April 6, 2020 – AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO – Rockspring, a Houston-based, multi-disciplined real estate firm targeting markets within the Texas Triangle (Austin, San Antonio and Houston), today announced the addition of Barret Espe as Vice President, Brokerage Central Texas who will lead the Austin Brokerage Team. This is Rockspring’s first hire in the area since announcing its Central Texas expansion, strategy shift and rebranding earlier this year. Espe, along with Rockspring’s David Orr, Regional Director – Central Texas, and Andrew Lake, Operations Director – Central Texas will be responsible for growing the firm’s brokerage reach in Central Texas.
“Since the beginning of the year, the Rockspring team has been full steam ahead in executing our new strategy and expanding the San Antonio and Austin offices. The addition of Barret marks the next step in that endeavor,” said Michael Ross, President and Chief Strategy Officer for Rockspring. “The diversity of his broker experience in so many different industries as well as the national brands he’s represented help to elevate our brokerage offerings to a wider range of partners. We’re excited for him to join us in this new era for Rockspring.”
Espe will be based in Austin, but will also be covering San Antonio alongside the rest of Rockspring’s Central Texas team.
In February, Rockspring announced the opening of a new office in San Antonio to propel the firm’s new growth strategy for Central Texas. The strategy includes expanded target assets, lines of business, rebranding, and more, with the Central Texas operations being led by Orr, a 41-year commercial real estate veteran and Lake, whose background consists of startup operations management and urban product selection.
Before coming to Rockspring, Espe was a broker focusing on landlord, tenant, seller and buyer representation for local and national clients, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Bahama Buck’s, H-E-B Shopping Center Development, Fred Loya Insurance and many others. Prior to his brokerage experience, Espe was Vice President of Research at RESOLUT RE (formerly Retail Solutions).
Rockspring is a Houston-based, multi-disciplined real estate firm with a history of investing since 1993. The Company’s expertise in the Texas Triangle (Houston, San Antonio and Austin) provides investors with local expertise in the $1.3 Trillion economy in Texas across various asset classes, including, residential, retail and industrial development. The Rockspring team’s diversification in geography, deal size, asset class and leverage affords its investor base a wide array of investments to fit their strategy.