Office tenant representative Phil Puckett has been named Vice Chairman of CBRE. Puckett, who specializes in representing law firms in downtown and Uptown Dallas, joins an exclusive crop of brokers who have earned the honorary title reserved for the highest producers in the global firm.
In 2017, Puckett transacted approximately 434,000 square feet of law firms in downtown and Uptown, including Thompson & Knight, Baker Botts, Akin Gump and Winston & Strawn.
Puckett, who is also a finalist for Broker of the Year in D CEO’s 2018 Commercial Real Estate Awards, works on a team with Harlan Davis and Neal Puckett. Puckett is known for creating the CBRE Dashboard, a technology tool that tracks vacancy, rents, construction, and much more in the downtown and Uptown submarkets.
“The reason for my team’s success is that we’ve been able to share visual data [through CBRE’s Dashboard tool] to help a law firm make the right decision for them,” Puckett says.
Throughout his more than 25-year career, Puckett has transacted more than 5 million square feet of leases. This year is already off to a strong start as Puckett says his team has about 300,000 square feet of transactions “moving pretty fast.”
“We owe it all to the [Dashboard] technology,” Puckett says. “But as I tell my boys, ‘It’s not just the magic, it’s the magician.’ … If you specialize and become an expert in your market, then all the sudden, you start to see things you wouldn’t normally see. You see things beyond what they appear to be.”