Emily Lee started her Real Estate career in Austin in 1993. After much success with Lee Properties she opened 24th Street Realty where she is the acting Broker and Principal. Throughout the years she has had the opportunity to gain experience managing properties including but not limited to commercial,multi-family, residential, HOA's and new construction projects. She was involved in an $8 million development and new construction project in South Austin and most recently a managing partner in a $30 million project in West Campus near the UT campus. Emily was involved in management from the point of raw land development through construction, leasing, sales and bank relationships. Receiving her Broker license in 2012, she is leading the company to new heights and aims to create the top brokerage in the UT campus and Central Austin area. Dedicated in her field, she is a licensed Broker, REALTOR, member of the Austin Board of Realtors, Texas Board of Realtors, National Board of Realtors and the MLS.
Chris Zaiontz moved to Austin in 2008 after graduating from Texas State University with a BBA in Business Marketing. After working in corporate sales for Dell Inc., he decided to change career paths and pursue his passion for Real Estate. He focuses on the importance of building personal relationships with his clients while dedicating himself to providing the most professional and highest level of customer service in the industry. After working with West Campus Living for three years, he quickly became one of the top-producing agents in the Campus and Central Austin area. Chris is a co-founder of 24th Street Realty and has played an integral part in their development. His contributions have helped 24th Street Realty quickly become one of the most sought after agencies in the area for Real Estate sales and leasing. "My personal goal is knowing that at the end of the day, my clients received the most professional service in the industry and are confident in their decision to buy, sell, or lease a property with me." – Chris Zaiontz
Jason Botello is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. A month after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor's Degree in General Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Jason earned his Real Estate License in February 2009. After coming to Austin in 2009 and starting his career, Jason has become highly knowledgeable about the Central Austin real estate market and has progressed to become one of the top producing agents in the area. Jason strives to provide his clients professional insight on the local market so that they have the advantage of finding the perfect home at the most affordable price. As a co-founder of 24th Street Realty, Jason's professional drive, team attitude and work ethic have helped shape the company to be the premier brokerage in the area that stands far above the competition and continues to flourish. "I think that it is very important that the client/agent relationship be very open and team oriented because we are looking to accomplish the same goals which is, find the perfect property that meets your needs, at an affordable cost and in a timely manner. The relationships that I continue to build with my clients while helping them buy, sell and lease properties is what has contributed to my success." - Jason Botello
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Eric Grosskopf has gained years of hands on experience in fields ranging from sales to the senior executive of a high-profile non-profit organization. Interested in breaking into the the real estate game, Eric joined West Campus Living in 2009 as an agent. In a short seven month period, he became the Vice President of West Campus Living. After 4 years of success with West Campus Living, Eric and his fellow team of Realtors decided to co-found a brokerage that takes all that they created with West Campus Living, and make it even better. With that, 24th Street Realty was born. With his knack for management and excruciating attention to detail, Eric is one of the best in the business for tenant, buyer and seller representation. “My clients come first. It is a point of ethical pride for me. It’s that common denominator and the addition of years of experience that I proceed with every transaction.” – Eric Grosskopf
Chris Paz is originally from El Paso, Texas. He moved to Austin, Texas in 2005 to attend the University of Texas. During his time at UT, he was part of various on-campus organizations. After 4 years at UT, Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies with a concentration of Corporate Communications in the spring of 2009. Having had experience interning and being offered a full-time position at a multi-billion dollar lending institution, he realized his passion was elsewhere. During his final semester at UT, he joined the West Campus Living team. While with WCL, he was an integral part of the team and one of WCL’s top agents. Chris and his fellow Realtors created 24th Street Realty during the summer of 2013.
Born in El Paso, Tx, Jenny Hamilton and her husband moved to Austin in 1980 and fell in love with the city. After receiving her Real Estate License in 1999, Jenny has been working in the campus and central Austin area with her main focus on representing students in the UT area. She has found her home with 24th Street Realty and has played a large role in providing the company with true market insight that only experience can provide. Thirteen years later, she still loves helping students more than ever and has become one of the premiere campus housing agents. Experienced, passionate, and proven, Jenny is a true professional and always delivers the highest level of client service. "I really love working with the students and finding the right place that fits their needs, that always makes me happy!" — Jenny Hamilton
A native Texan originally from Abilene but has called Austin home for the past 9 years. Enjoys the outdoors and can often be found running around Town Lake or working on a car. Specializing in leasing in the UT and central Austin area as well as home sales throughout Austin and loves searching for just the right place for you.
Christy Neikirk is a native Austinite who has enjoyed the privilege of living in many areas of this great city. Her experience has given her unique insight into all of the wonderful things the different parts of Austin have to offer. Christy prides herself in making sure that her clients are happy and that the property they decide on is the right choice for their needs and desires. She makes it a point to ensure that she is always reachable so that her clients can get the help they need when they need it in Austin's ever-changing real estate market. Christy is excited to be a part of the 24th Street Realty Team and is ready to help guide you through whatever real estate transactions you wish to embark on - whether it's buying or selling a home or finding the perfect rental.
