Robert is an active member of The Real Estate Roundtable and the World Presidents’ Organization. He serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin, is a Lifetime Member of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Advisory Committee, is a founding member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas Real Estate Center, and a founding member of the Executive Advisory Board of the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business Real Estate Program.
Robert is a lifetime member of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and past Director of the Greater Houston YMCA and the St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital System.
In 2010, Robert was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, recognizing his impact on commerce in Texas and his contributions and service to communities and institutions in Texas. In 2011, Robert was honored by the Cornell Real Estate Review with its Industry Leader Award for creating an exemplary national operating model for serving real estate investors and users synergistically. In 2015, Robert received the Houston NAIOP Howard Horne Legacy Award and was named Visionary Leader of the Year by Scenic Houston.
Robert earned a BBA degree in the Business Honors Program, an MBA degree in Finance, and a LLB degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Robert and his wife, Marcy, reside in Houston and are actively involved in the lives of their six sons.