A longtime veteran of Austin real estate, Rance began his real estate career
in 1986, after graduating from Principia College, with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc., in booming Ontario, California. For 8 years, Rance engaged in commercial real estate transactions, specializing in industrial and commercial brokerage services for property owners, developers, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. In 1994 Rance founded an Arizona based development company focused on retirement living. During his tenure as President of Florence Buttes, Inc., Rance was responsible for land acquisitions, financing, entitlement, construction supervision, and project management for this successful developer in the fast-growing Phoenix region. Rance continued to operate Florence Buttes, Inc. and its successor entity, RKR Properties, LLC until 2004 when the last lots were sold.
Owner and CEO
With multiple years as a top producer in residential real estate, Macy brings a wealth of experience to the team at Canvas Properties. From compelling marketing campaigns for her clients to closing a sale, Macy spends time understanding the most effective way to advocate for favorable outcomes in every transaction. Macy’s father and grandfather’s careers in real estate gave her first-hand experience of the complexities of real estate. After graduating from TCU in 2011, Macy immersed herself in the real estate market in Dallas with the Emily Ray-Porter Group at Dave Perry-Miller in 2012. After achieving Top Producer status in Dallas for multiple years running, and gaining experience with new condo developments, Macy decided to move back to her home town of Austin, Texas. Macy continued to elevate her career with sales marketing and operational responsibilities with Urbanspace and Moreland Group. Macy has a two-year-old daughter and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and golf when away from the office.
Scott has 18 years of experience in sales, marketing, and brand management. Early in his career, Scott worked with consumer product goods introducing them to new markets in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. His career moved him to Chicago where he pursued an interest in automotive marketing and worked for several years on the agency side engaging in lead generation, experiential marketing, and brand awareness for General Motors. Scott moved back to Austin in 2009 to work with Audi of America managing identity and brand standards with dealerships across the country. Scott’s passion for marketing in the luxury segment led him to Aspen Heights (currently building The Independent) where he was a regional marketing manager and most recently the director of marketing for Core Spaces who focuses on mid to high-rise products near college campuses nationwide. Scott joined the company in February 2016 and is looking forward to helping the company scale appropriately with branding and marketing efforts.
VP of Marketing and Sales
During this successful run, Rance branched out in 1996 to co-found Homes Direct, Inc., a Florida based finance company that offered subprime financing and home sales for the burgeoning manufactured home industry. Rance was responsible for operations, corporate finance, and underwriting guidelines. The concept and company were sold to The Associates, a Ford Motor Credit Company in 1998. After the sale, Rance relocated to Texas to continue his brokerage, management, and development career.
Fortis Realty Services, LLC was formed in 2004, with Rance as the sole Principal, to provide real estate brokerage services and association and property management services. In 2007, FORTIS has expanded to include residential and commercial development.
Also in 2004, Rance partnered with two other individuals to form Interurban Development in 2004. Interurban specialized in urban and near-urban condominium and townhome development in Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. Rance moved on from Interurban in 2007 to expand Fortis in the areas of brokerage and management, and to independently pursue development opportunities.
Rance formed Canvas Properties in 2015 in an effort to combine his experience in development and sales into a boutique brokerage that handles both residential and commercial transactions.
Rance’s notable developments include:
Florence Gardens, Florence, Arizona. A 3,500 lot subdivision. Activities included marketing and sales of 350 improved lots. Construction and sales of 38 homes. Entitlement and bulk sale of 156 lots.
Tierra Del Sol, Florence, Arizona. A 120 lot subdivision. Activities included planning, zoning, financing, construction management, marketing, and sales.
Casita Hermosa Condominiums, Florence, Arizona. A 79 unit condominium development. Activities included construction management, marketing, and sales.
Bel Air Lofts, Austin, Texas. An 83 unit urban condominium development. Activities included financing, operations, marketing, and sales.
Pease Place, Austin, Texas. A 25 unit condominium development with built-in solar.
904 West, Austin Texas. A 28 unit condominium development with built-in solar, including live/work units and two retail condos.
Towns on Cumberland. A 13 unit townhouse development with many green amenities including tankless water heaters, 100% LED lighting and more.