Greg Cooper is an experienced real estate agent, sales manager, and entrepreneur. He specializes in working with builders and developers to create amazing homes and developments. In his 16 year career, he has managed more than $ 1.5 billion in real estate transactions, most recently at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
Cooper helps clients find and assemble land, then participates in the design and development process and rolls up their sleeves to work with the developer and architect to build the right product. He then assembles the sales team to sell the end result.
With a law degree from the University of Texas, specializing in real estate and contract law, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston, Cooper relies on his broad business background and legal and financial education to to get a unique perspective on his real estate projects.
We spoke to Cooper to learn more about his work and his drives.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Greg Cooper: I loved real estate and wanted to be a developer since I was 18, and my dad bought me The Art of the Deal. I’ve always had a creative flair, but I wanted to understand the whole process, so I went to law school to learn real estate and contract law. I love being closely involved in the design and build process, helping developers make the best design decisions for maximum prices and customer satisfaction.
CultureMap: What advice would you give developers?
GC: Make sure your agent has a lot of experience, a solid system and marketing plan, and good administrative support. Unassisted individual agents struggle to complete all tasks. Having an international brand like Sotheby’s is the icing on the cake.
CM: Put Austin in three words.
GC: Greatest City Ever!
CM: What do you think of your “special ability”?
GC: I have spent years honing my skills and take pride in understanding virtually every aspect of real estate, as well as the development and construction process. But at the end of the day, I think I’m good at developing stories and narratives about the properties I am marketing. The stories help sell the projects.
CM: What might people not know about you?
GC: I started the original Austin Java Company during my freshman year of law school.
CM: Finish the sentence: “It’s a good day if …”
GC: I’m working on several deals.
Check out Greg Cooper’s latest listings here or contact him at 512-565-0499 or [email protected]