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Michael A. Kennedy, SIOR
Office Specialist
CEO & President, Avison Young
515 Congress Ave., Ste. 1500
Austin, TX 78701
United States
Phone: +1-512-474.2411
Cell: +1-512-970.2400
Email: mike.kennedy@avisonyoung.com
Website: www.commercialtexas.com
 
Chapter:   SIOR Austin/Central Texas Chapter
Member Since: 1997
 
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Bio

Mr. Kennedy’s role as President of Commercial Texas is not limited to managerial functions. He spends every day on the front lines creating value for the fiscal well-being of leading companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Kennedy has been recognized as one of the most active office leasing and sales brokers in the Austin area.

Most recently Mr. Kennedy represented two of the largest lease transactions in Austin: Arthrocare’s 136,000 SF campus consolidation in Southwest Austin and Convio’s 132,000 SF Austin expansion in Northwest Austin. He also represented the buyer of the 174,000 SF Tower of the Hills office building in Northwest Austin and American YouthWorks in its sale of a half block of prime property in downtown Austin.

Mr. Kennedy’s other notable accomplishments over the last two decades include the negotiation of the Austin anchor leases in 2002 of Clark, Thomas and Winters, Akin Gump and Austin Ventures, which led to the construction of 300 West Sixth Street, the first Central Business District (CBD) high-rise building in the city in 14 years. He also played an integral role in the consolidation and relocation of Franklin Federal Bancorp’s 81,000 SF headquarters at 111 Congress Avenue, the sale of the 380,000 SF Republic Plaza building, the $21 million dollar sale of Lavaca Plaza in the Austin CBD in 2000, the sale of the 400,000 SF Chase Tower in 2006, and the record breaking sale of 300 West Sixth Street for $131 million.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He holds an SIOR designation and is an active member of the affiliated Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®. This prestigious designation is recognized throughout the industry for denoting the most well-studied, capable, ethical and experienced brokerage practitioners. He is a charter member and past president of the Austin Commercial Leasing Brokers Association (CLBA), and a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), the Texas Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Kennedy served as President of the ZACH Theatre Board (2008 - 2010) and is a former Board of Trustees Member of the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) and a Founding Fellow for the Austin Bar Association. He has contributed numerous times to the Annual Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Forecast Forum and has spoken at Austin Technology Council and Continuing Legal Education events. Mr. Kennedy is a frequently quoted expert on commercial real estate trends in Austin and has published numerous articles.

Experience

Professional Experience

Mr. Kennedy’s role as CEO & President of Commercial Texas is not limited to managerial functions. He spends every day on the front lines creating value for the fiscal well-being of leading companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Kennedy has been recognized as one of the most active office leasing and sales brokers in the Austin area.

Most recently Mr. Kennedy represented two of the largest lease transactions in Austin: Arthrocare’s 136,000 SF campus consolidation in Southwest Austin and Convio’s 132,000 SF Austin expansion in Northwest Austin. He also represented the buyer of the 174,000 SF Tower of the Hills office building in Northwest Austin and American YouthWorks in its sale of a half block of prime property in downtown Austin.

Mr. Kennedy’s other notable accomplishments over the last two decades include the negotiation of the Austin anchor leases in 2002 of Clark, Thomas and Winters, Akin Gump and Austin Ventures, which led to the construction of 300 West Sixth Street, the first Central Business District (CBD) high-rise building in the city in 14 years. He also played an integral role in the consolidation and relocation of Franklin Federal Bancorp’s 81,000 SF headquarters at 111 Congress Avenue, the sale of the 380,000 SF Republic Plaza building, the $21 million dollar sale of Lavaca Plaza in the Austin CBD in 2000, the sale of the 400,000 SF Chase Tower in 2006, and the record breaking sale of 300 West Sixth Street for $131 million.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the South Texas College of Law in Houston. He holds an SIOR designation and is an active member of the affiliated Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®. This prestigious designation is recognized throughout the industry for denoting the most well-studied, capable, ethical and experienced brokerage practitioners. He is a charter member and past president of the Austin Commercial Leasing Brokers Association (CLBA), and a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), the Texas Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Kennedy served as President of the ZACH Theatre Board (2008 - 2010) and is a former Board of Trustees Member of the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) and a Founding Fellow for the Austin Bar Association. He has contributed numerous times to the Annual Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Forecast Forum and has spoken at Austin Technology Council and Continuing Legal Education events. Mr. Kennedy is a frequently quoted expert on commercial real estate trends in Austin and has published numerous articles.

Achievements
  • CoStar Power Broker; Austin Business Journal's Heavy Hitters
Affiliates
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®; Annual Institute of Real Estate Management, Recurring Speaker; ZACH Theatre, Past Board President; Austin Museum of Art, former Board Member; Austin Bar Association, Founding Fellow; Texas Bar Association; Commercial Leasing Brokers Association; Austin Chamber of Commerce; Real Estate Council of Austin
Education
  • University of St. Thomas; South Texas College of Law in Houston
M2M Transactions
2017

Chrissy Fuller, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Austin, TX

Michael Kennedy, SIOR

Avison Young
Austin, TX

Office Lease

4,830 sq. ft.

Chrissy represented WayBlazer
Michael represented WayBlazer

Austin, TX - May 18, 2017
2016

Marshall Davidson, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
San Antonio, TX

Michael Kennedy, SIOR

Avison Young
Austin, TX

Carl Condon, SIOR

Avison Young
Austin, TX

Office Lease

37,896 sq. ft.

Marshall represented RSM
Michael represented RSM
Carl represented RSM

San Antonio, TX - August 31, 2016
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
SPB - Brokerage Management 1/1/20061/1/2020
SPB - Tenant Representation 1/1/20061/1/2020
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