As a young professional, I strive to use my technical skills, education, and experience for my clients when making buying/selling decisions. My work involves helping people find the best island home and helping match owners with buyers in their real estate plans. Since 2010, I have been working as a rental agent and assistant to my family company Vacation Villas of South Padre Island. This experience has given me a broad knowledge of the rental and sales market here at South Padre Island because of the extensive work that we do renting and managing properties for owners here on the island. I also hold degrees in Business Marketing and Management from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley which I have and continue to apply to my work and community involvement in the Rio Grande Valley. Now, I am also very fortunate to be part of Troy Giles Realty Team because of the knowledge and experience shared among the realtors led by Troy who has been involved with the community, development, and real estate market since the 70’s. Have some ideas or questions about the market and properties on the island? Give me a call. I am here to help.
Dina Rich has been an Island visitor since the 90s, and after a 29-year career in education and technology, is enjoying life as a South Padre Island resident. She purchased her first slice of Island paradise in 2004 and has been an owner of both rental and residential property. Dina is honored to be a part of the Troy Giles Realty and Management team, knowing that she has the strength, knowledge, and experience of a company with more than 40 years in the SPI real estate business standing behind her. A graduate of the Kaplan School of Real Estate, she is a member of the South Padre Island Board of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. She holds the designations of Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI). She also has degrees in music, education, and library science.
As former educator, Dina strives to ensure that her clients are informed of the latest market trends, enabling them to make wise buying/selling decisions. With her background as a technology specialist, she creates a strong online marketing presence for sellers’ properties in order to reach that perfect buyer.
“I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and at the age of seven, visited the New Jersey beach for the first time. As I was listening to my parents make conversation with our waitress one morning at breakfast, it suddenly dawned on me that there are people who actually live in vacation towns; they never have to ‘go home.’ From that point, it became my dream to someday live at the beach; to be one of the fortunate few who do not have to pack up and return home at the end of the week. Just as my dream finally came to fruition, I hope to make my clients’ property ownership dreams come true.” So give Dina a call – because you’ll never know how many friends you have until you own a home at the beach!
Glenda George moved to South Padre Island from Yorkville, Illinois in 2013. Glenda has an Associates in Accounting, worked as an Accounting Specialist in the Title Insurance Industry, and has brought over 10 years of experience in Office
management & Customer Service to our team. She currently works as one of our HOA Property Managers and since joining our team, has earned her Texas Real Estate License and is an Active Texas Real Estate Sales Agent. Originally from McAllen, Texas, she was ready to leave the cold & snow from the Midwest and move back to where her childhood memories brought her to the sand & sun. “My fondest memories are of our family vacations on South Padre Island. My goal is to help my clients enjoy island living and create their own lifelong memories.”
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Cell Phone #: (281) 779-0572
J. Rudy Gonzalez, Jr
Troy Giles Realty and Management would like to welcome our newest member, J. Rudy Gonzalez, Jr to the TGRM team. Originally from Eagle Pass, Tx, Rudy received his Bachelor’s Degree at SouthWest Texas State University in San Marcos and continued on to receive his Master’s Degree at Pan American University. Rudy has been a resident of Harlingen since 1982 where he resides with his wife, Laura Toscano Gonzalez and son, Joseph Ryan Gonzalez. Rudy was a High School football coach for 31 years at Valley schools ranging from Brownsville to La Joya before retiring from coaching in 2013. Rudy has been involved with Real Estate since 1994, owning rental properties and selling real estate part time at Mason and Co. Realtors in Harlingen. TGRM welcomes Rudy to our team and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous future. Give Rudy a call today to start your search for South Padre Island Real Estate!
Cell Phone #: (956) 536-5306
Karen Moore has held her real estate license since 1994 and is currently starting her 13th year with Troy Giles Realty. Karen came to the area from Dallas where she was self employed as a private investigator for many years. The Island pace brought out her more creative side and she began working to bring world famous artist Wyland to paint one of his famous marine murals. Efforts were successful with the assistance of the South Padre Island Community Foundation (SPICF) and over 100 volunteers. The South Padre Island Convention Centre is a popular attraction where Mural #53 can be viewed. Described as a “career volunteer,” Karen has served with the SPICF since 1991 and is currently Vice-President. She is also an advisory board member of the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT), the largest tournament in the state of Texas. In the past, Karen has served on various boards to include the Property Listing Service (PLS), the Valley Proud Environmental Council, the Rio Grande Valley Music Festival, and the South Padre Island Beautification Committee (10 years). She wrote a regular newspaper column, “For Padre’s Sake,” supporting area beautification efforts.Karen’s belief is: “It is much easier to welcome a new buyer or sell an existing property when your community is clean, beautiful, and has quality activities for families to enjoy. It just goes hand-in-hand.
