Raised in Dallas, Robert attended both Jesuit College Preparatory and Hillcrest High School before earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas.
Robert began his career in real estate in 2003 as a commercial real estate broker with Marcus and Millichap. In 2008, Robert moved to Hexter-Fair Title Company where he was a commercial and residential sales manager before getting his escrow officer’s license and joining his father, Bob Blanshard, as a commercial escrow officer.
An amateur photographer, Robert’s photographic eye is focused on racing, but he is known to shoot the occasional baptism, rehearsal dinner, and sunset overlooking the Dallas Arboretum. With dozens of races under his belt at racetracks such as Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Road Atlanta, and Circuit of the Americas, Robert has been blessed to have attended the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in the last five years.
As a recent addition to Capital Title of Texas, Robert is excited about the new possibilities as well as the potential to grow his business while continuing to offer his current clients the same exceptional support and service they’ve come to expect. It’s not something everyone gets to do: go to work every day with your father, and love what you’re doing.
For over 37 years, Bob Blanshard has been working in the title insurance industry, closing commercial real estate transactions. “I really am lucky to be in a profession that I truly enjoy” says Bob. “Sadly, I know many people who are not happy in their profession, and I recognize that I am one of the fortunate few who is.”
Bob grew up in northeast Arkansas, and, after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, he served as an instructor pilot for four years while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his discharge from active duty, he joined the Arkansas Air National Guard and returned to the University obtaining his law degree while working full time as a mortgage loan officer.
Bob’s first job in the title insurance industry was working as an examiner for a national title insurance underwriter. His business acumen was recognized and thus began his career closing commercial transactions. He enjoys the work leading up to a real estate closing and is happiest when he is able to provide the best service for his clients. As a military pilot for 28 years, he likes to find that “smooth air” ensuring that the closings have no surprises and everyone walks away satisfied.
After his five years of active duty service in the Air Force, Bob flew in the Air National Guard with pride and distinction for another 23 years. He served in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. When not working he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife, MaryCook.
A proven industry leader coupled with a long standing commitment of exemplary service, Bob is a new and welcome member of the Capital Title of Texas family serving as an Executive Vice President and Escrow Officer. Bob continues to look for additional business opportunities while striving to offer only the best to his clients and customers.