Meet Our Team

We are the realty leaders in student housing and management, with over 14 years of experience helping families like yours.


Broker | Co-Owner

Chesney is the broker and Co-Owner of Residency Realty. Chesney has been a full-time agent since 2004 and a broker since 2006.

Chesney is consistently the top sales producer in the campus market. Chesney ranked in the top 7% of all agents (of 11,000+) in 2012, 2013 & 2014. In those three years alone Chesney successfully completed over 145 transactions.

Chesney is a lifetime Austinite and has seen the development from sleepy college town to major metropolitan city firsthand.

Call Chesney at 512-289-4261


Agent | Partner

Born and raised in Austin, Mark brings his extensive knowledge of the area to your property search. The youngest of 4, Mark grew up in Central Austin and graduated from Westlake High School. He brings a wealth of Austin knowledge – he will recommend the neighborhoods, restaurants, and local events that will be the right fit for you.

He also has over 18 years of experience in digital advertising, which brings a level of customer experience and attention to detail to his real estate transactions. If there’s a secret to Mark’s success it’s a quick understanding of the unique needs of each client – buyer or seller.

Call Mark at 512-415-9080

John Blood

Agent | Partner

John is a licensed agent and partner with Residency Realty and is passionate about helping students from out-of-state families navigate the process of establishing residency in Texas.

John and his family have resided in the capital city of Austin since 2009, and have watched the city and state grow by leaps and bounds. Companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and many other cutting-edge names have been drawn to central Texas for its quality of life, highly-educated workforce, and healthy economic climate – bringing an influx of new residents and creating a vibrant and dynamic culture that keeps central Texas on many “Best Places to Live” lists.

John would love to share with you the many benefits of establishing Texas residency and be a trusted ally in walking you and your family step-by-step through the process.

Call John at 978-793-1748

Leasing Property Manager

Looking for a great rental property in the college area neighborhoods? Mike is your man.

He knows the UT area properties inside and out and will help you find the perfect place for you. Mike maintains our pre-lease list and is up to the minute on property availability.

Call Mike at 512-947-8783

Business Office Manager

After taking the big step of purchasing an apartment, how are you going to manage all the details from collecting rents to seeing that electric bills are paid?

Don’t worry, our Business Office Manager Jennifer Bowen is on the job. Jennifer will ensure that owning your apartment is an easy, hassle-free experience.

She will make sure that rents are deposited in your account and bills are accounted for. She can even assist in the purchase, delivery, and installation of any replacement appliances or furniture.

Call Jennifer at 512-478-9400