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Realty Austin Adds Cara Keenan to Its Management Powerhouse

Austin's Top Workplace Names Top Producer to Lead Its Westlake Market Center

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Austin, Austin's no.1 top workplace, is proud to announce Cara Keenan will oversee its Westlake Market Center upon its opening in Davenport Village. A licensed REALTOR® with 14 years experience, Keenan joined Realty Austin in January of 2010 where she has been a top producer year over year. As team leader, her business steadily increased from $5M in 2010 to $15M in 2013.


Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "We look forward to providing excellence to our clients in the Westlake area at our state-of-the-art market center. Cara's passion for mentoring, training and business development will be a tremendous asset to the new Westlake team, and enable the next generation of Realty Austin to be the luxury market leader."

A native Austinite, Keenan received her real estate license in 2000, and earned her GRI, CRS, ABR, CNE, Certified Default Resolution Specialist and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designations thereafter. She was also a winner of Platinum Top 50 of Austin for three years in a row.

Keenan said, "Finding leadership like the Boatwrights is akin to striking gold, as they mobilize us to be superior professionals and contributors to the community. Working with a brokerage who embraces technology, innovates constantly, adopts new practices and tools, values relationships, and contributes to the advancement of our industry and the community are inspiring. The opportunity to lead the new Westlake market center is a perfect next move for me to share my knowledge and play a vital role in something larger."

Boatwright said, "Cara is a natural-born leader and a perfect fit for the market manager role. I am excited to integrate her into the mix of our strong management team. Historically, Cara has been our biggest recruiter and responsible for persuading eight great agents to join our team, and her recruits produced over $62M in sales in 2013. She is excited to teach others the skills she has acquired over the last 14 years in our industry, and to motivate her team to achieve their full potential."

Keenan concluded, "Realty Austin customers experience superior service from some of the most forward-thinking, philanthropic, professional, and productive real estate professionals in the area. The fact our company has upheld its unique culture and giving back mission while experiencing such rapid growth, is revolutionary. With certainty I can say, there isn't another brokerage like Realty Austin. The proof is in the numberson average Realty Austin's agents produce $7.5M in sales per yearwhich resulted in $1.3 Billion in sales by the company in 2013."

With Keenan's new position, The Keenan Team will be led by husband Joe Keenan, also a licensed REALTOR® for 12 years. The Keenans live in Northwest Hills with sons, Aiden, Maddox and Rowan.

Founded in 2004, Realty Austin is a leading residential real estate brokerage with five locations and over 230 agents. Realty Austin continues to gain traction in its strategic plan to become Austin's residential market leader.

About Realty Austin
Realty Austin is the fastest growing real estate company in Austin with over $1.3 billion in sales in 2013, ranking as Austin's second highest producing agency in just nine short years. Realty Austin is headquartered in Westlake with satellite offices in Central Austin, Northwest Austin, Southwest Austin and Lake Travis with 230 full-time, high-producing agents who were hand-selected for their experience, market knowledge and career accomplishments. Realty Austin is the most innovative and progressive real estate company in Austin, uniquely suited for its high tech, homegrown culture. For more information, visit or call 512.241.1300. Become a fan on Facebook at

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