Have you ever noticed when someone you know always seems to be in the right place at the right time- and maybe that is you? Most of the time, we want to believe it’s luck or the golden touch!

But maybe, just maybe, that person is highly in tune with their AWARENESS and NOTICING sixth senses.  What do i mean by that?  Simply put, I believe these conscious efforts are manifested in the brain whereby one can actually make deliberate choices to be in tune with their immediate and far reaching senses- as it relates to physical, mental, and spiritual stimuli occurring every millisecond we live.

for instance, i have 4 children, i usually make a choice to always prepare myself in a parking lot and know how many things could happen if a teenager reckless driver barrels thru the parking lot, and what i would do in that situation.  i will find myself walk first into the crossing, look far away and close by for other cars arriving or departing, then make the assessment it is all clear to lock hands and then cross.  this in turn keeps me and my children above the death line.

kind of a silly example above, but lets use the same example of awareness/judgement/noticing in a business deal.  Have you played out the entire film strip of what’s to come in your next deal?  Evaluative Judgment might just be the highest human behavior as evidenced by the Hartman Profile.

Disclaimer:  ”Faith” is the number one way to accomplish the unthinkable- but here are some tips i have for you approaching your daily life and help put more Faith in action  - so you can thrive and be in hyper tune with your senses and be able to manifest and predict just what might happen before it does…

  1. stay healthy, balanced, and have a clear mind- this will open up creative juices.  try Yoga, working out, healthy diet.
  2. strip out all the noise- pay attention to what you are doing at that specific time.  means you must Focus.
  3. Think, Initiate then Reflect. Don’t just React! Thinking first of what you are doing before you do it – gets linear thinking in tune
  4. Quiet the Lizard Brain (our fight or flight attitude. Many people call it “The Lizard Brain” because the limbic system is about all a lizard has for brain function. It is in charge of fight, flight, feeding, fear, freezing-up, and fornication.)
  5. Instead Engage the Neocortex. The neocortex is involved in higher functions such as sensory perception, generation of motor commandsspatial reasoningconscious thought and language.  this is far different then our primitive lizard brain!
  6. practice productive paranoia- not destructive- i said productive paranoia— how many things can go wrong when i do this deal and did i bring extra oxygen to the dance?
  7. be uber specific about your INTENT of what you are doing at that moment- are you completely plugged into your task, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually?
  8. love and respect every moment of your life, even changing diapers.  find joy to increase the awareness factor in all life
  9. manifest and visualize how your task or deal will go down— same as golfers visualize their shot before shooting? try meditation too
  10. Believe in yourself and team (family)- you notice, love, protect, defend, create and share your new found gifts

I hope you will find the above thoughts,steps, and ideas beneficial for you.  I feel your life will change when you change your intentions on noticing, awareness and evaluative judgement.  As with anything, its a God given gift to us, but we must deliberately use this gift, concentrate, pray about it, and practice, and of course want it!  God bless- Happy Trails

Trey Halberdier

HALBERDIER Real Estate / Trey Halberdier Insights /


We have all heard the term, “keep it real” or “he/she is a real person”.

so what does “real” mean?  actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed. (of a substance or thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine.

How are we as human beings, companies, families, enterprises… considered real?  The answer starts with being AUTHENTIC!

In today’s world of high tech, fame, connections, the mad dash for success, power, chasing the dollar, or being somebody we are not to achieve some or all of the above  — it becomes more important to be REAL, AUTHENTIC, GENUINE.  Why…because it now matters and people can smell it.  It sets you apart.  We all possess the same ability to have fancy gadgets, social media connections, attend all the parties, be like the other person,…. and at the end of the day…..are you being the person God has gifted your Life and Purpose deep down inside?  Here are some things our firm HALBERDIER Real Estate inspire in our quest for deeper authentic connections:

  1. Define and Live out your God given Purpose with Faith
  2. Do what you Love to Do – attendance based compensation days are over
  3. Don’t pay attention to Critics and Haters –  they are everywhere.  Instead connect only with Winners!
  4. Get grounded and tap into your Humility- have you been completely honest about your character defects?
  5. What are you top 5 strengths creating Impact and NOW let them shine!
  6. Connectedness is a Value and Gift to people- so use it.
  7. People know how much you Care, they don’t care how much you know.
  8. Give gifts of your time, talents and treasure without expecting Anything in return
  9. always do the next right thing even when it hurts and no one is looking
  10. Patiently listen to needs of others and sincerely offer service, generosity and help

Friends, now more than ever we need you.  Connect with your Higher Power and the people who are your biggest cheerleaders, and love others for who they are….. and watch your REAL Purpose and Gifts grow and grow!

trey halberdier

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 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



Last Sunday’s paper said it again…what we all knew was coming now.  see cool pictures here

In all the great ExxonMobil campus, The Woodlands Howard Hughes, Springwoods Village, the new Grand Parkway news here, there is a tale of polarity – good with the bad, success with the growing pains, so take the hot with the cold.  Let’s take a look at a few briefly.

Good for Business – Bad for Traffic- need I say more…I think the term “reverse commute” is now obsolete in these parts,

Good for The Woodlands (and all North Houston) Real Estate Equity and Values – Bad for property taxes on such Properties and Bad (maybe) for vacated Exxon buildings in Greenspoint, Fairfax Virginia, Downtown Houston and other locations.

Good for Houston, The Woodlands, Montgomery County, North Harris County, Spring and Conroe Texas etc-  Bad for Fairfax and Exxon Mobil employees content “as is”

Good for Grand Parkway and +/-1600 acres Springwoods Village Development adjacent to – Bad for residents (and other business) who want a little peace and quiet in their backyard.

So the windup is, “it is what it is” – as they say.  And Exxon Mobil mega campus and all the surrounding effect – IS what it IS.  It’s Huge!  full article here

HALBERDIER Real Estate is developing a few commercial real estate projects around the ExxonMobil impact area- visit THE H REAL ESTATE a HALBERDIER Holdings Company for more details –

trey – – 713-320-9494

21 Waterway, Suite 300

The Woodlands TX 77380




Please visit the high energy conference coming soon… – link to Economic Outlook Conference in The Woodlands, South Montgomery County TX.

I look forward to one of the best business events of the year!  This is the Superbowl of Conferences up in our neck of The Woods (lands).  May we soon call it The Woodlands and The Exxonlands just south of us!  As we say in The Woodlands, we are in the bubble (The Woodlands TX) of the bubble (Houston) of the bigger bubble (Texas) – and this city is red hot!

The lineup looks fantastic in just a few short weeks, so come on over and say Hello!  HALBERDIER Real Estate is a breakfast sponsor so come early and let’s connect!

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, Alex Sutton (The Woodlands Development Company / Howard Hughes), Bruce Tough (running for State Rep 15), Gil Staley (South Montgomery County EDP) ,and other executives with ExxonMobil, Wells Capital, Talisman, Repsol, Layne Christensen, and Chevron Phillips – there will be plently of  ”Energy” in the room.

Thanks again for your support with The H Real Estate a HALBERDIER Holdings company – and I look forward to more Houston and The Woodlands commercial real estate investments, development and advisory interactions with you soon!

Trey Halberdier- HALBERDIER Real Estate

21 Waterway, Suite 300 The Woodlands TX 77380