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Michele Haussmann

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Holly Balmer

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Michele Haussmann started Land Use Solutions consulting firm to continue representing clients in the Central and South Texas areas. She has twenty five years of experience working in the land use and land development entitlements area of real estate development. After graduating from college, she worked with the City of San Marcos Planning and Development Services Department, and City of Austin Development Review and Inspection Department. Prior to starting Land Use Solutions, Michele served as Director of Planning and Development for several law firms in Austin and San Antonio.

Michele represents clients in the land development entitlement process, including rezoning, city code interpretations, neighborhood plan amendments, vested rights, major thoroughfare plan amendments, and public-private development agreements. She represents clients in the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. She has a working knowledge of local land development regulations as well as municipal comprehensive plans. She specializes in developing strategies and solutions to address complex issues associated with securing approval of entitlements that are part of the municipal land development process. She has worked on all forms of residential, commercial, mixed use, and industrial developments that entailed complex land use, environmental, transportation and drainage issues.

Michele works with the community to build consensus in connection with rezoning requests, neighborhood plan amendments, ordinance amendments, and development agreements. She has established long term relationships with city and county leaders, board members and commissioners, governmental staff, environmental groups, neighborhood associations, and other stakeholders involved with the land development process. Michele and her team of professionals strive to provide comprehensive solutions resulting in project approval in a timely and respectful manner.

Education

Texas State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science, cum laude

Honors & Awards

Downtown Austin Alliance Economic Development Corporation Task Force (2015), Music Commission Creative + Real Estate Working Group (2015), Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power (Top 25 Women, 2012), Austin Anti-defamation League Glass Leadership Institute Class (2011-2012), Real Estate Council of Austin Leadership Development Council (2003), American Planning Association Director’s Award for Outstanding Service in the Planning Profession (2000)

Organizations

American Planning Association (1991-present), Austin Anti-defamation League (ADL) Board of Directors (2015-present), Austin Parks Foundation Board of Directors (1999-2002)(Board Secretary), Heritage Society of Austin Board of Directors (2000-2007), International Council of Shopping Centers Member (2000-2013), Real Estate Council of Austin Board of Directors (2011-2019), Real Estate Council of Austin (2000-Present), Real Estate Council of San Antonio (2006-Present)

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Holly recently joined Land Use Solutions as a Project Coordinator. She works with the Land Use Solutions team to prepare materials to support many types of entitlements such as, requests for rezoning, neighborhood plan amendments and ordinance amendments. She is responsible for submitting entitlement applications and maintaining information and connections with local government agencies.

Holly facilitates communication with development professionals, municipal and county staff and neighborhood associations to discuss complex land use, zoning and transportation issues.

She looks forward to building and maintaining strong relationships in the Austin and San Antonio metro areas in an effort to provide the very best service for our clients.

Prior to joining Land Use Solutions, Holly was in real estate management for several multi-family properties in San Antonio. Before returning to the workforce after staying home with her two children, Holly was a Benefit Analyst and Account Manager for a large commercial brokerage firm in San Antonio.

Education

Holly is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Major in Psychology and a minor in Speech Communications.

She spends all of her extra time busy, raising her two amazing teenage children.

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