G.B. Landrigan, CRS

G.B. Landrigan was just out of college in 1985 when he started helping friends buy and sell their homes, just as his father and grandfather had done for decades. Like them, he sold what he knew. 

 

A North Side Product

Washington Township is in his blood -- the history of the homes, the personalities, the tucked-away gems, and, of course, its unique and varied housing market.

Of the seven generations of G.B.’s family who have been Hoosiers, four of them have called the Indianapolis North Side their home. He lives in the Meridian Hills area today after growing up chiefly in Butler-Tarkington and Crows Nest/Meridian Hills while attending School 86, Orchard, and Park-Tudor.

Three Generations of Realtors

The roots of GB Landrigan & Company are among the deepest of Indianapolis real estate firms.

G.B.'s grandfather, Bruce Savage, whose voice once took him briefly to the Broadway stage, began work in real estate brokerage in 1940. His firm, the Bruce Savage Company, soon became the largest residential brokerage in Indiana. It centered on the sale of fine North Side and Downtown properties. In the late 1950s, Savage was appointed by President Eisenhower to be the head of the US Public Housing Commission, now known as HUD.

A few years after Savage returned to Indianapolis, Richard Landrigan became owner of the firm which had been renamed Savage/Landrigan. At a time when real estate firms were abandoning their specialties in favor of a much wider audience, he made the choice to retain the company's traditional emphasis, while quietly expanding it to cover Carmel and other emerging North Side areas. Landrigan died unexpectedly in 1984 and the firm closed several months later. In the article reporting the closure, the Indianapolis Business Journal remarked that Savage/Landrigan was one of the area's "oldest and most respected" real estate companies.

The following year, G.B. Landrigan entered real estate at the age of 21. Working with one of the larger firms in Indianapolis, he continued to specialize in the same areas as his father and grandfather.

In 2005, he decided to launch GB Landrigan & Company as one of the Indianapolis area's few true boutique firms. Today the company is an efficient three-person group with offices at Keystone at the Crossing.

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Background

Real Estate

G.B. has served on the board of directors of the MIBOR REALTOR Association, is a long-time member of MIBOR's Professional Standards Committee (Ethics), and is a member of the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Residential Real Estate Council. G.B. is one of only 3% of Realtors nationally to have earned his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. He has also been awarded the Five-Star Professional Award each year since 2011.

Education

Wabash College, B.A, 1985, with a major in history; Park-Tudor School, 1981; Early Education: The Orchard School, Skiles Test, School 86, and St. Richard’s Episcopal School.

Other Work

He was a commissioner on the Meridian Street Preservation Commission, is a past president of Indianapolis Early Music and The Dramatic Club, and has also served on the boards of the Meridian Street Foundation, Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association, Contemporary Club, Crown Hill Historical Society, Beta Theta Pi Housing Corporation at Wabash College. His interests include Indianapolis and Russian history, historic preservation and renewal, architecture, and design.