Meet the Team

Tray Bates, CCIM, SIOR, CIPS

Tray Bates is a Founding Broker with over 25 years experience in commercial real estate from Dallas/Fort Worth to South Texas and is a third generation Corpus Christi commercial broker.  Tray's expertise is in Office and Industrial Properties working with both landlord's and Tenant's finding the best location and working environment to help his clients excel.  Tray also has broad experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including retail, multi-family and land related to all property uses. Clients have said Tray is "By far the most dedicated and hard working agent that I have worked with", "He lived up to his agreements and obtained the maximum profit available", "Our family has greatly benefited by your dedication, experience and knowledge", "You helped us gain perspective in a process that needed much insight", "We still appreciate that we can call on your expertise even today, after the closing".

John Wallace

John is a Founding Broker with over 20 years experience in South Texas real estate participating in numerous residential developments as well as several large commercial developments in South Texas.  John's passion includes using his 25 years of wildlife experience with his real estate knowledge to assist buyers and sellers in finding the perfect ranch or farm.  John's knowledge, dedication, and integrity will work for you in finding your dream, selling your land, or developing it to its fullest potential.  "I'm in real estate for the client, not just to close the deal."

Garron Dean

Garron started his real estate career in 1971 with Hunsaker Real Estate, working as a salesman mainly in the newly developed area of Country Club Estates.  Became a broker in 1979 and later formed a partnership with Vestlands as manager of residential services until June 1980 when he started Garron Dean and Associates.  Garron has experience in residential, farm and ranch, leasing and management, and commercial sales.  He has been involved in over 1,000 sales and listing in his career and success is keeping a good reputation.

Jim Villaume, CCIM, MAI

As a long time resident of Corpus Christi, Jim Villaume has been extensively involved in many facets of the real estate business from teaching and management to brokerage and appraisal of commercial and industrial properties. Jim has earned the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation for commercial and investment property brokerage and the MAI (Member Appraisal Institute) designation for commercial and industrial property appraisal. Prior to affiliating with Steve Roberts Realty Associates, Jim developed and managed a commercial appraisal and environmental department for a billion dollar banking institution in Texas. Jim has specialized in industrial and commercial property brokerage for close to fifteen years. Using his appraisal background and brokerage skills, Jim has sold a variety of expensive and unusual properties such as 70,000 sf industrial warehouse, 25 acre ship channel waterfront industrial site, 40 acre residential subdivision land, 25,000 sf office park, 25,000 sf church, 15,000 sf retail building, etc.

Aaron Guevara, ePro

I am a father to four beautiful boys, twelve and under, and husband to one incredible super woman wife. Over the past 13 years I have had the privilege to work alongside influential leaders and successful business owners, inheriting a variety of skills and expertise. Being a veteran to the Coastal Bend real estate market and specializing in single family/multi-family residence, investor relations, and property management has allowed me to build a network of trusted vendors and colleagues who assist me in facilitating a smooth and efficient experience. Most recently, adding commercial and development experience to my arsenal. I have aligned myself with several knowledgeable brokers in the area with over 50 years of expertise. I accredit many of my achievements to my ability to develop and maintain long- term relationships with my clients along with conducting my business with the utmost integrity. I pride myself in treating each

property like it is my own, creating a win-win situation with tenants/owners while consistently watching the bottom line. I am dedicated to exceeding the expectations of all my clients.

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Chad Laxson

Chad has over 5 years of experience as a Sr. Right of Way Agent bringing his expertise in land acquisitions and property owner relationship building to his current clients at BW Commercial.  Chad is a graduate of Schreiner University.