July / August 2015 InFluential Magazine

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IN N E T W O R K : p e o p l e y o u s h o u l d k n o w


Who He Is: Over the past two decades, Scott has built two successful companies around his love of real estate: Riverside Homes, specializing in modern urban home building, and Turner Residential, a real estate brokerage focused on central Austin. Recognized for his knowledge of the local housing market and complex zoning and building codes, Scott is happy discussing the intricacies of Austin real estate with both clients and peers alike. Greatest Accomplishment as an Entrepreneur: A home builder: Since Scott’s first project – when lots in the 78704 area code cost $75,000 – Riverside Homes has quietly become one of Austin’s top urban home builders. He praises his team’s familiarity with urban neighborhoods for their success with custom homes going up today in developments around Zilker Park, including the recently completed HGTV Smart Home 2015. Keys to Success: Despite its growth, Austin is still a small town in many ways, and building good relationships with clients, neighbors and even his competitors has become Scott’s hallmark. Affable and easy going, his optimism has been a big help in the complex world of Austin real estate. “You have to be able to see the bright side in this business,” he says, “because it is a constant challenge.” Positive Impact on the Environment: Scott’s commitment to building energy-efficient, healthy homes drew praise from HGTV. “The green features of the HGTV Smart Home 2015 can be found in every home we build,” Scott notes, and his homes are some of the most energy efficient in the city. “The most cost effective improvements happen when a home is built, saving energy over its entire lifespan.” Why Austin: As both a builder and a broker, Scott has helped hundreds of people buy, sell or build homes across central Austin. The Austin lifestyle, the food, the variety – there’s nothing else like it. 28


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