Our Story. 23 Years of Service.

Caldwell Companies began in June of 1990 as Caldwell Nyberg Interests, Inc. Partners John Nyberg and Fred Caldwell began their business focusing on industrial brokerage. When Nyberg left the partnership, the company expanded into land brokerage and started doing business as CNI. The company prospered through the mid 1990's and experienced a very customer-driven expansion: as customers formed relationships with Fred Caldwell and his team, they soon called on CNI to become involved in real estate transactions that were not centered on industrial or land properties. Soon the company grew to include office brokerage, investment services and residential development with the development of Wincrest Falls.

In 1997 Fred Caldwell teamed up with partner Chuck Watson to form Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group. The firm experienced record growth most notably in Northwest Houston, where it firmly established a foothold as the sector's most successful commercial real estate company. As Caldwell Watson expanded its reach throughout Houston and Texas, it also expanded services to include retail brokerage and commercial development. And the success of its residential development, Rock Creek, put Caldwell Watson firmly on the list of Houston's most successful residential developers.

Caldwell Companies is now privately owned by Fred Caldwell. Since our humble beginnings in the early 1990's, we have grown steadily and now serve the commercial real estate needs of both corporations and private equity investors. Caldwell Companies' success is most often attributed to the firm's team of high-integrity individuals who work to make relationships last.  Thanks to those long standing relationships with our internal and external customers, we are excited to be celebrating our 23rd year in business!

Since our inception we have been proud to be included in the Houston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work". We are now also a fixture on the "Largest Area Commercial Real Estate Companies" and "Largest Area Property Management Companies" lists published by the HBJ each year.


The Woodlands Office Established – Commercial Development and Leasing


Willow Creek Residential Development

Stonegate Retail Center Retail Development

Tomball College Education Facilities Development

Rock Creek Medical Plaza - Commercial Development


Del Webb Amenities Center Residential Development


University Park Education Facilities Development and Leasing

Spring Creek Ranch Residential Development

Caldwell Companies College Station established


Remington Square Commercial Development and Leasing

Spring Cypress Village Commercial Redevelopment and Leasing


Round Up Business Center

Caldwell Watson becomes Caldwell Companies


Cy-Fair Medical Emergency Care Clinic – Development and Leasing

Del Webb Residential Development

Greens Crossing IV Commercial Development


Towne Lake Residential Development


Spring Cypress Crossing Retail Development

Hempstead Highway Business Center Leasing

Research Park III Commercial Development

Intercontinental Business Park Rebranding and Leasing

Wimbledon Falls Residential Development


Park Ten Acquisition Investment - Property Management and Leasing


Greens Crossing III Commercial Development and Leasing

Cy-Fair College Educational Facilities Development


Rock Creek Residential Development

Research Park II Commercial Development

Property Management established


Ercon Commercial Development

Compass International Commercial Development

Greens Crossing II Commercial Development


Willowbrook Business Center Commercial Development

Greens Crossing I Commercial Development and Leasing

Office Brokerage


American Marazzi Tile Showroom Commercial Development

Round Up Business Park Commercial Development


Wincrest Falls Residential Development

Industrial Brokerage and Residential Development established

Offered Industrial and Investment Products


Patrick Thomas Properties Partnership Land Brokerage established


Caldwell Watson Established