Our Team

Founded by Jeff Read and Ewing King more than 25 years ago, the firm’s expertise includes investment and development strategies, shopping center and build-to-suit development, leasing, tenant representation, property management, land sales and dispositions. The two founders seek to continue to give their direct attention to the integrity of the customer experience as well as the well-being and productivity of their dedicated management and staff.

Our team has significant experience in both medical and retail platforms.  

Jeff Read
Principal
713.782.9000, ext. 1011

Jeff Read co-founded Read King Commercial Real Estate in 1991. Building upon the retail platform, in 2011 Mr. Read co-founded and serves as managing partner of Read King Medical Development, a full service consulting, tenant representation, financing and development platform focused on build-to-suit opportunities for health care clients. Mr. Read has managed the development of over two million square feet of retail and medical for clients such as Whole Foods, HEB, Walmart, Texas Children’s Hospital, Walgreens, Health One (HCA), Neighbors Emergency Centers, Davita Dialysis, and IHOP.

Jeff is a native Houstonian and has been active in retail brokerage and development since 1982. He received a BBA in Finance/Real Estate from Baylor University and is currently involved in numerous industry, social and charitable organizations.

Ewing King
Principal
713.782.9000, ext. 1012

Ewing King serves as a Principal responsible for real estate development operations. Ewing brings over 25 years of high quality retail development expertise and leadership to the firm. He spearheads projects that combine the latest innovations and designs to integrate with communities and their needs. Ewing has a particular expertise in acquisition, design, construction and real estate portfolio management. He has time spent on a variety of development and redevelopment projects as well as representing national clients. Ewing has a BBA in real estate and finance from Baylor University.

Ryan Orr
Broker
713.782.9000, ext. 1014

Ryan Orr joined Read King in 2004 as a broker actively working on project leasing, tenant representation, and disposition services. Ryan plays an integral role in identifying and brokering new development opportunities for Read King as well as leading the brokerage team for Read King Medical Development. Ryan has been directly involved in the sale or lease of over 2,000,000 SF of space on various retail and medical projects.

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Ryan relocated to Texas to attend Baylor University where he earned a BBA in Finance. After making Houston his home upon graduation, he has become an active member of the community spending his time volunteering with local charities such as Boys and Girls Country, Yellowstone Academy, and the Star of Hope. Ryan is an active member of ICSC, serving on ICSC’s Next Generation Committee. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching Baylor sports, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Cort King
Broker
713.782.9000, ext. 1017

Cort King joined Read King in 2008 as a leasing agent specializing in project leasing, tenant representation and dispositions.  A fourth generation Houstonian in the real estate industry, Cort brings strong market knowledge and relationships to his clients.

Cort received his BA in Economics from the University of Texas and interned at the Weitzman Group while attending school.  Cort is an active ICSC member and a Texas Exes Houston Chapter board member.  In his spare time Cort enjoys playing golf.