Reviving San Antonio’s City Center
Weston Urban began as an effort to attract and retain San Antonio’s new generation talent. Since its founding in 2012, it has broadened its mission to encompass reviving the city’s center. By collaborating with partners and strategically leveraging resources, Weston Urban works to create downtown spaces where serendipity is possible.
Weston Urban focuses on three primary services — Development, Leasing, and Lending.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Graham Weston launched his first business as a seventh grader, marketing organic pork. In high school he developed a business taking photos at livestock shows to sell back to the animal’s owners. He went on to attend Team A&M, where he launched a venture helping local property owners to appeal their tax bills. Transitioning into Real Estate, Weston bought and developed the Weston Centre, which quickly became a premiere location for businesses to headquarter. In 1998 he took a chance on an unusual business idea pitched to him by three young computer geeks and co-founded Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), serving as CEO until 2006 when he accepted the position of Chairman. In the same year, Weston was voted “Best Boss” by FORTUNE Small Business and regional “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernest & Young. Graham Weston is passionate about issues of urban development, information technology education and entrepreneurship. He is co-founder of Geekdom, a collaborative workspace and start-up accelerator, as well as the 80/20 Foundation, which seeks to further Weston’s goals through considerable charitable gifts and endowments.
Co-Founder & CEO
Randy teamed with Graham to form Weston Urban in 2012. Randy is responsible for all aspects of the company’s investing and development. Prior to founding Weston Urban, he was Vice President of Real Estate at Rackspace, leading the cloud computing company’s global portfolio from 2007 to 2011. Randy earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Randy serves as the Vice-Chairman of Greater: SATX Regional Economic Partnership, the ULI Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees for Southwest School of Art as well as the Valero Alamo Bowl Board of Directors. Randy loves old buildings, old cars, any sport that keeps score, neon signs and above all his wife Rachel and three children: Duncan, Benjamin and Zelia.
“If a task has once begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” Serving as Vice President of Weston Urban, Heath applies these words to his daily life and comes to work excited and determined to achieve their mission. Experienced with several property types and in multiple disciplines, including financial analysis, acquisitions and asset management, Heath provides an insightful perspective towards each project. Prior to joining Weston Urban, previous employers include Barshop & Oles, KB Home and USAA Real Estate Company. Heath graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, and Texas A&M University with a Master’s of Land Economics and Real Estate. Last, but certainly not least, Heath is happily married with two amazing children.
VP of Operations
Brian Carney currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Weston Urban. In that capacity, Brian oversees all building functions as well as providing strategic operational direction, staff development/leadership, and fiscal sustainability. Prior to joining Weston Urban, Brian spent 7+ years at Rackspace as the Director of Facilities where he led teams managing and maximizing the efficiency & effectiveness of Rackspace’s global real estate portfolio. Prior to Rackspace, Brian spent a decade with UNICCO now DTZ, implementing and managing facilities services programs for large clients including; Equity Office Properties, Texas Instruments, Harvard University, Hines, and USAA. Brian lives in San Antonio with his wife Dara and 2 children Ashley and Owen.
VP of Multifamily
Serving as Vice President, Mark brings a passion for urban revitalization and commitment to quality development to the Weston Urban team. With wide experience in multifamily product types and various markets, he is focused on creating vibrant residential communities that contribute to the density and diversity of downtown. Mark has a successful track record of multifamily development from project origination through construction execution and stabilization and has been instrumental in the creation of thousands of residential units in Texas and other regions of the country. Before Joining Weston Urban, previous employers include Landmark Properties, The NRP Group, Sares-Regis Group, and the Taubman Company. With Landmark Properties, Mark focused on developing purpose-built student housing communities across various University-centric markets around the country. With The NRP Group he was responsible for the origination and execution of market rate developments throughout the state of Texas with a focus on urban and suburban class “A” mixed-use communities. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Brigham Young University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. While still a Detroit Pistons fan at heart, he has adopted the Spurs as his western conference team and he and his lovely wife Carrie have two creative and energetic daughters, Kaylie and Brynn.
“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.” – Jack Handy.
