W. L .Bates Co. Profile

W.L. Bates, the company's founder, opened W.L. Bates Company, Inc. in 1947. Since then, W.L. Bates Company, has become one of the most successful family-operated real estate firms specializing in the industrial, commercial and retail, farm and ranch markets, as well as property management. With a combined real estate sales experience of over 59 years, the company has established itself as one of the top commercial real estate companies in South Texas.


W.L. Bates Company, Inc. offers a full range of services to commercial and retail prospects by funding the best possible commercial locations. Whether your are considering entering into a new market area, expanding in an existing one, or considering a new location, our Team employs our extensive commercial industry expertise to capitalize your goals by developing and applying strategies that would include site selection, logistics, demographic studies, and acquisition and disposition services.


W.L. Bates Company, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services which include facility, site and land acquisition and disposition. Our Team assists in the sale and lease based on market knowledge and current trends. The services provided apply to all types categorized as industrial, from manufacturing plants and traditional warehouse and distribution facilities to the more specialized such as warehouse/showroom (“flex”) facilities. All phases of negotiation are executed with the support of our extensive market research and analysis capabilities, as wells as our knowledge of local, regional, and national data supplied through our local government and economic development entities. Our Team characterizes itself through its capability to incorporate with a client's real estate department. We determine existing needs and foresee future real estate requirements to generate the solutions that clients demand. This lets our clients to be acquainted with the full potential of their real estate assets.

Farm & Ranch

W.L. Bates Company, Inc. has been intensively involved in the brokerage of large farm and ranch properties, combining an extensive knowledge of South Texas area with a unique blend of the personal attention and focus on the client's interests. Our Team will use its familiarity with many ranches and their characteristics, the data of ranch inventory, the knowledge of market values throughout the region, and the knowledge of and contact with the appropriate financing sources, as wells as our commitment to the integrity of your investment and their specific characteristics that will save you time and miles.

Property Management

W.L. Bates Company's goal in managing commercial and industrial properties is to increase net operating income through the reduction of operating expenses and implementing rent increases based on the current market value. Our team makes every necessary effort to increase the property value through proper maintenance, frequent inspections and suggestions for improvements. Furthermore, we take the necessary steps to ensure that current tenants are in compliance with existing leases.