Austin joined Corporate Realty as a Sales and Leasing Associate in 2011.
He has secured new Class A office space in CBD high rises and in smaller buildings throughout the city for growing companies like CPX Interactive, Search Influence, and the Spears Group as well as non-profits like the Jewish Endowment Foundation, the New Orleans Arts Council, and the New Orleans Film Society. Austin has helped retailers like Insomnia Cookies and Swap find new retail locations in New Orleans, Metairie, and Baton Rouge. He has also placed clients like The Advocate and the Louisiana Spirit of New Orleans in efficient warehouse space. Austin has represented a number of landlords, including the developers of the Robért Fresh Marketing Shopping Center and South Market in New Orleans, in bringing dynamic new retail tenants like Starbucks and the Metairie Small Animal Hospital to their projects.
From 2011 to 2018, he also served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Corporate Realty. In that role, Austin developed and implemented new strategies for connecting with current and future clients as well as improving internal communication.
The New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR) recognized Austin as a Commercial Rising Star in 2012. He earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2016. He has also been recognized for his community efforts by the New Orleans Gambit Weekly who named him to the “40 Under 40” list in 2010, and the University of Pennsylvania, which honored him with the 2018 Young Alumni Award of Merit.
Austin successfully started and sold a tech company and then created WorkNOLA.com, a non-profit project which is now run by GNO, Inc. Additionally, he worked at Federated Sample (now Lucid), where he led various initiatives that included branding and PR campaigns and established a new corporate headquarters in One Canal Place.
Austin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and moved to New Orleans in 2009 with his wife, a New Orleans native. He is very involved in his community and has served on the boards of Touro Synagogue, The Lens, and the Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association.