Founded in 2000 by Kevin Burns, Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors has evolved into a full-service firm, operating within four pillars of residential real estate, commercial real estate, interior furnishings + design and project marketing.
An Austin resident for over twenty years, Kevin’s influence extends well beyond Urbanspace. As a pioneer and visionary of urban core development, he has driven positive change within the local community through philanthropy and a deep passion to further the urban lifestyle.
Kevin was named a Top Producer by the Austin Business Journal in 2007 and 2017 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, 2017 and 2019.
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 by 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, Threshold Interiors, now Urbanspace Interiors, was founded. Under Kevin’s leadership in 2011, Urbanspace has evolved into a full-service firm when he combined Threshold 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.
Burns and the Urbanspace team closed all 274 units of the Seaholm Residences and is currently serving as the exclusive broker for The Independent, the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi, expected to close out in 2019, and The LAAN, 78704’s newest townhome community currently under construction. Prior to Seaholm Residences, Burns sold out numerous condo projects ranging from 4 to 240 residences including Milago, Sixth and Brushy, Spaces 2525 and many more. Kevin exhibits true passion for what he sells and for what Urbanspace stands for within the community.
As an Austin resident for over twenty 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 and board member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), and a RECA member for over 15 years. He actively participates as a member of the Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, where he has served as Vice President and has Co-Chaired the Urban Development Council. Kevin has been a Urban Land Institute member since September 2004 and Co-Chair of ULI UDMUC local council. He is also the Incoming Events Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization Austin (EO). Kevin was named a Top Producer by the Austin Business Journal in 2007 and 2017 and earned a spot on the Elite 25’s prestigious list of the top 1% of luxury REALTORS® in Austin in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019. Burns has had over $775M contracted in Central Austin real estate.
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 and Waller Creek Conservancy and is also an active young leader mentor for ULI and regular sponsor for The Contemporary Austin, Center for Child Protection, Creative Action and other philanthropic pursuits centered around parks, children’s well-being and the arts. Burns is a true ambassador of Austin’s urban core and a proud resident of Downtown Austin.
“Kevin Burns assisted me with my search and purchase of a property in central Austin. His local knowledge was incredibly valuable when selecting the right property for me. Once we discussed criteria, he developed a comprehensive list of properties and we were able to dial in on the right one, submit an offer, and complete due diligence very efficiently. I’d gladly work with Kevin again the next time I purchase a property in Austin.” ~ Chris Ballard
“Kevin and his team are the best, plain and simple. When selling our house through other means did not succeed, Kevin came in, cleaned up the mess, and got us 3 different offers in a short period of time. We couldn’t be happier with the results.” ~ John Rubin
“I highly recommend Kevin Burns with Urbanspace Real Estate. I put myself into a have my cake and eat it too situation where I wanted to sell my house and then once under contract buy a new house. I also told Kevin I didn’t want to have to move into a rent house or apartment during the layover. Well not only did Kevin sell my house for more than I thought we could get…he also found our dream home off market at a price we couldn’t believe when compared to other homes on the MLS. Kevin and his team are the best, do yourself a favor and hire these guys!” ~ Justin McMinn
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