We are thrilled to have Marcus on our team! Welcome! Now, let’s get to know him a little better…
Name: Marcus R. Gibbon
BRW Office: College Station
Degree/University: Bachelors of Environmental Design with Minor in Business, Texas A&M University
Favorite piece of Architecture and/or Architect? Why? Santiago Calatrava. I love his use of structure to create sculptural architecture.
If you had to possess any superpower, any ONE of them, what would it be and why? I’m not up-to-speed on all the superpowers, so thank you Google for your assistance. Since this isn’t reality, I am going to take the liberty of selecting two superpowers: Omnipresence – I’m inspired by exploring new things. This power allows you to experience multiple events and places at the same time…Hello New Year’s Eve fireworks from Sydney to San Francisco! Time Travel – I enjoy history and when I’m bored at home the history channel makes an appearance. Why watch reenactments or what people believe happened when you can experience it first-hand?
You’ve just hit the jackpot and won the lottery, what’s the first thing you do? First and foremost, get a lawyer and financial planner, then I would change my phone number and tell immediate family. I would put half aside for investments and trusts, then from the 50% left I would keep 25% and divide the next 25% between immediate family. With my 25%, a large portion would go the church I grew up going to and Texas A&M. Then, my brothers and I would have a business in College Station where we revitalize and renovate historic areas for game day rentals: one would buy properties, one would design and renovate, and one would lease the properties.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Definitely more than you think? These rodents are stocky little guys, would definitely be a line-backer or full-back in football. If I had to give you an amount I’d say, he’d chuck as much as he wanted. He’d chuck wood as much as he could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood. Did you know they are also called WhistlePigs….who knew??
What’s one of your biggest fears? Snakes….Snakes….and SNAKES!!! No explanation needed.
Imagine your dream house (whatever that house may be). You are suddenly given the opportunity to trade wherever you live now for this hypothetical home and your mortgage will be whatever you currently pay. However, this “dream home” is buried two miles underground. When you look out of the windows, all you will see is dirt. To enter, you will have to take an elevator that travels down the two-mile shaft at high speed. The elevator is comfortable and there is an above ground staff that provides 24/7 maintenance – if something breaks or goes wrong you will be rescued immediately. Would you accept this underground dream home? Absolutely not. I love having a yard, opening windows, and enjoying a beer on a back porch while watching storms roll in. I think for the space to be enjoyable and comfortable you need to have the experience of all senses. Oh, and I’m not a hermit!