Preston joined the Independence team in 2018 with five years of retail commercial real estate experience. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Real Estate in 2013, Preston began his career with a retail brokerage firm in Austin, Texas. There he gained a broad understanding of the industry through the representation of Landlords, Tenants, Investors, and Developers. This invaluable experience allowed Preston to successfully close over 90 transactions in a five-year period. In addition to working with national tenants such as Walgreens and 7-Eleven, Preston also enjoyed helping first time investors and business owners satisfy their real estate needs.
Preston earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2015, after just two years in the business. As a native Austinite, Preston enjoys staying involved with local commercial real estate happenings, and has been a member or committee member of the following organizations: Real Estate Council of Austin, CCIM Central Texas, Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute.