The Quarem team is represented by creative, strategic and ambitious talent. We strive to provide a sincere and straightforward experience for our users. Our unique array of personalities, habits, quirks and everything in between is what makes us a strong team, and a dynamic brand.
John Rice is an industry visionary and early pioneer in designing cloud-based applications for commercial real estate operations. He is the founder of Quarem and has served as president since its inception in 2000. As president, John is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Quarem as well as overseeing all facets of the business.
Prior to founding Quarem, John spent 12 years in commercial real estate brokerage with one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Specializing in office tenant representation and project leasing and sales, he successfully negotiated lease transactions in excess of 3 million square feet and sales of $460 million. John has represented corporate clients on a local, regional, and national basis. He was recognized for production achievement for 10 consecutive years.
He additionally spent three years in corporate management consulting and executive recruiting with Ray & Berndtson, one of the world’s oldest and largest executive search firms. Working within the consumer products industry group, Rice recruited and negotiated employment agreements for top executive positions, including CEO, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, and operations.
Recognized as an industry innovator, John has been a guest speaker and MCE instructor around the country for groups and events such as CCIM, IREM, CREW, RealComm, and CoreNet. He has been featured in Corporate Real Estate Strategies magazine as well as multiple trade-publications and has worked with many of the nation’s top companies to reduce costs and improve the strategic value of their real estate holdings. He has led initiatives within the commercial real estate industry to improve brokerage productivity through the effective use of technology and has consulted with firms such as Crescent Real Estate Equities, TXU Energy, CCIM Institute, PepsiCo, ITRA and Colliers.
John has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from Texas Christian University. He currently resides in Houston with his wife Kimberly and their two children.
Guy Gray serves as Chief Operating Officer overseeing our technology and client services teams. He is responsible for guiding Quarem application development, networking and security, as well as new client implementations. Guy is also our program lead for client relationships, ensuring our solutions are properly implemented and our training and support efforts are exceptional.
Guy joined Quarem after two successful decades at Fortune 500 telecom companies, AT&T and CenturyLink. He held several key positions in leadership and sales (both direct and indirect channels) as well as an international assignment at AT&T. Guy brings to Quarem the senior management skills and innovative client programming experience required to lead and expand our progressive technology-services company. He was instrumental in developing our proprietary Quarem Access advisory platform on the passionate premise of being Accessible, Personalized, and Responsive.
Guy is infinitely familiar with collaboration and project management assignments. While at AT&T, he led the initiative that integrated two separate sales forces as a result of the SBC acquisition. Guy managed the integration project using innovative techniques such as developing a cross-training curriculum and increasing the adoption of online collaboration tools. Subsequently, Guy was awarded The Lighthouse Award and received national recognition for his innovative leadership in launching the combined salesforce ahead of schedule.
For our corporate clients, Guy leverages his strong technical aptitude, process acumen, and integrity towards the most important step to any engagement --- matching business requirements to the best mix of technical and advisory solutions.
For brokers and agents who utilize the Quarem platform to enhance the value of their services, Guy serves as a vital resource in helping to align and support Quarem applications to their client’s strategy.
Guy has a BA from Texas Christian University. He currently resides in Houston with his wife and their two children.
Meredith Beasley serves as the Director of Marketing & Media Relations for Quarem. She is responsible for developing and implementing Quarem’s global branding strategy and works with both digital and traditional forms of media to better establish the Quarem brand.
Although new to commercial real estate, we recruited Meredith to join the Quarem team in 2017 to provide a fresh perspective on revamping our branding, advertising and digital presence throughout the CRE industry. Meredith made an immediate impact by taking an assertive approach to implementing changes to the marketing practices that were in place at the time. In just her first six months, she evaluated and clearly defined our new global marketing strategy and initiated multiple new programs such as the “Love Local” initiative. Meredith also is the creative force in developing promotions, evaluating conferences/tradeshows and coordinating national as well as local events.
Meredith is a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. She earned a BA in Journalism, with a focus on Public Relations and Business. On the rare occasion when she’s not tirelessly keeping all of us “on track” and implementing new marketing idea, she is an avid equestrian and enjoys spending time with her horse, Jitterbug.