Bob graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English in 1984, and quickly moved to Nags Head. Bob entered the real estate property management field in 1986, and received a broker's license in 1988. He has completed the 300, 400 and 500 courses at the Institute of Real Estate Management, and has earned Certified Property Manager designation. Earning the CPM and meeting an extensive set of standards also enabled Village Realty to be awarded the prestigious Accredited Management Organization® accreditation, joining an elite group of only 537 real estate management firms nationwide to have earned the accreditation. Village Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty are the only two AMO firms in northeastern North Carolina.
Married with two children, Oakes is an Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster. Bob recently served as Mayor of the town of Nags Head.
Bob is passionate about customer service and being a good steward to the Outer Banks and the environment. His leadership and high standards are evident throughout the company.