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W. Gaines Bagby

First Vice President

W. Gaines Bagby First Vice President
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701

Professional Experience

W. Gaines Bagby has been with CBRE, Inc. for 32 years and has been a licensed commercial real estate professional in Austin since 1983. The scope of his business is both consultative and transactional, depending on the needs of his clients. He provides his clients with the strategic, and often difficult to find, information they need to make important real estate decisions. His focus is on facilitating the real estate process in ways that deliver value added results to the bottom line in a timely manner. He brings three and a half decades of office purchase and leasing experience, as well as many years of industrial, retail and land experience to the table.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Rotary Club of Austin
  • International Facilities Managers Assn.
  • Real Estate Council of Austin
  • Commercial Brokers Association
  • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Clean Energy Council
  • Leadership Austin
  • Caritas
  • Austin Museum of Art
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth


  • Trinity University, Bachelors of Business Administration; Marketing with a minor in Mass Media
  • CCIM 101, 102, 103
  • CB University 101, 102, 103

Significant Assignments

  • IBM, 2,798,000 SF
  • Bank One, 170,000 SF
  • State Farm, 130,000 SF
  • American Cancer Society, 122,000 SF
  • LIN Television, 72,000 SF 
  •, 54,000 SF
  • Austin Board of REALTORS, 46,000 SF 
  • Columbia HCA, 40,000 SF
  • New Horizons, 28,000 SF



  • NXP
  • PaineWebber
  • Prudential
  • Frost Bank
  • LIN Television
  • Liant Software
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Law Engineering
  • RR Donnelley
  • Qlogic
  • SAIC
  • ITT
  • Capital Metro
  • Ford
  • Starwood
  • University of Texas
  • Austin Community College
  • Corley Kelsey
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Avant!
  • Availant
  • SAP
  • Austin Independent School District
  • BB&T
  • Regions Bank


Client Testimonials

  • "Gaines helped us quickly assess our requirement and tour buildings in each of three prospective submarkets. Among a number of very good options for us, Gaines found a long-term sublease that was exactly where we needed to be, and was configured so that we had no need for additional finish out beyond paint and carpet. He was very familiar with the sublessor’s and lessor’s brokers and was able to quickly negotiate a sublease that was well below market for us. I highly recommend Gaines and would use his services again in a heartbeat. He was professional, prompt and got us not just what we needed, but what we wanted in a new office space. And he did so in record time!" - Luma Jaffar, Managing Principal, The Lawrence Group
  • "Mr. Bagby is one of the most thorough and dependable commercial real estate professionals I’ve ever met. Through some fairly complicated negotiations and analysis, following a period of extensive marketing of our full floor sublease space, he was always enthusiastic, resourceful and responsive. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again and would highly recommend him to solve any commercial real estate requirement." - Rebekah Pridgeon, Director of WW Facilities & Operations, Micro Focus
  • "Whenever I need guidance or assistance with commercial real estate issues, Gaines always gets my first and last call. Gaines has worked with me through good economic times and bad, and has never failed to give me his best effort, regardless of the financial opportunity my business represented. I recommend Gaines with no reservations." - Kim Butler, President, Greywolf Consulting
  • "Gaines Bagby has been a super star for his clients since I first met him in the early 1980s. His expertise and attention to detail on behalf of his clients is legendary. He is diligent, focused, hard-working and loyal. I cannot recommend him more highly." - Elliott Flick, Director, Commercial Institute, Inc.
  • "We needed to move our offices in less than a month and Gaines worked with us to find a sublease that would fit our budget. He found us several great spaces that met all of our criteria. We selected one and moved in within our needed timeframe. He also recommended service providers for our Internet, etc. that specialize in working with small businesses. It was a pleasure working with Gaines and we will use him again in the future." - Linda Ginac, CEO, TalentGuard
  • "I realize that time is always shorter than we think.  So I wanted to take a minute to send an appreciation. When I think about people I admire and with whom I enjoyed working, you are a standout in recent years.  You gave it your all for us in an effort to grow Austin Gifted.  You conduct yourself in a manner that reflects honesty and integrity, characteristics often lacking in many people.  We could not have asked for a more conscientious and dedicated agent to help us try to achieve our dreams.  I think of you often and hope you and your family are doing well."  -Karen S. Langdon, M.Ed. Founder and Executive Director, Inquiring Minds
  • “W Gaines Bagby of CBRE has represented me in commercial transactions both large and small.  While I was the Global Real Estate Director for Borland/Microfocus he represented me in expanding the footprint for our Corporate Headquarters.  Years later, as the needs of the company changed, he represented us in delivering that space back to the market in the form of a sublease.  When I changed careers, I called him to help me select and negotiate space for my psychotherapy practice in Round Rock.  He tirelessly worked to find the space that was "just right" for my business.  He worked as hard for me on this deal as he did on the large deal of many years ago.  I have worked with many real estate brokers, locally, nationally, and globally in my various roles and Gaines is truly a stand-out in how he conducts business.  He is a person with great integrity, he listens, pays attention to the details, and he works tirelessly, regardless of the size of the deal.  I highly recommend Gaines and look forward to using his services again."  Rebekah Pridgeon, Founder, The Sparrow Center

  • “W Gaines Bagby of CBRE went above and beyond, helping me to discern whether to purchase or lease space for my business.  We looked in several areas of town at all kinds of properties and negotiated several leases and finally ended up purchasing a building in downtown Bastrop.  Gaines was resourceful and patient as we worked through what was most important to us and finally made a decision and closed on the right property for us.  He helped us not just with the big picture, but also negotiated every detail- including some things we did not even know we needed.  We are very happy and would not hesitate to recommend Gaines to anyone wanting a dedicated commercial real estate broker who focuses on the best interest of his client in every situation."  Kristen Ewing

Case Studies

W. Gaines Bagby First Vice President
Austin 500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701

Available Properties