Austin is based in the firm’s Chicago office. Austin works primarily with privately held real estate platforms to develop compensation solutions that align interests, emphasize performance and results, and attract, motivate and retain key employees. He specializes in benchmarking compensation levels and opportunities, developing incentive plan arrangements (e.g., annual bonus, long-term incentives, carried interest arrangements, etc.), and structuring enterprise-level equity arrangements. In this capacity, Austin serves as a key adviser to C-Suite executives, owners, Board members, and other key stakeholders.

Prior to joining Ferguson Partners, Austin worked at Deloitte in their Compensation & Benefits practice and earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago.