Griffin Partners Welcomes SVP while Bidding Farewell to Industry Titan

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Kelly Agent Joins Team as Janie Snider Enjoys Retirement

Griffin Partners, an entrepreneurial, commercial real estate investment, development and property management firm, is pleased to welcome Kelly Agent as its new Senior Vice President of Property Management. Kelly joined the team in October, as 14-year veteran employee, Janie Snider, recently transitioned to retirement. 

Operating out of Griffin Partners’ Houston headquarters, Agent will oversee the company’s property management and engineering operations throughout Houston, Southwest Texas and the additional markets in which it owns and operates properties. Agent will also oversee Griffin’s property management and engineering team.

“We are grateful for Janie’s 14 years of service to our team; her leadership has been instrumental in our growth in Houston and beyond and we wish her nothing but the best as she enjoys her much deserved retirement,” said Edward Griffin, CEO of Griffin Partners. “We are equally as enthusiastic to see Kelly bring her decades of experience to our team and know that our future is bright with her at the helm.”

Prior to joining the Griffin team, Agent served as Vice President of Property Management at Hartman Income REIT and Senior Manager at Patrinely Group. Additionally, Agent held the roles of General Manager at Midway, The RMR Group and Jones Lange Lasalle, Property Manager at Cassidy Turley (now Newmark Knight Frank) and Asset Manager at EastGroup Properties, Inc. She began her career with the United States Department of Defense after obtaining both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. 

Snider’s retirement comes after a successful 38-year career in the commercial real estate industry, which includes her tenure at Griffin Partners and nearly a decade as Senior Vice President at CBRE (formerly Trammell Crow Company). 

Over the past 40 years, Griffin Partners has created and cultivated lasting client-focused relationships by successfully identifying promising investment strategies. These opportunities have been converted into profitable investments through the efforts of their multi-disciplined operating platform. For more information on Griffin Partners, visit

Griffin Partners is a commercial real estate investment, development, and property management firm founded in 1980 by Fred Griffin. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Griffin Partners cumulatively has acquired or developed over 18 million square feet of space across more than 79 projects comprised of 112 individual properties, with an aggregate value that exceeds over $2.5 billion. The company owns and operates properties throughout Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Tennessee, and North Carolina. For more information on Griffin Partners, visit