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Client Profile: Brian Carlock, Hillwood Communities

As the leader of Hillwood Communities’ Acquisitions Group, Brian Carlock knows a good deal when he sees one. Since the beginning of the recession, his group has been pursuing an aggressive land acquisition effort that has resulted in a vast portfolio of real estate assets. But Brian’s experience goes far beyond the initial real estate transaction. Once he closes a deal, he’s in it for the long haul as the executive in charge of managing Hillwood’s Central Texas and Houston-area projects.

Brian’s team is currently working on the development of Wolf Ranch, a 755-acre master planned community in Georgetown. Wolf Ranch is planned for a deliberately diverse product mix, including approximately 1,688 single family homes, 388 multifamily units, 336 age-targeted units, and 20.5 acres of commercial land. The Wolf Ranch team just celebrated a huge milestone this month – earning unanimous approval from the City of Georgetown on four key items: the community development agreement, comprehensive plan amendment, MUD consent agreement, and final annexation hearing. On the heels of this success, we thought it would be a good time to sit down with Brian and talk shop.

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RVi Selected for Trail Foundation Project

This month, RVi began work on enhancements to the Boardwalk Landing Zone, a .25 mile segment of trail and surrounding parkland located at the eastern terminus of the recently-completed Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk project. With the completion of the Boardwalk project, this piece of trail is enjoying increased visibility and use. The vision for the Boardwalk Landing Zone is to provide a family-friendly amenity that will feature a variety of uses and trail types. The program elements include new trail connections, restoration and stabilization of the shoreline, added shade, informal gathering spots, picnic and play areas, and other landscape improvements. 

The Boardwalk Landing Zone is RVi’s second project for the Trail Foundation. In 2008 we completed the Trail at Lady Bird Lake Vision Plan, a guide that continues to serve the Trail Foundation in determining future developments and enhancements to the trail.

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Employee Spotlight: Megan French

Megan joined RVi in October 2012 and serves in a dual role as Designer and Administrative Coordinator. Her knack for keeping things running smoothly, warm personality, and keen attention to detail were just a few of the many traits her colleagues mentioned when they nominated her as Employee of the Quarter in the Houston office.

Megan has an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. She has been an integral part of many of RVi’s Houston-area projects, including the northwest addition to Cinco Ranch in Fort Bend County and the 1,000-acre Cane Island community planned for Katy, Texas. Megan is currently volunteering as part of the Conference Planning Committee for the Texas ASLA 2015 Conference to be held in Galveston next year. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Megan has continued her involvement at the local level as part of the Gulf Coast Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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