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Our savvy team of licensed apartment locators are dedicated to ensuring your home search process is personalized, efficient, and hassle-free.

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Meet the team

Savvy guides to your Austin story

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Drew Johnson
1
Owner + Broker
512.468.9454
drew@craftapartmentlocators.com

Originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, Drew fell in love with the city of Austin as a kid when he was captivated by its eclectically progressive lifestyle and music scene. Drew spent four years at Trinity University earning his degree in Business Marketing, during which time he spent a semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain.

Upon landing in Austin in 2010, Drew hit the ground running by becoming a top apartment locator in Austin before leveling-up to be a Realtor to help folks with buying homes. But being just a Realtor wasn't enough, and Drew had a vision for a brokerage that did both sales and apartment locating at a high level. With this dual expertise, Drew founded Austin Craft Realty in early 2016.

In late 2019, Drew decided to pivot his company towards the fast-paced, fun, and opportunity-friendly apartment locating industry. Already experts in the field, ACR was re-branded to Craft Apartment Locators in October and is no longer be associated with the Austin Board of Realtors. Drew is very excited for the opportunities that come with focusing on what his company does best: helping Austinites find fantastic deals on Austin apartments.

While Drew is no longer a Realtor himself, he has excellent connections in real estate and is happy to recommend a great Realtor to you.

When Drew isn’t working hard to constantly improve Craft Apartment Locators, you might find him bicycling around town, serving on the board of the Young Men’s Business League, playing saxophone at some of Austin's best venues, and enjoying the latest craft brews. He is a proud homeowner in the exciting and vibrant East Austin 78702.

Drew Johnson

Owner + Broker
About
Trent Guerra
2
Manager + Licensed Apartment Locator
817.999.8829
trent@craftapartmentlocators.com

Trent Guerra, expert apartment locator with Craft Apartment Locators, is known for his knack for helping and communicating with anyone and everyone. From waiting tables at the Salty Sow, fighting fires for the City of Pflugerville, to his experience at Bank of America; Trent has acquired the life experience necessary to speak the language of people from all walks of life.

Specializing in urban apartment locating, Trent loves helping both new and veteran Austinites find their new digs in the epic city of Austin. If you need guidance from a knowledgeable Austin expert, Trent is the real estate professional you've been looking for.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Trent is a die-hard Dallas Mavericks and Cowboys fan. At Bowie High School, he was the UIL state runner-up in wrestling and a national championship qualifier. During his free time, Trent enjoys weight training at the gym and can be found indulging in Austin's electric nightlife at Stubb's and Emo's. You might also run into him reading at one of Austin’s freshest coffee shops, checking out the city’s hippest new eateries, or corralling his beloved Golden Doodle, Finley, on the Town Lake Trail.

Trent Guerra

Manager + Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Kat Glancy
3
Administrative Assistant
310.279.2304
kat@craftapartmentlocators.com

Kat Glancy is Austin’s newest transplant from Beverly Hills and she has absolutely no regrets!  Prior to joining Craft Apartment Locators she assisted with business management and accounting for a high net worth family, worked at a hedge fund in Los Angeles and a private equity company in Beverly Hills.  Among her many duties in the office, she provides executive support to the broker. When she’s not busy being the Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire that she is, you’ll find Kat hiking the greenbelt, attending a concert or hanging out with friends. 

Kat Glancy

Administrative Assistant
About
Josh Giffin
4
Licensed Apartment Locator
512.573.1070
josh@craftapartmentlocators.com

Originally from Southern Louisiana and a graduate of University of Lousiana at Lafayette. Josh Giffin has been proud to call himself an Austinite since 2011. With previous roles in the food, beverage, and transportation industries. Josh brings to the table his unique background and knowledge of what makes Austin a special place to live, work, and play.

Josh prides himself on keeping a wide circle of friends and maintaining an intimate knowledge of Austin neighborhoods and what makes them unique. Whether you're Looking for recommendations of Austin's hottest restaurants or just want to know which neighborhoods carry the best bang for your buck, Josh is your man.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys jogging and biking through the greenbelt, visiting breweries around town, and taking advantage of the rich selection of live music shows that Austin offers.

