Khani Zulu, Realty Austin brokers join @Properties Christie’s

Irma Sanchez to CEO of Westchase District; Rockefeller Group to Texas

Khani Zulu, 16 Realty Austin Brokers Join @Properties Christie’s
Westchase District's Irma Sanchez; @Properties Christie’s International Realty's Khani Zulu; Rockefeller Group's Philip Crocker (Linkedin, Getty, Westchase District)

Seventeen real estate agents joined @Properties Christie’s International Real Estate’s Austin office recently. 

The movers include Khani Zulu, who was Side’s top agent in Austin, as well as 12 former Realty Austin employees who switched affiliations after Compass acquired Realty Austin in September, according to a news release from @Properties Christie’s.

Those joining from Realty Austin are Lindsey Hicks, Rick Whittmore, Ami Davis, Allison Crow, Patti Simon, Brooke Long, Debbie Barrera, Jamie Keegan, Garance Jones, Shelly Hemingson, Jonna Juul Hansen and Susie Lee.

The Austin outpost of @Properties Christie’s opened in September.

Here’s what else is shaking in Texas real estate:

Irma Sanchez is the new president and CEO of the Westchase District, a nonprofit economic development corporation that promotes the Houston neighborhood. 

Sanchez succeeds Charly Weldon, who served in the interim after Jim Murphy retired in May, the Houston Business Journal reported.

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Murphy had served as president and CEO of the district since its inception in 1995. Weldon will stay on with the district as a consultant. Sanchez has worked for the district for nearly 24 years and has served as vice president of projects since 2008.

New York-based Rockefeller Group has tapped a former HInes executive to help it put down roots in Texas for the first time, Bisnow reported.

Rockefeller has hired Houston-based Philip Croker to lead its southwest division, focusing on Texas and Arizona. 

Rockefeller owns multiple office towers in New York City; it is developing a 60-story mixed-use tower in Atlanta, and bought 16.5 acres in Arizona this past summer to build 152 built-to-rent homes.

In his 19 years with Hines, Crocker contributed to the development of 609 Main at Texas, Texas Tower and T3 Eastside. 

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