Garrett is a native Austinite who was born and raised in Central Austin.
He began his real estate career in commercial real estate as Research Director and then Associate Broker at Cushman Wakefield / Oxford Commercial in Austin, Texas.
As Research Director he was a one man listing service for the brokers at Oxford. Calling on every industrial and office building in the Austin MSA, Garrett maintained an up-to-date database of every vacancy, rate and operating expense in Austin and was responsible for reporting changes in the market by creating Oxford's quarterly report. This report was highlighted and covered every quarter by publications such as the Austin American Statesman and the Austin Business Journal. As Associate Broker, Garrett worked as a tenant representative on a variety of deals including Office, Industrial and Retail lease and sale transactions.
Time spent at Oxford has given Garrett an unparalleled insight into the Austin real estate market, connections to local professionals and the knowledge and experience to handle any commercial lease or purchase transaction.
After Oxford, Garrett Co-Founded the boutique real estate firm ACL Properties. While at ACL Properties Garrett continued a strong commitment to providing commercial real estate solutions for corporate clients and also gained extensive experience in residential real estate helping investors and homeowners buy and sell lots and homes in Central Austin.
Garrett currently serves as Vice-President of Commercial Brokerage for Century 21 - Hellmann Stribling in Austin, Texas, and also serves on the Century 21 Commercial Advisory Board. He is excited to part of a growing company in one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the country and continues to focus on providing clients commercial real estate leasing and sales solutions.
Bachelor of Arts - Texas State University (Major - English, Minor - Political Science)
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Outside of the real estate aspect, I enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, cooking, and teaching my 13-year old daughter, Mariana, all of the aforementioned hobbies. I also love the "kitchen", and am a former R&D specialist in the food industry, with USDA Certification.
My background in the hospitality industry provides me the aptitude to focus on customer service, treating my relationships in every business transaction as family. My knowledge of Central Texas, since 1988, is a true benefit to my clients. I studied Economics at The University of Texas @ Austin, and take pride in staying abreast of market conditions and strategizing for economic growth for my clients. Professionalism, integrity, ethics, and commitment to my clients are key to solidifying current business relationships that will continue in the future.
I've lived in Austin, TX most of my adult life, and every day I gain a greater appreciation for all that this wonderful area has to offer. It's a great feeling to live and work in an area with so many real estate opportunities. I am passionate about providing the best quality service as I've spent my career in the sales and hospitality industry. I'm also fluent in Spanish and look forward to helping the Latino community. I am ready to help you and your family with all of your needs and look forward to working hand in hand with you through a successful and happy experience.
Desiree Alonzo was born and raised in Austin. This makes her a true Austinite which gives her a better understanding of the Real Estate market. Ten years experience in property management; Certified Apartment Manager (CAM); Customer Service Awards. She is very involved in her community both in volunteering and charity work. As a soccer and classroom mom with a very active family, she understands the needs of families in and around the Austin area.