About Us

Founded in 1990 by Carol Gilbert, CGI has been instrumental in the success of national, regional, and local retail and restaurant businesses. We love what we do.


CGI strives to:

  • Understand the specific needs and subtle preferences of its clients;
  • Collaborate with clients and their partners;
  • Find, develop and create the best and most productive real estate solutions for business challenges;
  • Identify opportunities for the full range of CGI’s developer, landlord and tenant clientele;
  • Facilitate long-term financial success through real estate decisions, strategies, and opportunities;
  • Treat each and every assignment with respect and consideration remembering always, as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said, “God is in the details.” And,
  • Work with the best real estate, retail and restaurant people in the business.

Cass Caulder Smith“As an architect, I have worked with Carol Gilbert for over twenty years on numerous projects. Many of the successful restaurants that I have designed have been brokered though her – one of note is the highly acclaimed Perbacco. What I like about Carol is that she knows a lot about architecture and understands how important it is to a project’s success. Her understanding creates a keen ability to visualize how a commercial space can be transformed. In addition, she and her team are very smart, professional, and are all about delivering for their clients and working as a team.”

Cass Calder Smith, AIA
CCS Architecture