Who We Are
Founder & Managing Partner
Duke Gibbs graduated from Georgia College and State University with a degree in Business Management in 2004, where he played basketball on scholarship for 4 years. In 2005, he joined the development group Vizionworks, LLC, based out of Tifton, Georgia. During his time with Vizionworks, he performed land purchasing, deal structuring, municipal entitlements, land planning and infrastructure development, marketing, and disposition throughout the Southeast. Duke is grateful for the hard-knock education he received from managing through the real estate "Great Recession" beginning in 2007 early in his career, and those lessons learned have shaped his conservative investment model today. In 2009, Duke developed and opened Heritage Motor Coach Resort and Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, which has been featured on the Travel Channel as one of the most exclusive Class-A Motor Coach destinations in the country. In 2010, Duke formed Gibbs Capital. In the last 10 years, Duke has participated in over 150 real estate transactions as a buyer or seller. He resides in Watkinsville, Georgia with his wife, Keri, and his three children, Jackson, Paisley, and Noah.
Julie Mercer graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University with a degree in Business Administration in 2005. Upon graduation she worked in human resources with Exel, Inc. , the leading contract logistics provider in the US. During her two years with Exel she headed the site’s recruiting team and handled daily functions of the human resource department for the site’s 150+ employees. In 2007, Julie began working with Ameris Bank in Albany, Georgia as a loan processor. She processed real estate transactions for residential, commercial, and agricultural customers, averaging over 200 transactions annually. In 2011, Julie relocated to North Georgia with her husband and has transitioned her past work experience to her position at Gibbs Capital. Julie handles all of the daily office functions, including accounts payables, receivables, payroll, and rental management of the company's rental portfolio. She resides in Watkinsville, Georgia with her husband, Brandon, and their son, Mason.
Gibbs Capital, LLC is a private Real Estate Investment company formed in 2010 to take advantage of real estate asset buying opportunities in select markets and segments in the Southeastern United States. The company is based in Athens, Georgia.
What We Do
We acquire bank-owned, distressed, or under-managed land, single-family residential, and multifamily residential real estate, primarily through our relationships with REO brokers and local and regional banks. We then add value through development, focused-management, redevelopment or rehabilitation, and subsequently either sell on the retail market or add to our hold portfolio for long term income and growth. All of our multifamily assets are managed by our wholly-owned subsidiary, Gibbs Capital Management.