Director of Real Estate
Austin Independent School District

Jeremy Striffler is the Director of Real Estate for the Austin Independent School District, which serves over 73,000 students in Austin, Texas. In his role, he oversees the district’s portfolio of 135 facilities and over 2,200 acres of land. Prior to joining the district, he worked for Cushman & Wakefield in their Occupier Services group where he provided lease, buy, and sell services for corporations, nonprofits, and education organizations, supporting site selection, client relations, and project management. Past clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Fairview Health Services, Land O’Lakes, U.S. Bank, TCF Bank, Volunteers of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Further, Jeremy worked with public school districts and charter schools in the Twin Cities to align their real estate strategy and decisions with their mission and vision. He began his career in commercial real estate in 2006 at Vornado Realty Trust in New York City supporting their retail division.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colgate University in 2004 and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from the Rome campus of St. John’s University in 2010. Outside of work, he focuses his community involvement on addressing food insecurity and literacy. In Austin, he volunteers for the Central Texas Food Bank and sits on the board of BookSpring.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 20

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Innovative Partnerships to Leverage Land for More Housing

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Hilton Austin, Governor's Salon D, Floor 4

In many communities, land is scarce and expensive, driving up the cost of housing and limiting the opportunity to build more homes in areas of opportunity. This panel will discuss successful partnerships that have leveraged the real estate owned by houses of worship and schools to build more housing while also investing in those communities. The panel’s speakers will each bring their experience developing strategies and partnerships to unlock underutilized land. Examples include Austin’s Independent School District, St. Austin’s partnership with Greystar, and Enterprises’ faith-based development initiative.