Vice President, Development & Leasing
Focus / Responsibilities
Rives focuses on industrial leasing, development and build to suit opportunities for InSite and its clients. Rives leads a team of leasing agents responsible for leasing and development within EastGroup Properties’ (NYSE: EGP) Houston portfolio, which consists of approximately 6 million square feet of industrial buildings and over 150 acres of land.
Rives joined InSite Realty in 2001 as an industrial leasing agent with a primary focus on leasing for EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP). Since joining InSite, EastGroup’s Houston portfolio has grown from approximately 2.5 million to 6 million square feet. Rives has been involved in over 250 transactions totaling more than 7 million square feet including nine build to suits: Kuehne + Nagel - 125,000 square feet in 2007 and 160,000 square feet in 2012; Crowley Logistics – 128,500 square feet in 2012; ELFS Freight – 60,000 square feet in 2012; Atlas Copco – 96,000 square feet in 2011; Kubco Decanter Services – 33,000 square feet in 2011; APPH (BBA Aviation) - 59,000 square feet in 2008; JAS Forwarding, Inc. - 70,000 square feet in 2008; Devon Energy – 66,450 square feet in 2003. Other notable transactions include: 154,000 square foot lease with Cadeco Industries; 238,000 square foot lease renewal with Palmer Logistics; 110,000 square foot lease renewal with Eagle Global Logistics; 68,000 square foot lease with Intech Aerospace (ExpressJet); 54,000 square foot lease with Veolia Water; 99,000 square foot lease with Sercel, Inc.; 91,800 square foot lease with National Oilwell Varco; 78,000 square foot lease with Retail Concepts; Leasing and sale of a two building 84,000 square foot industrial project for Capstone Funding; Sale of a 15.5 acre industrial site for InSite Realty; Sale of a 28,000 SF crane ready building developed by The Urban Companies; Sale of a 21,000 square foot freestanding building developed by InSite Realty.
Education / Designations
Rives graduated from St. John’s School in Houston, TX where he was captain of the varsity football team. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts where he played four years of varsity football and earned All-NESCAC, All-ECAC, and All New England honors in his junior and senior seasons. He went on to get his Master’s in Business Administration from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University here in Houston, Texas.
Rives has been a Developer Associate Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) since 2009. He earned the Costar Power Broker Award for industrial leasing in 2006, 2009, and 2010 and the HBJ Heavy Hitter Award in 2012.