elle worked as an advisor in office and industrial at TenantBase, Inc., and in operations and marketing with commercial real estate firm Koa Partners LLC.


She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also studied business at the University of Houston. Elle is recognized for her overall work ethic and passion for the industry.


She is licensed real estate sales agent in Texas.

Altaf Akbari

Altaf H. Akbari is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Texas, serving as an advisor at SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston. He specializes in investment sales with a focus on land, hotels, and multi-family properties. he has earned the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. 


In a former career with Fortune 100 oil and gas companies spanning almost 30 years, Akbari developed oil field economics and strategic business planning software and negotiated multimillion dollar global technology contracts. Afterwards, he started his commercial real estate career at Marcus & Millichap before coming over to SVN.


Akbari has lived in the Greater Houston area for over 35 years. He developed a community assistance program that has helped tens of families become first time homeowners. he is also actively involved with another nonprofit organization that works on building bridges and promoting understanding across various communities. 

Jackie Prosch

Jacquelyn joined SVN J. Beard bringing experience in leasing, acquisition, and disposition across a wide range of commercial asset types. Her comprehensive understanding of her clients’ unique goals and objectives enables her to develop a customized strategy that meets their specific needs.  Through market analysis, pricing strategies, marketing techniques, and customer service, Jacquelyn provides value to her clients.

Prior to joining SVN J. Beard, Jacquelyn received recognition as the Top Producing Agent of her brokerage.

Jacquelyn holds a Texas Real Estate License and is an active member of BNI and the current Vice President of her chapter.

Jacquelyn is a proud military spouse and mom of two kids. She enjoys running, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.


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