Gulftex Properties
6000 S. Staples Street, Suite 205
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
361-992-9700 • Fax: 361-992-9790
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6000 S. Staples Street, Suite 205
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
P: 361-992-9700
F: 361-992-9790

Burris McRee Burris W. McRee, CPM®, CCIM
Broker Associate
Phone (361) 992-9700 Ext 16
Fax (361) 992-9790
[email protected]
Joni McRee Joni McRee
Agent Associate
Phone (361) 992-9700 Ext 10
Fax (361) 992-9790
[email protected]
Jim Baxter Jim Baxter
Agent Associate
Phone (361) 992-9700 Ext 15
Fax (361) 992-9790
[email protected]

Wade Spenst Wade Spenst
Agent Associate
Phone (361) 992-9700 Ext 15
Fax (361) 992-9790
[email protected]

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Burris McRee

Burris has been involved in commercial real estate in South Texas for over thirty-five years. During this time he has been involved in various elements of leasing, sales and management of neighborhood, regional shopping centers, office build-ings, apartment communities and industrial properties. Site selection projects include major grocery stores, banks, credit unions and restaurant chains. Development experience includes build-to-suit properties, retail and land developments. Burris, owner and principal broker formed Gulftex Properties in 1990. Burris is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of the National association or Realtors.

1991 - To Present
Owner/Broker - Gulftex Properties, Corpus Christi, TX

Sales, Leasing and Management of Commercial Investment Properties in the South Texas Area.

1987 - 1991
Director of Leasing and Management - Professional Investment Fund, Corpus Christi, TX

Full responsibility for the leasing and management of ninety Neighborhood Shopping Cen-ters in 14 southern states, plus Office Buildings in South Texas. Responsibilities included insurance, establishing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program, rehabilita-tion of projects, establishing an effective leasing program, supervision of five property managers and related staff, supervision of investor relations, acquisition and disposition of property, work out plans with lenders, bankruptcy, project restoration after damage and project expansions.

1975 - 1986
Owner/Broker - Property Investors International, Brownsville, TX

While acting in the capacity of a Broker I performed the functions of a leasing agent, prop-erty manager, and site selection agent for approximately twenty-five office/retail projects including the leasing and management of an enclosed mall, and site selection for various retail tenants and management of condominium homeowner associations and associated rental units. During this time I was responsible for the supervision of the related office sup-port staff.

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM)
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • National Association of Realtors
  • South Texas Commercial Association of Realtors
  • IREM Chapter 48 - San Antonio
  • San Antonio / South Texas CCIM Chapter
Jim Baxter

Prior to working as a commercial real estate associate, Jim was been involved with the management and leasing of shopping malls, shopping centers and industrial parks for over 30 years. Today he represents buyers, sellers, lessors and lessees in the sales, leasing and site selection of commercial properties.

2010 - Present
Associate - Gulftex Properties, Corpus Christi, TX

The sale and leasing of commercial properties throughout South Texas.

Associate - Grubb & Ellis Coastal Bend, Corpus Christi, TX

The sale and leasing of commercial properties throughout South Texas.

1989 - 2008
General Manager - Padre Staples Mall, Corpus Christi, TX

Full responsibility for all aspects of administration, leasing, operations and marketing of a 1.2 million sq. ft. super regional mall.

1986 - 1989
General Manager - Brazos Mall, Lake Jackson, TX

Responsibility for the management, leasing and operations of an 865,000 sq. ft. regional mall.

1976 - 1986
General Manager - Northwest Building Corporation, Tacoma, WA

Responsibilities for management, operations, and the leasing of three shopping centers and for the company's large industrial park property.

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Corpus Christi Association of Realtors
  • Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM)
  • Certified Marketing Director (CMD)
  • Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS)
  • Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager (SCSM)
  • Senior Certified Marketing Director (SCMD)
  • Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (SCLS)
Wade Spenst

Prior to entering the Commercial Real Estate industry, Wade owned and operated a successful business that he grew form a start-up. Running a business in Corpus Christi for over 21 years, has given him the added insight and valuable experience to relate and assist the clients he represents today. During that time, Wade was a board member of the Mayor's Fitness Council and eventually served as chairman.

2016 - Present
Associate - Gulftex Properties, Corpus Christi, TX

The sale and leasing of commercial properties throughout South Texas.

1995 - 2016
Owner - Platypus Incorporated, Corpus Christi, TX

Sales, Marketing, Management, Finance, Construction, Human Resources and Staff Development.

2011 - 2015
Mayor's Fitness Council - Corpus Christi, TX

A city-wide fitness program. Duties consisted of program development, to directing monthly board meetings and reporting to the Mayor and City Council regarding direction and progress of the Council's Mission Statement.

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - M.S. Kinesiology
  • Valley City State University, Valley City, ND - B.S. Computer Information Systems


6000 S. Staples Street, Suite 205, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413 • Phone (361) 992-9700 • Fax (361) 992-9790

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