Prior to founding Quarem, John spent 12 years in commercial real estate brokerage with one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Specializing in office tenant representation and project leasing and sales, he successfully negotiated lease transactions in excess of 3 million square feet and sales of $460 million. John has represented corporate clients on a local, regional, and national basis. He was recognized for production achievement for 10 consecutive years.
He additionally spent three years in corporate management consulting and executive recruiting with Ray & Berndtson, one of the world’s oldest and largest executive search firms. Working within the consumer products industry group, Rice recruited and negotiated employment agreements for top executive positions, including CEO, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, and operations.
Recognized as an industry innovator, John has been a guest speaker and MCE instructor around the country for groups and events such as CCIM, IREM, CREW, RealComm, and CoreNet. He has been featured in Corporate Real Estate Strategies magazine as well as multiple trade-publications and has worked with many of the nation’s top companies to reduce costs and improve the strategic value of their real estate holdings. He has led initiatives within the commercial real estate industry to improve brokerage productivity through the effective use of technology and has consulted with firms such as Crescent Real Estate Equities, TXU Energy, CCIM Institute, PepsiCo, ITRA and Colliers.
John has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from Texas Christian University. He currently resides in Houston with his wife and their two children.
The Quarem team is represented by creative, strategic and ambitious talent.
John Rice is an industry visionary and early pioneer in designing cloud-based applications for commercial real estate operations. He is the founder of Quarem and has served as president since its inception in 2000. As president, John is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Quarem as well as overseeing all facets of the business.
Chief Operating Officer
Guy Gray serves as Chief Operating Officer overseeing our technology and client services teams. He is responsible for guiding Quarem application development, networking and security, as well as new client implementations. Guy is also our program lead for client relationships, ensuring our solutions are properly implemented and our training and support efforts are exceptional.
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Cochran serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Quarem, providing technical leadership over product engineering, security, data privacy, and compliance.
As an over 26-year veteran of the IT industry, Chris has been a pioneer in and developed enterprise expertise with a wide range of technologies. These include: SQL databases, advanced data transformations, and data warehousing; back-end and front-end software development; authentication, access control, and encryption; and building cloud-native services on AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Dir Client Services
Devin Brown serves as the Director of Client Services, overseeing all aspects of both lease abstracting and administration solutions. She pioneered our client services strategy, ensuring quality control and organization. Devin strives to establish valuable relationships with our clients and is an expert source of guidance and support.