Who We Are
Cecilia G. Garcia

Cecilia G. Garcia | President

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

TPG was founded by Cecilia in 1989 and specializes in the redevelopment of existing commercial properties primarily located in the inner city. Cecilia is responsible for securing and analyzing potential properties for purchase, conception of the design development strategies, overseeing and supervising the construction phase, handling the day to day management of the property including property management and marketing. Some of TPG's redevelopment projects include the acquisition and renovation of the Kallison Family office properties in downtown San Antonio, Shopper's City Retail/Office Center on the Southside and Windows on Main in historic Monte Vista. Prior to founding TPG, Cecilia was Vice President of Marketing and Leasing for Barshop Enterprises, Inc., a San Antonio based, family-owned, real estate developer. During her tenure with Barhsop Enterprises, Cecilia oversaw the marketing and leasing of master planned developments such as Alamo Downs Business Park, I-35 Business Park and Binz-Engleman Business Park. Cecilia began her career in commercial real estate as a leasing agent for Quincy Lee Companies in 1980. Cecilia was the first woman hired as an industrial leasing agent at Quincy Lee Companies (and San Antonio). Cecilia was one of a handful of women specializing in industrial real estate in the country at the time.

Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Salesman
  • Certified Society of Office & Industrial Real Estate Courses I & II (SIOR)
  • Past Board Member Downtown YMCA
  • Past YMCA Mentor - Mark Twain Middle School
  • Past Board Member Northwest Tax Force Greater S.A. Chamber of Commerce
  • Southside Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • The Real Estate Council of San Antonio, Past Executive Committee and Education Chair
  • Japanese Tea Garden, Past Executive Committee Member
  • Friends of the Park - Executive Board - Master Plan Committee
  • Landa Gardens Conservancy, Past Executive Board Member
  • Voelker Park Conservancy - Executive Board Member- Secretary
  • City of San Antonio Planning Commission - 2003 to 2009 - Chairman 2009
  • City of San Antonio - Technical Advisory Committee to Planning Commission - 2004 to 2008 - Chairman 2007 & 2008
  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation Board Member

Cecilia attended San Antonio College and The University of Texas at San Antonio - School of Architecture.

Cecilia G. Garcia

Tom Woodley | Accountant

"Live life with no regrets"

Tom is a former practicing public accountant and college professor of accounting at Trinity University , Tom retired from these endeavors to pursue a management career in the family agriculture and livestock business for sixteen years. After the sale of this business in 2006 he now works as a controller and financial officer to a small number of clients. His responsibilities at The Priority Group Inc. are principally overseeing the financial and accounting operations.

Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Texas Real Estate Broker
  • Registered S.E.C. Investment Advisor
  • NASD Securities Broker/Dealer
  • Licensed Insurance Agent

Tom Woodley is a University of Texas , Austin Alumnus with a Master's in Professional Accounting.

Cecilia G. Garcia

Gerald Aves | Vice President

"Live with optimism and integrity"

Gerald has been with TPG since 2005 and has over 20 years experience in dealing with contractors and tenants. His responsibilities at TPG are property management, tenant and commercial relations. In 2009 Gerald became a Texas licensed real estate agent. Gerald oversees construction finish-out, property management, marketing and leasing. Prior to joining TPG Gerald worked as corporate office manager at Handy Dan's corporate offices, a well known home improvement retailer with 135 stores throughout the south and mid-west. Gerald also held the position of office manager/vice president at Proper ID Sign manufacturing company, a small privately owned company specializing in the commercial real estate sign market. During his 20 years at Proper ID, Gerald was responsible for all in-house business office operations and production, which included job bidding, sales, raw product acquisition, production and installation scheduling. In this position, Gerald gained the experience of dealing with contractors across all disciplines, office building/business park managers, building engineers, their staff and building tenants.

Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Member of the King William Neighborhood Association
  • Member of the Texas Ex's Alumni Association
  • Member of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Director's
  • Member of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Legends Dinner Committee and Economic Development Breakfast Committee
  • Member of the San Antonio Chapter of BOMA (Building Owner's & Management Association)
  • Past Member of the Development Committee of the Landa Gardens Conservancy
  • Past Chair of the Activities Committee and Board Member of the Landa Gardens Conservancy
  • Past State-wide Co-chair of Equality Texas
  • Past Co-chair of the San Antonio Pride Committee
  • Past Member of the Woodlawn Lake/Jefferson Neighborhood Association
  • 1994 Recipient of the Community Service Award, local chapter, of the Human Rights Campaign Fund

Gerald is a University of Texas Alumni; he received his B.B.A. in Management and Marketing- Red McCombs Business School.

Palmiro Quirino | Landscaping & Maintenance

Palmiro and his crew have been with The Priority Group for over 15 years. Palmiro attends to the landscaping and cleaning of all our properties to assure the impeccable appearance of our grounds.