Eric Meissner

Eric Meissner

Realtor®, GRI

OFFICE (512) 457-8884

Biography

A native Austinite and seventh generation Texan, Eric Meissner brings an intimate knowledge of Austin’s marketplace to Urbanspace. Leveraging his accounting background and extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate, Eric is able to offer the full scope of services to his clientele. From investment properties to financial analysis, Meissner’s consultancy goes well above the traditional expectations of a real estate agent.

Meissner’s involvement in residential and commercial real estate started at a young age. Over time, he has touched nearly every aspect of the transaction process, including buying, selling and investing, site development, new construction builds, and property rehabilitation. Eric has also represented sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants.

Today, Eric’s primary focus is representing residential buyers, sellers and investors in the central Austin area. His broad base of experience allows him to serve as a valuable resource to his clients, and has taught him to be very project driven and client focused. Eric is a staunch advocate for his clients and their interests.

Prior to joining Urbanspace, Eric held several Chief and Director level positions in Austin’s high-tech community, and worked within the Audit, Consulting and Business Assurance practice of Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Eric has been actively involved in the local charitable fundraising scene for over twenty years. Eric has held numerous Board and leadership positions with such organizations as The Coastal Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, Lone Star Cattlemen’s Foundation, Austin Woods and Waters, The Boy Scouts of America, Concordia Lutheran High School and others.

Eric is a proud resident of west Austin.



Q&A


What’s Austin's best-kept secret?

One of Austin’s best-kept secrets is hidden in plain sight. The Texas Capitol is set upon picturesque grounds in Downtown Austin and is an extraordinary example of late 19th century public architecture and is widely recognized as one of the nations most distinguished state capitols. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history."


What's your favorite live music venue?

As an Austin native, I am often asked about my favorite live music venue in Austin. Not to be to cavalier, but my answer is that my favorite live music venue IS Austin! From historical and storied locations like The Continental Club and Antone’s, from parks to pubs, bars to backyards, there is always great music playing in Austin, almost anywhere you look.


What do you do to cool off from the Texas heat?

Barton Springs pool can be a cool as the Texas Summer is hot. Barton Springs is a wonderful and accessible place to beat the heat and cool down. Barton Springs is only steps away from a few other places that are adept in providing relief from the heat. Chuy’s and Shady Grove can lower your internal temp with a few Margaritas or cold beers.


What do you do to cool off from the Texas heat?

My current obsession is keeping up with all of teh new food options in town. Our menus are memorable thanks to celebrated stables like breakfast tacos from east side favorite Juan in a Million or the creative concoctions at Torchy's Tacos as well as Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places like the patio of Polvo's on South 1st Street. Then there are the water-front locales like family-favorite Hula Hut on Lake Austin or the Lake Travis situated, "sunset capital of Texas", the Oasis. And lest we forget our BBQ at laid-back locales like the lick your fingers favorites La Barbecue and County Line on the Hill.

As of late, the creative chefs and ambitious restaurateurs within our city limits have upped the appetite ante with inventive cuisine to appeal to ross-genre cravings, resulting in fusion-inspired feasts all across town. Experience French-Vietnamese plates and get courageous with delicacies like grilled sweetbreads at Barley Swine, or follow the sound of deer antler beer spouts being tapped at al fresco dining detour Contigo, where ox tongue slider starters set you off on a taste journey you've never traveled.

Brick and mortar businesses are only half the fun; no Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues. From gourmet donuts at Gourdough's to savory sensations from East Side King, our cities ongoing conversation now has a culinary accent that is so much more flavored than a predictable Texas twang...