Needing to defer the tax hit from a property sale? Our brokers can assist you in the process of a 1031 exchange. Georgetown and the surrounding areas are growing fast and with that comes a lot of property exchange. Why not consider a 1031 exchange? Georgetown Commercial brokers and agents are experienced with the process and can walk you through it. No matter where you are in the process we are there for you.
Georgetown Commercial Properties can help you list your property and set up the sale for the exchange. Our brokers are able to search for new properties anywhere in the country. We use specialized commercial real estate platforms that allow us to search the whole continental U.S. to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for.
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Tim Harris has held various positions with area banks, over a 30 year period. He spent 18 years with Texas American Bank in Austin. He then served as President of two banks, one in Austin and one in Georgetown. He finished his 30 year banking career at Texas Heritage Bank in Georgetown, which then merged into Regions Bank. After Tim left banking, he went to work for Georgetown Rail Equipment Company, and ran their real estate division. Tim then formed Georgetown Commercial Properties, along with Bob Brent, and spent time doing brokerage, while still managing properties for GREX.
Tim Harris has an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, and a graduate banking degree from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He also graduated from the Executive Development program of the M.J. Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. He has held his Texas Real Estate License since 1985. He is also a member of the Central Texas Commercial Brokers Association.
Tim Harris has served in many capacities in the Georgetown community , including stints on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Georgetown Hospital Board, and the Chamber of Commerce Board. He served as Chairman of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce in 1994, was elected Business Leader of the Year in 1996, and Citizen of the Year in 2001. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgetown. He served as the charter Chairman of Georgetown Partners in Education in 1995, and has been a member of the Georgetown Rotary Club since 1992, serving as President in 2005-2006. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Development by the Chamber in 2009. Tim and his wife Angie have a daughter and twin boys, and are very proud to live in Georgetown.
After graduating from the University of Texas with a Bachelors degree in advertising in 1973, Bob Brent entered the real estate profession specializing in residential and land brokerage.
Bob became real estate Marketing Director in 1978 for the Barton Creek Country Club development. In 1988, Bob took the position of Marketing Director for the real estate department of the Berry Creek Country Club development. His involvement in the marketing of Berry Creek continued through 1998. In 2004 Tim Harris and Bob formed Georgetown Commercial Properties, LLC.
In 1978, Bob Brent and his family moved to Georgetown. He became very involved in the community that he loves.
Bob has held several leadership positions within the Georgetown community and Williamson County. His civic involvement includes the following: Chair of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce for 2 terms, Chair of Partners in Education, Chair of Georgetown Hospital 4-B Corporation, Board member of the Georgetown Rotary Club, Commissioner Georgetown P&Z, Board member of Boy and Girls Club of Georgetown, Board member of Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Non-Profits and Board member of the Williamson County YMCA.
Areas of recognition include the Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award for the Southern District, the Harry Gold Award of Excellence given by Partners in Education, Citizen of the Year for the Georgetown community and the Owen W. Sherrill Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Bob and his wife Paula have 4 children and 5 grandchildren, and reside in Georgetown.
Local KVUE reported that new census data released Thursday shows Georgetown is the fastest growing city in the nation for cities of more than 50,000. The population grew by almost 8 percent between July 2014 and July 2015. New Braunfels was number two on the list and Pflugerville came in at number 11. Lon Russell, director of sales at the Stacy Group, has been selling real estate in the Sun City neighborhood of Georgetown for years. He said they’re open 7 days a week because of the high volume of people looking for their new home. Georgetown has approximately 14 people moving into the city everyday.
More local information:
- Williamson County employment grew 4.3 percent in 2014, creating almost 6,000 new jobs, according to the Department of Labor Bureau statistics. It grew even faster than Travis County (Austin).
- Georgetown was listed as one of the safest cities in Texas based on FBI Crime Report Statistics. (#27 out of 50 safest cities)
- Average household size: 2.46
- Average household income: $91,781.00
- Georgetown was listed as the 4th Most Caring Small City in America by Movoto in 2014
- In 2013 Georgetown was ranked No. 3 on the top ten list of America’s Best Suburbs
- Total assessed value of property in the city has grown by more than 25% to exceed $5.2 billion in 2015. City sales tax revenue has increased by more than 55 percent since 2010. The city’s property tax rate at
- 43.4 cents per $100 valuation remains one of the lowest in the region
- The Georgetown Main Street Program was recently recognized with national accreditation by the National Main Street Center
- Georgetown Honored as “Texas Treasure” by Texas Historical Commission Best Place to buy an Old House: Editors’ by Texas Historical Commission National Main Street Community
- Best Places to Buy an Old House: Editors’ Top 12 Picks by This Old House TDA President’s Award for Best Promotional Event – Red Poppy Festival
- Texas Ranked #1 for business by CNBC
- 2007 Texas Ranked #2 for Business by CNBC
Parks & Recreation:
- Texas Trails Network Partnership Award for San Gabriel River Trails National Recreation Trail Award
- TEDC Community Economic Development Award – Community of the Year
- Named in 10 Great Retirement Spots for Golf Nuts by U.S. News & World Report
- Georgetown Ranked #1 Place to Retire in America by Retirement Places Rated
- America’s Best Small Towns according to CNNMoney.com – Ranked #45
- America’s Recession-Proof Cities according to Forbes.com – Austin/ Round Rock/ Georgetown area ranked #3