We are KMD Studley
KMD Studley provides specialized commercial real estate advisory services to sophisticated clients doing business in the Central Texas growth corridor – Austin, San Antonio and the IH-35 connector. Our firm is the result of a unique affiliation 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. Prior to organizing KMD, Davidson was a senior commercial real estate advisor with Cushman & Wakefield in Houston and had served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Our practice focuses on these specialized services:
- Office, industrial and retail tenant representations
- Representing users in corporate relocations (existing space, site selection, and build-to-suits).
- Advising clients on property sales and long-term ground leases and users on purchases or assemblages
- Structuring complex deals integrating long-term tenancies and built-to-suit facilities
- Providing comprehensive real estate services to energy, energy service, and transmission and transportation companies active in the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale play.
Our Marketplace: the Austin, San Antonio Metro Areas and the IH-35 Connector
We based our practice in Austin and San Antonio and the IH-35 corridor that connects them because high-growth Central Texas is internationally recognized as a great place to live and do business. The job and population growth pattern here has been compared to that of the high growth years of the Los Angeles/San Diego/IH-5 corridor. By combining our professional experience and our partners’ established investment, development and construction activities with our strong financial foundation and our operating alliance with Studley, we deliver specialized commercial real estate advisory services to our clients.
Most of KMD Studley’s professionals are native Texans and some of our families have been here for generations. We know and understand Texas cities and towns and Texas people. We have been educated, lived and worked in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California well as in Texas. Our varied experiences and professional backgrounds allow us to help our clients work through multi-faceted relocation issues including recommending legal, engineering and environmental resources, solving nuanced local and regional public policy issues, broadening development rights and securing tax incentives and, introducing appropriate capital and development partners.
When time is of the essence (as it has sometimes been for our energy services clients) we are able to marry our advisory services to the proven expertise of Koontz McCombs Development and Koontz McCombs Construction and provide turn-key solutions — site research and financial analysis and property acquisition by KMD Studley, design-build, build-to-suit building construction and delivery and management and leasing by Koontz McCombs — for office, retail and industrial requirements of major and minor scope.
We are a Research Driven, Team Delivered Advisor
KMD Studley’s Austin to San Antonio Metro practice is focused on advising sophisticated clients on significant, and often complex, transaction opportunities.
Our client advisory teams are led by commercial real estate veterans whose experience includes representing tenants in office, retail and industrial leasing, advising on CBD and path of growth property sales, long-term ground leases and on purchases and assemblages, and structuring multi-tenanted build-to-suit transactions. Beyond commercial real estate, we have experience in commercial banking, investment banking, mortgage insurance and law.
By design, we are specialists, eschewing some traditional lines of business to concentrate experienced teams on critical transactions where local and regional market knowledge, superior professional expertise and crisp transaction execution truly add value to our clients’ business interests.
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 own professional resources and market knowledge, combined with Studley’s global reach, give us the capacity to advise our clients in both our Central Texas marketplace and internationally.