Austin joined Corporate Realty in 2011 as the Director of Marketing and Communications and a Sales and Leasing Associate. He is responsible for developing and implementing new strategies for connecting with current and future clients as well as improving internal communication. Austin is also a licensed realtor in Louisiana and Mississippi who works with a wide range of office, industrial and retail clients to solve their commercial real estate needs. Austin earned the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2016.
Austin has secured new Class A office space in CBD high rises and in smaller buildings throughout the city for growing companies like CPX Interactive, Hedge Media Group, Search Influence and the Spears Group. He has helped retailers like Insomnia Cookies and Swap find new retail locations in Metairie and Baton Rouge, and placed clients like The Advocate and the Louisiana Spirit of New Orleans in efficient warehouse space.
Austin was the CEO of myfirstpaycheck.com, which he co-founded in 2007 and sold in 2010. While he was selling his company, he started WorkNOLA.com, a non-profit project which offers those looking to move to New Orleans, and those already here, a way to explore and apply for local job openings online. After WorkNOLA.com was acquired by GNO Inc., Austin worked at Federated Sample where he led various initiatives including developing branding and PR campaigns and establishing a new corporate headquarters in Canal Place.
Austin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He moved to New Orleans in 2009 with his wife, a New Orleans native. He is very involved in his community and has been recognized for his efforts by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia who named him one of Philadelphia’s 101 Next Generation Connectors in 2008 and the New Orleans Gambit Weekly who named him to their “40 Under 40” in 2010.