New Member Induction – Austin Hills

New Member Austin Hills was inducted by Erik Benson of the Membership Committee and was sponsored by Arthur Rogers. In his own words here is a brief biography of Mr. Hills. Please introduce yourself and welcome him to the Club. 

My name is Austin Hills and I am a development manager for Austin Lawrence Partners (ALP). We are a small development firm that tries to fill niches in the market with large, complicated, transformative projects. We developed the Unscripted Durham hotel which opened in July and the One City Center mixed use project which will be delivered in the fall of 2018. My parents, Greg and Jane Hills, started ALP over 30 years ago in Los Angeles which is where I was born. When I was five years old, we moved to Aspen, Colorado.

I first came to Durham in 2008 when I started my freshmen year at Duke University. During my time at Duke, my parents visited pretty frequently. Being a real estate family, we were intrigued by everything that was going on in Downtown and saw an opportunity play a part in this renaissance. After graduating in 2012, I decided to go into the family business and ended up focusing almost exclusively on opportunities in Durham. I have spent the better part of the last five years working on our two Downtown projects.

Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, running with my dog, and skiing. I am a diehard Duke sports fan and attend nearly all the home football and basketball games. I consider myself to be a foodie and enjoy going out to the many amazing restaurants we have in Durham.

I am excited to join this club for a variety of reasons including the opportunity for continued education through the weekly programs, networking, and making new friends. Most importantly, I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Rotarians in contributing to this community in a meaningful way.

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