Godfrey Traub is a native South African born in East London, South Africa on July 15, 1938.
He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Commerce then that of Bachelor of Law [cum laudeJ at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Traub practiced law as an attorney in Johannesburg from 1961 to February 1976, when he emigrated with his family to Canada. His family comprises his wife Brenda, to whom he has been married for 49 years, and three married children, Gina Leiserowita, who is a psychotherapist residing in Palm Springs, California, Lawrence Traub, an apartment community director residing in Dallas, Texas and Andrew Traub, who practices as an attorney in Austin, Texas.
In 1983 Mr. Traub emigrated from Canada to the United States and he has lived in Dallas, Texas since mid 1983. He and his family have been United States citizens since early 1990.
From 1976 until mid 1983, Mr. Traub managed shopping centers, office and industrial buildings and apartments, in Ontario, Canada.
Since moving to Dallas, Texas in 1983, Mr. Traub has managed shopping centers, office and apartment complexes and residential and commercial property owners’ associations, in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arizona.
Mr. Traub has to date managed over eighty shopping centers and over seventy apartment and office complexes in Canada and the United States.
Mr. Traub has always had a team of loyal and devoted managers and supervisors who well understand the importance of increasing owners’ returns from their properties, while at the same time avoiding any deferment of maintenance, and Mr. Traub has been able to maintain operating expenses of the managed properties at the lowest feasible levels.
Mr. Traub is author of North South North, published by Hughes and Henshaw.
Godfrey R. Traub
President Gundle Holdings, Inc., dba Protea Real Estate
Direct Line: (469) 385-2187