We are KMD Studley
Our newly named specialist commercial real estate firm is a unique operating alliance between KMD Realty Advisors, founded by partners and owners Bart Koontz, Red McCombs and Marshall Davidson Jr, our Managing Principal, and New York-based Studley, the premier international provider of corporate tenant representation services.
KMD Studley’s primary focus is providing specialized real estate advisory services to sophisticated clients doing business in the Central Texas growth corridor – Austin, San Antonio and the IH-35 connector between them. Through our alliance with Studley, we have extended our service reach across the globe.
Important U.S. and international growth companies are coming to Texas and our great Texas companies are expanding their product and service offerings into international markets. Our alliance with Studley will deliver an unparalleled global portfolio of professional services to our advisory clients.
Marshall Davidson, Jr. founded KMD with partners Bart Koontz, San Antonio development and construction veteran and legendary businessman and real estate investor Red McCombs. Prior to organizing KMD, Davidson was a senior commercial real estate advisor with Cushman & Wakefield in Houston and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Studley is the worldwide corporate descendant of the New York-based Julian Studley tenant advisory firm – famous for being first to focus its commercial real estate practice exclusively on the representation of long term credit tenants. Studley continues this conflict-free focus, still based in New York but with principal offices in key U.S. and international markets.
Studley and KMD Studley are both specialists, eschewing some traditional lines of business to concentrate experienced teams on critical transactions where superior knowledge and crisp execution truly add value to our clients’ business interests. Both we and Studley believe that ours is a natural fit in terms of business philosophy and client-first service.
Our practice is focused on advising sophisticated, credit worthy clients about significant, and often complex, transactional opportunities in specific practice areas. Our client advisories are managed by commercial real estate veterans whose experience includes office, retail and industrial leasing, land sales (and long term ground leases), purchases and assemblages; selecting and managing field brokers to serve our clients in other markets; arranging multi-tenanted build-to-suit office buildings; commercial banking, mortgage insurance and investment banking, including international financings and complex restructurings of financial companies and their assets.
Our advisory practice focuses on six specialized commercial real estate services:
- Office, industrial and retail tenant representations;
- Structuring integrated transactions including build-to-suit and design/build deals;
- Representing owners on property sales; buyers on purchases and assemblages;
- Advising real estate lenders on distressed loan and OREO representations;
- Advising investors, lenders and trustees on complex multiphase projects; and,
- Providing real estate services to energy and energy services companies.
When time is of the essence and one-stop shopping for a specialized tenancy advantages our clients, we are able to marry our advisory services to the proven expertise of our sister companies, Koontz McCombs Development and Koontz McCombs Construction, to provide turnkey solutions (site acquisition, design-build, build-to-suit, and leasing) of office, retail and industrial facilities of major and minor scope.
Although most of KMD Studley’s professionals are native Texans and some of our families have been here for generations, we have lived and worked in New York, California, Nevada, and Massachusetts as well as in Texas. We know Texas cities and towns and Texas people and we know that most aspiring business and professional organizations need to do business here.
Austin, San Antonio and the IH-35 Connector: the Central Texas Growth Corridor is our Primary Marketplace
We based our practice in Austin and San Antonio and the IH-35 corridor that connects them because high growth Central Texas is a great place to live and do business (interestingly, the growth pattern here has been compared to that of the high growth years of the Los Angeles/San Diego/IH-5 corridor). Given our professional experience and our partners’ long-time and successful investment, development and construction practices coupled with a strong financial foundation and our operating alliance with Studley, we believe that we have a unique opportunity to deliver specialized major market commercial real estate advisory services to our clients.