Garrett Marler Awarded Bob Edge Scholarship

Younger Partners Broker Garrett Marler was selected as a recipient for the 2019 Bob Edge Scholarship.

The Bob Edge Scholarship Fund promotes the profession of real estate while honoring Robert T. “Bob” Edge, who was one of the most active brokerage professionals in the country. The Bob Edge Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 to recognize Bob Edge for his significant contributions to the Dallas/Fort Worth real estate community and assist emerging North Texas commercial real estate professionals with their educational development.

“What sets some candidates apart from others? We awarded two scholarships this year, one was to Kathy Mulgew and the other to Garrett. Two very different needs. We were very impressed with Garrett and the drive and passion he has to grow his career,” says Liz Trocchio Smith, founder and CEO of The Trocchio Advantage and chairwoman of the Bob Edge Scholarship Fund.

“We try to look at each situation as Bob Edge would and think ‘What would Bob do’.  In Garrett’s case, we saw a young professional who was committed to growing in both his personal and professional career.  Bob was very passionate about mentoring and helping the younger generation and Garrett fit everything the scholarship represents,” Trocchio adds.

Scholarship funds provide recipients the necessary tuition to gain industry designations as CCIM, SIOR, MAI, as well as other qualified educational opportunities, Trocchio says.

Marler plans to use the scholarship funding to earn his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He started his commercial real estate career at Younger Partners in 2014 as an analyst before moving into brokerage. He graduated from the University of

Kansas in 2014. He served on the 2019 TREC Fight Night Committee and helped launch the Young Professionals Board for Folds of Honor, North Texas Chapter. He now serves on that board of directors. He was a Younger Partners Top Producer for 2018.

“Garrett is an outstanding broker,” says Younger Partners Co-Founder Moody Younger. “He’s eager to learn and we’re seeing him develop and improve every day. Being one of our 2018 Top Producers is quite an accomplishment so early in his career and we see Garrett as a future leader in our firm and within the industry.”

Trocchio says Kathy Mulgrew of Spencer Consulting was also a 2019 scholarship recipient. The scholarships are administered by Communities Foundation of Texas. For more information about the scholarship: