J. Fred Baca
Prior to joining Cartifact, Baca was President of Colliers International in Houston, Texas (2001 – 2009). Within 8 years, under Baca’s leadership, the company grew fourfold in revenue; more than doubled it’s size to include over 40 brokers and emerged as a dominant multidiscipline commercial brokerage house in the highly competitive Houston market.
In the 1990s Mr. Baca, as Baca Landata, a co venture with Houston based Stewart Title Company, purchased both the Wilson Maps and Zingerey Map Company, making Baca the sole provider of Houston parcel and ownership mapping services. Baca Landata developed the first Internet “smart” map of The Greater Houston Area and the first Internet distributed GIS mapping product for the Harris County Appraisal District. Baca Landata also created the first public record back end to the MLS system allowing Houston area Realtors to instantly research over 2.5 million properties via their proprietary listing tool.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Baca has been a principal and Director of Court Record Research, specializing in nationwide public record searches, document retrieval and process service.
Other business ventures include: Founder and CEO of Baca Publications, Inc. (1971-1988), a publisher of commercial real estate data (office/multifamily), including sales, inventory, and foreclosures; Founder, President and CEO of Baca Landata (1988–1999), an electronic Real Estate Information service provider; and Founder and Owner of Baca Information Group (1999–2000), a provider of commercial lease space data and Court Records Research housed within the Harris County Courthouse.