When he was in his early twenties and trying to ‘climb the corporate ladder’, David Gibbs found this was not the path he was destined to take and, when offered a maintenance position from a local commercial real estate group, he took it and was instantly hooked. He proceeded to get his salesperson license and became a property manager, then went on to get his Broker’s License with his CPM (Certified Property Manager). He had a few clients who asked him to be their broker and Paramount Commercial Real Estate Services was formed. Paramount is a full service commercial real estate company that specializes in property management. Their current portfolio includes buildings in Omaha, Gretna and Kearney and they manage just over 210,000 square feet.
Tell us a little about your family. – I was raised by my hero and mom Cindy Gibbs. It was just her and I growing up. So naturally when I was single I was always looking for that strong independent woman. I found that in my beautiful wife Liz. We have been married for four years and are expecting our first child.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – When I was fifteen years old and about to get my first car, I decided that I needed to pay for my own expenses (as much as I could at the time) and since then I have had at least one job if not two.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Hang out with Liz and our three dogs doing housework or hands-on projects. Being in the real estate industry requires more brain power than muscle power, so it is nice to do the “physical labor” and relax my brain.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I am a history geek, American History specifically. Whenever on vacation, if I have a chance to visit a museum in a different city you can guarantee I will make time for it.
What are you the most proud of? – My family: Mom, Liz, Dad, half brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins…the list could go on for a while.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – If you are going to do something don’t go half way in. Be sure to jump all the way in. Walk your walk and walk your talk.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish? – Hit my goal weight.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Supersonic speed
What are your plans after retirement? – I will work until the day I die. I hope to be skidding butt first into my casket and looking above and saying that was a good ride!
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I am told I give pretty good hugs. But that is not very professional, so I hold off on that.
Which talent would you most like to have? – Play the guitar.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
What is your favorite movie? – Forrest Gump
What is your favorite TV show? – How I Met Your Mother
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Johnny’s Café – 27th and L Street
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – John Candy
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