Midwest Real Estate News each year welcomes a new class of inductees to its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are running profiles of our new members online. Today, we look at the busy career of Linda Gibbs, senior vice president with CBRE|Hubbell Commercial in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Linda Gibbs, senior vice president with CBRE|Hubbell Commercial, brings more than 33 years of commercial real estate experience to the table, with the last 17 focused exclusively on investment property sales. She focuses on multifamily, retail, office and industrial, and is widely recognized as a leading investment property specialist in Iowa.
Gibbs has been involved in disposition and debt equity investment property transactions exceeding $1 billion. In 1993, Gibbs held the distinct recognition as being one of only five females in the commercial real estate industry to attain both the Certified Commercial Real Estate Member (CCIM) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations.
“My first goals when I got into the profession were to obtain my broker’s license and the dual designations of CCIM and SIOR,” said Gibbs. “The CCIM designation is like an MBA in real estate and it represents your proficiency and knowledge of the investment real estate business. The SIOR is an organization that requires not only transactional volume, but you must be voted into the organization by your peers.”
Gibbs has been recognized in the CRE market as an expert in investment properties. Her entrepreneurial spirit, business savvy, “hands on” management and consistent follow-through on behalf of her clients are hallmarks and keys to her success.
“The dynamics of the industry are constantly changing, and it is important to stay on top of the all the elements that influence the market,” Gibbs said. “Understanding the motivations of the buyer and sellers is essential and currently the biggest challenge we face is the lack of product to meet the current demand.”
When not at work she and her husband and business partner, Tim Sharpe, like to travel. They especially like international cruises. Gibbs and Sharpe also enjoy spending time with their 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across the county.