About Us

From the vision to implementation; Gillis Gilkerson is your turn-key real estate solution provider.

In 1983, discouraged by the void of full-service real estate development services, our Co-Founder’s Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson created processes to guide clients through the entire development and construction processes, stretching beyond the traditional builder.  With millions of square feet of real estate and construction transactions experience, our encyclopedic knowledge gives our clients exceptional value.

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From Left: Joey Gilkerson, Chris Gilkerson, Palmer Gillis, Bradley Gillis, and Meredith Mears

Your time is valuable and most profitable when working in your business not on your business.

With established time tested approaches to navigating through the complicated and constantly changing regulatory processes we are able to deliver ideal real estate solutions within budget and on schedule.

Our team is constantly assessing how to streamline processes of delivering custom real estate solutions for our clients. With the ever changing industry landscape we continue to locate new and proactive methods to fast-track the designing, financing and building.

With ultimate flexibility we offer the ability to lease, lease-purchase or outright purchase of buildings. Our goal is to offer a simple and quick solution with no hassle.  Successful professionals save time and money by allowing us to guide thru the development and construction processes; they have forgone wandering through the unique regulatory processes and not missed opportunities within their own businesses.

We implement your vision and fulfill your space needs in the most efficient and cost effective way.

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A word from our clients...

"In the banking business I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Gillis Gilkerson as a financial client. Both Brad and Joey are very professional, motivated and easy to work with. They are detail oriented and make sure they have every “I” dotted and “T” crossed."

"As a business owner I know that location is everything. Gillis Gilkerson helped me find a home for my gift shop – Angello’s Unique Gifts in heart of downtown Salisbury. We are fortunate to be a part of a city that exudes energy and activity. Being located in a downtown that is on the cusp of transformation was the perfect solution for Angello’s Unique Gifts and the revitalization of downtown Salisbury. Gillis Gilkerson helped us find our nook and I think we fit in well."

"I have had the pleasure of working with the Gillis Gilkerson team on the Wicomico County States Attorney Office. I am consistently impressed with the team in their efforts to improve our community. I have also worked with all of them individually on different projects in the area and all of them are hard-working, intelligent, and action oriented people. It was a pleasure doing business with them and I look forward to working with the Gillis Gilkerson team in the future. Thank you for all you do for our community."

"I have never worked with a better group of young professionals. The Gillis Gilkerson team cares about you and your business. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. They are great business people."

"I was looking for office space in Salisbury to relocate. I knew I wanted to be downtown because it is close to home and I like the environment. The Gillis Gilkerson property was the answer. As soon as I walked in the door – I was sold. Brad and Joey went above and beyond with keeping a historic face on an old property while renovating and freshening up the interior. I feel right in this space and connected with a thriving community."