Mark Strüb has happily called Austin home for 10 whole years. While that doesn’t make him a native, he feels it gives him sufficient rights to the popular Austinite catch-phrase “I remember when…” In addition to talking about the unpaved used car lot that gave way to Whole Foods' World Headquarters, he enjoys Alamo Drafthouse, dining outdoors, shopping and traveling. But nothing brings Mark greater joy than spending quality time with his 5 year old son, Jack, at their home in Hyde Park. Mark has a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from UT and makes his living helping people buy and sell homes.



• Austin ranks 1st on the list of the Best Cities for the Next Decade by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, July 2010
• Texas ranked as the Best State for Business by Chief Executive, June 2010
• Austin ranked #2 on the list of America’s Most Innovative Cities by Forbes, May 2010
• Austin ranked as the #3 Dog-Friendly City in the US by dogfriendly.com, May 2010
• Texas ranked one of country’s Best State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship & Small Business by Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, May 2010
• UT ranked in the Top 10 CEO Undergraduate Alma Maters in Bloomberg Businessweek, May 2010
• Austin took the #10 spot on the American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index, May 2010
• Austin ranked in the Top 10 for Best Quality of Life by Portfolio.com, May 2010
• Austin ranked as the Best Big City for Jobs in Forbes, April 2010
• Austin ranks in the Top 10 of Forbes’ annual Best Places for Business & Careers. Forbes, April 2010
• The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2010 report ranked Austin among the Cleanest Air Cities. April 2010
• Austin places in the Top 10 of the Best Places to Live by RelocateAmerica.com, April 2010
• Austin ranked in the Top Ten U.S cities for Hispanics to Live and Work by Popular Hispanics, April 2010
• Austin is a Top 10 Destination in U-Haul’s National Migration Trend Report. UHaul, April 2010
• Austin places 3rd among 20 Cities That Are Having An Awesome Recovery in Business Insider, March 2010
• The Austin-Round Rock area tied for first on Forbes' list of large metros where the recession is easing. March 2010
• Austin ranks #1 in the nation for young adults on Porfolio.com, March 2010
• Austin tied for #1 in Forbes’ list of Cities Where the Recession is Easing. Forbes, March 2010
• Austin ranks #2 in job growth among the top 50 major metropolitan areas by Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, February 2010
• Austin was ranked as the #5 city in the annual "100 Best Retirement Towns by TopRetirements.com, February 2010
• Austin has the Healthiest Housing Market for 2010. Builder Market Health Index, February 2010
• Austin’s Williamson, Travis, & Hays Counties listed as Texas’ Healthiest Counties by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population
Health Institute, February 2010
• Austin’s ranked as the Best Airport in North America & the 2nd Best in the World in its Size Class by Airports Council International, February, 2010
• Bastrop is included in National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2010 Distinctive Destinations. National Trust for Historic Preservation, February 2010
• Budget Travel’s Readers Choice Awards places Austin as the Best Local Music Scene. Budget Travel, February 2010
• Austin received the nation’s top score for small-business vitality, according to a new Portfolio.com/bizjournals study, January 2010
• Austin is ranked the 5th Best City to Live, Work & Make Movies by Moviemaker Magazine, January 2010
• Austin ranks #2 among the Best Places to Retire & Row in the U.S by RowingandSculling.com, January 2010
• Austin was ranked Best City to Invest in Commercial Real Estate by Grubb & Ellis, January 2010
• Austin ranked as the 9th Easiest City to Find a Job by Juju.com, January 2010
• Round Rock is the 4th safest American city with a population greater than 100,000 by the CQ Press, January 2010
• Austin ranked 2nd as a top destination for college students by The American Institute for Economic Research, September 2009
• Austin is listed among the Top 5 places to buy and sell a home by ABC News, August 2009
• The Mother Nature Network recognizes Austin as one of the 10 greenest cities in the country, July 2009
• Austin is listed among the Top 10 places to live by US News, June 2009
• Austin lands the number one spot as the top U.S. city for job growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2009
• Austin makes the list as one of the best cities for recession recovery on Forbes.com, June 2009
• According to WomenCo., Austin is the #1 city for a career, based on its growth and unemployment rates, average salaries, costs of living and commute time, May 2009
• Pitney Bowes Business Insight names Austin America’s top retail city, May 2009
• Austin ranks #7 on the list of America’s Top Tech Centers, according to American Cities Business Journals, May 2009
• The American College of Sports Medicine’s American Fitness Index ranks Austin ninth among “fit” cities, May 2009
• Relocation.com ranks Austin #1 on its list of the Top Cities for a Fresh Start, May 2009
• Austin is recognized as one of the eight ideal places for foodies to retire by Where to Retire magazine, May/June 2009
• Austin tops the list of America’s best bargain cities on Forbes.com, May 2009
• AmericanStyle magazine readers ranked Austin #15 on the list of top art destinations in the country, April 2009
• Austin’s business-friendly attitude helped it move up in the ranks to eighth place this year in Forbes.com’s Best Places for Business and Careers, March 2009

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