Movers: ICON hires development pro, Compass scoops three-person team

Jéan Bruns joins @properties Christie’s in Austin; Cresa merges with tenant-rep specialists in Houston

Movers: ICON Hires Jared Kuhn for 3D-Printed Developments

From left: Anthony Fritsche; Jéan Bruns; Luanne Marshall; Nicole Brende; Kelly Reifel; David Anderson (Getty, Fritsche Anderson, Compass Real Estate, @properties)

A high-profile Austin firm known for its 3D-printed home technology has made a real estate hire. ICON added Jared Kuhn as vice president of real estate development and sales. 

Kuhn previously led the multifamily division at Ryan Companies. He’s also worked at Hines, Soave Enterprises and Titan Industrial, where he helped develop across a spectrum of asset classes. He has a master’s degree in real estate development from Columbia University.

Some of ICON’s first 3D-printed houses went on sale in the Austin suburb Georgetown last year, and luxury versions are in development at Liz Lambert’s El Cosmico campground in Marfa. The firm also has a contract with NASA to develop technology to print houses on the moon.

Besides that, the firm has a vision to meet the global housing crisis with 3D-printed houses, by “transforming the way we build with robotics and AI,” Kuhn said. 

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Compass added three luxury agents who have formed HTX Collective Realty group in Houston. The team of friends Luanne Marshall, Nicole Brende and Kelly Reifel, join Compass from Nan & Company. Their sales volume exceeded $12 million in the past year, according to a news release.

Jéan Bruns has joined @properties Lone Star Christie’s International Real Estate in Austin as principal and agent. A resident of Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood, he has a decade of experience in real estate and joined the firm from Realty Austin. He is joining the firm’s sports and entertainment division and will serve as a waterfront specialist.

Commercial real estate firm Cresa has acquired Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners in Houston. Fritsche Anderson specializes in office and industrial tenant representation and is led by Anthony Fritsche and David Anderson, who will serve as managing principals and co-market leaders for the Chicago-based brokerage’s local office. Eleven employees from Fritsche Anderson will join 23 Cresa employees in the market.

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Partners Real Estate has hired Jeremy Brubaker as a partner in its Dallas office. Brubaker, who previously worked at NAI Robert Lynn for eight years, is an experienced office tenant representation broker specializing in Dallas’ Uptown and Preston Center markets.

Merriman Anderson Architects has hired Jenifer Batchelder as director of marketing and Cari Walls as director of interior and corporate architecture in Dallas. Both have over 25 years of experience.

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