About Us

Our Real Estate Management Company

In 1983 a partnership predecessor of Protea Real Estate set up shop in Dallas to develop and manage real estate. Over the years following, partners changed as did the names of the business, until in 1997 the name Protea Real Estate was adopted. Protea’s principals have managed hundreds of apartment communities and shopping centers, dozens of Associations as well as office and industrial properties. Lists of these properties can be provided on request. View Our Portfolio page for a sampling of the Retail Properties we manage.

Protea’s principals are Godfrey and Brenda Traub, a husband and wife team who will have been married in March 2015 for 50 years. The Traubs hail from South Africa, and the “Protea” flower is indigenous to and is the national flower of that country. Godfrey Traub practiced as a lawyer in South Africa until 1976, when he, his wife and three children emigrated, first to Canada and then to the U.S. where they settled in Dallas, Texas. Brenda Traub is a highly experienced interior decorator whose work on upgrading of interiors of apartments and landscaping has been consistently praised.

Protea’s principals have developed apartment communities and shopping centers since 1977, and since 2011 Protea has renovated and upgraded apartment communities owned by its clients at an average annual cost of about $5 million.

Protea Real Estate management specializes in:

Protea Real Estate is a “turnkey” real estate management company. Our combined experience is very extensive and enables us to advise you on the property you intend purchasing, to do as complete a due diligence regarding the purchase as you might want, to assist you in obtaining financing for the purchase, to manage the property once purchased, and to carry out whatever rehabilitation and renovations of the property you might require.