Team


Robert D. Banzhaf

Rob Banzhaf Managing Principal

Robert Banzhaf cofounded BANDIER Realty Partners in 2007 with his long-term friend and business partner, Trey Halberdier. Prior to founding BANDIER Realty Partners, Rob had spent several years with some of the largest International real estate firms representing multi-national and international firms with acquisition and/or disposition needs. While consistently being a top producer at these firms was rewarding, the desire to own, develop and to invest with his clients is where his true passion lies.

Mr. Banzhaf’s wide range of experience includes Bank Owned REO Acquisition/Disposition, Investment Syndications, Ground up Development, Build to Suit, Land Purchase/Sales, Equity Placement, Tenant Representation, and Landlord Representation. This vast experience translates to an innate understanding of the real estate process and a complete command of the transaction from start to finish. This insight enables Rob to identify and recognize the thought processes and motives behind decisions which drive the Tenant, Landlord, Buyer, and/or Seller.

In addition to many private clients, Mr. Banzhaf has used his real estate experience to benefit Corporate clients including US Bank, Whitney Bank, Metrobank, FDIC, SBA, Citibank, G.E. Capital, Merrill Lynch, Northwest Mutual, LandAmerica, Midas, Redstone Asset Management, Chadbourne _ Parke, Nevada Gold _ Casinos, Allis Chalmers Energy; Bradmark Technologies, and many others.

EDUCATION

After playing two years of NCAA Division I soccer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Mr. Banzhaf went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Banzhaf is a licensed Broker with the Texas Real Estate Commission. He is also a very active member of the community serving as President of The Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County, President of Montgomery County Texas Exes, 2011 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County, and a member of multiple affiliations including ICSC, Houston Realty Breakfast Club, South Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Greater Conroe Chamber of Commerce, TAR, HAR, and NAR.

PERSONAL

Rob is a resident of The Woodlands and spends much of his free-time with his wife, Angela, sons, Parker and Austin, and his daughter Lucille. He is a member of St. Anthony of Padua and is a long-time mentor to Jordan through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. When time permits, Rob enjoys golfing, fishing, running, and competing in triathlons


David L. Alexander

Vice President David Alexander

David joined BANDIER in March of 2011. David has several years of experience in the banking industry as well as secondary market commercial loan due diligence. David’s key roles at BANDIER include bringing value to the Foreclosure Asset Services Team (F.A.S.T.), analyzing investment opportunities, and handling client Acquisition/Dispositions.

EDUCATION

David received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of North Texas in August of 2010. During his undergraduate studies, David was active in the UNT Real Estate Club and participated in many professional functions.

PERSONAL

David resides in Conroe, Texas with his wife Kendra, and their dog Henry. They attend Crossroads Baptist Church in The Woodlands. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as many outdoor activities including sporting clays, hunting, and fishing.


Derrick Jones

DerrickJonesAssociate Director

Derrick Jones joined BANDIER Companies, in January 2013. Derrick brings 10+ years of successful experience representing industrial and office Owners and Tenants in transactions spanning every sub-market in the city of Houston. Derrick’s clients rely on his focused approach, market knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit in delivering them with value and measurable results. At BANDIER, Derrick will focus on the firms Industrial and Office leasing/sales efforts.

Derrick has utilized his vast expertise to benefit clients including Principal Financial Group, TIAA-CREF, Cobalt Capital, TA Realty, Sealy and Company, Verde Realty and GAC. His outgoing personality, commitment to relationships and ability to evaluate assets and deals through the “eyes of the owner” has proven invaluable to all he serves. During his tenure, Derrick has negotiated leases in excess of 2.5 million square feet for a total lease consideration of $57,000,000. Additionally, Derrick has provided clients with development, site selection, marketing and property management services.

EDUCATION

Derrick received his BBA in Marketing and MBA from Lamar University.

PERSONAL

Derrick is a resident of The Woodlands with his wife Shannon and his children; Avery, Carter and Berkley. In his free time he enjoys coaching his kids various sports teams as well as playing golf, hunting and fishing. Derrick and his family are members of Crossroads Baptist Church where they enjoy volunteering.


Krissie Vanyo

Associate Director/Broker Krissie Vanyo

Krissie is an Associate Director/Broker with BANDIER who specializes in Property Management and Landlord Tenant Representation. Prior to working for BANDIER Krissie was the Director of Leasing and Property Management for a large Houston Development and Investment Firm. Krissie brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience and offers a wide range of real estate experience such as Site Selection/Acquisition/Disposition, Corporate Relocation, Investment Opportunities, Ground up Development, Property Management and Landlord Tenant Representation.

As a Property Manager, Krissie has been responsible for the management and reporting activities of over 400,000 square feet of Class A mixed-use, office condo, hospital and retail space. Overall, she has contributed to the direct management, leasing and marketing of commercial real estate and has achieved high tenant retention rates well over 90%. Krissie focuses heavily on customer service and works closely with tenants, ownership interests, asset managers, and lenders to meet and exceed all objectives.

EDUCATION

After finishing school Krissie went on to receive her Real Estate License in 1999 and then her Brokers license in 2005 with the Texas Real Estate Commission. She is also a member of multiple organizations such as C.R.E.A.M., The Junior League of North Harris _ South Montgomery Counties, The South Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, TAR, HAR, and NAR as well as an active volunteer with several local non-profit organizations.

PERSONAL

Krissie is a long time resident of The Woodlands where she resides with her husband Brian, daughter Lauren, son Cooper and dog Wrigley. Krissie is an active member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as enjoying her membership with North Houston Adventure Boot Camp and the YMCA.


Michael Blount, Jr.

Associate Broker Michael Blount

Michael joined BANDIER as a Broker Associate, where he brings a diverse skill set to all Commercial Real Estate facets. He has worked on a wide variety of projects from Retail Owner and Tenant Representation to raw land developments. Michael’s marketing and sales background includes experience in graphic design and video production, providing value-added benefits to his clients. By using his informational technology acumen and overall knowledge of marketing and sales, he is able to realize solutions to tough challenges. Michael also has related experience in the areas of business planning, land analysis, development, market studies, financial analyses, and provides team coordination between a wide variety of services. Michael also served as Vice President of the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County (CREAM) and is a member of HAR/TAR.

EDUCATION

Michael received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a Marketing degree from the University of Houston in 2005. While attending college, he simultaneously earned his Texas real estate license. Michael presently holds a Broker’s license in Texas.

PERSONAL

Born in England, Michael now lives in The Woodlands with his wife Kristi. Michael and Kristi enjoy training for running events together and spending time outdoors. He is a car enthusiast and attends every car show and event he can. Michael attends Faith Church in The Woodlands.


Ryan Dierker

Associate Director Ryan Dierker

Ryan joined the BANDIER team in September of 2011. He has significant experience in customer service and sales. Ryan’s focus is primarily on tenant representation, corporate advisory, and office owner representation in north Houston and Montgomery County. He has extensive knowledge of the Montgomery county market, which will provide the necessary tools and intelligence for success at BANDIER.

EDUCATION

Ryan received a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from The University of Houston. During his undergraduate studies, Ryan also received a certificate in Professional Selling that will contribute to his success at BANDIER.

PERSONAL

Ryan lives in Conroe and grew up in The Woodlands. He likes to spend his free time with his friends and family. Ryan is starting to learn golf, and likes to spend times outdoors at the lake or running. He is a member of St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands.