In less than a decade Curtis has advanced rapidly in the Commercial Real Estate Industry which is reflected through his numerous achievements and affiliations. Curtis is the past President of the San Diego Commercial Realtors Association, 2009 Board of Directors of the CCIM San Diego Chapter, has appeared on TLC’s Flip This House and was nominated for the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2008. Curtis’s passion for mentoring and sharing his learning is furthered through his membership on the Policy Advisory Board at the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate.
Curtis has personally transacted more than $40 million in his own property deals as well as partnered in brokering deals in excess of $250 million for ACI Apartments Inc., a firm which has repeatedly been recognized as the most successful income property brokerage firm in San Diego. Curtis actually became the youngest partner in the history of ACI Apartments Inc. and that too in the shortest period of time. Previously Curtis was the Sr. VP, an owner and principal of ACI Apartments Inc. who designed, developed and conducted the training programs for all new agents while simultaneously managing the largest team of agents at ACI. These programs have been so successful that he is currently in the process of getting several courses approved through the Department of Real Estate. Curtis has stepped down from the day to day operations at ACI to focus full time on his other company Gabhart Investments, Inc.
Curtis is the CEO of Gabhart Investments Inc. which is a privately held real estate firm specializing in acquiring, renovating and upgrading multi-family properties. His firm provides expert services in property and asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, zoning and entitlements, real estate development, construction management, venture funding and related financial analysis as well as sales training and property investment consulting. Through years of coaching and mentoring the organization clearly exhibits dedication, diligence, purpose integrity and value.
Now that we got the typical resume fluff and pea-cocking out of the way here’s who I really am. I’m just an average normal guy who loves spending time with his family, hanging out with friends, wearing shorts t-shirts and flip flops on the weekend. I work hard and play hard and feel absolutely lucky that someone like me could have so much to be thankful for.
I’ve been fortunate to have done well through hard work, desire and blind faith (some have called foolishness) that I could accomplish what I set out to do. One of the reasons I am able to work so hard is I LOVE the business I am in, it turned from a hobby into a career which makes much of the work I do fun (not always on a daily basis).
Away from the office, I like to spend time with my wife Lisa and two daughters, Makenna and Hailey.