Brownfield & Mayerhofer, Inc.

Half a Century of Practical Experience

Since 1986, Founders William H. Brownfield, CRE, CCIM, and Lawrence M. Mayerhofer, CPA, have been providing solutions to the operating-expense escalation issues of commercial real estate clients. Having addressed complex matters in hundreds of office buildings and thousands of leases, their collaboration brings matchless practical experience to each engagement and every client problem. Their experience is augmented by a shared commitment to building strong, enduring and mutually beneficial relationships between building owners and their tenants.

Bill Brownfield

William H. Brownfield is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and previously held the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.

Bill has been responsible for management activities of more than 28 million square feet of office properties in markets across the United States. He has also been involved in the acquisition and disposition of properties with an aggregate value in excess of one billion of dollars.

Bill has served as the 2005 chair of the Counselors of Real Estate, Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter and as a past board member of Houston’s CCIM chapter.

A recognized expert in several disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, he now serves as co-owner of a privately owned real-estate investment firm in Texas and as a partner in Brownfield & Mayerhofer.

He is the author of The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings, published by BOMA International.


Larry Mayerhofer

Lawrence M. Mayerhofer is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of real-estate accounting experience.

Larry co-founded Brownfield & Mayerhofer in 1998. During a 23-year period with Equity Office Properties Trust, Larry served as Vice President of Property Accounting, where his responsibilities included managing the escalation process for more than 12,000 tenants annually.

An accomplished leader in creating escalation standards, Larry led the design team in the creation of the ALPHA Office Escalations software (formerly known as ARGUS Office Escalations and BOMA’s Escalation System for Office Buildings), and provides support for product users in the United States and abroad.

He is the co-author of The Escalation Handbook for Office Buildings, published by BOMA International



Bill Brownfield


Larry Mayerhofer