Bryce Miller, one of the founders and co-principals of Endeavor Real Estate Group, will be honored Wednesday by the Austin Business Journal as the 2014 recipient of the W. Neal Kocurek Commercial Real Estate Special Achievement Award. The Commercial Real Estate Awards event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Austin.
Miller is being recognized for his leadership within one of Austin’s most successful real estate companies and for his influence in the area’s larger business sphere. Still, he said the award isn’t about one person.
“I’m very gratified, but this makes me really uncomfortable. My success is about luck and timing,” said Miller. “Plus, this isn’t my company. This is about a partnership of people who enjoy each other’s company and trust each other. There’s never any gnashing of teeth here.” Miller created Endeavor in 1999 with five former colleagues at Trammell Crow Co. Today it’s one of the city’s most formidable companies as a developer of office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use space.
The Domain, Southpark Meadows, IBC Bank Plaza and 3 eleven Bowie are among the firm’s most high profile projects, though the company has invested in and developed numerous other properties during its short 15-year existence.
Miller is regarded as Endeavor’s “wise one,” said co-founder Kirk Rudy. “He is sometimes referred to as ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ His advice and counsel are sought around the most difficult issues. When he says something, you can take it to the bank.”
Bob Barnes, a former colleague and now a partner at Reata Real Estate Services LP in San Antonio, lauds Miller’s financial acumen and big-picture mindset, but says it’s his good will that stands out.