ABOUT US

OVERVIEW & STRATEGY

Connecting our clients to their ultimate goals.

EXPERIENCE

Edward Bane, SIOR
Co-Founder and Principal

With over 25 years of experience, Ed Bane is a leading broker in the Houston area. Ed and his business partner, Jon Michael, co- founded Bridge Commercial Real Estate in 2015. He specializes in the leasing and selling of single and multi-tenant properties. In addition, he has significant expertise in real estate economics and development, tenant representation, and location intelligence.

Before founding Bridge Commercial Real Estate, Ed served as the Senior Vice President of NAI Partners and was a partner at Holt Lunsford Commercial for fifteen years. He is a member of Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Ed has leased over 25 million square feet with a total leasehold value of $415 million, has been directly involved in over $325 million in acquisitions and has completed three successful industrial developments.

A Costar Power Broker for multiple years.
EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate of Abilene Christian University
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtor
  • NAIOP


EXPERIENCE

Jon Michael, SIOR
Co-founder and Principal

Jon L. Michael is the co-founder of Bridge Commercial Real Estate. He is an award-winning expert in the Houston-area commercial real estate market. Jon’s primary responsibilities at Bridge include the leasing of single and multi-tenant properties, investment sales, and property transactions. Together with Ed Bane, they head up the overall business development for Bridge Commercial Real Estate.

Previously, Jon served as the Vice President of NAI Partners. Jon served as Marketing Director at Holt Lunsford Commercial where his responsibilities included project leasing, tenant representation, and business development.

During his 14 years in real estate, Jon has leased over 20 million square feet with a total leasehold value of $350 million and has been directly involved in over $200 million in acquisitions.

A Costar Power Broker for multiple years.
EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate of Southwest Texas State University
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • NAIOP

EXPERIENCE

Will Austin
Senior Associate

Will joined Bridge in 2018 and serves as Vice President for Bridges’ Industrial Tenant and Buyer representation division. His primary focus is to strategically assist his client’s any need from site selection, relocation, acquisition, expansion and more. Will has practiced commercial real estate in the Houston and surrounding areas since 2015.

Will is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Texas. Prior to joining the Bridge team, Will worked at Oxford Partners primarily in a tenant and buyer representation capacity. He has currently completed more than 75 transactions totaling in excess of 750,000 Square Feet.

EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate of the University of North Texas
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas

EXPERIENCE

Derek Russell
Senior Associate

Derek joined Bridge in 2020 and serves as Senior Associate for Bridges’ Industrial Tenant and Buyer representation division. He’s a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University with a background in Private Equity and Commercial Real Estate. Prior to joining the Bridge Team, Derek worked at Hastings Equity Partners sourcing middle market companies to invest in and worked at Oxford Partners in a tenant and buyer representation capacity.

Derek’s primary focus is to strategically assist his client’s needs from lease renewal, site selection, relocation, acquisition, expansion and more. Derek has practiced commercial real estate in the Houston and surrounding areas since 2017.

EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate of Texas A&M University
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Young Professionals Committee

EXPERIENCE

Hunter Johnston
Associate

Hunter joined Bridge in October of 2017 and currently serves as Vice President. His primary concentration is Tenant/End User representation for industrial facilities in the Houston area. Hunter brings a unique background to the team with more than 6 years working in construction management. Since starting with Bridge, Hunter has since brokered over 30 transactions totaling in excess of 400,000 Square feet.

Hunter is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Texas and a graduate of the University of St. Thomas. Additionally, Hunter is a committee member of the Sight Into Sound foundation and volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate of University of St. Thomas
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas