Bob Gibbons is the founder of REATA Commercial Realty, Inc., a corporate real estate advisory firm based in Plano, Texas. REATA handles all services needed by a company or non-profit related office and warehouse properties.
After 20 years representing landlords, Bob “switched sides” when he started REATA and now exclusively represents companies in their decisions to lease or purchase office and warehouse space. Bob does not take listings from landlords which allows him to be solely focused on his clients’ needs with no conflicts of interest. REATA is an acronym for Real Estate Advisor and Tenant Advocate.
Bob started in the commercial real estate business as a college junior working for a Belgian investment company in Dallas. During the next 20 years, he worked for institutional owners as a property manager, leasing agent, construction manager and asset manager. He signed leases for more than 6 million square feet of office space on behalf of landlords throughout the country valued at half a billion dollars. It is that experience which uniquely qualifies him to represent the users of commercial buildings today.
Bob created a unique service for managing his clients’ leases called the REATA LeaseTrac system. Having been the guy managing buildings, signing leases and approving budgets on behalf of landlords, he is uniquely able to help manage the tenant’s lease throughout the entire lease term. This saves the client time and money and ensures that an industry professional is overseeing the organization’s 2nd or 3rd highest expense.
Bob has been published in the Dallas Business Journal and other trade publications. He is a licensed Texas real estate broker, a member of a bunch of trade associations and has earned several professional designations.
Bob has been married to Jan Gibbons since 1986 and has been blessed with two kids, Carson & Meredith, who have completed college and are successfully navigating the business world on their own. Bob attends Mosaic Christian Fellowship in Fairview where he leads a Bible study class. He serves on the board of My Possibilities, a non-profit program for adults with cognitive disabilities. He enjoys water sports, mountain biking, and hiking, but would rather snow ski than anything else.