Exclusive Q&A with DCEO Dallas 500 Returning Honoree Bob Mohr

Mohr Capital Founder & Chairman Bob Mohr continues to be recognized for his lasting impact on Dallas’ commercial real estate industry.

Returning as a repeat honoree, DCEO included Mohr in its seventh annual Dallas 500 publication, a rigorously curated list of the city’s most powerful business leaders. And it’s no wonder why; in 2021 Bob drove Mohr Capital to new heights, transacting on $250 million of office, retail and industrial business – a 35% increase year over year. Mohr Capital has over 6 million square feet of speculative development under construction now.

The 2022 edition of Dallas 500 included Q&As with honorees which showcased their business prowess, as well as their personalities. Since the print magazine features only a snippet of Bob’s interview with D CEO, we’ve included the Q&A in its entirety below.

A Q&A with Dallas 500 Honoree Bob Mohr

What have been some company or organization highlights in the past year or so?

In the 12 months between July 2020 and June 2021, Mohr Capital closed on a total of 17 transactions.

In the second half of 2020 alone, when the economy was still reeling from COVID-19, our team transacted on 8 deals located in Dallas and across the country. Five new acquisitions consisted of well-located, premier industrial land sites to fuel our industrial development activities in 2021 and beyond.

We continued the momentum we built in 2020 throughout 2021, completing 18 transactions totaling $250 million in deal volume. I’ll be sharing a full deal breakdown of our annual performance in my newsletter, “From the Desk of Bob Mohr.”

How would you rate investor appetite in DFW assets and do particular product types stand out?

Dallas is one of the top investor markets in the country for industrial and multi-family. Industrial is especially hot here, with 38 million square feet currently under construction.

What piece of advice has had the greatest impact on your career? 

“Your reputation is everything.”

What are some of your favorite destinations/places to visit?

Portofino, Italy; Telluride, Colorado; and Punta Mita, Mexico.

If you could drive any car for a day, what would it be and why?

My restored 1949 Ford truck. It reminds me of Indiana and my family back home there.

Do you have a second home? If so, where is it and why did you choose that location?

Telluride, Colorado, is my “happy place.” Great for golfing, hiking, and escaping the Texas heat during the summer and snowboarding all winter.

What has you most excited about the future?

The tremendous business upside for our industrial and late-stage technology investments.

As you enter your office, what would you choose to be your walk-up/theme song, and why?

“Stayin’ Alive,” by The Bee Gees.

What do you do for fun? Any passions or hobbies?

I have been snowboarding and wakesurfing for the past 25 years. I also enjoy high-marking on my snowmobile in the mountains of Colorado.

What is your favorite DFW-area restaurant, and what do you order?

Bob’s Steak & Chophouse. Great service thanks to Ashley & Karen, and the best steak in town. It’s nice to have Bob Sambol back as well.

Interested in seeing who else made the Dallas 500 list? The 2022 edition is available now from D Magazine.