Rayford Crossing Rayford Crossing features 36,704 square feet of retail along Riley Fuzzell Road.

HOUSTON—The founding partners of Houston-based Capital Retail Properties have come a long way since the 11/11/11 launch of the commercial brokerage firm. The trio of former Texas A&M University students, Eric Walker, Anderson Smith and Ford Scott, honed their real estate skills at NewQuest Properties. Smith and Scott befriended Walker, at the time a vice president of leasing development, who began his career as assistant to the president, personal aide to the US secretary of education and associate director of the White House office of combating terrorism.

Now a unit of nine, Capital Retail Properties has forged a niche specializing in the development, marketing and disposition of anchored and shadow-anchored retail shopping centers, along with tenant representation and retail land sales. Clients range from Midway and McDonald’s to Prosperity Bank, Academy Sports, Grub Burger Bar, Starbucks and Corner Bakery. In recent months, Capital Retail Properties has not only met key milestones for three suburban developments, but been involved in center sales totaling $25 million.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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