Robert Weiler, Sr: A Lifelong Leader in Columbus Real Estate
For 80 years, The Robert Weiler Company has been known as one of the best commercial real estate companies in Columbus, Ohio; we like to think this notion stems from our unparalleled experience, industry knowledge, and attention to detail. In addition, we are a “one-stop-shop” for commercial real estate, assisting clients with commercial real estate development, building appraisals and land appraisals, commercial property brokerage, and property management services. But, who has been the lifeblood of our company for six decades?
Columbus Real Estate Development… A Passion Born Within
The Robert Weiler Company opened its doors in 1938; however, Robert J. Weiler, Sr., otherwise known as Bob Weiler, didn’t join his father (and founder), A. Robert Weiler, until 1957. Nonetheless, Bob Weiler followed his father’s passion for commercial real estate development and the Columbus real estate community; thus, becoming president in 1970, and eventually becoming Chairman of the Board.
One could argue that the passion Bob shared with his father was born within him; although, it was much more than his passion that would build the company to its current success. He needed commercial real estate knowledge, commitment to ideals and principles, and a wealth of education.
Robert Weiler, Sr. Had to Start His Journey Somewhere
Growing up under his father’s (A. Robert Weiler) wings, Bob Weiler spent much time as a child playing in a variety of new housing developments (which were later finished by the company he would eventually lead); however, he understood the importance of knowledge and pursued a variety of degrees that would help him catapult The Robert Weiler Company to the next level.
Some of Bob’s educational achievements include:
- Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona
- Master’s Degree in Real Estate from The Ohio State University
- Doctoral Degree in Finance from The Ohio State University
- Juris Doctorate Degree from the Capital University Law School
- Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1983
Not only did he strive for educational success, Bob wanted to impart his learning to others. As such, he has served on the faculty of The Ohio State University, Franklin University, and Capital University Law and Graduate Schools. And, of course, you may have seen him give a lecture or two at The Ohio Association of Realtors – where he is a regular.
In addition, Bob has won numerous awards throughout his six decades as a trailblazer in commercial real estate in Columbus, Ohio and througout Central Ohio. Most recently, Bob was honored with the 2020 C-Suite Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbus Business First, a peer-voting award honoring two of the most admired executives in Central Ohio.
A Weiler Family Tradition
In 1938, when A. Robert Weiler founded his commercial real estate company, he never dreamed of the immense success that would be in front of him. It was that same passion that brought three generations of Weilers to lead the company.
Robert J. Weiler, Jr. – or “Skip,” as he is affectionately known – has continued to bring the tradition of community and real estate to this family business since 1985. Sharing in his father’s (and grandfather’s) passion for commercial real estate, Skip knew that the business was tough; however, he wanted to continue to build up the family tradition that the generations before him worked so hard to create.
In Central Ohio, we are fortunate to have all of the Weilers; without them, we would never have The Robert Weiler Company! Contact us at 614-221-4286 for all of your Central Ohio – especially Columbus real estate needs. And you might just speak with Robert Weiler, Jr. (Skip), himself.