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Texas By Design

37 EpisodesProduced by Jones|CarterWebsite

Texas by Design discusses a diverse range of topics for Texas’ business and government leaders looking to achieve success in the current environment. From regulatory changes to innovative technology, listen with us as we talk with industry thought leaders who offer insight from a Texas perspective. … read more

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Serving The Needs of Harris County with Commissioner Jack Cagle

November 4th, 2022


Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle joins Kevin Krahn to examine one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas.  They discuss solutions to …

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: Updates From Poland and a Strategy for Relief

June 22nd, 2022


As events in Ukraine continue to unfold, many are wondering what they can do to help in this time of need. Quiddity CEO, Bob Aylward, was recently …

Public Works In Texas - Finding Sustainable Solutions and Keeping Up With Our Growing Communities

June 7th, 2022


Texas APWA's 2022 President, Shawn Poe, joins Kevin Krahn to discuss the mission of APWA and its importance to the Texas community. He also provides an update on current challenges that public works systems and the …

Memorial Park Conservancy - The Past, Present, and Future

May 11th, 2022


Randy Odinet, Vice President of Capital Projects and Facilities for the Memorial Park Conservancy, discusses the history of Houston's largest urban park and outlines some additional developments the conservation team is …

Utilizing Data to Make Better Development Decisions with Lawrence Dean

February 8th, 2022


Home inventory, new contracts, and home starts are just a few of the data metrics single-family developers are using to create communities that drive sales. Listen as Lawrence Dean from Zonda discuss how developers are …

How Austin Water is Ensuring Quality and Consistency to Meet Community Needs

January 25th, 2022


Austin Water is already preparing for the city’s unprecedented growth expected over the course of the next century. Shwetha Pandurangi, PE, CFM joins us to discuss how the utility provider has shifted operations and …

Austin Water: Meeting Demand and Adapting to Growth

November 16th, 2021


Serving one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Austin Water is faced with increasing demand. Shwetha Pandurangi, PE, CFM joins us to discuss how developers and the public sector can work together to foster …

Building a Culture of Transparency with Bob Aylward

September 23rd, 2021


Transparency is a vital component of our organization’s culture. Listen as Bob Aylward, President and CEO of Jones|Carter, discusses how a …

Houston: The Largest U.S. City Without Zoning with Omar Izfar

August 31st, 2021


Omar Izfar spent 10 years with the City of Houston in the city attorney's office and, now, as a commercial real estate attorney, he works closely …

Impacting Communities Through Public and Private Partnership with Saint Arnold Brewing Company

August 3rd, 2021


Local businesses are the foundation in which strong communities are built. Brock Wagner with Saint Arnold Brewing Company sheds light on how private …

Saint Arnold: The Making of Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery with Brock Wagner

July 20th, 2021


The Saint Arnold Brewing Company has been a staple of Houston’s culture for nearly 30 years. Brock Wagner, the brewery’s founder, shares how the …

Balancing Development & Drainage for a More Resilient Harris County With Matt Zeve

July 6th, 2021


Development is booming in Harris County. But how can the region strike a balance between continuous development and effective drainage solutions? …

Taking Action to Address Flood Risk in the Houston Area with Special Guest Matt Zeve

June 22nd, 2021


Resilient drainage infrastructure is key to long-term regional prosperity – especially in an area like Houston that experiences frequent extreme …

Texas's Rising Housing Demand: How Developers Can Tackle the Housing Shortage with Paul Connor

June 8th, 2021


Homes are flying off the shelves as demand continues to outweigh supply. Paul Connor, the founder of CBA Land Capital LP and Connor Investment Real …

Driving Texas Forward with special guest Dennis Christiansen

May 25th, 2021


Transportation in Texas centers around two consistent topics: congestion & funding. Dennis Christiansen, former Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), gives his take on how we can strike a …

The Transformation of Texas Transportation with special guest Dennis Christiansen

May 6th, 2021


Transportation has come a long way over the last 50 years. As the former Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Dennis Christiansen …

Transportation Legislative Update with Vic Boyer: Texas By Design Short

March 30th, 2021


Bonus Episode - Legislative Update with Vic Boyer

Transportation is always a hot topic in Texas, so if you're interested in how the current legislative session will impact the future of transportation across the state, …

The Impacts of College Station’s Explosive Population Growth with Emily Fisher

March 25th, 2021


Every project has unique challenges, but how do you overcome those challenges to meet the needs of key stakeholders, keeping the community informed …

What the College Station Community Needs Most

March 11th, 2021


With projects today being more complicated than ever, how is the City of College Station tackling challenges and effectively managing ongoing city …

