Partners Real Estate brokers sale of 5.9 acres of land next to Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Partners arranged the sale of 5.9 acres of land located at 8208 Burleson Road and 4611 Norwood Lane in Austin.

Partners’ Todd Mahler represented the seller WilJam Holdings, LLC in the transaction.

Partners Real Estate arranges 1,680-square-foot retail lease in Austin

Partners Real Estate, one of the largest independent commercial real estate firms in Texas, arranged a 1,680-square-foot retail lease with Sports Clips located at 8300 North FM 620 in Austin.

Partners’  Kevin Murphy represented the landlord, Partners’ Capital Group in the transaction.

Trez Capital announces the portfolio sale of two major projects in Austin

Trez Capital is proud to announce the dual sale from its Trez Opportunity Funds (TOF) #4 and TOF #5 of The Beacon and The Dalton, located in the Austin region of Texas, as a portfolio to a single purchaser at a price exceeding initial sale expectations and providing investors with returns higher than the original proforma. Both projects are highly sought-after Austin multi-family communities that serve an undersupplied housing market. 

Trez Capital’s Equity Investment Program partners with experienced developers in markets with strong population, job and gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The sale of both projects speaks to the continued growth and unwavering demand in Texas. 

Both projects are in TOF #4 and TOF #5. After the sale of the remaining investments held by each TOF #4 and TOF #5, the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on these funds are projected to be between 30% and 40%, which is well in excess of the projected IRRs of approximately 15% at the time of underwriting. There are several existing projects still performing in these TOFs, which will provide additional income to investors upon sale.

The Beacon and The Dalton are the fourth and fifth projects that Trez Capital has built in partnership with Thompson Realty Capital, which has over 25 years of experience in acquisitions, development, and property management of multi-family, office, and single-family residential projects. 

The Beacon contains 258 dwelling units, and The Dalton contains 350 dwelling units. Collectively, these two projects add more than 600 high-quality residential units to a booming region in Austin that needs more housing supply. The projects will also offer the communities attractive amenities. 

Trez Capital continues to invest in high-quality development opportunities across North America, particularly in the Sunbelt states such as Texas, Arizona and Florida, for the TOF series and Trez Capital Private Real Estate Fund Trust (TPREF).

Beck Group Names new leader of Austin office

The Beck Group promoted Ryan Therrell to lead the architecture and construction firm’s Austin office. Therrell succeeds Matt Williamson, who served as regional director for over two decades.

Before his promotion, Therrell was Beck’s director of client services. He was vital to the firm’s growth, helping it win many of Austin’s most high-profile architecture and construction projects.

A few notable design-build projects he’s responsible for include:

  • RiverSouth, the first development in the South Central Waterfront District
  • The new Texas Bankers Association building in Downtown Austin
  • Alto at 924 E 7th Street
  • 600 W 5th 

Therrell was integral to Beck winning the design of the Dell Jewish Community Center expansion and multiple construction projects at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

The Austin native recently established Beck’s Special Projects Group, which focuses on tenant improvement and asset repositioning. It recently won the Texas Permanent School Fund’s tenant improvement project, which begins construction this spring.

Partners arranges 3,215-square-foot retail lease with Pork Chop Screen Printing in Austin

Partners Real Estate (Partners), one of the largest independent commercial real estate firms in Texas, arranged a 3,215-square-foot retail lease with Pork Chop Screen Printing located at 2015 E. Riverside Street in Austin.

Partners’ Todd Mahler represented the landlord, River Crest Investors LP in the transaction.

Gensler announces several promotions in Texas

Gensler has announced several promotions in its Austin and San Antonio offices: Principal John Houser, Managing Director/Principal Michael Rey, and Design Director/Principal Travel Albrecht.

John is known for his attention to client needs and his problem-solving ability fueled by inspired, creative thinking. He enjoys creating spaces that are as beautiful as they are comfortable, efficient, and purposeful.

John’s passion for design originates from his interest in architectural history, engineering, and the desire to create real-life works of art in the community. His design concepts are rooted in creating unique experiences and incorporating equity for both the client and the community.

While at Gensler, he has led planning and design efforts on projects including the University of Texas at Austin Moody Center and basketball practice facility, Block 16 + Austin Convention Center, 823 Congress building repositioning, The Orchard public art installation, and the Circuit of the Americas redevelopment master plan.


Michael Rey is the managing director of Gensler’s San Antonio office. He has 20 years of architecture, business development and project management experience. He has worked on a variety of building types, spanning civic, commercial, educational, hospitality, multifamily and urban design, which includes projects such as the UTSA National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science, ProjectMEND headquarters, an organization that supports veterans, the Alameda Theater, a historic Mexican-American venue, the San Antonio Zoo animal hospital, and ChildSafe facility, which serves children who are survivors of abuse.

Michael’s previous roles include senior principal and VP of operations at Overland Partners, lead architect for Jacobs San Antonio, as well as launching his own firm in 2011. He has taught at UTSA’s School of Architecture and currently serves as chair of their advocacy and advisory council. He is also passionate about educating and inspiring children and is an active supporter of organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, KIPP, San Antonio Sports Foundation–Healthy Kids, and Snack Pak 4 Kids SA.

Michael received a bachelor’s in environmental design from Texas A&M University, followed by a Master of Architecture from Yale University.


As a design director at Gensler Austin, Travis Albrecht is a highly sought after resource within the firm for his design vision and expertise in sustainable design and planning. Since joining the firm in 2008, he has been involved in many of their significant projects, as well as helped foster the growth of the office.

His experience spans a vast array of project types, from commercial office buildings and mixed use to education and master planning. Some of his notable projects include: 500 West 2nd (Google Tower), Block 164 Office Tower, The Domain Northside, The Fairmont Austin, Fifth + Tillery, Hilton Austin Overhead Walkway, the Moody Center (UT basketball arena and events center) and UPCycle.

Travis is also involved in strategic planning and thought leadership on topics including digital design, design resilience, and design purpose.

Travis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.