About Us

Tomlinson-Leis Corporation (TLC) was founded in 1981 with a simple, yet comprehensive plan to provide unparalleled service to our clients. Since our beginning, we have been committed to providing the commercial real estate segment with exemplary real estate management. Working with TLC gives you the benefit of having a full-service partner that is committed to your long-term success.


Edward B. Tomlinson II (Bubba), a graduate of Garland High School, earned his BBA in marketing and finance from Texas Christian University in 1969. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1971.

In the late 1970’s, Tomlinson and Luther Westerfield, JR., a Rockwall real estate broker, formed a brokerage company, Tomlinson-Westerfield Real Estate, Inc. Soon thereafter, related companies were formed for real estate activities, which coincided with the corporate names. These included Tomlinson-Westerfield Construction Corporation, Tomlinson-Westerfield Development Corporation, and Tomlinson-Westerfield Management Corporation.

Throughout the years, there have been various shareholders and officers of the related companies, however, Bubba Tomlinson has been and continues to be responsible for the overall management activities of all the companies. He has also continued to practice law in Dallas and Garland since 1971, and is the past president of the Garland Bar association. He was on the Board of Founders National Bank from 1986 through 1992 and Chairman of Provident Bank, Dallas, from 1997 through 1999. He is currently Chairman of Texas Brand Bank located in Garland, Texas.

In the early 1990’s, Tomlinson Management Corp. acquired management for owners of properties that were purchased from lending institutions and government entities, resulting in the company growing over 50% in this time period.

In 1991, Dorbet, Inc., of Texas, an investment firm headed by Hawaii real estate investor Dorvin D. Leis, became the largest client of TLC. Mr. Leis has been a valued consultant for the company since that time.

As a result of the relationship with Mr. Leis, the name was changed to Tomlinson-Leis Corporation. Under new structure, Tomlinson-Leis placed emphasis not only in managing real estate, but also the development of residential and commercial properties. Now, Tomlinson-Leis is at a point where we can capitalize on the economic growth of our area proving a wide range of real estate services, including:

  • Residential Property Management
  • Leasing
  • Tenant Representation
  • Third-party property management