Brian Janak

President & Founder

(832) 247-6333

Brian Janak has over 10 years of experience in multi-family investment transactions and oversees all brokerage activities and operations at Inner Loop West. He is responsible for investment sales & advisory services to multi-family and land owners throughout the urban sub-markets of Houston. Brian’s track record has gained him recognition as the most active broker for “inner loop” multi-family investment transactions since 2006. His extensive market knowledge has landed him on several industry panels and accepted as a trusted advisor for Houston apartment assets.

Brian received his undergraduate degree from Howard Payne in Management & Marketing. He also has a MBA in General Business from Tarleton State University.


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Jason Merritt

Vice President, Brokerage

(713) 306-0139

Jason’s primary duties include building relationships with the diverse generations of multi-family investors in Houston and expanding the Inner Loop West brand. His passion for real estate developed at a very young age as he grew up learning real estate over the dinner table from his father, a tenured investor in the Houston suburban markets. He quickly became intrigued by the complexity and analytics associated with real estate transactions. During his stint with a local commercial real estate technology company, he became even more intrigued by the fragmentation of information & lack of efficiency within the industry. This eventually led to his transition back into the brokerage side of the business in early 2016.

Jason received his BBA from the University of Houston in Marketing & Entrepreneurship.


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Chip Cramer

Associate Broker

(281) 755-1256

Chip joined Inner Loop West in Summer 2016 and has played a vital role in our research & analysis of the Houston apartment market. He’s responsible for helping execute our business development strategies and providing thorough investment analyses to multi-family owners. Chip is a Houston native that possesses extensive market knowledge and understands the fundamentals influencing Houston real estate. We’re excited to have him on-board and look forward to seeing his unique perspective help investors achieve their financial goals through real estate.



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