Josh Giffin

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Amy Franze
5
Licensed Apartment Locator
832.283.8966
amy@craftapartmentlocators.com

As a born and raised Texan, Amy landed in Austin after graduating from Texas Tech in 2010. While growing up in Houston and the college life of Lubbock were amazing. Austin has absolutely won her heart. She's enjoyed living all over the city Loving every aspect each pocket of Austin has to offer. Whether it's Gong Karaoke, Blind Wine Tastings, or Summer Movies in the Park, Amy knows all the right places to be each night of the week.

After several years in the Investment Portfolio Management industry, Amy has definitely found her calling specializing in Apartment Locating. With her savvy knowledge of the unique neighborhoods Austin embraces, she finds her passion in finding the best spot for each clients' individuality. After all, with a city as eclectic as Austin. there really is no 'one size fits all'.

When Amy isn't scouring the market for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies Cooper and Joey. She can often be found anywhere from a live show to a casual patio evening with friends. As a self-proclaimed foodie, don't be shy to quiz Amy on all her favorite restaurants, food trailers, and hole-in-the-wall gems she loves.

Amy Franze

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Chris Rodriguez
6
Licensed Apartment Locator
512.662.4433
chris@craftapartmentlocators.com

Chris lives with a focus on being genuine and taking care of people. Living in Austin since 2011, he's seen the explosion of jobs and population first-hand. Before landing in Austin, Chris lived in San Francisco for for over a decade. He studied music at SF State and worked as a music teacher, jazz performer, and band leader. Chris enjoys playing bass guitar, listing to his MASSIVE collection of records, cooking food with his wife, and walking his 112 lb dog "Lou-Kiddo".

Chris Rodriguez

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Ryan Parr
6
Licensed Apartment Locator
214.886.1313
ryan@craftapartmentlocators.com

Ryan Parr, licensed apartment locator, is a veteran in Austin apartment locating. At the age of 19 Ryan acquired his Texas real estate license. Finishing up his bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television and Film at UT Austin, Ryan decided to start apartment locating right out of college.

After a year of locating in Austin, Ryan headed out of state to challenge himself in Colorado. He worked for Denver’s largest apartment locating company quickly becoming one of the top agents in a new real estate market. Ryan ventured into personal training and became a coach at one of Denver’s top gymnastics gyms. He returned back to Austin in 2019 and once again calls Texas home.

When Ryan is not assisting clients, you will find him rock climbing, swimming at the greenbelt, or grabbing a beer at a local brewery. Ryan is an aspiring filmmaker and musician, with a huge passion for creativity and fitness. If you want to know about the best spot to grab a coffee, go for a swim, meet some locals, or drink a cold beer; Ryan is the man to help you.

Ryan Parr

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Matt Frechette
7
Licensed Apartment Locator
203.927.3567
matt@craftapartmentlocators.com

Matt Frechette was raised in a world of real estate.  Growing up, his dad kept he and his 4 siblings entertained on weekends by visiting his new developments under construction, pointing out features of houses, and playing guessing games in the car for the best estimate on listing prices.    

With hopes of opening his own brewery, Matt moved to Denver in 2015 to immerse himself in the exploding craft beer scene. Matt became a brewery tour guide, showing people all over the city's breweries and explaining the brewing process.  This, along with his real estate roots, lead to the perfect blend of skills Matt needed to quickly become one of Denver's top performing apartment locators.

Originally a Connecticut native who grew up on the coast surrounded by forest, Matt feels best when in nature. For Matt, Austin is the perfect city: its rolling hills, backyard patio bars, rivers and springs, and overall respect for the outdoors keep Matt energized. It's a city that remembers its roots and doesn't have something to prove.  

With a strong calling to veer off the beaten path and a penchant for unforgettable conversation, Matt is always up to provide next-level customer service to his valued clients. Whether you'd like to know about the best food, breweries, bars, trails, or history of an Austin neighborhood; Matt's the one to ask!

