Over the past 30 years he has been associated with the leasing of over 3,000,000 square feet of space and the development of over 500,000 square feet, including ground leases, built to suits and mixed use retail properties.
Perry Zieben has been working in Houston's Commercial Real Estate Industry for over 30 years. He has worked with a variety of national, regional and local companies, including AT&T, Brinker International, Century Papers, Gimble Bros., Mobile Oil, Sara Lee, Whataburger, Best Buy Stores, Inc., Sterling Bank, Circuit City, HEB, Albertsons, Kroger, Boaters World, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., St. Michaels Emergency Centers, Kool Smiles, Lay-Z-Boy, and Gymboree, to name a few. He has been involved in successful negotiations with such notable landlords as Gerald D. Hines Interests, Trammel Crow Companies, Weingarten Realty, Brixmor Properties (Centro), Fidelis Realty Partners, Property Commerce, John P. McGovern Foundation, Lauth Properties, New Quest Properties, Metro National Corporation, The Ainbinder Company and Levcor, Inc. Perry has a reputation of integrity, loyalty and an in depth understanding of retail development, site selection and market conditions. He is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
A native Houstonian, Perry graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance, specializing in Real Estate and Urban Land Development, graduating in 1977. He was also a member of the UT Real Estate Society. He joined Henry S. Miller Companies in 1977, later becoming Sr. Vice President and Sr. Marketing Consultant, during and after HSM merged with Grubb and Ellis. Perry was a Top Ten Producer and member of the Chairman's Council and Division Head while at HSM-GBE, being awarded "Most Deals (72) in one Year" before he resigned in 1988.
In 1989 he joined Levcor, Inc., a privately owned Houston based real estate company specializing in retail properties, where he served as Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing. He worked on the leasing and fee development of Levcor's retail portfolio, sales and leasing division.
In 1997 he formed Perry Zieben Realty, LLC., specializing in commercial-retail real estate. Subsequently including the development and redevelopment of multiple retail properties in the greater Houston area. Perry represents his clients in site identification, economic analysis, due diligence, market research and contract negotiations to achieve his clients short and long term real estate objectives.