Chief Operations Officer for Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors
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Lara Burns epitomizes the savvy businesswoman with a flair for philanthropy. She began her career at Urbanspace Real Estate in 2003 while attending the University of Texas. Earning her real-estate license in 2004, Burns continued working her way up and upon graduation, took over the company’s chief financial role. Burns guided the company’s interiors division through the recession and helped grow it into the thriving business it is today. Urbanspace also began its storied run developing condominium projects in Austin, with Burns managing the process and serving as liaison between all parties on highly successful projects such as Seaholm, The Independent and The Laan. Currently serving as chief operations officer, Burns manages the company’s 30-person operation. She is thrilled about the company’s recent partnership with Intracorp to develop 44 East Avenue along Lady Bird Lake. Burns takes pride in combining her passion for empowering women with her love of business. It has proven to be a winning combination.