The visionary behind Urbanspace, Kevin Burns, created the company out of his passion for the Downtown and Urban Core of Austin, Texas. Through his entrepreneurial spirit, he developed a truly ground breaking real estate firm that has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions. After living in Austin for well over a decade, he has helped encourage positive change with the help of Urbanspace playing a pivotal role. Since he handles both residential and commercial transactions, he has a deep understanding of the market’s pulse of to share with his team and developers. Kevin exhibits true passion for what he sells since he whole-heartedly believes in it.
Not only does he lead the Urbanspace Residential and Commercial Real Estate teams, but he is also the Owner of Urbanspace Interiors. He has always been a design aficionado and the furniture and design services are the ideal complement to real estate as clients can design and furnish their home or office once they find it through Urbanspace. This collaboration between the Urbanspace brands has enabled Kevin to become a leader in both Austin’s real estate and design industries.
Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Kevin Burns showed a drive to succeed early in life. By age eleven, he was the number one salesperson in West Virginia for the home-care product company, Fuller Brush. Kevin’s family moved to Houston where his entrepreneurial spirit became apparent as he started a landscaping company while still in high school.
Kevin has proudly called Austin home since 1995. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Real Estate Investments and Finance. During his junior year, he earned his real estate license. Kevin envisioned starting his own business where he could pursue his passion, which soon became a reality.
Shortly after graduating from UT, Kevin founded Urbanspace in 2000. Kevin built his organization around teamwork and the drive to further advance Austin’s Downtown and Urban Core. Soon after the creation of Urbanspace, he quickly became one of Austin’s top producing brokers.
A leading voice in Austin’s urban community, Kevin proudly serves as a board member for the Real Estate Council of Austin, sits on the Board of Advisors for the Austin Museum of Art, and actively participates as a member of the Downtown Austin Alliance, and Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association where he formerly served as Vice President. He is also very involved with the Urban Land Institute. Kevin was named a Top Producer by the Austin Business Journal and also earned a spot on the Elite 25′s prestigious list of the top 1% of luxury REALTORS® in Austin in 2012.
Kevin is passionate about his two beautiful daughters and loves spending time with them. When not working, he takes in as much of Austin’s live music, arts, and culture as he possibly can. Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake and running on the hike and bike trail are also Kevin’s favorite past times. He enjoys travel so he can soak in the best ideas from other cities to bring back to Austin.
Kevin is a true ambassador and proud resident of Downtown Austin.