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Working in the high-growth market of Austin, Texas, has proved beneficial for
Centro Development, creating vast opportunities for the company.
efits when a team approach is utilized. Each of the employees tries
to be upfront, honest and transparent with each other and their
customers. Centro Development firmly believes in over-communicating with people. "We tend to not be good used car salesmen,"
Collins adds. "We give both sides of every argument when there's an
issue or question or choice. People appreciate that."
Centro Development realizes its good fortune to be in the highgrowth market of Austin, which has become a great place to do
business.The team also likes being close to home rather than working in other nearby cities.
Collins explains that he would like to grow the business at
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some point, perhaps by adding another developer, but he likes the
small-company aspect. He believes that having this close-knit team
adds to the hands-on approach they can give every project to make
each building part of its neighborhood. And customers appreciate
it, as well.
"When I go back to a city I worked in 10 to 15 years later, I
love seeing that these places still look like they belong and add
to their location," Collins says. "They were not only good financial investments, but they were also good for the neighborhood
around them. That's what we think about constantly when we
start a new one." )