Robert joined Avenue in 2017 as our Senior Director of Real Estate Development. Robert first served Avenue as a board member for nine years, serving as Treasurer for four years and President for three. He has worked in public service for over 20 years with many of those years at the City of Houston and area management districts. Robert served as chief of staff for two City of Houston Council Members and was a special assistant to Mayor Bill White. During those assignments, he worked on affordable housing, public finance, and development projects and policies. Robert is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Public Health. He was a founding board member and currently serves on the board of Urban Partnerships CDC, a community development corporation focused on commercial and economic development in the central city.