When you meet Scott, you know you are in the presence of a man who is passionate about central Austin real estate. Known for his extensive knowledge of the local housing market and Austin’s complex zoning and building codes, Scott is happy discussing the intricacies of Austin real estate with both clients and peers.
Over the past two decades, Scott has built two companies around his love of real estate: Riverside Homes, a modern custom home builder, and Turner Residential, a real estate brokerage, both focused on central Austin.
A few years after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Scott began his real estate career in 1996 at Pat Brown & Company, a boutique residential real estate brokerage. While there, Scott also did some work for a local developer, kindling his interest in urban construction and development. A few years later and now a successful Realtor, Scott took the plunge and founded Riverside Homes in 2001.
His first development, four tiny lots in 78704’s Bouldin neighborhood, led to another down the street, and then another. Fourteen years later, Riverside Homes has quietly become one of Austin’s top urban home builders. As both a builder and a broker, Scott has built, bought or sold hundreds of homes across central Austin, making him one of the best-kept secrets in Austin real estate.
Scott’s knowledge and expertise is reflected in the homes he builds, which are known for their thoughtful design, clean lines and unmatched attention to detail. The ongoing challenge to build a better home has led him to become an advocate for green building, and his high-performance, environmentally friendly homes are now some of the most highly rated in the city.
Given the demands of running two successful real estate companies, Scott spends most of his time outside the office with his wife and daughter, preferably swimming in the pool or at the beach. Scott also sits on the board of St. Francis School, a non-profit, interdenominational school focused on excellence in education without exclusivity.