Houstonians in the commercial real estate industry networked while snacking on hors d'oeuvres and drinking cocktails, wine and beer at Houston Business Journal’s 2018 Heavy Hitters reception last week.

The evening event was held May 10 at The Wynden, previously Masraff's restaurant, at 1025 S. Post Oak Lane to celebrate Houston’s top commercial real estate brokers. Click through the slideshow above to see who attended the event, and click here to purchase pictures.

This year, over 100 Houston brokers across six sectors were named Heavy Hitters based on their gross dollar volume of deals in 2017. The rankings in each sector were revealed at the reception.

A representative from each brokerage signed off on brokers' 2017 gross dollar volume of deals. Transactions that were completed as part of a team were divided in proportion to the nominee's share of the commission. To be eligible, a broker must be based in Houston, but his or her deals did not have to be. Brokers are listed under the sector that represents the majority of their 2017 deals.

This year, CBRE had the most Heavy Hitters with 18 brokers, followed by Cushman & Wakefield of Texas with 11 and Avison Young with 10. Click here to see all the finalists in alphabetical order.

Subscribers can learn more about the top brokers in each sector by clicking the links below:

This year, HBJ asked the Heavy Hitters finalists what position they would play if their career were on the baseball field and why — most said pitcher or catcher. When asked what their "home run" moment from 2017 was, most shared a big deal they closed.

Want to nominate a company or individual for another HBJ award? Click here for all open nominations.

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