Gruber Commercial Real Estate Services was founded by Jim and Karen Gruber in 2004. After 28 years as a broker for CBRE (originally Coldwell Banker Real Commercial Real Estate), Jim had built a rock-solid reputation and customer base. He’d long been considered one of the Denver metro’s leading industrial brokers. He even had the support of a stellar sales associate, Karen. Business was good. Life was even better.
That changed when Jim learned that CBRE was planning to make the brokers’ clients the company’s clients. Having spent his career building a roster of loyal clients who’d become his friends, Jim didn’t take kindly to the idea. He wanted to continue serving his clients the way he saw fit. “I won the battle but lost the war,” he explains, and he and CBRE agreed to part company. He took Karen with him.
As Gruber Commercial Real Estate Services, Jim and Karen gloried in providing their clients with even better service and results. They could make decisions on the spot, invest time in the neighborhoods they wanted, and preserve the people-focused approach they believed in. They could do right by their customers/friends while cutting out the costly overhead.