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.

Elizabeth Hunt
Creative Director Marketing & Research
713.782.9000, ext. 1025

Elizabeth Hunt serves as Read King’s Creative Director of Marketing and Research.  Elizabeth is committed to producing marketing materials of the highest quality, designed to provide clients with a straight forward understanding of our offerings and expertise.  Along with digital marketing communications, Elizabeth is responsible for the conceptualization and design of the website and marketing collateral.

A licensed real estate broker, Elizabeth brings over 12 years of research and marketing experience to Read King. She earned a B.A. from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.  

Sarah Dodds
Marketing Coordinator
713.782.9000, ext. 1010

Sarah began her career in Real Estate when she joined Read King as Marketing Coordinator. With expertise in strategic planning and implementation, research, advertising, social media, and PR she assists our marketing department and brokerage team, striving to add value to Read King and their clients.

A native Houstonian, Sarah moved back to Houston shortly after graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Communications and Marketing.

Shelby Plant
713.782.9000 , ext. 1052

Shelby joined Read King in 2015 as a Marketing Associate.  With past experience in marketing, research, and social media strategy, she assists our marketing department as well as our medical development team, aiming to provide value to our team and clients.

Shelby received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Management from Loyola University New Orleans.  Prior to joining Read King, Shelby worked in the retail brokerage department at CBRE.