Real Estate Advisor & Tenant Advocate - Office and Warehouse. After 20 years representing landlords, I switched sides in 2004 and now use that experience solely for the benefit of commercial tenants.
Get to know Bob Gibbons
REATA Commercial Realty, Inc. was founded by Bob Gibbons in 2004 to provide corporate real estate services. After 20 years in the commercial real estate business representing landlords, he realized the knowledge and experience gained during this time would be invaluable to the corporate users of similar properties.
Critical benefit to clients: Use 20 years of landlord experience to help the users negotiate to lease or buy property while the client continues to focus on their business. Reata handles the entire process - property search, soliciting proposals, analyzing options, preparing tours, negotiating complex lease terms, and helping to coordinate attorneys, architects, general contractors, and other services. That's why our motto is:
We Take Care of the Real Estate
So You Can Take Care of Business
Mr. Gibbons has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate business and held positions such as property manager, leasing agent, broker, construction manager, development project manager and asset manager.
Mr. Gibbons started his commercial real estate career while still a student at the University of Texas at Arlington (BBA Finance, 1985). He worked for a subsidiary of a Belgian investment company in Dallas marketing large land tracts for sale, leasing and managing industrial buildings, participating on a brokerage team to assemble property for a large urban revitalization development in South Dallas, developing a residential subdivision, and negotiating zoning changes and land sales.
That was the mid-1980's. When the Belgian company went into bankruptcy in 1988, he landed at Prentiss Properties - a national real estate investment trust focused on office and industrial properties. During his 7.5 years there, he went from an assistant property manager to a regional manager handling properties from Austin to Milwaukee. His clients included The Travelers Insurance Company, CIGNA, Teachers Retirement System of Texas, Invesco Realty Advisors, Acacia Realty Advisors, First Chicago, Koll Investment Management, Patriot American and IBM.
While with Prentiss he earned his MBA from the University of Dallas and his Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
In 1995, he joined CMD Realty Investors - a privately-held investment advisor and fund sponsor based in Chicago. He was the Vice President of Leasing & Asset Management covering properties throughout Texas as well as Arizona and Virginia. He negotiated over 5 million square feet (SF) of leases of over $400 million in value with deals ranging in size from 500 SF to180,000 SF.
While with CMD he earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute.
CMD went through a major restructuring and started selling many of its buildings in early 2004 which resulted in his lay off. It was then that he founded REATA Commercial Realty, Inc.
Mr. Gibbons is a licensed Texas real estate broker and is a current member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR), and the Texas and National Associations of Realtors (TAR & NAR). He has formerly been a member of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).