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. Lahr oversees development primarily in the Atlanta, Dallas and Nashville markets. Prior to joining Oden Hughes, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Austin-based CWS Capital Partners. Mr. Lahr earned an MBA with a specialization in Real Estate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Mr. Browder contributes to development projects in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio 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.
Mr. Claverie contributes to development projects in the Dallas, Atlanta and Nashville markets. Originally from Guatemala, he co-founded architecture firm Etera in Guatemala City where he was responsible for business development, architectural design and project management. Mr. Claverie earned a Master in Land and Property Development degree from Texas A&M University and holds a Licentiate Degree in Architecture from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Mr. Reyna is responsible for quality control primarily in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio markets. He has 25 years of experience in the multi-family industry. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2016, he held a quality control role with Trammel Crow Residential and was a Regional Maintenance Manager for Riverstone Residential and Greystar.