The People Involved
Meet the Team
The PrinGroup team consistently delivers unparalleled results backed by decades of experience and believes in transparency and attention to detail.
Each member abides by all TREC regulations and performs their comprehensive due diligence on every deal. The PrinGroup team prides itself in thinking outside the box and getting creative to close a deal.
Steven M. O’Connor founded PrinGroup Commercial in January 1, 2016. During his thriving 9 year career with a local commercial real estate firm, Steven doubled the amount of transactions and revenue for the firm.
After founding PrinGroup Commercial, Steven has focused on Commercial Leasing, Sales, Investments, & Build-to-Suits all within the Industrial Sector. He has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience and has completed over 300+ transactions. Steven has consistently been a top producer within the Houston commercial brokerage community while focusing in the Northwest & Southeast markets of Houston. His knowledge and expertise within the market allows him to provide his Clients with the information and guidance they need to help make their real estate acquisitions.
Steven graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s Degree in political science in 2007. During his time in San Marcos, he was an active member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and also competed in collegiate golf. During his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jess & son Charlie and playing golf.
Marc A. Lawson is the Managing Partner at PrinGroup Commercial who specializes in development and buyer/seller representation. Marc and Steven grew up together and Marc joined PrinGroup in 2016 when he moved back to Houston from New York.
Prior to joining PrinGroup, Marc co-founded Trident Group, a military veteran executive placement firm headquartered in New York City that specializes in placing the top echelon of transitioning military talent into Fortune 500 Companies and Wall Street where he is still a partner.
Before being stationed in New York City, he served five years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy and had assignments in Virginia Beach and Bahrain. During these assignments he went on three deployments to the Middle East and Africa leading ship boardings and anti-piracy operations.
Marc is originally from Sugar Land, Texas, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was recruited to play football and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Marc currently resides in the Heights with his wife Whitney Kuhn Lawson, Bolo their black Lab and Milo their King Charles Cavalier. He is an avid Texans, Rockets, Astros fan and Naval Academy football fan and enjoys traveling with his wife Whitney.
Senior Vice President
Jhakees Napolitano joined PrinGroup Commercial in June 2022. Jhakees is an energetic bilingual (English/Spanish) executive with over 20 years of experience in Commercial Banking, with an entrepreneurship mindset. He has repeatedly proven his ability to provide solutions and deliver results and is known for his integrity and commitment to success.
Jhakees is originally from Venezuela with Italian and Lebanese roots. He moved to Houston in 2008 and has enjoyed the incredible diversity and hospitality of the people. Prior to being the Head of Business Banking for a local bank, he owned a successful Hispanic Newspaper and Media company for the Houston Metropolitan area.
Jhakees is also the founder for the first Spanish speaking BNI chapter in the US, BNI Latino; President Elect for The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston (IHCH); founder and board member of the Houston Latin American Philharmonic, and volunteer in many other non-profit organizations.
His passion for helping others coupled with his business and banking expertise are his keys to bringing value when assisting buyers/sellers or landlords/tenants during a commercial real estate transaction.
Tara Tippit joined PrinGroup Commercial in November 2019. She has held various administrative roles in commercial graphics, oil and gas and corporate automotive servicing industry since 2005. Tara’s focus is providing superior service to her coworkers and clients alike, all the while maintaining professional but light hearted and friendly relationships. She graduated from Texas A&M University College Station in 2005 with a bachelor’s Degree in Leadership Management. There she met her husband, Justin, who is also a Texas A&M Alum. Together they have two children, Ella and Logan, and two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active and cheering on her favorite sports teams.