Kip Lewis

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Kip Lewis has been a successful businessperson in the Austin and Round Rock area since 1992. At just 27 years old, he began the real estate investment company Lewis Investments with $2,000 in personal savings. The first investment Lewis made as a new business owner was a recreational vehicle and mobile home community (RV/MH) spread out over 35 acres in Round Rock, Texas. Lewis has expanded and developed this site into a 60-acre multi use site. This site includes a Utility Company, providing water and wastewater to customers, developed by Lewis.

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During the 1990s, Kip Lewis developed 2 RV/MH communities, one in Georgetown and one in Pflugerville, Texas. Lewis bought the raw land and entitled the properties to allow for over 800 Mobile Sites to be constructed.  Upon receiving approval, Lewis sold the sites to the largest Mobile Home Park REIT in the United States.

Five years after launching Lewis Investments, Kip Lewis decided to purchase a historic office property on Main Street in Round Rock. City leadership had declared the downtown area of Round Rock a historical development area, and this factor appealed to Lewis when selecting office space.

Shortly after settling into his office, Lewis became President of the Round Rock Downtown Business Owners Association. In this role, he met regularly with other business owners as well as engineers and architects to propose and implement restoration efforts in Round Rock. The city’s leadership accepted many of these ideas for revitalization that still stand today.

Kip Lewis purchased property at 118 Main Street in 1999 and developed it into Main Street Grill Restaurant. The upscale dining restaurant remained open until 2017, hosting many high-profile business professionals during its 18-year run.  Lewis has purchased and renovated 45,000 square feet of retail, hospitality, residential, industrial, and office space in downtown Round Rock and was instrumental in the revitalization of Historic Round Rock.

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