President and CEO, Barshop & Oles Company
February 1, 2022
Pat Oles is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barshop & Oles Company, a privately held, Texas-based, commercial real estate development, investment, and management firm.
Since 1983, the company and its affiliates have developed, owned, and/or managed over five million square feet of shopping centers, industrial, office, and hotel properties as well as several highly acclaimed mixed‐use projects in Texas, including Central Park in Austin and Northwoods in San Antonio. Prior to forming Barshop & Oles Company, Mr. Oles served on the senior staff of former Governor of Texas, William P. Clements, Jr., as Director of Governmental Appointments from 1980‐1982.
Throughout his career, Mr. Oles has provided leadership and support for numerous governmental, business, higher-education, and civic organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC) and as a Senior Advisor of SouthWest Water Company. Previously, he served ten years on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Lower Colorado River Authority. He has also served as the Chairman of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, as a Trustee of Texas Nature Conservancy, on the Advisory Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase, and as Chairman of the Austin chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), among other positions.
Mr. Oles was educated at The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a BBA in Finance. He has served The University of Texas as Chairman of UT Elementary School Development Council, as Chair of UT System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, and on the UT Austin Development Board. Mr. Oles holds the McCoy Professorship for Studies in Entrepreneurship in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University and served as a director on the McCoy College of Business Development Board for six years.
Pat is a native Texan — born and raised in Amarillo — and resides in Austin. His wife, Julie, has been an active volunteer and leader in many local, state, and national nonprofit organizations for many years. They have three adult children: Sterling Oles O’Hara, Catherine Brooke Oles, and Charles Patrick Oles III. ✯