Josh Cook has lived in the Austin area for more than thirty years and has seen a lot of changes in Austin real estate. Although he obtained his real estate license in 1992 and has been interested in real estate for many years, Josh did not begin a full-time career in real estate until 2005. Prior to that time, he worked as an operations officer for several successful companies. His extensive experience in operations makes him a natural choice for clients who appreciate the attention to detail required to make buying and selling real estate a smooth and successful process. Clients benefit not only from Josh’s strong business background, but also his knowledge and passion for real estate.
In 2005, Josh began his career in real estate working as an agent for a top national real estate company. To gain experience beyond that of a residential agent, he worked for a national homebuilder and then for a local commercial firm. After building a strong foundation in both residential and commercial real estate, Josh opened Cook Real Estate in 2008 and has generated over $80 million in brokerage activity since inception. Josh’s experience as a Broker in both residential and commercial real estate is a great benefit to clients who want their real estate transactions to be efficient, seamless and profitable.
Josh graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He obtained his Broker’s License in 2008. Josh and his wife Diana live in Leander and have a nine-year-old daughter. He greatly enjoys fishing, hunting and playing golf. Josh has served on the Austin Chapter Coastal Conservation Association’s Board for many years and is currently the President of CCA Austin.
Kristiana Beck is a veteran of the Central Texas commercial real estate market with over 10 years of experience in land brokerage, entitlement, development & commercial leasing. Kristiana assists landowners in analyzing, marketing, entitling and selling property. She works with clients of all kinds – homebuilders, apartment developers, office developers, retail developers, church groups – to identify and acquire property. She also has deep experience locating & leasing office and retail properties for clients.
Kristiana has developed strong relationships with landowners, city officials and staff, area developers and brokers during her decade in the business. These key relationships give her an edge and insight when negotiating deals and entitling property. She utilizes her extensive knowledge of Central Texas zoning rules and development ordinances when representing landowners and buyers.
Prior to joining Cook Commercial, Kristiana worked at Pohl Partners as a commercial agent. Kristiana graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Kristiana and her husband live in Austin and have three dogs. She enjoys scuba diving, travelling, hiking, gardening and reading. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has attended RECON – the global convention for the shopping center industry – for 10 years running. (Photo credit: Vanessa Cerday Photography)