Getting To Know Twelve Rivers Realty
Throughout history rivers have been used to define space and opportunity in their quiet abundance allowing for communities to thrive in ways unimaginable. Cartographers rely on rivers’ ultimate authority on how to divide the land. “Real estate” is the business of exchanging space. Between nature’s boundaries, we use surveys, plats and plans to describe the spaces we trade.
In Texas, the blue lines of our map sweep in a southeasterly fashion. Twelve primary rivers define the Texan boundaries and travel the scope of the vast regions from the mountains and basins, the high plains and converge through the coastal plains into the Gulf. This pattern is reflected in the heart of Texas, too.
In 1839, the North-South streets of downtown were named after these twelve rivers.
Twelve Rivers Realty is an Austin-born real estate company serving central Texas. We understand that your life’s stories are defined by the space you call home. Let us help you navigate the landscape so that the story of your space can unfold.
Kevin Bown got his start in Austin real estate in 1998 with JB Goodwin Realtors. An Austin Native, Kevin has embraced the real estate career path as one which allows a close relationship with the City and the way that it grows.
In 1999, Kevin shifted company association to Goodwin Partners, Inc. where he learned the ins and outs of commercial leasing and continued his residential sales career. His successes were greeted by opportunity in 2003, when he partnered with Guy Goodwin in the Goodwin Partners Residential company, and stepped into the role of managing the brokerage.
In 2011, after managing as many as 25 licensees for over 7 years, Kevin jointly formed Twelve Rivers Realty with Paul Smith.
As a 7 year Co-host of “The Real Estate Zone” radio show (Now on Saturdays on KLBJ 590 AM), Kevin looks forward to continuing his life-long love affair with the city from a new home base in downtown Austin.
Paul Smith has been helping people buy and sell Austin Real Estate for the past six years.
Paul started his Real Estate career with Goodwin Partner. In the six years Paul has been in the Real Estate business he has closed over $50 million in real estate transactions.
Paul currently resides in downtown Austin and is a member of several downtown organizations. He enjoys working with the community and giving back whenever possible. Paul has successfully mentored several agents and looks forward to the opportunity to grow a grass roots real estate firm from the ground up.
Paul grew up in New England and made a four year pit stop at Fort Hood before making his way down to Austin, TX. The Army instilled in Paul many of the core values that he lives by today including honesty, integrity and an unparalleled work ethic.
In 2011, Paul joined forces with Kevin Bown to create Twelve Rivers Realty. With nearly 20 years of experience in the Austin real estate market these two are excited to embark on the journey of starting their brokerage, and affording their clients the absolute best experience when it comes to finding their dream home.