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The ideas behind the ideas, and what pictures don’t show.

Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Client Profile: Bill Hinckley

An advertising executive turned real estate developer with a passion for exotic big game hunting, Bill Hinckley does not fit the typical client profile. He admittedly hates hiring consultants.  His mantra is: “a surprise around every corner.” As the developer behind the top-ranked Crystal Falls community in Leander and party to the landmark sale of... Read Full Post

Employment Driving the Deal

There’s no denying the positive buzz surrounding Texas right now. The state is experiencing substantial growth, and major cities like Austin, San Antonio, and Houston consistently rank highly on many lists for job creation, quality of life, business friendliness, and many other positive indicators. This attractive environment helped Texas weather the recent economic downturn much... Read Full Post

RVi Clients, Projects Win Big at ABJ Residential Real Estate Awards

The Austin Business Journal recently announced the winners of its annual Residential Real Estate Awards. The award for Best Master Planned Community went to Teravista by Newland Communities, a project RVi has been working on since 2007.  Located in Pflugerville and Round Rock, Teravista was also the area’s top selling master planned community over the past... Read Full Post

Full Speed Ahead on Cinco Trace Boulevard

RVi is excited to celebrate the completion of the first phase of work on Cinco Trace Boulevard.  As the main entrance to the newest phase of Cinco Ranch, the roadway helps create a sense of arrival for prospective residents and sets the tone for the community.  Other components of Phase I included a water feature... Read Full Post

The Process Behind Creative Design

As planners and landscape architects, our clients come to us for big ideas that will set the course for development of their projects. Because our design is inextricably tied to the land itself and the surrounding context, each project is different from the last and each project presents new challenges to be addressed. So with... Read Full Post

8 Key Principles for Successful Master Planned Communities

Since opening our doors in Austin in 1982, RVi has been involved in designing many types of master planned communities. In retrospect, we’ve weathered the ups and the downs of a sometimes volatile real estate market and we’ve seen residential development trends come and go.  We’ve also observed that a number of the planning principles... Read Full Post