Perceiving the need for highly-skilled and communicative representation in the Austin real estate market, Bill and Scott started A&L as a group focused on being the best. The group works by referral, helping clients and their family, friends, colleagues and associates.
Bill Stegeman is passionate about real estate and has built his highly successful business based on the relationships he has developed with his clients and team members. He understands the financial as well as personal considerations of a real estate transaction and works closely with his clients to help them make intelligent, well-informed decisions. He appreciates the emotional, subjective aspects of residential real estate and works with his clients to make decisions that just feel right. His well-honed negotiation skills, attention to detail and genuine enthusiasm for the business contribute greatly to that process.
Bill brings an exceptional career in real estate to his work in Austin. He began in New York City as an award-winning salesperson for The Related Cos. selling new-construction condominium projects in Manhattan. In Chicago, he was a top-producing broker in the luxury re-sale market and became a managing broker of Baird & Warner’s flagship Lincoln Park office. Bill relocated to Austin to take advantage of the fantastic lifestyle and exciting, dramatic growth of the city.
Bill earned his BA at Princeton University and his MBA from Columbia University with a concentration in real estate marketing and finance. He is active with the Princeton Club of Austin where he serves on the Schools Committee. He is President of his local Business Network International chapter and supports the Society of Architectural Historians. Bill is also a marathon runner and trains with Gilbert’s Gazelles on the paths around Lady Bird Lake. Bill is a licensed broker in Texas, Illinois and Michigan.
Scott Gill enjoys all aspects of the built environment. He is an enthusiastic real estate professional, published architectural historian, and trained architect who brings a deep-rooted love of residential design, construction, and sales to Astor & Longwood.
Scott started life in the suburbs of Los Angeles and then moved with his family to Louisville as a teenager. After receiving his professional degree in architecture, he embarked on his working career as an architectural designer in Houston, where one of his first projects was recognized with an industry award. Not long after, he relocated back to Louisville, joining his father and brother in the commercial real estate business. During his decade in Kentucky, he oversaw the design, renovation, leasing, and management of a portfolio of more than one million square feet of office, warehouse, and industrial properties. When the business pivoted to a focus on operating companies in lieu of real estate, Scott stayed in the industry and entered residential brokerage in Chicago to participate in the city’s booming design/renovate/resell market. Following a very successful first two years in sales, Scott was recruited to return to management. Over the next decade he managed offices for Koenig & Strey GMAC, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Baird & Warner—in locations extending from downtown Chicago to the north shore communities of Evanston and Winnetka.
Scott’s experience in residential real estate extends beyond brokerage to design and construction. He has planned and renovated single family houses and condominium and cooperative apartments in Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Florida, and South Carolina, encompassing suburban houses and urban high rises that include both primary residences and second homes. In this work he has navigated the zoning, board review, and permitting processes, and participated in contractor negotiations and oversight. He is additionally well versed in the intricacies of multi-family ownership regimes, having served on multiple condominium and cooperative boards.
In 2012 Scott took a sabbatical from the real estate business to pursue a life-long dream of earning a PhD in architectural history. Six years later, Dr. Gill found himself teaching the history of world architecture to 120 freshmen at the University of Texas at Austin, and, along with partner Bill Stegeman, founding Astor & Longwood. Scott’s and Bill’s complementary backgrounds bring a special depth to A&L and the service it provides its clients. While both partners share a deep understanding of the real estate business and have experience-honed skills in management and negotiation, Scott adds a keen appreciation of architectural history and a focus on market research to Bill’s exceptional relationship and sales capabilities.
Scott is the co-author of three books on the history of Kentucky architecture and holds the teaching position of lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He serves as a director of the Society of Architectural Historians, where he also sits on the development committee. He is additionally a director of a private non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting youth education and an Associate Member of the AIA. During his years in Louisville he served as a director of the city’s downtown management district, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Kentucky Opera. In addition to a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Texas, Scott earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Architecture from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford. He is a licensed Realtor in Texas and Illinois.
Scott enjoys travel with partner Bill, and especially going places where they can hike (Big Bend is a favorite) and explore. A favorite adventure is to just get in the car, point in a direction…and go, be it to the great outdoors or to an immersion in the fascinating architecture of ancient cities. He has traversed the United States and has two continents remaining to be visited: Australia and Antarctica. He is pretty good at Italian, reasonably OK with Spanish, and can distress Parisians with his French.