About First American

In 1988, Charles and Debra Marina founded First American Realty Company, a full service real estate brokerage firm that has established an impeccable reputation for its integrity and service to its clients and customers. First American Realty Company is recognized as one of the top firms for commercial sales and leasing.

With over 30 years of experience, exclusively devoted to Commercial & Investment Real Estate, Charles Marina is uniquely qualified to service the needs of any individual or major corporation. He has represented the RTC, FDIC, Circle K Corp., Centurey Cellunet, Nextel, Denny's, Fuddruckers, Idea Public Schools & Simon Property Group, as well as several Banks and Savings & Loans departments with their REO properties. Mr. Marina's culmination of innovative business and marketing talents, coupled with his experienced staff, has kept him at the forefront of the real estate industry.

Debra Marina is a Certified Residential Specialist and is the head of the First American Realty Residential department. Mrs. Marina has extensive knowledge and experience in the residential sector. In addition to local market real estate transactions, she specializes in residential relocation for major corporations and government agencies.

First American Realty is a full service real estate firm and provides a wide range of services. Our firm is highly qualified to service the ever-widening spectrum of real estate activities in the Dallas Market and the Rio Grande Valley.

Contact Us at:

McAllen Office (956) 682-3000
Dallas, TX Office Coming Soon!

FAX: (956) 682-4074

Services Offered

First American Realty was established in 1988 as a full-service real estate brokerage firm by Charles Marina, CCIM, CRB, GRI and Debra Marina, CRS, GRI. Our objective is professional service to our clients. This objective is being achieved by hard work, integrity and determination. We provide a wide range of services.  Our firm is highly qualified to service the ever-widening spectrum of real estate activities in the San Antonio, Dallas Market and the Rio Grande Valley. 

  • Buyer & Seller Representation
  • Tenant & Landlord Representation
  • Commercial & Residential Sales & Leasing
  • Market Analysis
  • Consulting Services
  • Relocation Services
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Investment Properties
  • Development Site Selection
  • Corporate Accounts
  • Multiple Listing Service
  • Hidalgo Co. Appraisal District Computer Link

Members of the Following

  • Greater McAllen Association of Realtors (NAR, TAR, WRC, ICSC)
  • Metro Tex Association of Realtors (Dallas)
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Women's Counsel of Realtors
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • LoopNet (#1 in Commercial Real Estate Online)
  • Member McAllen Chamber of Commerce



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