To know Gilbert is to know that he is the consummate adventurer, student of life, teacher and professional all rolled up into one impressive man. Gilbert was born and raised in the southwestern region of France. He was educated at a prestigious French military academy and earned a degree in mathematics. He had a successful teaching career that he chose to leave when adventure and travel beckoned. His travels took him throughout Europe and Africa and eventually to the United States. He arrived in New York City with not much more than huge ambition and a will to succeed. He became a voracious reader of "all things English", to help teach himself the language. Before long he was on his way to making it in America. Before deciding upon a career in real estate, Gilbert had several interesting and successful experiences. He produced a movie in which he was an actor and his own stuntman. He also managed a nightclub/restaurant, taught French and mathematics and was a highly successful private investigator. When he moved to Phoenix over 20 years ago, Gilbert decided to get his real estate license and has built a solid career in real estate here. He signed on with MERRILL LYNCH in 1984 and sixty days later, he was the top selling agent in that office. After just three years, Gilbert made the largest single transaction to date for the company. He says the keys to his success include dedication, hard work and commitment. Today, about 90 percent of his business comes from referrals. Gilbert is a man with boundless energy, a love of people and a passion for his business and for life.