Mr. Lewis joined the Houston office of Cushman & Wakefield in June 2015 and is the co-head of the Capital Advisory Group.
Since he joined the firm, he has been instrumental in the growth of the Capital Advisory Group. In the past two years, he has led advisory work on a number of equity investments including several in excess of $1 billion, as well as market studies for specific property types on a national, regional, and local level. In addition, Mr. Lewis has completed portfolio and property evaluations for a variety of clients, as well as debt underwriting and due diligence.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he was the Founder and Managing Member of Green Bench Advisors LLC, a commercial real estate and bank advisory firm in Houston. While at Green Bench Advisors, Mr. Lewis completed loan portfolio evaluations for several acquisitions ranging in size from $300 million to over $1 billion; completed probable loss estimates for several banks ranging from $250 million to over $1 billion in assets; provided due diligence and underwriting services for numerous B-piece acquisitions, warehouse lines of credit, and other financing scenarios.
Prior to starting Green Bench Advisors in July 2012, Mr. Lewis was Managing Director for Situs Realty Services, where he created the Bank/Loan Advisory Group in 2008, Prior to 2008, he was Director of the Structured Finance Group, where he managed B-piece, warehouse lines of credit, mezzanine, preferred equity, and equity due diligence and underwriting. Mr. Lewis was also part of the initial due diligence/underwriting team when Situs began CMBS underwriting in the mid-1990s. Prior to his association with Situs, Mr. Lewis was a Partner with Lewis/Hutchins & Co, Inc., a regional appraisal firm headquartered in Houston; Senior Manager and head of the appraisal department of Pannell Kerr Forster’s Houston and Dallas practice offices; and Senior Appraiser at Real Property Analysts/Lewis & Howard, a prominent Houston-based regional appraisal firm.
Mr. Lewis is a former Member of the Appraisal Institute.
Memberships, Licenses, Professional Affiliations and Education
- Denver University, Business and Psychology
- University of Houston, Political Science and Psychology
- University of Massachusetts Amherst, UWW - Psychology