Zydeco’s name stems from the Zydeco music genre that our team is known to enjoy after work hours on the porch of our historical office downtown. As a tight knit, entrepreneurial team, we pride ourselves in a uniquely flexible and creative approach to making our big ideas come to life.
Howard has over 30 years of real estate experience in a variety of capacities. Before founding Zydeco in 1994, Howard practiced law in Austin working on various RTC and FDIC properties. Howard graduated B.B.A from Texas A&M University, J.D., from University of Texas School of Law, and L.L.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law. He is also a CPA. He is very involved philanthropically in the Austin area and considers his philanthropic endeavors more important than anything he has ever done in the business and real estate sector. Howard enjoys listening to music, hiking and mountain biking.
Eric recently entered his fourth year as a principal at Zydeco. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Real Estate Certificate from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Eric enjoys playing sports, traveling and being outdoors.
Otto has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience. Upon graduating with a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas, he began his career in leasing / acquisitions at two industrial development and services companies (Stream Realty Partners and Live Oak). He now exclusively spends his time on commercial real estate investment and development. Otto enjoys fly fishing, skiing, travel, and really anything outdoors.