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My Office: Herb Weitzman

The executive chairman of the commercial real estate brokerage Weitzman shows us around his memorabilia-filled workspace.

Herbert D. Weitzman, the executive chairman of Dallas-based Weitzman—a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and asset services firm—says that “relationships are everything in this business.” And, the legendary, outsized guru of North Texas retail real estate has proven that throughout his 57-year career. The Dallas native has had a nearly-five-decade relationship with Kroger, for example, and says he first met the grocery company’s recently retired national real estate head when the Kroger exec was just an intern. Weitzman founded his firm in 1989—after he’d already spent 30 years in the real estate business. Today the firm has 260 employees and additional offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. The hard-charging company founder says he holds frequent meetings in his memorabilia-filled office, where he still makes “cold calls” to prospective clients. “I can’t believe there’s anything better than real estate in Dallas, to always be part of the future,” Weitzman says with characteristic zeal. “We’re helping to create the future. That’s what’s been wonderful.” 

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