CHAIRMAN/BROKERAGE SERVICES GROUPTim D. Relyea is one of the nation’s top real estate professionals. His career began in 1978, and since that time Mr. Relyea has completed in excess of 20 million square feet of transactions for a total aggregate rental of more than $2 billion. Mr. Relyea was one of the first employees hired by twin brothers Louis B. Cushman and John C. Cushman, III, following the formation of Cushman Realty Corporation in 1978. Located in the Houston office, he became Executive Vice President and the #1 producing broker in the 200-person firm. In 2001, Cushman Realty merged with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., with Mr. Relyea being named Vice Chairman and on the Board of Directors of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (C&W), the parent company, as well as Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. He currently ranks as the #1 brokerage professional outside of New York City for C&W. Primarily representing corporate clients, Mr. Relyea has sold more than 8 million square feet of office space. He has completed numerous build-to-suit transactions for clients in Houston and throughout the nation, and has represented several clients in corporate headquarters relocations. Mr. Relyea won the "Office Leasing Broker of the Year" award from the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) in both 1991 and 2002. Mr. Relyea is a member of the Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. He was formerly Vice President, Program Chairman and a two-term member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA). He has also served on the Board of Directors of NCNB National Bank/Eldridge, Cahaba Construction Company and St. Francis Episcopal Day School. Mr. Relyea earned his bachelors degree from the University of Texas. He speaks regularly on various topics relating to office buildings and office lease structures, including a speech in 1994 to the Real Estate Section of the Houston Bar Association on the "Ten Most Important Business Aspects of an Office Lease”.