Texas Tech University

REO Travels to Austin to Meet Industry Leaders

Trevor Bell

October 16, 2015

The Real Estate Organization (REO) traveled to Austin last week to gain real-world insight into the real estate industry and meet with current industry leaders. Throughout this three-day trip, 17 finance students, along with Professors Paul Goebel and Jared Harrell, networked with CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents of various real estate firms throughout Austin and its surrounding areas. Topics of the visits included demographic analysis, negotiations, property tax, development, lending, property management, and the current mortgage climate.

The students who went were:

  • Dillon Donald
  • Tina Welch
  • Amanda Calvert
  • Jake Rittenhouse
  • Chris Cash
  • Zach Scott
  • Rohan Ban
  • Kenneth Barton
  • Stephen Schlenker
  • Marek Hamilton
  • Sara Cauwels
  • Jared Coronado
  • Allister Banks-Ellis
  • Connor Parker
  • William Wilder

The professionals who interacted with the students were:

  • David Parker, Lobbyist with Longbow Partners
  • Phil Hutchinson, CCIM, and Brian McCoy, President and CEO, of McCoy's Building Supply
  • Jared Gossett, Co-owner of Gossett Jones Homes and Bluebonnet Lane Cityhomes
  • Keith Donahoe, Executive Vice President of Frost Bank Corp
  • Richard Eisenhour and Robin MacEwan of the State Preservation Board and Capitol
  • Edvin Beasley, Managing Director, and Caitlyn Ryan, Vice President, of Stream Realty
  • Mike Coble, Branch Manager of Premier Residential Mortgage
REO Austin Trip Fall 2015
(L to R) Professor Goebel, Chris Cash, Sara Cauwels, Stephen Schlenker, Dillon Donald, Amanda Calvert, Allister Banks-Ellis, Rohan Ban, Kenneth Barton, Zach Scott, Tina Welch, William Wilder, Jake Rittenhouse, Professor Harrell, Connor Parker, Marek Hamilton, and Jared Coronado

The REO would also like to thank James Holcomb (Holcomb Properties in Houston) and the Texas Tech University Student Government Association for their generous contributions which helped fund this trip. For more information about the REO, please contact Professor Goebel at paul.goebel@ttu.edu.

This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.