About Franke Realty

Established in 1956 by its founder, Bud Franke, Franke Realty is the oldest real estate sales, rentals and development firm on South Padre Island. The firm has been very active and instrumental in the development of South Padre Island and has built a reputation on providing quality professional service and handling every client on an individual basis.  Franke specializes in South Padre Island condo rentals, real estate sales and real estate development.

Franke Realty is a 3rd generation Texas corporation owned by Richard and Dennis Franke who have been active South Padre Island developers since the early 1970's through their primary company, Franke Realty.

Franke Realty is taking South Padre Real Estate to the next level with their new luxury development, The Shores.


Projects developed include:

  • The Shores
  • Emerald Beach Condominiums
  • Franke Plaza Condominiums
  • Breakers Condominiums
  • First National Bank of South Padre Island
  • Franke Plaza Shopping Center
  • And a number of other commercial buildings


Other projects assisted in and marketed included:

  • Edgewater Condominiums
  • Regency Condominiums
  • Embassy Condominiums
  • Parkshore Condominiums
  • Summit Condominiums
  • Seville Condominiums
  • Continental Condominiums
  • And many others…

The developers are visionaries who are dedicated to creating and operating quality building and communities that are architecturally and structurally designed to be appropriate for the coastal area they are built in.


Contact your South Padre Island Realtors:

Franke Realty
8605 Padre
South Padre Island, TX 78597


About South Padre Island

South Padre Island is located at the tip of the Texas Gulf Coast and is one of the finest beach resort destinations in the United States. Year-round tropical weather, sunny beaches, and internationally renowned birding and wildlife invite you to the unpretentious getaway, an affordable South Padre Island beach vacation.  »More Info



Just to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Shores and to thank you for your prompt attention to our maintenance issues. It's a beautiful community, and I knew as soon as I saw it last year when my husband and I were in Padre that this was a place I wanted to experience with people I love. So I asked my sisters if they would like to join us this year and stay at the Shores. We all had a wonderful time and the house was so cozy and comfortable. So nice to have a pool right in the back, but enjoyed the beach for many hours and the privacy that the north end of the island affords. We are back home in Nebraska with so many fond memories!  

Patti Newman

Highly likely to recommend
03/14/17 - We had a wonderful time…