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Social Hour: Douglas Elliman Opens Innovative New Austin Office with a Grand Ceremony

Inspired by the dynamic spirit of Austin, this new space provides a collaborative environment for both agents and staff

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Stephen Larkin, Scott Durkin, Melissa Webb, Catherine Lee, Stephen Kotler

Douglas Elliman recently celebrated the opening of their newest office in Austin with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Elliman agents, staff, and executives from across the country were in attendance to commemorate the debut of the new, larger location, as well as Stan Martin, COO of Austin Board of Realtors. 

Located at 1717 West 6th Street, Suite 190 in Hartland Plaza, the 6,415 square-foot space is inspired by the innovative and dynamic spirit of Austin and provides a collaborative environment for both agents and staff. Seasoned real estate professional Melissa Webb will continue serving in her role as Senior Executive Manager of Sales for Austin and San Antonio and will be based out of the new location. 

Featuring a vibrant mural that captures the essence of Austin’s distinctive culture, the office is thoughtfully designed with a layout the includes flexible workspaces and various places in which agents and staff can collaborate with one another. The barrel wood ceilings add a touch of rustic charm, while the multiple meeting rooms, cozy lounge and well-equipped kitchen contribute to a lively and invigorating work environment.

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“Expanding into a larger office space in Austin not only marks a significant milestone for our firm, it also reflects our confidence in the city’s robust real estate market, and thriving business and cultural centers,” said Scott Durkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman. “We look forward to celebrating all that our phenomenal and talented agents will achieve here.”

“Cultivating a culture of synergy, creativity and entrepreneurship in all of our offices is important to us,” said Stephen H. Kotler, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Western Region. “We believe this new space will accomplish that as we continue to expand across the Texas capital.”

“Austin is a booming market,” said Catherine Lee, President of Douglas Elliman Texas. “Our decision to open a larger office underscores our commitment to contributing to the city’s rapid growth and providing an elevated experience to our agents and clients.”

The Douglas Elliman office’s central location in Austin paired with its proximity to downtown makes it an ideal spot for Elliman agents. Hartland Plaza provides easy accessibility to various neighborhoods across Austin, a wide array of dining and entertainment destinations, along with hiking and biking trails, and more.