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REIA 172 Bethany Babcock: Breaking into Commercial Real Estate as an Outsider

Bethany has Nearly 20 years experience in Investment Sales, Property Management and Leasing with a focus on Retail and Office Properties. She is the founder of Foresite Commercial Real Estate, one of the fastest growing full service brokerage firms in Texas.

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Main Points:

  • Breaking into the industry after moving to the country not knowing anyone in the field
  • Creating a skill set and a reputation in the industry to climb the “ladder”
  • Starting Foresite
  • The Commercial Real Estate Training Program

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Biography of Bethany Babcock:

Bethany Babcock has worked in property management, leasing and investment sales for nearly 20 years.   Bethany founded Foresite Real Estate in 2014.

In 2018 she was named by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of the “40 under 40”.  Bethany is one of very few brokers in San Antonio to have received national awards in the categories of both top leasing agent and top investment sales agent. She has been published online with Forbes and featured in the Business Journal as well as been a  guest speaker for the South Texas CCIM Symposium. Bethany also enjoys guest lecturing for the Real Estate Finance Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

In 2020 Bethany opened up Foresite’s own training program to those outside of the company and created the “CRE Launch Program” which has worked with students from more than 10 universities and 12 different brokerage firms to foster new talent in the industry. 

Bethany graduated from UTSA double majoring in International Business and Finance.  She went on to earn her MBA with a concentration in Finance from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.  She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a board member for Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas and is a mother of three.