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.
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.
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. He is the 2017 Winner of ABJ Real Estate Awards, #1 in Residential Sales.
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, 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 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 where he is currently in the process of selling out both projects. Prior to Seaholm Residences, Burns sold out countless 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.
Having lived in Austin 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 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 Neighborhood Association, where he formerly served as Vice President and is currently Co Chair of the Urban Development Council. Kevin has been a ULI member since September 2004 and Co-Chair ULI UDMUC local council for four years. He is also the Incoming Events Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization Austin (EO) and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Kevin was named The Top Producer by the Austin Business Journal in 2007 and 2017. Furthermore, Kevin earned a spot on the Elite 25’s prestigious list of the top 1% of luxury REALTORS® in Austin in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017. Burns has had over $750M 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. He is also an active young leader mentor for ULI and regular sponsor for the Cotemporary 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.