September 9th, 2022
“Anthony’s performance throughout his career has proven his abilities to manage large-scale development projects like the ones we handle at PlaceMKR.”
– Christopher Cortese, Founder
PlaceMKR, a flourishing commercial real estate and investment company in Austin, Texas, has announced the hiring of Anthony Short as the Senior Project Manager. Anthony has nearly 20 years of experience in the Construction and Development industry, along with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Cost Management from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Queensland. Prior to Anthony’s relocation to Austin in 2019, he managed the development of over 2,500 residential apartments and condominiums, one million square feet of retail property, and close to two million square feet of office space. Additionally, he has worked on several industrial projects and land subdivisions in his home country of Australia. Most recently in Austin, Anthony was working as the Senior Project Manager on a $200 million office campus project for the State of Texas.
Anthony’s extensive experience in the Construction industry has provided him with skills in Contract and Risk Management, Construction Financial management, and schedule management—all skills that will be valuable assets to the team at PlaceMKR. He also possesses strong design management expertise and will be able to contribute to the development and engineering processes as the Senior Project Manager at PlaceMKR. Anthony will immediately be tasked with managing the construction on the company’s ground-up and value-add office, multifamily and industrial projects.
“We are so excited to bring Anthony Short on board to the team at PlaceMKR. Anthony was a stand-out candidate for the position, and his ambitious nature alongside his qualifications show that he has what it takes to thrive as our Senior Project Manager,” stated Jesse Weber, co-founder of PlaceMKR. “When we made our decision, we were confident that Anthony’s unique background in both construction and development would enable him to be a valuable player within the PlaceMKR team. We plan for him to be involved in projects from concept all the way through to delivery and hope that his impressive background and skill set will help scale the company to even greater places.”
“At PlaceMKR, we pride ourselves in having the knowledge and expertise to develop projects that can benefit the community as a whole. When seeking new team members, we work hard to find someone who has values that align with ours,” said company co-founder Christopher Cortese. “Anthony’s performance throughout his career has proven his abilities to manage large-scale development projects like the ones we handle at PlaceMKR.”
PlaceMKR was founded by Christopher Cortese and Jesse Weber in 2018. The real estate and investment company has seen incredible expansion throughout the greater Austin area over the past few years due to their fierce dedication to providing community service through community building and commercial real estate development. The company’s team of investment and development experts has led them to become well-known as industry experts over the past few years. PlaceMKR currently has over four million square feet under development, 2,500 multi-family units under development, and over 230 acres of Texas land holdings.
To learn more about PlaceMKR, go to www.placemkr.com.