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30 09, 2014

Developer fired up about South Austin St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts proposal

September 30th, 2014|

Developer fired up about South Austin St. Elmo's Market and Lofts proposal September 30, 2014 - Jan Buchholz, Austin Business Journal An ambitious plan to create a destination marketplace, music venue, hotel and condo development on South Congress Avenue took a step forward with the recent blessing of the Austin Planning Commission. The proposed St. Elmo’s Market and Lofts project will be debated by the Austin City Council some time in October, but the developer — GroundFloor Development — is hopeful for final approval by Nov. 1. “From the first time I looked at the property, I was floored by the opportunity and I couldn’t stop thinking about it,” said Brandon Bolin, founder and CEO of Dallas-based GroundFloor Development. The former attorney for Jackson Walker in Dallas and a one-time executive for a real estate hedge fund created the company in 2008 to invest and develop properties in North Texas. Now he’s set his sights on Central Texas. [...]

26 09, 2014

Meet Jennifer Garcia, principal, KBGE

September 26th, 2014|

Meet Jennifer Garcia, principal, KBGE Sep 26, 2014 – Jan Buchholz, Austin Business Journal Jennifer Garcia is an anomaly in a business community that’s still very male-centric. She’s not only one of a handful of female engineers in Austin, but she’s also the co-owner of a rapidly growing consulting firm. Her unique path was set early on. Jennifer Garcia Title: Principal, KBGE Engineering Age: 39 Hometown: New Orleans Education: Bachelor’s degree, civil engineering, University of New Orleans Family: Husband Carlos Garcia, stepdaughter Jacqueline, daughter Toni Charitable organizations: Board member of Ballet Austin; volunteer, Guardians of the Children and Lake Hills Church Email: jennifer@kbge-eng.com Phone: (512) 439-0400 “My dad was a contractor and my mom did the books. I played with Legos more than Barbie dolls,” said Garcia, who also took dance lessons at an early age. Attending the University of New Orleans College of Engineering was a challenge, given that of the 74 [...]