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Gates takes over as interim real estate officer
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by Jo Clifton
Michael Gates, who has worked in Austin’s real estate department since 2002, has taken over as interim real estate officer since Alex Gale has accepted a job with the Austin Transit Partnership. Most recently, Gates was the Real Estate Services program manager. According to a memo from Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales, “During his time with Real Estate Services, he has successfully managed the acquisition of real estate interests for over $1 billion in capital improvement program projects. Notable real estate projects he has managed include the Austin Clean Water Program, the South IH-35 Water/Wastewater Program, Watershed Protection Department’s multiple Flood Buyout programs, and the 2016 Mobility Program. Under Michael’s management, the real estate acquisition component of the Austin Clean Water Program was recognized as one of the Top 10 American infrastructure projects of the past 75 years by the International Right of Way Association.”
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