Owner/Builder, Rob Gibbs; Client Manager, Amy Montano; Project Manager, David Copher; Associate Brokers: Patrice Von Eschen, David Mead and Peter Ferrara
We’re looking back at all the achievements, milestones, and turning points we’ve accomplished. We couldn’t have done it without the entire team, including: staff, consultants, vendors, and our customers! Thanks for three great years!
Owner Robert Gibbs’ history of quality home-building in Santa Fe actually goes back to 1994, when he settled in the city with his young family and managed a new company, BT Homes. He has since planned, developed, and built 17 communities with over 1,200 total homes in the City and County of Santa Fe. He established Robert & Sons, LLC, in 1998, and Arete Homes was born in 2015.
Gibbs is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a board member and then President of Santa Fe Area Home Builders, and was selected as Builder of the Year in 1999, 2003, and 2005. He has built his team around professional and experienced local consultants, suppliers, contractors, and a strong team of dedicated employees.
Though we’re still a young company, we’ve already collected some awards. A beautiful model home in Villas di Toscana won the 2016 Haciendas Parade of Homes awards for best kitchen and master suite under $500,000. We won big again in 2017, taking home the awards for our Pisa Model for Best Design, Best Kitchen and Best Water Efficiency, as well as Best Energy Efficiency for the Cortona model.
Arete Homes of Santa Fe is benefitting from the strong local real estate market. The City of Santa Fe has seen an increase of 12.5 percent in closed sales for the first quarter compared to 2017, according to the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS. Inventory of homes for sale decreased 31.5 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. Median home prices in the County of Santa Fe jumped 33 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Santa Fe Association of Realtors, and inventory has dropped below six months. Gibbs says, “It’s a good time to get in on buying a home.”
The latest addition to Arete’s housing-development family is Arbolitos of Las Estrellas, conveniently located near the intersection of Tano Road and North Ridgetop Road, just off the eastern end of the 599-bypass. This 20-acre residential community is slated to have over 23 single-family homes, with lots available to build on this fall and the first homes will be completed by early 2019. Arete has broken ground and is currently cutting roads into the development.