TJ is an executive leader with passion and drive to develop strategies for diverse organizations to deliver results. He’s developed a versatile skillset established over his two decades of experience throughout commercial real estate development and separately in manufacturing/processing & logistics operations within the oil and gas industry. This diversified experience was first developed during the early portion of his career in commercial leasing, management, investment analysis, property acquisition/dispositions, and construction/development in commercial real estate for Preferred Real Estate Investments in Conshohocken, PA. While, the later portion of his career has been centered around full P&L experience leading international, multi-service, multi-site organizations ranging from $20M to $500M in revenues, developing and growing businesses while building productive working relationships with clients and internal teams. He has a successful history of driving profitability improvements and cost savings through detailed analysis of financial and non-financial information, streamlining and enhancing financial performance and partnering with business management to drive businesses forward.
- Former President & COO Preferred Sands
- Former COO Preferred Real Estate Investments
- 5-Time Winner: Best Real Estate Deal Philadelphia Bus. Journal
- Bachelor of Science, Physics, Dickinson College
- Ownership Experience:
- Preferred Sands
- Preferred Proppants
- Advisory Board Experience:
- Preferred Sands
- Preferred Proppants LLC
- Prime Rock Energy Capital
- Phila Golf Association J Wood Platt Scholarship Trust
In only a decade’s time, Austin has successfully executed projects on nearly all core and niche real estate asset classes regionally and nationally. He is an expert on navigating complex transactions, allowing him to become a go to problem solver for owners and tenants.
His team’s persistent and thorough approach has allowed them to execute on projects others deemed unsalvageable through a comprehensive property evaluation and marketing implementation program that allows clients to not only transact on their projects, but to also to obtain the most favorable outcome. These projects have executed north of $150M in transactional volume.
With expertise from both a principal developer and third-party advisory role, Austin’s unique background includes transactions/developments in assets including but not limited to industrial, automotive, office, energy, multi-family, retail, specialty uses, and low income housing.
His expertise includes portfolio aggregation, acquisitions/dispositions, design, new/rehab development, and entitlements.
- Former Vice President DP Partners
- Former Partner Safe Harbor Communities
- Villanova School of Business