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What You Don't Know About Jim Graham


On his very first deal, Colliers International EVP Jim Graham learned the value of building relationships. The 2,400 SF deal (in 1986) in Campbell Center led to the relocation of the tenant into 4,500 SF in The Crescent before expanding them to 12k SF in The Crescent. That led to a 30k SF industrial deal. Later, he relocated them into a floor at the Galleria; then a second floor at the Galleria. “You never know where a client might take you if you are focused on client service regardless of the size of the transaction,” he tells us.
Title & Company: EVP, Colliers International
What that means: Occupier advocate
Memorable project: TXI corporate HQ
What you’re known for: Surviving and thriving as an office tenant rep broker for almost 30 years and having strong client relationships.
Hometown: Bossier City, LA
Currently live: Preston Hollow
Why DFW?: Fantastic business environment, wonderful people and great weather.
School: LSU
First job: Newspaper carrier, then worked in my dad’s hardware store.
Job in another life: CPA for Ernst & Ernst  (dating myself here)
Person (living or dead) to meet: Winston Churchill
Greatest fear: Failure
Daily habit: Coffee in the morning with my wife
Favorite music group/song: No one group; love '60s rock-and-roll, country and classical
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite movie: Patton, Thomas Crown Affair, Big Chill
Favorite restaurant: Suze’s       
Bucket list: Play Royal County Down       
Family facts: Married with two grown girls
Hobbies: Golf, hunting, working out
Startling fact: Played the male lead in the senior class play in high school.