Austin has spent the last three years at CloudKitchens, a global developer and operator of ghost kitchen properties led by former Uber founder, Travis Kalanick. In his role, Austin co-led the Capital Markets and Corporate Development team, which was directly responsible for raising $1B+ of institutional capital for the business across the capital stack. Austin was also responsible in securing the company’s $700M warehouse credit facility which became the first institutional-led capital raise in the ghost kitchen sector and was pivotal in forging the company’s relationships with key global banks.
Before CloudKitchens, Austin worked in JP Morgan’s Real Estate Asset Management group where he was directly involved in deal structuring, underwriting, and managing a $50B+ portfolio of commercial real estate assets across the US — including office, industrial, and multifamily.
Austin oversees all capital markets and operations related activities at Cherry Tree.