We Live and Work in the Rio Grande Valley

When it comes to commercial space in the Rio Grande Valley, we are truly the experts. For years CHRE has provided a full range of commercial real estate services to local, national and international clients. If you need to find a new location, fill vacant space, buy or sell a commercial building or extract value from a portfolio, we have the expertise to support all of your business needs.

Cindy Hopkins Commercial Real Estate (CHRE) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage focused on the diverse, complex needs of the industry. The professionals at our firm have many years of experience in landlord, tenant and buyer representation. Our corporate philosophy is to provide our clients with outstanding service and measurable results. Our vast network of commercial real estate professionals applies its insight, experience, intelligence and resources to provide personalized service in order to help clients make informed real estate decisions.

Cindy Hopkins, CCIM

Broker, Founder

Cindy Hopkins, CCIM the founder of CHRE has extensive experience in commercial real estate and keeps our company in the forefront of all commercial real estate activity in the Rio Grande Valley. This helps our clients to leverage our expertise to their strategic advantage through innovative planning, market knowledge, execution and management. The alignment of commercial real estate with long-term business strategies not only supports a company’s objectives, it enhances them.

For many years, CHRE has been setting the standard for customer service and client satisfaction in the local commercial real estate sector. We have the research, the market knowledge, the strategies and the depth to help your professional business grow.

Zach Sunderland

Broker Associate

Zach Sunderland, Broker Associate. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in real estate after flipping a home during my sophomore year of high school for a school project. I thoroughly enjoyed the work, the rewards, and the fulfillment of seeing a happy family living in a project I oversaw. Since then, I have pursued every opportunity to develop my understanding of the real estate industry and strengthen the skills that are vital to a successful career in it. During the summer of 2013 I was an intern at CHRE, whose broker, Cindy Hopkins, CCIM, taught me how to create Broker Price Opinions utilizing data gathered from county appraisal districts, CoStar, Site to Do Business, and the TX Dot website.

Under her guidance, I completed more than 10 BPOs, updated her LoopNet account which featured more than 50 listings, and shadowed her when she met with clients. The most important lesson Ms. Hopkins taught me was the importance of going the extra mile. The following summer I obtained my real estate salesperson license which I immediately put to use by signing under Austin City Realty in order to lease apartments in the campus area. I facilitated upwards of 70 leases and 4 sales deal during my time with ACR, grossing over $40,000 in commissions. Working mostly in a self directed and a “figure-it-out-for-yourself” environment, this experience taught me how to qualify leads, follow up with all clients wherever they may be in my sales funnel, and to always, always answer my cell phone. I have now moved back to my home town of Weslaco, located in a region called the Rio Grande Valley, which is on the southernmost border of Texas. I work with Cindy Hopkins, CCIM, and I became brokered myself on 9/10/18. I’m having success breaking into the multifamily trade, and, someday soon, I’d like to own, manage, and develop my own projects. Although I’m young, I’m hungry for success and there’s nothing I love more than getting deals done!

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Testimonials for Zach Sunderland

You are really good and market yourself and your properties very well. Tom and I like you and think you are a rock star in the making.
Keith Cox, Director of Operations at Mason & Co. Realtors

I am very impressed with the quality of work after working with Zach Sudderland. Very fast and efficient. The whole process was super easy. I highly recommend this realtor for anyone interested in leasing in Austin.

Josh Villarreal

I wanted to let you know that I am impressed with how quickly you respond to my enquiries. Thank you for being professional!

For the last two weeks I´ve contacted over 50 realtors in the RGV area, and you are the only one that has provided all the information that I need to base my decisions. After reading your profile I understand that you love the industry and understand it quite well.

Charles Large

Zach Sunderland helped me find the PERFECT apartment! I am moving in from out of town and began to feel hopeless when I was shown places by four other agents and locators, all from different agencies, and nothing they showed me felt right. Zach was very up front and honest about what I would be getting within my budget and with the criteria I had, which is more than I can say for the rest of the agents I dealt with. I told him a general idea of what I was looking for and the place he brought me to was EXACTLY what I had pictured when I envisioned myself living in Austin. He was also extremely accommodating and provided excellent customer service! Once I decided that I wanted to rent the place, he drove me all around town to get the necessary things to secure the place that day. Of course he is working on commission, but he went above and beyond to ensure that everything was as easy as possible for me, which he didn’t have to do. Also, he agreed to meet with me at the very end of the work day because I was leaving town that day and live in Houston. On top of all of this, even though there is no benefit to him, he has agreed to meet up with me this weekend on his own time to give me the keys to my new apartment because the leasing office will be closed when I come into town to move in.

Brooke Erickson

Zach Sunderland has helped me find my apartment for the last two school years! Leasing for me has been a lot of hassle; people will flake, new potential roommates will require tours, and oftentimes people have a strict price/location requirement that would have been impossible to find ourselves. Every time Zach has sent us a list of possible options that fit our requirements within the day, and would have a tour set up within the week. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Gary Hao

After trying for months to find an apartment on my own, I finally got frustrated and reached out to Austin City Reality! Zach Sunderland contacted me right away. He listened to my (many) requests and made them all come true when he found my fiancé and I the perfect place! He was fun, easy to communicate with, and always timely with responses! Couldn’t recommend him more! Thanks again Zach!

Macy Dale

Worked with Zach Sunderland and would recommend him. He was knowledgeable and friendly.

Marty Jones