Richard is the principal owner of Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings and brings over 35 years of commercial real estate experience including development, acquisition, and brokerage. Richard owned and operated over eighteen restaurants in Texas, including the Atchafalaya River Front Café, before joining GTH. Throughout his tenure, Richard has demonstrated the ability to provide creative and quality real estate solutions for corporate users needing commercial space in the Oklahoma market.

Since taking over as CEO, Richard has vastly expanded the asset base of GTH’s commercial portfolio as well as the company’s capabilities and expertise in different types of construction including industrial, office, retail, and multi-family. Since 1997, he has overseen the growth of the company’s commercial portfolio from 800,000 square feet to over 6,000,000 square feet. Richard has completed over 35 projects totaling more than $350,000,000 making GTH one of the largest developers in Oklahoma. These projects have ranged from single and multi-tenant warehouse and distribution facilities, large single tenant office complexes for companies such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, a hangar complex for ARINC, as well as over 1,000 apartment units in 4 different multi-family communities.


  • Tulane University

  • Bachelor of Arts – Economics

Professional Affiliations

  • Commercial Real Estate Council (CREC)

  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Board Member

  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce TRDC Co-Chairman

Richard Tanenbaum