Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns

CEO

OFFICE (512) 457-8884

Biography

Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors was created out of Kevin Burns’ passion for downtown and the urban core of Austin, Texas. Born of his entrepreneurial vision to develop an on-the-ground real estate firm that could uniquely provide turnkey solutions to the needs of urban core residents, Urbanspace has led the way for downtown development as the original urban core real estate service provider.

Under Kevin’s leadership, Urbanspace has evolved into a full-service firm, operating within four pillars of residential real estate, commercial real estate, interior furnishings + design, and project marketing. Burns and the Urbanspace team most recently placed all 280 residences of The Seaholm Residences under contract in an unprecedented amount of time, and have now shifted their focus to The Independent – Austin’s most significant residential development to date.

Having lived in Austin for twenty years, Kevin’s influence does not end with Urbanspace. He has driven positive change within the local community through a deep passion to further the urban lifestyle. The urban lifestyle is neighborhood centric, pedestrian friendly, environmentally friendly, and brings world-class amenities and employment opportunities to its residents. Kevin exhibits true passion for what he sells and for what Urbanspace stands for within the 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 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.

Burns has built Urbanspace around teamwork and the drive to further advance Austin’s downtown and urban core. Soon after the creation of Urbanspace, he quickly became one of Austin's top producing brokers.

A leading voice in Austin's urban community, Kevin proudly serves as an Executive Committee member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), sits on the Board of Advisors for the Austin Museum of Art, and actively participates as a member of the Downtown Austin Alliance, and Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, where he formerly served as Vice President. 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, and 2014.

Kevin is passionate about his beautiful wife and darling daughters. When not working, he takes in as much of Austin’s live music, arts, and culture as he possibly can. Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake and running on the hike and bike trail are also Kevin’s favorite past times. He enjoys travel so he can soak in the best ideas from other cities to bring back to Austin.

Kevin is a true ambassador of Austin’s urban core and a proud resident of east Austin.



Q&A


What do you enjoy most about Austinites?

Austinites are here because of quality of life, not trying to make the last dollar.


Which museum do you enjoy the most?

Blanton when it is raining, AMOA Laguna Gloria when it is nice outside.


What's your favorite hangout for locals?

24 Diner, Container Bar, and Launderette.