Nothing relieves San Antonio-based CBRE real estate manager Lydia Fehr's stress more than fishing. "Reds, drum, or flounder fish are nice to catch and better to eat." The last three years, she and her friends have done bi-annual fishing trips to Venice, one hour southeast of New Orleans (and the last town accessible by land along the Mississippi). The last trip netted fish more than 37" long and more than 35 pounds. "It was an entertaining challenge to reel in one after another as our guide sat stunned at our catches. Needless to say, I won that reeling battle," she says. Back home, she and colleague Connie Phillips manage the BOMA San Antonio TOBY-winning, 360k SF Fiesta Warehouse & Distribution Co at the Port of San Antonio, which is receiving its award today.
Austin-based CBRE senior managing director Rob Roy Jr. (who heads asset management for the firm's South Central region) caught a 43-pound wahoo off the Big Island of Hawaii. It was his son Brandon's first offshore fishing trip, and they had a great sushi dinner that evening, he says. (The fish was so big that it touched the ground in this pic.) Rob and his team is managing an extensive $8M renovation of Austin's 100 Congress; the iconic office building is getting a refreshed lobby and entrances. Work will wrap up this summer.