Mohr Partners Taps Bob Shibuya as President

Shibuya, a 31-year industry veteran, served most recently as UGL Services' group president.

Mohr Partners Inc. has welcomed its first new president in more than a decade with the selection of Robert Shibuya to take on the job.

“Bob has built of a great career of managing various facets of commercial real estate operations, up to the billion dollar DTZ/Equis organization,” Bob Mohr, chairman and CEO of Mohr Partners, told Commercial Property Executive. “His business acumen and understanding of the players in the industry is a great match for Mohr Partners as we look to double the size of our organization in a short period of time.”

Robert Shibuya

Robert Shibuya

Shibuya is charged with overseeing the Dallas-headquartered firm’s service business around the world, with responsibilities that include transaction advisory, portfolio/lease administration, project management and corporate finance/disposition services to corporate and government sector clients.

A 31-year industry veteran, Shibuya brings plenty of expertise in shepherding property service firms through expansion. Most recently, he spearheaded global activity as UGL Services’ group president. That position followed service as chief operating officer, Americas, for DTZ, and global head of corporate advisory services and capital markets for Trammell Crow Co. Mohr Partners has big plans, so Shibuya will rely on every bit of his background as he tackles his new post because.

“Bob really appreciates that Mohr Partners is not a network or franchise but the largest wholly owned firm in North America that has been focused on exclusively corporate services,” said Mohr. “While our growth objectives and targets are ambitious, we are confident that Bob can achieve those in directing and leading the company forward.”

Shibuya takes over for Ted Fredericks, who recently stepped down as president following 11 years in the position and 17 years with Mohr Partners. Fredericks now serves as president emeritus.

Finding Fredericks’ successor was no simple task. Mohr Partners chose global executive search firm Korn Ferry to assist in a national search that ultimately resulted in the selection of six highly qualified candidates for interviews.


“In this day of prominent production focused real estate providers, we wanted to look outside Mohr Partners for someone with deep management experience and knowledge of the industry,” Mohr added. “We believe Bob’s relocation to Dallas and his involvement with Mohr Partners in the past has created an excellent platform [from which] he can now easily move into the President’s role.”