An Industrial Real Estate Outlook on the Heels of 2020 with special guest Kyle Valentine

February 11th, 2021


2020 was hard on a lot of industries, but the market disruptions caused by the pandemic led to an upswing in demand for warehouse space. Is the recent growth all due to e-commerce, or are there other factors at play? …

Meeting Houston’s Ever-Changing Infrastructure Needs with Jeff Masek

January 28th, 2021


Jeff Masek with Houston Public Works is back to continue discussing the transformation of Houston Public Works Capital Projects to a life-cycle project management delivery method and adapting to changes during the …

Delivering Houston’s Critical Infrastructure

January 20th, 2021


Kevin Krahn is joined by Jeff Masek with Houston Public Works to discuss meeting critical infrastructure needs and improving efficiencies through a …

Preston Young: Remote Work and the Future of Commercial Real Estate Part 2

December 11th, 2020


Preston Young from Stream Realty continues his discussion with Clayton Black around changes in the commercial office space market. They discuss predictions for dedensification of office space and other ways the COVID …

Preston Young: Remote Work and the Future of Commercial Real Estate Part 1

November 30th, 2020


Clayton sits down with Preston Young to discuss his recent article about working from home and how the new(ish) trend will affect the commercial office space market. They discuss feedback related to remote work and …

Tom Woliver: Putting the Community in Master Planned Communities Part 2

November 6th, 2020


Tom Woliver, President and Founder of Oxland Group LLC, continues his discussion with Bryan Kennedy about maintaining a collaborative spirit and …

Tom Woliver: Putting the Community in Master Planned Communities Part 1

October 30th, 2020


Tom Woliver joins Bryan Kennedy to discuss how creating unique amenities for master planned communities adds value for consumers, how social …

Mac McElwrath: Launching a Startup During a Global Pandemic

October 19th, 2020


Following their conversation around current trends in the multifamily housing market, Mac McElwrath, Co-Founder of Wayfinder Real Estate, shares with

Mac McElwrath: Current Trends in the Multifamily Housing Market

October 9th, 2020


Clayton Black talks with Mac McElwrath about current trends in the multifamily housing market and the importance of planning and scheduling in …

How Operational Alignment Impacts Growth

September 23rd, 2020


Want to learn how a company’s operations alignment impacts growth? Listen as Clayton and Chief Operations Officer at Jones|Carter, Tobin Synatschk, …

Cynthia Long: Planning for Long-Term Mobility in Williamson County Part 2

August 31st, 2020


Williamson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long and Kevin Krahn continue to discuss growth in WIlliamson County and upcoming transportation initiatives shaping the region. Part 1 of this episode can be found here.

Cynthia Long: Planning for Long-Term Mobility in Williamson County Part 1

August 24th, 2020


Williamson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long joins Kevin Krahn to examine one of the fastest growing counties in the country. They discuss striking a balance between meeting the infrastructure needs of the …

Jim Webb: Leveraging CARES Act Funding Part 2

August 10th, 2020


In part 2 of our conversation with Jim Webb, Kevin and Jim continue their conversation about the CARES Act and offer insight into how local agencies can focus their resources to overcome obstacles in a post-COVID world.

Jim Webb: Leveraging CARES Act Funding Part 1

July 30th, 2020


In this episode of Texas By Design, Jones|Carter’s Kevin Krahn sits down with Jim Webb, CEO of The Goodman Corporation to discuss the CARES act and how organizations can position themselves to take advantage of the …

Jennifer Keller: Impacts to the Texas Housing Market During COVID-19

July 17th, 2020


Bryan Kennedy, Chief Private Market Officer of Jones|Carter, joins Jennifer Keller, Land Development Expert, to get her take on how buyer demographics and personas are shifting, the impacts of COVID-19 on demand for …

Juan Chavira: Managing Municipal CIPs in Times of Crisis Part 2

July 10th, 2020


Juan Chavira, Assistant Director of Capital Projects with the City of Houston, and Jones|Carter's Kevin Krahn continue to discuss funding streams, …

Juan Chavira: Managing Municipal CIPs in Times of Crisis Part 1

July 2nd, 2020


Special guest Juan Chavira, Assistant Director of Capital Projects with the City of Houston, joins Kevin Krahn, Chief Public Markets Officer of Jones|Carter, to discuss how the city is overcoming challenges presented by …

Introducing Texas By Design

June 19th, 2020


In the inaugural episode of Texas by Design, Clayton Black sits down with Bob Aylward, CEO of Jones|Carter to discuss the opportunities presented to Texas leaders by the COVID-19 economic crisis. Listen as the two …

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