Melissa Clark has been working in the Real Estate business for over 15 years and is very familiar with the business and all that comes with it. As a former licensed Real Estate agent, Melissa knows the business and uses this experience to help the agents here at Troy Giles Realty to market their listings effectively in both print advertising and online. She is always ready to explore new forms of advertising to keep up with today’s technology and make sure our listings are getting the most exposure possible. It doesn’t matter the size or price of your home, if you list with Troy Giles Realty & Management, Melissa will do her best to make your property shine! As the Office Manager for Troy Giles Realty she also assists the agents with their listings and contracts and works to ensure the office is a productive and positive environment for our whole sales and property management team.
Will grew up and was a resident on South Padre Island until 1998 before moving to Palm Beach, Florida.. In 2006 he enrolled at Florida State University, where he attended college for the next four years. During his tenure at FSU, wanting a sound education in small business and financial planning, Will double majored in Entrepreneurship and Finance, and minored in Hospitality. Upon graduation, Will decided to move back to South Padre Island, where he saw enormous potential in the local economy and especially the real estate market. “South Padre is a one of a kind destination to live, work, and invest. This is one of the last undeveloped coastlines in the nation, consisting of miles of gorgeous beachfront and has tremendous growth potential” He first began working at Troy Giles Realty and Management as a real estate sales agent and working in their property management division assisting with managing Homeowner Associations. In March of 2012 he decided to start SPI Rentals, a luxury vacation rental company specializing in higher end properties and providing the best customer service South Padre has to offer. He currently manages and oversees the daily operations of SPI Rentals, LLC and is always available to sit down with homeowners and rental guests to discuss the current rental market. He is very active in the real estate industry and enjoys working with buyers and sellers on South Padre Island property transactions. Will is committed to offering professional, courteous customer service to all guests and well-managed home care for all homeowners.
Cell Phone #: 956-408-0700
Originally from Chicago, Illinois Arnie spent 25 years in the hospitality business working as a Chef, Executive Chef, and Corporate Chef, Director of Food and Beverage, and General Manager with Hilton, Hyatt, and the Kahler Corporation. While working in Rochester Minnesota as a Corporate Chef connected with the Mayo Clinic, Arnie had the great pleasure to provide meals for many US Presidents, Governors, Senators, and Corporation Executives as well as Kings, Queens, Princesses, and Sheiks. Arnie also opened several well known restaurant in Hotels throughout the country. Currently Arnie is President/CEO of Coastal Lifestyles, Inc., South Padre Island’s Premier Luxury Rental Company.
Cell Phone # (956) 433-9180
Patrick Mcnulty grew up in Highland Park (Dallas), Texas and graduated from Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) with a BBA and a minor in Real Estate. He has been involved in real estate on South Padre Island for 16 years and began working as a sales agent for the Villas of South Padre while still in college. After graduation Patrick was promoted to Project Manager of Development and later became Vice President of the holding company with responsibilities including management and oversight of contractors building the perimeter wall, gate house, amenity center, and beach access; representing the Villas at various meetings with town officials, engineers, and architects; oversight of all joint ventures at The Villas; contract negotiations; closings; and transfer of the HOA. Once the Villas of South Padre project was completed, he started his own development and construction company o n South Padre Island, Willis Development, L.L.C., which is a registered builder with the Texas Residential Construction Commission. Patrick also has experience in hotel/commercial valuations and sales and is currently the Chairman of the Planning and Zonig Committee for the Town of South Padre Island. Patrick’s education combined with his “on the job” training, and his great pride in the product he builds, will make him a wonderful asset to the Team at Troy Giles Realty and Management.
Cell Phone: (956) 572-3191
Troy Giles has been at the forefront of innovative development that has made South Padre Island a favorite destination for both vacationers and those who enjoy resort living year-round. He has played a vital role in the early growth of South Padre Island including the original Town Charter (established in 1974), the Laguna Madre Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Padre Island Volunteer Fire Department ¬ Emergency Medical Service and the original Tourist Development Corporation.Troy has served as a member of the Town Board of Aldermen (1993-95) and helped establish the current Beach Management Program, the creation of a Single Family Town Home Subdivision, and the Economic Development Corporation. He also has been instrumental in such projects as the Miss USA Pageant (broadcast live, worldwide from the South Padre Island Convention Center from 1993 to 1995), televised Miss Texas USA Pageants and the first Offshore Powerboat Races also held on South Padre Island. His continuing commitment to the local community is exhibited in his volunteer service to the Board of Directors of Chapel By The Sea and the Beautification & Parks Committee.As a Realtor, Troy Giles has participated as a Director and Committee Member in the local Board of Realtors. Through his past ownership and management of Troy Giles Realty, Island Services and SandDollar Realty & Management companies, he has first¬hand experience in daily sales and management of individual properties, land acquisition, condominium sales, rental and owner association management.
Projects in which Troy Giles has played a pivotal role include Padre South Condominium Hotel, Beach House, Beach View, Puesta del Sol, Saida Towers, Suntide Properties, Padre Grand, and Bridgepoint condominiums. He is also co¬-developer of the exclusive, innovative Boardwalk Condominium Yacht Club, a private residential marina development.
Cell Phone # (956) 551-2040