Gerald L. Gamble is President and Owner of Gerald L. Gamble Co., Inc., Commercial and Industrial Realtors. He has been active in the brokerage of commercial and industrial properties in the Oklahoma City area for over 45 years, specializing in the sale and leasing of commercial, industrial, and investment properties, site locations for industrial and commercial users, and counseling assignments.
Gamble is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Oklahoma, received his Masters degree from Stanford University, and graduated first in his class with a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Gamble is a past-President of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors and for many years served on the Oklahoma Association of Realtors Board of Directors. He is a past-Director of the National Association of Realtors, served as President of the 11,000-member Oklahoma Association of Realtors in 1985, and was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Oklahoma Association’s Board in 1986.
Gamble is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation of the CCIM Institute. He is also a member of the Counselors of Real Estate holding the CRE designation and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Gamble was named Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Young Man in 1974.
Professional and civic involvement includes long-time Director and 1997 Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Oklahoma City Economic Development Foundation; and past-President and long-time member of the Executive Committee of the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Downtown Rotary Club and the Economic Club of Oklahoma City, has served as Co-Chairman of the Oklahoma City United Way Fund Drive, and is a Trustee of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, and Oklahoma City University. In 1997 Gamble was awarded the honorary degree of Doctorate of Commercial Science from Oklahoma City University. In 2010 Gamble was honored as an inductee to the Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor.
Gamble is married to Jane Jayroe Gamble and has one stepson, Tyler Jayroe, a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
James C. Buchanan, III has been a broker with Gerald L. Gamble Co., Inc., Commercial and Industrial Realtors, since 1977. Principal activities include real estate brokering and investments in the Oklahoma City area. Areas of concentration include large investment properties and land for development. Clients have included John Hancock, Chase Manhattan Bank, Hertz Corporation, Kerr-McGee, Dow-Jones, the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, Ideal Homes, and other local developers.
Buchanan has negotiated the sale of various landmark properties in Oklahoma City, including the 155,000 sq.ft. Waterford Office Complex, the 100,000 sq.ft. Colcord Office Building, and assemblage of land for Remington Park Racetrack for the DeBartolo Corporation.
Professional and civic activities have included past-President of the Oklahoma City Food Bank, member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Rotary Club, member of the Economic Club, Administrative Board Chairman of Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, and Membership Vice-President of the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Buchanan and his wife, Becky, are natives of Muskogee, and Buchanan is a graduate of Harvard College, having received his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Lori D. Bedford has been associated with Gerald Gamble Co. for over 22 years. Her career with the Company began in 1993 as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the owner, Gerald Gamble. She is currently a licensed Broker Associate with the Company negotiating sales and leases of commercial and industrial
properties in addition to her management responsibilities.
Civic activities have included: Long-time membership in Executive Women International supporting various charities including Positive Tomorrows, Citizens Caring for Children, Suited for Success, and local elementary schools; Board Member, Shiloh Summer Camp; and Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year, YWCA.
Bedford is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and has one daughter, Ashley, who resides in Chicago.