DEANNA BOWMAN lives in South Padre Island where she has been practicing real estate since 2003. She is a graduate of the Realtor Institute, knowledgeable about the Laguna Madre area market, experienced in real estate profession and enthusiastic about facilitating a win-win experience for all your real estate needs. Deanna presents the following fine, coastal area homes for sale and she welcomes the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs in the Laguna Madre area.
Cell Phone: (956) 346-6244
KAREN MOORE has held her real estate license since 1994 and is currently starting her 13th year with Troy Giles Realty. Karen came to the area from Dallas where she was self employed as a private investigator for many years. The Island pace brought out her more creative side and she began working to bring world famous artist Wyland to paint one of his famous marine murals. Efforts were successful with the assistance of the South Padre Island Community Foundation (SPICF) and over 100 volunteers. The South Padre Island Convention Centre is a popular attraction where Mural #53 can be viewed. Described as a "career volunteer," Karen has served with the SPICF since 1991 and is currently Vice-President. She is also an advisory board member of the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT), the largest tournament in the state of Texas. In the past, Karen has served on various boards to include the Property Listing Service (PLS), the Valley Proud Environmental Council, the Rio Grande Valley Music Festival, and the South Padre Island Beautification Committee (10 years). She wrote a regular newspaper column, "For Padre's Sake," supporting area beautification efforts.Karen's belief is: "It is much easier to welcome a new buyer or sell an existing property when your community is clean, beautiful, and has quality activities for families to enjoy. It just goes hand-in-hand."
Cell Phone #: (956) 639-9494
HERB MOSS was raised in Harlingen, Texas and set foot on South Padre Island for the first time in 1946. He moved to South Padre Island in 1971 from New Orleans. Herb worked for the original developer of SPI, until opening his own office in 1973. Herb also built the Las Brisas Condominiums in 1974. Later he operated three clothing stores and in the mid 80's moved to Arlington, TX. Herb returned to SPI in 1999 and after two years of freelancing he joined the Troy Giles Realty & Management team.
Cell Phone #: (956) 789-2825
JULES WILK grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and attended Indiana University. She migrated to the South Padre Island area in 1991. "The beauty and friendly people of the Island were very inviting, and the time was right to utilize my degree in secondary education and teach near the beach. Jules taught high school English in Los Fresnos for ten years. She has always been interested in real estate and in 2002, with her only son almost raised, again the time was right to pursue her dream and obtain her real estate license. Since 2003, Jules is full-time, motivated and dedicated to selling South Padre Island and the surrounding area. Jules is a buyer's agent and seller's agent specializing in selling the island lifestyle that meets her client's needs whether it be a single family home, town home, condominium, or lot to build on. She is also an expert on pre-construction sales of condominiumsguiding and assisting buyers through the stages of reserving a condominium to converting to a purchase agreement to making finish out selections. Jules is a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing Specialists and through technology, continuing education and training she seeks and finds innovative ways to serve her client's. "I listen carefully to my client's needs then make it happen". Jules remains active in the community through her work with Leadership Laguna Madre. She is a 2004 graduate of the Leadership program and served as Chairwoman of the Steering Committee for 2006/2007. She is also on the Board of Directors of "Walk for Women 2009", the annual October event which raises money and support for local women's early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Cell Phone #: (956) 343-1218
MAGGIE BOLADO In a time where markets don't care about anything but profits, I'd like to welcome you to a brand new real estate approach - one that transcends buying and selling, one that connects with you.
Homebuyers are on the sidelines, consumer confidence is shaken and your average real estate agent can only sympathize - I want to gravitate you into an organization that will help you grow as a consumer. To do that, I've taken the first step into re-inventing myself as a professional as I work towards distinct professional endorsements within this industry - as an added service for you.
Choices are life-altering decisions, both personally and financially. That sought-after quality service is now available to you in a Realtor as an inclusive service. The commitment of an accredited Buyer Representative is also available to you - and it's all part of an introductory package at Troy Giles Realty.
