Here’s the list – “what people value the most in the workplace”.  From Seth Godin’s “Linchpin- are you Indispensable”

9 intrinsic and only 1 extrinsic value out of 10.  Meaning we all crave an emotional internal need for a great platform to work….

  1. Challenge and Responsibility-- we thrive on challenges while being responsible and accountable
  2. Flexibility and Freedom- we are huge believers in this (solid life work balance).  You can’t pay a price for freedom!
  3. Stable work environment- select hires – energetic cohesive place to work- only linchpins work here
  4. Money- as Zig Ziglar says, it’s close to oxygen.  we will put you in positions to make lots of this
  5. Professional Dvlpt- as you know, we love this stuff- we will do more CRE training and book studies etc as desired by team
  6. Peer recognition- We purposely have “give acceptance and consideration” in our core values- this is huge!
  7. Stimulating colleagues and team members- our team will be super tight- fraternal brothers that feed off eachother
  8. Exciting Job content- needless to say- we have lots of exciting things happening in market and our industry- carpe diem
  9. Organizational Culture- culture is how we all treat each other and have fun together- make work fun and “wow” investors and clients
  10. Location and Community- hence The Woodlands – (the H blog),, and our community philanthropy etc-  a connected movement, and capitalizing on our networks and mentors etc

“Optimism is for artist, change agents, linchpins, and winners- are you working to make things better?”

….may we continue to seek sound discernment, informed courage and use great judgment and action towards the mission.  WE CREATE EXCEPTIONAL REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES!




FIGHTING the Battle Within

Trey —  April 27, 2015 — Leave a comment


YOU are in the biggest fight of your LIFE.  The most important challenge for YOU is to learn how to conquer YOURSELF.  We all have a story- what is YOURs?

FEAR- can YOU dance next to FEAR?  – sure you can.  FEAR are False Experiences/or Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR).  When you have the belief, faith and conviction in God’s will- well then just rest easy…or at least do your best right?  When has He purposely done you wrong?

DOUBT- can YOU get to the next level when you second guess yourself?  YOU have purpose in this LIFE, so go for it.  God loves you and so do ALL the people who believe in YOU.  YOU are here to be an example to others and lunge forward and GO FOR IT!

SHAME- who really cares what YOU did in the past – they may not forget but should forgive, …and did you learn and change is the key.  Guilty feelings are one thing, and can be used constructively, but don’t wallow in shame– it is a cancer that spreads and infects others.  YOU are forgiven, and a new human being.  LOVE others and get the focus off YOURSELF and go help somebody.  Be vulnerable – the opposite of SHAME.

Thank you to David Dorn and THE LOFT, for inspiring us to Fight the Good Fight– the one FIGHT that does matter.  GROW, LOVE, COMPASSION, FAITH, COURAGE, SACRIFICE – - NOW GO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!!




Are YOU a DANGEROUS Dreamer?

Trey —  October 26, 2014 — Leave a comment


After a year of rebranding, renewing, family newborns, new experiences and stretching mentally, physically, financially and emotionally- I am blessed and inspired to be a DANGEROUS DREAMER.  (Thanks be to God and my Pastor Rob Renfroe - who leads a very impactful Church and Men’s Fellowship here in The Woodlands TX)

Let’s face it !! … we have enough capacity here in our little respective bubbles- right?  So the quick and important belief and conviction for ME and our COMMUNITY ongoing is – “what good actions will I take to continue to Dream GREAT Dangerously”.  Maybe it’s a mission trip, or a mentorship to the youth, perhaps lead a Bible study, or volunteer at Church or Charity, ….in addition to just being a better Dad and Husband?

We all need to be inspired and make IMPACT, our world is a terrible example and some of the people we follow.  Our living beating Hearts are meant to be COMPASSIONATE and to help the least, the last, and the lowest.   So in closing, GO NOW and cause a ruckus- a good dangerous impact, and don’t pay attention to the Haters and World.  The world is wrong, Christ is right!  YOU are here to be ALIVE – and THRIVE- we need all the help we can get.  Again, GO NOW and DO LIFE and PEOPLE and COMMUNITY RIGHT!

God Bless!


