HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - NewQuest Properties is pleased to announce that Texas/Southwest Group has recently joined its commercial real estate company in Houston, TX. This transaction represents a strategic expansion of the NewQuest's tenant representation group. At NewQuest, Hugh Ruggles, James Doyle and Mac Ruggles of Texas/Southwest Group will continue to provide representation to their existing clients in the restaurant industry, as well as expanding the overall client base. Texas/Southwest Group is well respected with a long history of serving the growth of exceptional restaurant clients of all sizes.

Hugh Ruggles has more than 34 years of experience in commercial real estate and has represented tenants in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Illinois. James Doyle specializes in working with the restaurant industry and has represented such restaurants as The Outback Steakhouse, Pappas Restaurants, Taco Cabana, Buffalo Wild Wings and Raising Canes to name a few. Mac Ruggles began his career in banking after graduating from the University of Mississippi. In 2006, Mac decided to work in commercial real estate and has focused primarily on tenant representation for Raising Canes, Corner Bakery, Gringo's Mexican Restaurant and Dunkin' Donuts.

NewQuest Properties currently has more than 45 clients in its tenant representation portfolio. Representing such clients as Ross, Dick's Sporting Goods, 24 Hour Fitness, Petco and Cinemark, the addition of Texas/Southwest Group will allow the company to further expand its tenant representation into the restaurant industry.

"Texas/Southwest Group's expertise in representing restaurant clients aligns nicely with the expansion goals of NewQuest Properties," says Dean Lane, Partner at NewQuest Properties. "The team's experience will be invaluable in allowing us to add to our existing tenant rep portfolio."

NewQuest TSG will be located in the NewQuest Properties building located at 8827 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 200, in Houston, Texas.

About NewQuest Properties 
NewQuest Properties is a leader in retail leasing, tenant representation, commercial development, and land brokerage. Formed in July 2001 by a team of leading real estate professionals, NewQuest leases more than 12 million square feet in Texas and has assets that include over 50 retail centers.