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Restoring Properties, Rebuilding Communities
January 20th, 2011

Benchmark’s own Chestnut Commons was featured on the cover of a white paper by The Center for Community Progress for it’s redevelopment of an old structural concrete plant into a thriving detached condo community in east Austin. The Center for Community Progress was created in 2010 to help local and state governments seize the opportunity [...]

“Best of The Best” Awarded to The Austonian
December 8th, 2010

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Construction is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Best of the Best Awards, a national competition that recognizes design and construction excellence based on regional winners of McGraw-Hill Construction’s 10 regional publications’ Best of 2010 Awards. Winners will be profiled in the January 24, [...]

4-Stars for The Austonian
November 24th, 2010

The Austonian,  Austin’s newest and tallest luxury residential high-rise in the heart of downtown, has been awarded a coveted Four-Star rating from  Austin Energy Green Building  (AEGB), making the residential high rise the only one of its kind in the central business district. A reflection of local needs and values, AEGB rates values such as [...]

Model Home Helps Buyers Imagine What it Might Be Like to Live at The Austonian
June 22nd, 2008

The Austin American-Statesman design writer, Melanie Spencer, wrote a terrific downtown residential development piece that included The Austonian. Published Thursday, June 26th, Melanie asserts that downtown high-rise living is fairly new to Austinites and that projects really have to go the extra mile to help a person imagine themselves living in something that isn’t yet [...]

New condos yield money to rehab older East Austin homes
May 26th, 2008

Portion of profits will be used to build lower-cost housing and fix up older homes. By Kate Miller Morton AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, May 26, 2008 Some low-income East Austin residents will get help fixing up their homes using money generated from a condominium project nearby. The 62-unit Chestnut Commons near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. [...]

Austonian Media Event Announces Construction of Residential Tower
April 12th, 2008

On Thursday, July 31, The Austonian announced a major construction milestone: the completion of its 10-story base and the start of construction of the residential tower. The building is on schedule and will be completed at the pace of one floor per week. Since then, construction has reached the 13th floor. In response to general [...]

Austin Business Journal Profile: Rising high
September 20th, 2007

Spend a few minutes talking to David Mahn, and you quickly get to know a guy who, despite his numbers-driven CPA sensibilities, always looks at his developments through the eyes of the people who will live there. You’d hardly guess this modest straight shooter is the point man behind one of the most ambitious projects in modern Austin real estate.