ACTS for IMPACT in your LIFE

Trey —  October 12, 2014 — Leave a comment


We all have acronyms or quick affirmations to keep us on the right track.  Here is one acronym (A-C-T-S) that has helped me in my GROWTH, Prayer and Meditation time, and Reflection on LIFE, FAITH, FAMILY, & CAREER.  I hope YOU find it meaningful as well.  Added bonus- if you Believe in a Greater Higher Power…you will also find this ACTS to be a great simple prayer routine ;)

  • A - Attitude, Acceptance, Appreciation, Adorn, Assurances, Accept, Acknowledge, Action
  • C – Compassion, Communication, Companion, Clarity, Confession, Collaboration, Consistency
  • T – Thanksgiving, Thought, Think
  • S - Salvation, Supplication, Sacrifice, Simplicity, Specific

Fill in the words you need for ACTS, and let this be one of your guiding lights for IMPACT, GROWTH, and SIGNIFICANCE.

And, as one of my YOGA instructor says, “The more you LIVE,  the more you LEARN,… The more you LEARN, the more you LOVE,.. The more you LOVE, the more you CAN’T LET GO, and that indeed is a GOOD THING

all the best w/ love,




Well it’s back to school- hope all is well with Families and Friends.

I want to briefly mention, how we can still GO BIG and keep our lives SIMPLE.  I used to think the more complex and chaotic it was, the smarter better faster and more strategic my life/career would be- and success would just overflow in all this complexity and massive action.  WRONG!

The lesson is SIMPLICITY.  Try it on for size.   Can you commit for the rest of the year, ONE WORD to make your LIFE and BUSINESS far more SIMPLE.  Sure you can- here are some suggestions:

  1. One day at a time- live in the present while being thankful you are ALIVE
  2. say to yourself, I will do (insert something you are delaying) NOW, not later.  DO IT NOW.
  3. put down the work during your personal family time or individual time.  IT WILL BE THERE TOMORROW.
  4. GROW- spend twice as much time developing your LIFE and CAREER- pause, reflect, meditate, then do again.
  5. Treat yourself to ALONE QUIET TIME daily, I personally do Exercise things to get blood flowing.
  6. Strip out all the NOISE and unnecessary phone calls, emails, FB, Twitter, and aimless lunches. PRIORITIZE right?
  7. BE INTENTIONAL – with every hour you have including your Rest Day- where you focus on growth and reflection.
  8. One day, like a Sunday pm, RELAX or chill or do recreation you like- WHILE ALSO engaging in GROWTH exercise.  i like audio books on the go.  Feed the brain!!
  9. DISCIPLINE yourself, kids and even spouse (caution!) as to your new daily regimen- which will in turn help them out too
  10. Let go of reigns- A BIG ONE FOR ME, a greater POWER is in control, Trust and let your almighty do the driving.

well that’s it- I am keeping this note simple.  i challenge you to seek or keep SIMPLICITY working for you too.

also, please check out latest press on THE H Real Estate- lots of fun on horizon!  Until next time- W/ Love- trey


Lights Camera Action!  it’s July 2014 and I trust you are feeling the HEAT and the Commercial Real Estate energy around North Houston and The Woodlands TX.

So let’s just cut to the chase- do YOU like all the action, construction, congestion and more people?… or wish this all could return to the post Y2K small villages in the trees era?

I will now mention Vision- because Vision is responsible for what “it” is today.  “It” is the 10 mile radius around The Woodlands proper.  “It” makes me seldom leave the “bubble” because we now have everything around here- including a new Nordstroms (ladies beware).  ”It” is a safe haven for kids, schools, upbringing and sports- I have 4 little monsters so this is important.  “It” was created by visionaries we all know- starting with George Mitchell.  Thank you to Howard Hughes, Exxon and the other fine people, schools, churches and companies making The Woodlands home.

So do YOU embrace change or fight it- I guess you could complain a lot – or embrace it- or maybe move away to more country living elsewhere.  Everyone has an opinion and they are all good.  But lets face it, “IT” is here – the 9,000,000,000 billion pound guerilla has landed, we are officially in the bubble metropolis of competitive gen x’ers and old school’ers, high commerce, fast lifestyle, beeping cars and construction vehicles, overpasses and concrete- lots of concrete.

