3303 Northland Dr, Suite 214
Austin,  78731


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Karl Koebel, CCIM, is principal and managing broker of Marketplace Real Estate Group, an Austin-based brokerage firm he founded in 2005. With over 18 years of real estate experience and approximately $450 million in transactions, Karl is a proven industry veteran. His areas of expertise cover all real estate sectors, including investments, development, land, industrial, multifamily, office, retail and industrial.

Karl has been a long-time, avid proponent for growth and development in Austin’s untapped southeast submarket. He and his business partner, Doug Launius, are known as the “go-to guys” of southeast Austin. Karl and his team welcome investors from across the globe with warm, southern hospitality and are firm believers in their company’s motto “doing well by doing good”.

After serving in the US Air Force for nearly a decade, Karl Koebel began his career in the commercial real estate industry. Since 1999, Karl has been a leading commercial real estate broker in the Austin area and is currently the head of his own endeavor, Marketplace Real Estate Group. Karl is passionate about connecting opportunity to those who seek it. He has charted a path for Austin’s continued growth and has the solutions to assure the city stays prosperous while maintaining its identity and heritage.

Karl’s most recent venture and passion project is Velocity Crossing, a ±390 acre mixed-use development project at the corner of SH-130 and Highway 71 in Southeast Austin. The property is zoned LI-PDA and located a Triple Freeport Zone. The project hopes to be the catalyst for much-needed services to the Southeast Austin and Del Valle communities.

“People who know me recognize my passion for real estate. I’m an intuitive deal hunter and bring this skill to bear on properties overlooked by many who perceive the issues too great to overcome. I love to create value from a distressed situation or undervalued property. When I help someone achieve their wealth-building goals and experience their triumph at closing, I’m reminded why I love this work.

Practicing this craft with honesty and integrity, I deeply value these traits in others. I surround myself with people who help me grow professionally and personally, and relentlessly engage in educational and skill-building opportunities. I work closely with developers, high net-worth investors and investment groups to grow wealth through strategic acquisition, development and allocation of commercial real estate opportunities.

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the woods of western Kentucky, I settled in Texas after eight years in the US Air Force managing weapons logistics. I live in Northwest Austin with my wife, young twins; one of each flavor, and two beagleos.”


  • Velocity Crossing – 390 acre, mixed-use development in Southeast Austin

  • EastRidge – ±129 acre, mixed-use development across from Circuit of the Americas

  • Southeast Austin – Listing or own and marketing for sale and development ±1,100 acres in SE Austin

  • Kitty Hill Airport Development – Conversion into 550+ single family residential lots

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 2040 Master Plan Advisory Committee


  • CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member

  • CTCAR – Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors

  • ABOR – Austin Board of Real Estate

  • NAR – National Association of Realtors

  • TAR – Texas Association of Realtors

  • LAI – Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society​


  • United States Air Force (8 years) Ammunitions Technologies

  • University of Maryland, Extension courses

  • Okaloosa – Walton College, NW Florida

  • Austin Institute of Real Estate 99’ – Licensed Broker

  • Business Professionals Course—AJI (2 year Business studies) San Francisco, CA

Karl Koebel, CCIM


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Office: 512.331.4000