Johnny Richardson was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas, a town he's still happy to call home. After working as a purchasing manager for more than 12 years, Johnny received his Real Estate license in 2014 and quickly moved through the real estate ranks. An expert at residential leasing and sales, Johnny also specializes in multi-million dollar multifamily investments and splits his time evenly between 24th Street Realty and the 24th Street Investments team. Johnny treats all of his clients with the utmost respect and professionalism, whether they are looking to lease a one-bedroom apartment or purchase their first multi-family complex. When Johnny isn't working with his clients, he enjoys being home with his wonderful wife, twin boys, and beautiful daughter.
Hailing from South Texas, Sterling Ameel moved to Austin in 2009 to pursue a degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he double-majored in philosophy and rhetoric. While initially set on attending law school, he had a change of heart while working as a realtor during his collegiate days and fell in love with the real estate profession, noting his passion for the, "highly personal relationships he continually develops with his colleagues and clientele-base in a city as diverse as Austin." With 5 years of real estate experience under his belt, he's developed a penchant for understanding Austin's housing market nuances, but more importantly, how all individuals involved in the equation should be treated fairly, promptly and with great care. Primarily, his focus is geared towards analyzing trends in the Austin market, with an eye towards prospecting new areas for large-scale investment. During his off time, Sterling enjoys watching sports, playing his guitar and spending time outdoors with his dog, Rocco.
Samantha Sischo, a Los Angeles native, came to Austin in 2010, enrolled at UT, and earned her real estate license within the year. As a student, she worked for both residential and commercial real estate firms in the Austin area--ultimately specializing in student leasing and sales. Samantha uses her first hand experience to find the best house, apartment, or condo for each student's individual wishes.
Terri Fulton has been in the real estate business for more than 45 years and brings that level of experience to the 24th Street Realty family. Terri started her career selling real estate in Dallas and owned her own company for a number of years, before making the move to Austin 26 years ago and focusing her efforts on helping students and other young adults find their home away from home. Terri has been a leasing agent in and around the UT campus area for more than 18 years and works closely with the School of English assisting international students as they navigate their way through the leasing process. Year after year, from freshman year to graduation, Terri works for her clients, many of whom continue to work with her as they find their first homes in Austin and start their post-graduation careers.
Originally from El Paso,TX, Claudia Vargas has lived in Austin since 1983. After receiving her real estate license in 1997, she began working with students on finding properties convenient to campus and with non-students mostly in central, downtown, and South Austin. Claudia focuses on her clients, making sure each finds a property that fits his or her lifestyle. She builds solid relationships with her clients, and because of that has many repeat customers and referrals. She is excited to join the 24th Street Realty team. Claudia is bilingual (English-Spanish).
Chris Hernandez is a central Texas native. Born and raised a country mile up the road in Georgetown, TX, he has a long standing, multi-facet sales background and an affinity for helping people. From the fitness industry to asset portfolio diversification through precious metals, he has a proven track record for success. His knowledge of the Austin market and business landscape helps clients of any facet feel confident when they walk away from the closing table. He strives to show his clients professional insight on the market and hopes to build personal relationships that sustains the ebbs and flows of real estate. Whether looking for a residential purchase, investment home, or commercial lease, Chris is eager to treat each client with honesty, courtesy, and the same respect he would give a member of his family. He is a valuable asset to any team and is proud to be a part of the 24th Street Realty family.
Cooper Barnett is a North Texas native who found his place in the hill country while attending Texas State University. Spending his first years in real estate focused primarily on residential and new home sales in west Austin, Cooper decided to move his business to the bustling Downtown market to focus more on development, investments and assisting young professionals in their early home buying needs. Cooper strives to build strong, lasting relationships with his clients. Be it a sale, lease or purchase he will cater to you as if you were part of the family. When Cooper is enjoying some time off he can most likely be found with his boots in the dirt on a hike or fishing in a local river accompanied by his Labrador Retriever and best bud, Zeus.
Debbie Roy is one of those rare creatures, a True Austinite - born and raised, that spent her early days living in 78704 before it was cool. A proud mother of two beautiful children, Stephen and Nicole, and a doting grandmother to her amazing grandson, Troy, Debbie is an Austin gal through and through and has enjoyed raising her family here. Bringing with her an extensive background in sales and customer service, Debbie began working with students in West Campus and quickly made a name for herself as a favorite among residents and staff. In 2017, she made the move to become a part of the 24th Street Realty family and currently enjoys working with students and their families to help them lease their home away from home. When Debbie isn't helping students lease the perfect property you can find her watching UT football (Hook Em!), playing with her grandson, or listening to her favorite musician, Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Crystal joined the Lee Properties team in 2008 to oversee 300 high-end home warranties of newly built homes in the Austin area. She quickly moved on to supervise the maintenance team for all of Lee Properties and was promoted to Assistant Property Manager in 2010. Recently she received her C.A.M. accreditation (Certified Apartment Manager) and for 3 years she managed 21 Pearl, a 135-unit apartment complex in the UT Austin West Campus neighborhood. In March of 2016 Crystal transferred offices and positions within the company to work as the Office Manager of 24th Street Realty where she oversees the leasing process working closely with Agents and Owners to ensure the successful leasing of units in the West Campus and surrounding areas. In her free time she enjoys running, spending time with her family and reading.