Kevin Burns, Founder & CEO
Kevin closed over $200 million in sales in 2016. He is the leader of the condo sales market in downtown Austin. Kevin exhibits true passion for what he sells and for what Urbanspace stands for within the community. Burns and the Urbanspace team most recently closed all 280 residences of the Seaholm Residences and have now shifted their focus to The Independent, the tallest residential tower West of the Mississippi, and The Laan, 78704’s newest townhome community.
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Burns demonstrated a drive to succeed and entrepreneurial spirit early in life. By age eleven, he was the number one salesperson for the home-care product company, Fuller Brush. He followed this endeavor with establishing a landscaping company while still in high school.
Having secured a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a concentration in Real Estate Investment and Finance, at the University of Texas, Burns obtained his real estate license prior to graduating. Kevin started his professional career at Gillingwater Properties from 1997- 2000, where he developed his business foundation. Burns envisioned establishing his own business where he could pursue his passion for an urban lifestyle, real estate, and local development, which soon became a reality in 2000 with the start of Urbanspace.
In 2008, Urbanspace Interiors was founded. Under Kevin’s leadership in 2011, Urbanspace has evolved into a full-service firm when he combined Interiors and Urbanspace Real Estate. Currently, Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors is operating within four pillars of residential real estate, commercial real estate, interior furnishings + design, and project operations & marketing.
Having lived in Austin for twenty-two years, Kevin’s influence does not end with Urbanspace. A leading voice in Austin's urban community, Kevin has proudly served as an Executive Committee member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) for 4+ years, a board member for 6+ years, and RECA member for 15+ years. He actively participates as a member of the Downtown Austin Alliance, and Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, where he formerly served as Vice President. Kevin has been a ULI member since September 2004 and Co-Chair ULI UDMUC local council for four years. He is also very involved with Entrepreneurs Organization Austin (EO) and Urban Land Institute. Kevin was named a Top Producer by the Austin Business Journal and also earned a spot on the Elite 25's prestigious list of the top 1% of luxury REALTORS® in Austin in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Burns has driven positive change within the local community through a deep passion to further the urban lifestyle. He is an active member of Shoal Creek Conservancy, Waller Creek Conservancy and an active young leader mentor for ULI. Kevin is a true ambassador of Austin’s urban core and a proud resident of the Seaholm District.