Michele Turnquist is a fourth-generation Austinite and the founder and owner of Engel & Völkers Austin, formerly known as Turnquist Partners Realtors. With more than three decades of experience as a top-producing luxury real estate advisor, Michele has consistently been recognized by Luxury League, Elite 25 Austin, and Austin Business Journal. More recently she was inducted into Engel & Völkers Private Office, an exclusive group of 31 real estate advisors comprising the top 1% globally of E&V. In addition, she is a founding member of the President’s Advisory Council for Brokerage Leadership in North America.
Michele has deep roots in Central Texas, dating back more than 100 years and beginning with her great-great grandfather, John McDonald. As mayor of Austin in the 1890s, he oversaw the construction of the Colorado River first dam, which created the reservoir and spurred Austin's original development boom. Carrying on his legacy, Michele has developed and marketed Lake Austin waterfront property since the mid-1980s. Whether it’s a lakefront property or a downtown high-rise, one thing is for certain – Michele knows Austin.