Vision- what will this place look like in 25 years- and will you embrace it?  will you call The Woodlands home?

stay tuned to more Exxon, The Woodlands and Grand Parkway commercial real estate developments at a HALBERDIER Holdings Company or email me, Trey Halberdier, at


What does this Logo/Brand mean to you?


What does your brand or company name/logo mean to you?  I am not sure it really matters what others may think about your own brand, your character, and your reputation.  One way to really connect, is ask me genuinely about it, get to know me better and you will understand my brand.  In return, I get to know you better and put you in the authentic good guy camp.  My brand is personal, it’s precious, and it has meaning beyond what others may think on the surface.  When you meet people, and want to genuinely connect- do you ask about their family – more than likely yes,…. well- (hint hint), the brand is no different.

With that said, how might you create a brand that goes viral, and debunks the hierarchical marketing of the old days?  Also, is your stock of brand best created by something not bluntly stated about in the function and industry it serves.  Think of a new company like …..Back Office LLC for support staffing… vs. a name like Synergy LLC for same purpose.  Which one makes you think more and might draw you in to know more?

Who is HALBERDIER- what is HALBERDIER, and why the “H”?  well it says real estate, but what specifically does that mean? Some may say, creating a brand that does not say what you do, is more special, unique and will have more stock value in this market.  Why, well…it’s personal and precious and makes us dream of what it could mean.  My brand is my 5th child- I will fight for my brand, I will go the extra mile for my brand, my brand is me, my character, and why/what/how I do what I do.

If you want to go viral and cause a stir, put a great amount of thought and love and energy into your brand!

also visit – my brand, our brand, our people, our reputation, who we are, why we exist…




What will YOUR verse be?

Trey —  May 21, 2014 — Leave a comment


You probably have seen the tv commercial by Apple – what were your thoughts?  did it make you ponder your verse?  It really might awaken your purpose, your art, your life and being alive… so read this below and GO FOR IT!

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.

To quote from Whitman,

“O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: that you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”

What will your verse be?

What does that even mean?  Is this a spiritual thing or business buzz word or some wonky term??

Friends I am talking about what makes you feel FREE and ALIVE while also in the right zone!  Maybe it’s your Spirit, your Higher Power, a night away from the kids, a golf game with buddies, or perhaps your selfish agenda, late night parties, or even a vacation, or maybe a workout, some yoga or jogging- or physical intimacy with your spouse – or walking naked in your house (or backyard, or front yard), or having a fat bank account- or all, or portion, of the above?

One feeling I know we all like is our LIBERTY and FREEDOM.  So does that mean we do as we chose, when we want, how we want, what we want?  I have tried that- it did not work well for me.  Maybe if you are single, no kids, no real responsibilities, live on an island sipping Corona’s and are “tranquillo”… you can still milk the ultra selfish lifestyle…but here is the gist!

I believe the answer is in doing “Freedom by Following” the best man the world has ever known, Jesus Christ.  But lets just say, YOUR preferred good, moral and noble set of culture, beliefs, practices, religion, feelings and/or lifestyle.  The key for me is to make sure I FOLLOW truth and practices that are healthy, impact people and causes positively, are selfless, and consistent.  And even more radical,… the right freedom could be hidden in your HEART, with built up hedges in conviction and trust – and enduring love, …and not just our list of superficial works that make us “feel good”.

I have found real genuine authentic Freedom, the kind that feels right, mostly occurs knowing your are in the right place, then certain right time events happen – so then you smile, give thanks and do your best in obeying, acknowledging, accepting and being at peace in that abiding love you feel.  Are you following freedom – or are you a Freedom Follower?

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


HALBERDIER Commercial Real Estate Speaker at The Woodlands Exxon Grand Parkway Event

HALBERDIER Real Estate a HALBERDIER HOLDINGS Company is excited to announce the panel for upcoming BISNOW’s 3rd Future of The Woodlands Event.  Trey Halberdier and other reputable business professionals will provide significant insights to approximately 1,000 interested attendees of all industry.

Topics will include:  ExxonMobil ripple effect, The Grand Parkway impact, The Woodlands Howard Hughes plans, and many more compelling developments on one of the hottest real estate areas in the country right now.  We hope to see you there Tuesday April 29th at 11 am -  The Woodlands Waterway Marriot.