By Denise Ortuno Neil
There is one thing that is indicative of doing business in the Coachella Valley, like most places, you have to get your name out there. But out here in the desert, it’s even more so since we are a tight knit community. The best way to do that, is to network. Local real estate expert GP Gerber, knows this all too well and defines himself as the “Networking Guy”. Gerber has worn many business hats, always moving forward with a positive and direct approach in all that he does.
Originally from Aspen Colorado, Gerber was a ski instructor for 20 years, and entered the field of real estate in 1981 specializing in property managment. In the mid 90's, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where he was a managing partner of a successful real estate website development business that tapered off after 911. Gerber then moved to Palm Springs in 2002 to care for his mother. In 2003, he started BizNetworx, a business center in downtown Palm Springs and in the same year married his lovely wife Michelle, owner of Salon 119 in Palm Springs. He soon got back into real estate sales and worked for prominent real estate companies including Hughs Properties and Realty Executives.
Gerber ventured into high end vacation rentals with his business G8 Estates in 2010. In 2012 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and took some time off to care for his health, but returned full force at Capitis Real Estate Services & Development, where he remains today.
On Gerber’s downtime he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf, titling himself a “Consummate boggy golfer”. He is also community focused contributing highly as a Rotarian, and at Temple Isiah. He is constantly on the move and can be frequently seen at local Chamber Mixers. He is fervently dedicated to working with children through the Interact Rotary Club, which mentors kids from 12-18 with leadership roles, “That’s what makes me happiest, working with kids”, says Gerber.
Gerber’s background in real estate and his dedication to networking insures his clients that he is up to the task of getting the goal obtained whether they be a buyer or a seller, vacation seeker or full-time resident. He is a true renaissance man, always making himself better, and moving forward with a delightful optimistic outlook and pursuit to all that he does.
For more information about GP Gerber, visit www.gerber4re.com