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RVi Brand Refresh Part III: Walking the Walk

RVi’s brand refresh is not just a marketing exercise; it is an opportunity for self-reflection and self-improvement in all that we do as a firm. Our annual Auctus Innovation Competition challenges RVi employees to come up with an innovative idea that can be meaningfully advanced in a year’s time. This year, all entries focused on... Read Full Post

RVi Brand Refresh Part I: Articulating our Purpose

About this time last year, our leadership team was seated around a conference room table in Galveston, Texas, discussing the nuanced difference between what, how, and why. It was a discussion that kicked off a year’s worth of searching, discovery, and synthesis, and is now culminating in the launch of the refreshed RVi brand later... Read Full Post

The Need for Green

Whether you’re booking it across hot pavement to your next meeting, or commuting through traffic in a stifling car, record highs across the country this summer highlight the critical need for parks as fundamental elements of our cities. An oasis of green space, parks provide havens for young and old alike, and serve as much... Read Full Post

Storied Park Pens Next Chapter

How do you preserve a historic and well-loved community amenity, yet breathe new life into it at the same time? The challenge cannot be overstated. This type of project requires a careful balancing act between honoring the past and developing an inspiring vision for the future. Situated along the scenic banks of the San Gabriel... Read Full Post

Austin Market Update with Todd LaRue

As we round out the second quarter of 2018, many of us are 1) wondering where the first half of the year went, and 2) speculating what the next half will bring. 2018 has proven to be a strong year in the Austin real estate market so far, and most analysts agree that this trend... Read Full Post

3 Key Considerations for Infill Residential Development

Earlier this month, our leadership team met in Austin for quarterly strategic meetings that focused on growth and the future of our practice. One of the main topics of discussion was the trend toward smaller, more dense urban residential development projects. This shift was recently exemplified in an Arizona Republic article about iconic Arizona developer... Read Full Post