Commercial Sales and Management
Commercial Real Estate Sales and Management in Macon
Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc. is committed to helping investors maximize the value of their commercial real estate portfolio. Our experienced advisors utilize detailed growth and profitability assessments, sophisticated financial modeling and comparable analysis to determine the value of each property, and then tailor a customized approach to meet long-term acquisition or disposition objectives, optimizing financial results.
With experience in the purchase and disposition of retail, office, industrial, land, multi-housing and mixed-use properties, as well as 1031 tax-deferred exchange transactions, our advisors can deliver investment opportunities for your consideration, or market properties to a targeted audience of qualified purchasers.
Robert G. Lewis (Bob) – President/Broker of Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc. Since 1970, Bob has been a leader in multifamily property sales throughout the Southeast, and has been personally involved in the revitalization of downtown Macon. Bob has a B.A. from Mercer University. His professional and civic services include:
- Chairman – Macon/Bibb County Urban Development Authority
- Chapter advisor for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Mercer University
- Member of Macon Exchange Club
- Past President – Macon Board of Realtors
- Past President – Macon Multiple Listing Service
- Past Director – Macon Chamber of Commerce
- Past Chairman – Downtown Council Chamber of Commerce
Bob is a successful owner and investor of multifamily properties and is especially knowledgeable in these areas. He has participated in the sale of more than half a billion dollars in multifamily properties. Bob is also the executive vice president and cofounder of Guaranty Financial, Inc., a commercial mortgage brokerage firm with offices located in Columbus, Georgia; Macon, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1993, Guaranty has arranged financing for more than $1 billion in commercial properties throughout the Southeast.
Bob is married to the former Cynthia Durden, who is also a licensed Realtor and secretary/treasurer of Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc. Bob has a daughter, Dana Lewis, who lives in Los Angeles, California, who is the owner and operator of STARCAT Academy, a private prep school located in Arcadia, California.
Gary Bechtel is a lifelong resident of Macon-Bibb County. Gary is the District 1 commissioner in the new consolidated Macon-Bibb County government, having been elected with 82 percent of the vote in September 2013. Currently, Gary serves as a chairman of the Operations and Finance Committee as well as a member of Facilities and Engineering Committee of the Macon Bibb County Commission. Previously Gary served on the Bibb County Commission, having been elected in 2012. Prior to being elected to the Bibb County Commission, Gary served for 12 years on the Bibb County Board of Education.
Gary is a 1989 graduate of Leadership Macon. In addition to his service on the commission, Gary currently serves on the Macon Economic Development Commission, the industry recruiting arm of the Macon Chamber of Commerce. Gary started his career in banking as a wholesale account executive for Southstar Funding in 2002. In 2006, he was named vice president for mortgage operations at Atlantic Southern Bank. In 2010 he was named an asset manager in Atlantic Southern Bank’s special asset division. Upon the closing of Atlantic Southern Bank by the FDIC, he was hired by Certus Bank as an asset manager in the Credit Risk department. Gary was responsible for a $40 million portfolio of criticized assets and was responsible for working out complicated credits. In June 2013 he was hired by Guaranty Financial Inc. as vice president. Guaranty Financial is a commercial mortgage brokerage firm with offices in Columbus, Georgia’ Macon, Georgia and Orlando, Florida, which has been in business for 22 years and financed over $1 billion dollars in commercial projects all over the Southeast.
Gary is married to the former Laura Meadows of Macon, who is a realtor with Sheridan Solomon and Associates. Gary and Laura have two children – a daughter, Tarver, 22, who is a senior at Georgia College, and State University and Sam, 18, who is a senior at Howard High School. Gary and Laura are members of First Presbyterian Church in Macon. Gary is a 1984 graduate of Georgia College and State University.
Gary is a commercial sales associate with Bob Lewis & Associates, Inc. He specializes in commercial properties throughout the southeastern United States.
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