Gilbert D. Davila, CMI joined Popp Hutcheson in 1998, and he has devoted his entire legal career to representing commercial property owners in every aspect of their property tax needs. Gilbert provides a wide range of services to his clients, including advocacy at administrative hearings (ARBs) as well as litigation, negotiation, and settlement. His current area of concentration is multi-family and low-income housing properties, and he has extensive expertise representing owners and lessees of shopping centers, office buildings, mini-storage facilities, and freestanding retail properties. Gilbert chairs the firm’s Team Development Committee, which helps team members achieve their continuing education goals and enhances the unique culture of the firm.
Gilbert frequently speaks at professional seminars and conferences across the country. He also instructs various property tax law courses and has authored several articles on property tax for national publications, including National Real Estate Investor, Apartment Finance Today, and Affordable Housing Finance. Gilbert is licensed in Texas as a Senior Property Tax Consultant and is a member of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals, the American Property Tax Counsel, and several bar associations.
Gilbert was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Hebbronville High School in his hometown of Hebbronville, Texas. Gilbert received his B.A. from Rice University in 1994, where he double majored in English and Managerial Studies and was named to the President’s Honor Roll. Gilbert received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he was an active member of the Student Recruitment Committee as well as the Hispanic Law Student’s Association and served as Research Editor for the Hispanic Law Journal. Gilbert donates his time and resources to local civic organizations that focus on at-risk youth, and he is an avid supporter of the arts community in Austin.