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Our Team

Each member of our team is a talented specialist with years of recruitment experience. The best people are generally not looking for a job, and it takes a concentrated effort to find them. That's where research, teamwork, in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate, and long tenure in the industry pay big dividends for our clients. We know how to identify the professionals our clients want and how to recruit them.


Rick Gillham

Rick Gillham, President

Rick Gillham is the Founder and President of Gillham, Golbeck & Associates, Inc. Since its founding in 1982, Gillham, Golbeck & Associates, Inc. has become one of the most respected real estate executive search firms in North America. Mr. Gillham has led his team of consultants in completing challenging assignments for many top real estate companies across the United States and abroad. He emphasizes the firm's advisory role in partnering with clients to investigate and evaluate their needs, assets, liabilities and growth potential. By analyzing each situation's unique requirements, his firm brings clients an understanding of the best ways to attain the skills, talents and resources needed to realize their company's goals.

Mr. Gillham's professional experience encompasses sales, marketing and human resources for both national and global companies. He is a member of The Real Estate Council (TREC) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and a board member of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Mr. Gillham holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Gillham, Golbeck is also a Friend of IREM.

Email: rgillham@ggasearch.com

(214) 377-3430


Paige Palmer

Paige Palmer, SPHR, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Vice President

Paige Palmer has over ten years of executive search experience focused on the commercial real estate industry. Ms. Palmer has conducted search assignments, both domestically and internationally, for a wide array of real estate clients.

Prior to recruiting, Ms. Palmer worked in the commercial real estate industry for eighteen years. She draws upon her industry experience, across a variety of property types and geographic markets, to deliver her clients with exceptional results.

Ms. Palmer obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentrated studies in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the HCI Institute. Her real estate industry accreditations include the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) from the CCIM Institute; Commercial Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); and Real Property Administrator from BOMA International. She has been a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker since 1989.

Email: ppalmer@ggasearch.com

(214) 377-3434


Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith, Vice President

As a senior member of Gillham, Golbeck & Associates, Inc. Jamie Smith works closely with all types of clients in commercial real estate. She is responsible for national and international business development and has particular expertise in asset and portfolio management (debt and equity), originations, acquisitions/dispositions, real estate development, senior living, and resort/hospitality and hotel/condominium properties. During her more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Smith has mentored, trained and led many high-performance teams within the financial services, real estate and development industries.

Previously, Ms. Smith served as managing general partner with Clarke Carrington, LLP in Plano, Texas. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts from Grove City College in Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude. She participates in numerous professional real estate organizations including REFEA, TREC, IREM and ULI.

Email: jsmith@ggasearch.com

(214) 377-3432


Steve Tune

Steve Tune, CPM, Senior Associate

Steve Tune brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience to the firm. He has held senior positions in property management, asset management, project leasing, transaction management, account management and brokerage. Mr. Tune has worked with developers, third party service providers, lenders and investor/owners. His extensive experience in commercial real estate and dedication to exceptional customer service has helped him establish long-lasting relationships.

Mr. Tune holds a BBA in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Email: stune@ggasearch.com

(214) 377-3438


Stacey Holt

Stacey Holt, Director of Operations

Stacey Holt joined Gillham, Golbeck & Associates, Inc. in 2011 and assumed the position of Director of Operations. In her role, she is responsible for daily operations and also participates in both searches and research.

Before joining Gillham, Golbeck, Stacey was a Corporate Recruiter with SWS Financial Group. She was responsible for all aspects of recruiting financial advisors including business development, client services and market research. Her prior experience was in the retail and medical industries as an Executive Recruiter.

Stacey holds a BBA in General Business from Amber University.  She is an active member of the Dallas Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).

Email: sholt@ggasearch.com

(214) 377-3433


Lois Golbeck

Lois Golbeck, CPA, Advisor

Lois Golbeck joined Gillham & Associates, Inc. in 1994 and assumed the position of Senior Vice President and shareholder in 2000 when the firm's name was changed to Gillham, Golbeck & Associates, Inc. to acknowledge her expanded role. She now serves as an advisor to the firm since retiring in 2011.

Before joining Gillham, Ms. Golbeck was Director of Finance for Equitable Real Estate Investment Management in Dallas, where she was responsible for client reporting on a portfolio valued at more than $3 billion. She began her career as an auditor with the international accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte).

Ms. Golbeck is a member of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, past member of the Dallas chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and The Real Estate Council (TREC). She served as an officer on the board of Real Estate Financial Executives Association (REFEA), including president of the group during 2007-2008. Ms. Golbeck graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting.

Email: lgolbeck@ggasearch.com