I started my life in the Belgian farming community in Castroville,
Texas: a town many may be unfamiliar with now, but will be familiar with soon.
My family was one of the original founders of the town. I grew up loving the land and appreciating the work we did. My parents were High School sweethearts in Castroville - St. Louis High School - so I knew Castroville, San Antonio, and its surrounding towns would always be home for me: no matter where the world took me. Well, the world ended up taking me many places.
Once my father graduated from St. Mary’s University, he joined the Army and we became a traveling family: going from place to place. Relocation, at that time, was a part of my life that I didn’t particularly like but I learned to appreciate later in life.
I’ve been able to work in a multitude of different careers, giving me the ability to help build and grow businesses in different industries throughout my life. I worked in finance, technology, municipal government, oil and gas, construction and commercial and residential sales and was able to see and learn the process it took to build something off of an idea. Additionally, my diverse background has also led me to develop many contacts across United States and abroad.
I believe that’s what led me to where I am now, with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. Our connections to the most respected and successful real estate experts all over the world provide a level of global reach that is unparalleled in the industry. Through our membership in the worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty® Affiliate Network, we can refer business, and share information, on real estate opportunities with over 18,000 independent sales associates in approximately 800 offices and 61 countries and territories. This close-knit network promotes relationships and referrals for residential and commercial transactions.
This world and this industry is building off of ideas. It’s seeing growth and
helping it grow. It’s taking a home that one family gave life to and letting it
continue with a new life and a new family. It’s taking a raw piece of land and
helping build a dream on it. It’s connecting people across borders
to help the greater good.
I believe the World is, and always will be, moving toward something greater. It just makes sense to work with me at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
San Antonio, TX
I grew up in a military family and we moved 21 times in 30 years. However, no matter where we lived, we always tried our best to be home for the holidays in Castroville, Texas. I also spent many summers working on our family farm raising vegetables; sweet corn, carrots, bell peppers, jalapenos, cabbage, potatoes, and tomatoes to name just a few. Although, I must admit chopping weeds and bailing hay were always my favorite chores…NOT!
Castroville, San Antonio, El Paso, Killeen, San Marcos, Austin, Houston, and Devine, Texas; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Colorado Springs, Denver and Littleton, Colorado; Ansbach, Germany; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (the Army Post); Tampa, Florida; Herndon Virginia/Washington DC; and Ft. Irwin, California (A postage stamp in the middle of the Mohave desert).
It’s just a natural fit. Having to move so much with my family I’ve developed an intimate understanding of what families go through when having to relocate. With my professional background I’ve started several businesses and understand what it takes. Finally, having the opportunity to work on my family’s farms and ranches I grew to appreciate hard work. I’m pre-engineered to help with every aspect of Real Estate - buying, selling, or investing.
Oh gosh, there’s so many good ones. The San Antonio Food Bank and The Miracle League are two I love.
I like to cook so you’ll often find me at Central Market’s cooking classes, at the Pearl’s Farmer’s Market or trying out a new restaurant’s in and around San Antonio. That means my other hobby is working out a lot!
The process of buying land with Bryan Persyn was very smooth. I didn't know what to fully expect, as this was my first land purchase, however, I became incredibly relaxed as soon as I met Bryan. I am excited to have a “Little Piece of Texas” to call my own and look forward to building my home.
- Samantha Trimble
Although we weren’t planning on moving for a few years, we wanted to scope out land for a home that would make us feel like we were on vacation every day. Seeing the view from the lot Bryan Persyn showed us made the purchase a no brainer. It’s so beautiful and peaceful that we often drive out there just to catch the sunset. We can’t wait to build our dream home on it!
- Treye and Glenda Cook