Cell Phone #: 956-466-8412
WILL GREENWOOD was born in Houston, Texas in 1988. He grew up in Houston for eight years during which his family would take annual summer vacations down to South Padre. Because they loved spending their time on the Island so much, Will and his family made SPI their permanent residence in 1995, trading Houston's freeways and fast paced city life for South Padres beaches and serenity. He grew up and was a resident on the Island until 1998 before his family moved to Palm Beach, Florida for work related reasons. Will has been venturing into the entrepreneurial realm since childhood. He still remembers his first business, selling lemonade in front of his house on Gulf Blvd to Valley locals and tourists. In 2006 hewas accepted into Florida State University, where he attended college for the next four years. During his tenure at FSU, wanting a sound education in small business and financial planning, Will double majored in Entrepreneurship and Finance. He also gained a solid background and understanding of the Hospitality industry by attending a summer long Study Abroad program in Switzerland. While there he toured a variety of Hotel and Service operations across Europe, learning from their management what it takes to operate and run these organizations. Wanting to gain more experience in the Sales industry, Will spent the summer of 2010 on the Island working at Coastal Lifestyles, a property rental agency, and at the Palms Resort and Café on the beach. While working in Padre, he saw enormous potential in the local economy and especially the real estate market. "South Padre is a one of a kind destination to live, work, and invest. This is one of the last undeveloped coastlines in the nation, consisting of miles of gorgeous beachfront and has tremendous growth potential" Immediately after graduation Will decided he wanted to move back to the one place he always considered home, South Padre. He recently began working at Troy Giles Realty and Management as a sales agent and working in their property management division with a concentration on the Interior management of properties
Cell Phone #: 956-408-0700
ARNIE CREININ Originally from Chicago, Illinois Arnie spent 25 years in the hospitality business working as a Chef, Executive Chef, and Corporate Chef, Director of Food and Beverage, and General Manager with Hilton, Hyatt, and the Kahler Corporation. While working in Rochester Minnesota as a Corporate Chef connected with the Mayo Clinic, Arnie had the great pleasure to provide meals for many US Presidents, Governors, Senators, and Corporation Executives as well as Kings, Queens, Princesses, and Sheiks. Arnie also opened several well known restaurant in Hotels throughout the country. Currently Arnie is President/CEO of Coastal Lifestyles, Inc., South Padre Island's Premier Luxury Rental Company.
Cell Phone # (956) 433-9180
ROBERT ORTEGA, a Valley native (McAllen), has been visiting South Padre Island since 1972, and remembers a time when there wasn't much of anything other than some beach homes and Blackbeard's Restaurant. For the last ten years he has been buying and selling condos (flipping) which he began to rent out to Island visitors. He is currently a full-time Real Estate Sales Agent on South Padre Island Texas and surrounding areas, a member of the Local Property Listing Service (PLS), and currently owns several income generating properties on South Padre Island. Robert understands all the aspects associated with such investments and presently he and his wife, Viviana, manage their own condo rentals. Robert also serves as a Board member of Gulfview I condominiums and does bookkeeping for Vista Del Mar condominiums, Coronado condominiums, and Southwind " My mission is to have your best interest at heart and provide professional, current, precise market information, based on my extensive resort community real estate experience on South Padre Island. Our business is based on referrals and reputation and sometimes all we have is our word."
Cell Phone #: (956) 778-4838
MELISSA CLARK has been working in the Real Estate business for over 13 years and is very familiar with the business and all that comes with it. As a former licensed Real Estate agent, Melissa knows the business and uses this experience to help the agents here at Troy Giles Realty to market their listings effectively in both print advertising and online. She is always ready to explore new forms of advertising to keep up with today's technology and make sure our listings are getting the most exposure possible. It doesn't matter the size or price of your home, if you list with Troy Giles Realty & Management, Melissa will do her best to make your property shine! As the Office Manager for Troy Giles Realty she also assists the agents with their listings and contracts and works to ensure the office is a productive and positive environment for our whole sales and property management team.
PATRICK MCNULTY grew up in Highland Park (Dallas), Texas and graduated from Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) with a BBA and a minor in Real Estate. He has been involved in real estate on South Padre Island for 16 years and began working as a sales agent for the Villas of South Padre while still in college. After graduation Patrick was promoted to Project Manager of Development and later became Vice President of the holding company with responsibilities including management and oversight of contractors building the perimeter wall, gate house, amenity center, and beach access; representing the Villas at various meetings with town officials, engineers, and architects; oversight of all joint ventures at The Villas; contract negotiations; closings; and transfer of the HOA. Once the Villas of South Padre project was completed, he started his own development and construction company o n South Padre Island, Willis Development, L.L.C., which is a registered builder with the Texas Residential Construction Commission. Patrick also has experience in hotel/commercial valuations and sales and is currently the Chairman of the Planning and Zonig Committee for the Town of South Padre Island. Patrick's education combined with his "on the job" training, and his great pride in the product he builds, will make him a wonderful asset to the Team at Troy Giles Realty and Management.
Cell Phone: (956) 572-3191
As a Realtor, Troy Giles has participated as a Director and Committee Member in the local Board of Realtors. Through his past ownership and management of Troy Giles Realty, Island Services and SandDollar Realty & Management companies, he has firsthand experience in daily sales and management of individual properties, land acquisition, condominium sales, rental and owner association management. Projects in which Troy Giles has played a pivotal role include Padre South Condominium Hotel, Beach House, Beach View, Puesta del Sol, Saida Towers, Suntide Properties, Padre Grand and Bridgepoint Condominiums. He is also codeveloper of the exclusive, innovative Boardwalk Condominium Yacht Club, a private residential marina development.
Cell Phone # (956) 551-2040