Honesty. Integrity. Quality. No exceptions.Oden Hughes is a fully integrated development and construction firm that specializes in building Class A+ multifamily communities in major Texas markets. Substantial industry experience combined with extensive market knowledge enables us to identify and create opportunities other developers miss. We only build in premiere locations, and our relentless focus on the bottom line allows us to develop best in class communities at competitive prices. We consistently deliver strong returns to our investors without compromising on quality or fairness. At Oden Hughes, we don’t just build apartments that people are proud to call home. We cultivate confidence and trust, and ultimately build relationships, with every deal.
They are quality people, and they are very good at what they do. When working with Oden Hughes, it is a true collaboration and they are absolute professionals."
We’re a team of hard-working individuals that value fine craftsmanship.
Mr. Oden Jr. co-founded Oden Hughes in 2010 and oversees all development as well as operations and investor relations. In commercial real estate for 18 years, Mr. Oden has nearly two decades of experience in multifamily development and renovation. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Oden is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Association. Mr. Oden also serves on the advisory board of the State Bank of DeKalb.
Mr. Hughes co-founded Oden Hughes in 2010 and oversees development, operations and investor relations with Mr. Oden. In commercial real estate for 25 years, Mr. Hughes has extensive experience in contract negotiations and partnership structuring, and has managed the acquisition, entitlement and pre-development activities for multiple land investment partnerships. Mr. Hughes graduated from Baylor University and is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council.
Mr. Taylor oversees all in-house and third party construction as president of the construction division at Oden Hughes. In the construction industry since 1993, Mr. Taylor joined Oden Hughes in 2011. He previously served as Vice President at Austin-based Brown-Taylor Contractors LP. Prior to that Mr. Taylor was Project Manager at Trammell Crow Residential for 10 years where he worked on over 4,500 multifamily units throughout Austin and San Antonio. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.
Mr. McElwrath oversees development, and has worked on more than 7,750 multifamily units over the course of his career. He joined Oden Hughes in 2010 after nearly three years as Development Associate of multifamily at Simmons Vedder Partners. Mr. McElwrath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. He is a member of ULI, Real Estate Council of Austin, and serves on the Board of Directors for KIPP Austin Public Schools.
Mr. Browder contributes to development projects in the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth markets. Originally from Waco, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Real Estate and joined Oden Hughes in 2014. Mr. Browder is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin and the Legacy Council for the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ms. Hollander is responsible for subcontract management, compliance and administration, monthly reporting and bank draw processing. The Houston native joined Oden Hughes in 2013 and has more than 25 years of construction industry experience including previous positions at Forestar, Trammell Crow Residential and Brown Taylor Contractors.
Ms. Taffner is responsible for construction contract administration, compliance, and processing bank draws for projects in the Austin, Houston and Dallas markets. She has more than 20 years of experience in the single-family and multi-family construction industry. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2011, Ms. Taffner held the position of Construction Manager for Trammell Crow Residential in Dallas.