Matt Frechette

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Stephanie Gregg
8
Licensed Apartment Locator
512.771.4837
stephanie@craftapartmentlocators.com

Stephanie Gregg has firmly planted her roots in Austin, and she wouldn't have it any other way. She has a passion for Austin's vibrantly diverse communities and loves to illustrate Austin's boundless beauty and potential to her clients.

With many years of experience in property management and overseeing investment portfolios, Stephanie leverages industry-specific knowledge to deliver unparalleled value to her clients while mindfully respecting the roots of Austin's diverse communities to foster affordable housing solutions.

When Stephanie isn't assisting clients, you can find her at a local theater, training with the fitness collective Camp Gladiator, playing with her adorable pup Clark on the Town Lake Trail, or waiting to sample goodies from the latest and greatest food truck. Stephanie leads a local chapter of the I Am That Girl organization and is constantly finding new opportunities to improve, empower, and give back to the great city of Austin.

Give Stephanie a shout to get the insider scoop on all things Austin!

Stephanie Gregg

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Wade Gordy
9
Licensed Apartment Locator
512.554.3339
wade@craftapartmentlocators.com

Wade Gordy is a Texas Hill Country native with a passion for all things 512. Having grown up just North of Austin in Georgetown, Texas, Wade knows the ins and outs of Austin area real estate.

Wade prides himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clientele, whether apartment or home. His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in an already expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate about his craft, he continually seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.  

After high school, Wade began his college career playing baseball for the University of Central Oklahoma but later hung up the spikes and completed his education at Texas State University in San Marcos. In his spare time Wade likes to spend time hanging out with family and friends, enjoying live music, golfing, fishing, camping, and going to the lake, usually accompanied by his siberian husky, Milo.

Wade Gordy

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Trevor Cannon
10
Licensed Apartment Locator
512.296.7528
trevor@craftapartmentlocators.com

Trevor Cannon, expert apartment locator with Craft Apartment Locators, brought his fresh energy to the team in 2017. Born in Dallas and raised in Houston, Trevor wanted a change of pace after leaving his home town. After spending time at A&M University and U. T. Arlington studying math and mechanical engineering, he found his place in the ever-evolving city of Austin.

Trevor is continually expanding his knowledge of the Austin market with a focus on urban core apartments. Trevor firmly believes that building relationships with his clients after their move-in provides them with valuable tools to maximize their Austin lifestyle.

The best place to find Trevor outside the office is the hill country surrounding Austin. He’s typically carving up the twisties on his Suzuki SV650S motorcycle, and after a hard day of riding he can be found seeking out the newest taco trucks and tastiest cocktail bars on his way home in Austin's character-filled Clarksville neighborhood. Whether you're new to Austin or an established veteran, Trevor will go above and beyond to find you the perfect place to call home.

Trevor Cannon

Licensed Apartment Locator
About
Salem Abukhalil
11
Licensed Apartment Locator
817.680.0288
sal@craftapartmentlocators.com

Thriving from a successful stint in the Austin music and food service scene, Sal learned the art of communication and how to service all walks of life. The culmination of his skill has lead to a simple goal: Sal wants his name to be synonymous with “sold” in ATX, by listening to YOUR needs and finding YOUR future home. 

An Austinite for the past 10 years, Sal has seen the rise of a thriving new community and welcomes it with excitement. He has his ear to the ground on all of Austins sexiest restaurants, hippest clubs, and has decided to share his stomping grounds in guiding newcomers and old souls alike.

A Fort Worth native, Sal is a boxing and olympic weightlifting enthusiast. Receiving numerous state/college medals in powerlifting and weightlifting alike, he tackles the Austin real estate juggernaut with just as much vigor. He also enjoys an active, outdoorsy lifestyle with his Golden retriever, Aldous, as they explore Austin’s lesser known outdoor getaways. 

When in doubt…CALL SAL!

Salem Abukhalil

Licensed Apartment Locator
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We're proud to align ourselves with Foundation Communities. Since 2016, we've provided multiple Welcome Home baskets each month to new affordable housing residents. We recognize and appreciate the hard-working folks who keep Austin moving.