Our Agents

Bob McKenna

Owner | Broker | REALTOR®

As managing broker of Austin Real Estate Partners, Bob is a strong believer in the importance of teamwork to create a collaborative environment among agents and support staff. Bob also believes in partnering with clients to provide the objective support they need and deserve on every real estate transaction. Bob founded Austin Real Estate Partners with his wife Melinda in 2003 after a successful 15-year career in finance, marketing and corporate strategy for such noted technology companies as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Compaq Computer (now HP), and Vignette (now OPEN TEXT).

When not serving his clients directly, Bob serves as a Director on the Texas Association of REALTORS® Board (2019-2021), the Professional Standards Committee (2012-present) and served previously as a Director at the Austin Board of REALTORS® (2017-2019).

In 2013, Bob was recognized as a Platinum Top 50 Realtor in Austin. PT50 was designed to recognize the most successful and well-rounded REALTORS who demonstrate leadership in community support/volunteering, advanced education and certifications as well as an above average sales history.

He is an avid football fan and an average golfer.

Contact: 512.288.8088


  • MBA Rice University
  • BSc Oklahoma State University

Affiliations and Certifications

  • BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics Winner – 2015
  • Platinum Top 50 REALTOR® Finalist – 2014-2015
  • Platinum Top 50 REALTOR® Winner – 2013
  • Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP)
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Services Provided

  • Residential Sales & Leasing
  • Property Tax Consulting

Melinda McKenna

Owner | Broker | REALTOR®

A licensed broker with more than 35 years of experience in sales, leasing, land acquisition, and commercial property management, Austin Real Estate Partners co-founder Melinda McKenna is now is focused on building relationships throughout the communities and organizations she serves including:

~ Advisor – Clayton Elementary School Advisory Council (CAC) for 10 years
~ Founder – “Supply The Teachers” a 501(c) 3 non-profit
~ Director – Circle C Child Development Center – 2016-2020

Melinda earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from Excelsior College, and holds the Certified Residential Broker (CRB); Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI); and Internet Professional (e-PRO) real estate industry and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) certifications.

Additionally, Melinda teaches Real Estate Investment and Property Management as an adjunct professor at Austin Community College

Contact: 512.288.8088


  • BS in Marketing from Excelsior College
  • Associates in Real Estate from North Lake College

Affiliations and Certifications

  • Austin Board of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Services Provided

  • Residential Sales & Leasing

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