VP of Multifamily
As a San Antonio native, Weston Urban’s vision to “help build the city San Antonio’s children will call home” resonates as a strong message. Reeves joins the team as Vice President of Multifamily and is excited to help build out the residential side of the company’s mission and add to the growing momentum within downtown San Antonio by developing and creating more vibrant, urban places to live. Prior to joining Weston Urban, Reeves spent the last 10+ years at USAA Real Estate largely working in the multifamily and mixed-use space with roles spanning across development, project management, and portfolio management. Having the benefit of working with great development teams in most major markets across the country, and with a specific focus on the urban infill product type for multifamily, has provided him with a unique perspective to bring to downtown San Antonio. Reeves earned a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He lives in San Antonio with his wife Allison and hopes to someday coach their three young children in lacrosse.
David Robinson Jr.
Director of Placemaking
David serves as Director of Placemaking at Weston Urban, where he is focused on launching and programming Weston Urban’s new downtown park. He joins Weston Urban from Blueprint Local, a firm investing in real estate development to promote long-term, inclusive economic growth. Prior to Blueprint Local, David led Admiral Capital Group’s efforts to make a strong social impact in the cities where the firm invests. David’s focus was to expand Admiral’s platform to making direct impact investments as well as scaling the philanthropic work.
Before Admiral Capital Group, David spent three years working for sports and education technology startups in Austin and New York. David was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is completing a graduate certificate in Real Estate Development and Finance.
Blake Rosenthal is a Financial Analyst at Weston Urban. His contributions to the team focus on office, retail, and mixed-use efforts. Blake’s responsibilities include assisting with leasing activity across the Weston Urban portfolio, analyzing operating budgets and financial packages, facilitating loan compliance and loan draws, securing financing for office and retail projects, and underwriting potential investment opportunities. Blake graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Certificate in Business Foundations in 2017. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, he remained at The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a Master of Science in Finance in 2018. Blake was born and raised in San Antonio and after a year as a Debt Analyst with Mark One Capital in Dallas, Texas, he returned to San Antonio to join the Weston Urban team. Blake is an avid sports fan who enjoys watching Texas Longhorns athletics and the San Antonio Spurs.
Director of Construction
As Director of Construction, Katherine is responsible for ensuring that the design dream becomes a reality in the field. This effort begins with an emphasis on team collaboration, respect, and a little humility. “Partners on a Weston Urban Project are expected to bring a high level of skill and diligence to this team. Equally, we expect that our design and construction teams genuinely love what they do.”
Katherine began her career in construction 20 years ago inside the historic Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos, Texas. Other historic courthouse renovations followed in Red River, Ellis, and Caldwell Counties. Her experience portfolio includes several high-profile projects for notable San Antonio businesses, including USAA, CPS Energy, City of San Antonio, University of Texas San Antonio, and Spurs Sports & Entertainment. While navigating her way through the industry, she has been a key contributor to successful projects and project teams. “In my experience, the best teams fully engage, seek out candid feedback, then analyze, prioritize, improve ever so slightly and repeat. I am convinced that this type of sought-out improvement is the key to the future in our fast paced and dynamic industry.”
Katherine graduated from Texas State University with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and later an MBA. She was a member of the Bobcat Cross-country and Track & Field teams during college, where she met her husband Keith. Together they have raised two daughters, Kelsey and Kennady.
“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”- Mother Teresa
With an effective combination of Southern charm, Northeastern tenacity, and an unmatched devotion to customer service, Roxanne is a San Antonio native that is dedicated to serving others and helping them to shape their future, a fact which truly resonates with Weston Urban’s vision to “Help build the city San Antonio’s children will call home.” Roxanne’s passion for people complements her position as Portfolio Manager, where she is fueled by real estate solutions and ideas in overseeing building functions, while most importantly, building bridges to create exceptional moments for tenants. Priding herself on great tenant engagement and never losing sight of helping property owners obtain value in the process, it is no wonder that she is a recipient of the 2020 Institute of Real Estate Management 30 under 30 award. Not only is Roxanne motivated to continue leading the way for ambitious young professionals, she also seeks to open doors for the city’s future generations.