EXPERTISE

 The Calibre Group, Inc. is a commercial real estate brokerage firm dedicated solely to the representation of tenants. Established in 1990, Calibre’s strong industry relationships, in-depth market knowledge, and vast experience are committed to one party—the tenant. As tenant advocates, Calibre ensures that its clients’ risks are minimized while optimizing their leverage in commercial real estate transactions. 

Founder Candace Baggett is a recognized expert in office leasing and, in addition to being named frequently as a “heavy hitter” by the Houston Business Journal, a recurring lecturer at prominent continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. Prior to founding Calibre, Candace practiced law for 12 years with Chevron. 

Candace Baggett has served as President of the Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association (HOLBA) and is currently as trustee and co-chair of the Facilities Committee at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). 

services

National Tenant Representation

Acquisitions / Dispositions

Consulting / Due Diligence / Operating Expense Audits

 

As a member of the Alliance of Tenant Representatives (ATR), an organization that brings together top corporate real estate service providers who represent only business space users, your interests will never be subordinate to conflicting relationships with landlords or property owners. 

ATR brokers have offices in Atlanta | Austin | Boston | Charlotte | Chicago | Cincinnati | Dallas | Denver | Houston | London (UK) | Long Island | Los Altos | Los Angeles | Miami | Newport Beach | New York City | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Plano | Raleigh | San Antonio | San Francisco | Tampa | Washington DC

TRANSACTIONS

RSFClient TypeLocation
500,000Global 200 company CBD
250,000Global 200 company CBD
110,000Global 200 companyWestchase
76,000Global 200 company  CBD
40,000Global 200 company  CBD
40,000Regional law firm CBD
35,000Headquarters for real estate brokerage firmGalleria
30,000Regional law firmCBD
30,000Professional services firmGreenway
25,000Global 200 companyWestchase
23,000National law firmCBD
21,000Regional law firmCBD
16,000Publicly-traded energy companyGalleria
16,000Energy-services firmWestchase
15,000National law firmCBD
15,000Boutique law firmCBD
14,000Trading companyCBD
13,000Family officeGreenway
13,000Publicly-traded energy companyThe Woodlands
11,000Publicly-traded energy companyThe Woodlands

 

Building acquisitions/dispositions in Heights/Memorial, Montrose, Museum District, Washington Ave.

LEADERSHIP

Candace began her legal career in Chevron’s law department where she worked for 12 years. She was the lead attorney responsible for strategizing, negotiating, and documenting office and industrial transactions in a 14-state area. Her legal responsibilities included representing the company as a tenant/sublessor in multiple cities and as a landlord/owner in transactions totaling over 1,250,000 rentable square feet of Class A and B office space in Houston’s CBD and Westchase submarkets. In addition, Candace was responsible for discovering and ultimately recovering over $1 million in improperly charged operating expense pass-throughs following a detailed audit of the landlord’s expense records over a 2-year period. Because of her knowledge of environmental issues impacting real estate transactions, Candace was chosen to spearhead an industry acquisition of over 200 properties located adjacent to industrial facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Candace left Chevron when she co-founded The Calibre Group, a tenant representation firm. She works exclusively as a broker-advocate on behalf of tenants and has been named a “Heavy Hitter” by the Houston Business Journal on numerous occasions.  Candace is an accredited LEED® professional and is dedicated to structuring leases for tenants in buildings that utilize or can be persuaded to utilize 

 

sustainable design, construction, and operating practices. In addition, Candace works with her clients and their architectural team to implement specifications for renewable interior finishes.

Professionally, Candace has previously served as

  • President and Board member of Houston Office Leasing Brokers’ Association (HOLBA)
  • Board member of CREW–Houston
  • President and Board member of the River Oaks Women’s Breakfast Club

Currently, Candace serves as

  • Trustee, Co-Chair Facilities Committee, and Executive Committee Member, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)

Candaceis a frequent lecturer at legal seminars and has authored articles including:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Leasing Institute, 2017, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2004 in Austin and Dallas, TX—Specific Procedures to Avoid Late-Term Disagreements, BOMA’s 2010 Measurement Standards, Proposed FASB Rules on Lease Accounting, Lease Audits, Assignments/Subleasing(speaker and moderator)
  • South Texas College of Law, Real Estate Law Conference, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1992, 1991—Subleasing, Economic Analysis of an Office Lease, Work Letters, Office Leasing, Operating Expenses (speaker and moderator)
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Real Estate Law, Advanced Real Estate Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Leases, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2000— Work Letters, Title and Insurance Considerations, Operating Expenses, Office Leasing(speaker and moderator)

Candace is a licensed broker in the State of Texas and holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. She graduated with aB.B.A. summa cum laude(3 years) from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas/Madrid, Spain and attended the University of San Diego’s Institute on International and Comparative Law in Paris, France.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

We are committed to sustainability and environmental leadership and work with our clients to incorporate sustainable practices into their real estate strategies. Candace Baggett is no stranger to the environmental impact of commercial operations. Her legal background ranges from practicing law as a real estate and environmental attorney with Chevron to her designation as a LEED ® accredited professional. As a tenant advocate, she strives to structure leases for tenants in buildings that utilize or can be persuaded to utilize sustainable design, construction, and operating practices.

In addition to our in-house expertise, we work with some of the industry’s top LEED ® accredited professionals to incorporate specifications for renewable and eco-friendly interior finishes and energy efficient operating equipment. Construction and ongoing building operations are significant contributors to carbon emissions, and we share the opportunity with our tenant-clients to influence the way that interiors and buildings are designed, constructed, operated, and occupied.

Our clients’ goals with respect to sustainability range from making environmentally sensitive decisions with respect to the selection of interior finishes and construction to seeking LEED ® certification for their interiors from the U.S. Green Buildings Council. Regardless of the complexity of the assignment, we are enthusiastic about working with our clients to implement innovative and flexible solutions that ensure environmental stewardship.

LEGAL

The Calibre Group, Inc. is licensed as a real estate broker by the Texas Real Estate Commission. Texas law requires all real estate licensees to provide this information about brokerage services.

CONTACT US

The Calibre Group, Inc.

1604 Bissonnet Street Houston, Texas 77005-1822 USA

+1 713-739-7777 cbaggett@thecalibregroup.com