Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class in its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Last year — despite the challenges it brought — was no exception. Here’s a look at one of our newest Hall of Fame members, Timothy Sharpe, senior vice president with the West Des Moines, Iowa, office of CBRE.
Tim Sharpe is recognized by his peers as one of the top investment property specialists in Iowa. This isn’t surprising: This industry vet brings more than 38 years of commercial real estate experience to every deal. He’s also committed to providing his clients with the best possible service and understands his market completely. That’s a winning combination.
During the last 19 years, Sharpe’s sole focus has been the acquisition and disposition of all types of investment properties including retail, office, industrial and multifamily. Sharpe and partner Linda Gibbs have managed the Capital Markets/Investment Properties platform at CBRE for the state of Iowa from its inception in 2002. Since that time, Sharpe has been involved in disposition and debt equity investment property transactions exceeding $1.5 billion.
Sharpe’s focus, expertise and long tenure in the commercial real estate industry have established him as an industry leader. With a construction background, proven track record and his extensive market knowledge, Sharpe is one of the most aggressive and successful investment brokers in his market.
During his tenure in the industry, Sharpe has received numerous awards including the CBRE/Hubbell Commercial top producer many times and the Downtown Des Moines Broker of the Year honor. Sharpe has earned the CBRE Hubbell Commercial production award every year since 1983.
“I have great passion for this business and have had great success with my partner and wife, Linda Gibbs,” Sharpe said. “We enjoy helping people attain success in their real estate investment endeavors.”
Much of Sharpe’s success also stems from his willingness to continue learning and evolving, a necessity in the ever-shifting landscape of commercial real estate.
“There are many challenges in this business, one of which is keeping up with the ever-changing market trends,” Sharpe said. “To be truly successful in this business requires commitment and a strong work ethic and drive. We pride ourselves in being accessible to our clients 24/7. “
When not working, Sharpe enjoys traveling internationally on cruises and traveling around the country to see his 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Charities he and his wife support include Folds of Honor and Tunnels to Towers.
Sharpe has earned both the CCIM and SIOR professional designations. This places him in the top 1 percent of commercial real estate professionals across the country.