Robert L. Callaway Counsel

Bob Callaway is a detail-oriented lawyer whose lengthy experience in the real estate practice enables him to assist his clients in achieving their business and legal objectives in a thorough, efficient and timely manner.

Bob’s clients appreciate that he is readily accessible and always interested in achieving the best possible results for them. He represents landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, brokers and property managers, and lenders and developers of commercial real estate, both regionally and nationally. Bob serves as a close adviser to his clients in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, financing, development, construction, leasing and management of multifamily projects, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial projects, mixed use projects, condominiums, hotels and restaurants.


Serving as Chief Leasing Counsel for a Dallas-based retail real estate investment company that operates premier quality shopping centers.

Representation of a Toronto-based real estate investment company in the acquisition, operation and sale of multifamily projects priced from $15-$30 million.

Representation of a Colorado-based developer in the acquisition, platting and development of 50 urban acres for construction of a retail, industrial and multifamily development  project.

Represented a Dallas-based real estate investment company in the portfolio acquisition of two office buildings in Uptown Dallas for $55 million.

Served as Vice President and General Counsel of Brinker International, Inc., a publicly-held    (NYSE) chain restaurant company, and performed multi-state purchasing, leasing, development and management of hundreds of restaurant locations in over 40 U.S. states.

Serving as senior real estate attorney for a major urban nature and science museum, including the representation of the museum in the acquisition of a 3 acre tract of Central Business District land as a key component of its new $180 million museum facility in Uptown Dallas.

Represented the 7th largest public pension system in the U.S. in its acquisition by foreclosure of a 60-story, 1.5 million square foot, Class AA office tower in Dallas, Texas, secured by $230 million in mortgage debt.

Served as Chief Texas Counsel for a large national bank in the negotiated foreclosure of a 200,000 square foot Class A office building, secured by a $28 million mortgage.

Served as Chief Leasing Counsel for an international pension fund involving a $43 million industrial property portfolio.

Completed the partnership restructuring of the Dallas office of the 5th largest commercial real estate brokerage company in the U.S. and internationally.

Served as Chief Texas Counsel in the purchase of a $100 million international luxury hotel, as a “Tenancy-in-Common” transaction for the I.R.C. Section 1031 like-kind exchange investor market.

Served as Chief Acquisition, Leasing and Management Counsel for a major Texas public pension system in its purchase, operation and sale of a 14-story, 257,000 square foot, Class A office building in Dallas, Texas.

Completed the sale of a $28 million, 440-unit upscale multifamily project in Denver, Colorado for one of the largest real estate pension advisory firms in the United States.

Handled a 400,000 square foot sale-leaseback of a warehouse/distribution facility in Maryland for a major Texas public pension system.

Represented a public pension system in the 4 acre investment purchase of the former American Red Cross headquarters, a prime office/retail site in Dallas, Texas across from the Crescent Hotel in Uptown Dallas, including the negotiation of a Letter of Credit for the full purchase price of the land and facility.

Represented a real estate investment company, as landlord, in negotiating a major single-user office lease with Motorola, Inc. for a 121,000 square foot high technology office building. Negotiated and closed with a global financial services firm the permanent CMBS mortgage financing for the building owner. 

  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1981
  • Southern Methodist University, BA, University Scholar, 1978
  • Southern Methodist University, BBA, magna cum laude, 1978

Member, State Bar of Texas; Member, Dallas Bar Association; Chairman, Real Property Law Section of Dallas Bar Association, 2000

Board of Management, YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, 1990-present; Senior Real Estate Counsel for Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, Texas, on a largely pro bono basis, 2011-present

Member, North Texas Commercial Association of Real Estate Professionals

Member, DFW Income Property Owners & Brokers Network

Member, Dallas Area Real Estate Lawyers Discussion Group

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Speaker, "A Lawsuit Can Ruin a Real Estate Broker’s Sunny Day," Colliers International-Dallas, March 2014
  • Speaker, "Outperforming the Competition by Negotiating a Superior Letter of Intent," Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.-Dallas, Texas, April 2013
  • Speaker, "Protecting Tenants, Brokers and Landlords in this Difficult Economic Environment," Grubb & Ellis Company-Dallas, Texas, June 2009
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