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The Arts Residences at the Thompson Hotel in downtown San Antonio has officially sold out

Updated: Sep 30, 2022

The Arts Residences in downtown San Antonio has officially sold out by Kuper Sotheby's International Realty #1 San Antonio team, Karla Dupre and Stephanie Rinn. The 59 luxury residences above the Thompson Hotel began selling before ground was broken in the summer of 2017, and the last penthouse was recently sold just five years later. The units ranged anywhere from $400,000 to $4,250,000, with the largest unit spanning over 5,000 square feet. The Arts Residences, listed by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, is the only multi-residential building in San Antonio to sell out with the same real estate brokerage firm from start to finish.

Acho Azuike, Chief Operations Officer with DC Partners, states, "the Arts Residences is at the epicenter of San Antonio's cultural district and set the stage for the resurgence of people and businesses returning to downtown. The development was the fastest selling project to date in the region, and the local response and excitement from day one was extraordinary. The Kuper Sotheby's International Realty team was pivotal from the beginning to end in our success of selling out The Arts."

The Arts was one of the most successful projects of its kind in San Antonio. Due to the booming real estate market in San Antonio and Kuper Sotheby's International Realty's determination, even during covid, The Arts Residences are now all officially occupied.

Karla and Stephanie are now handling most of the resales in The Arts Residence. Learn more about the agents that were in charge of this unique sale.

Karla Dupre

Global Real Estate Advisor | High-Rise Development, Marketing, and Sales Specialist

The uniqueness of Karla’s experience in the design and sales of luxury high-rise residential has made her a consistent multi-million dollar producer. Selling buildings of true distinction is perfectly suited to her creativity, expertise, and high energy. Karla has been a Realtor for over twenty years in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Roatan Bay Islands, and Belize markets. Her passion for people, community involvement, and living life to the fullest are ideal tools to help buyers transition into condo life, whether they are downsizing or rightsizing.

Karla consults on floor plans and floor plates, unit mixes, floor plan combinations, selecting finishes, appliances, cabinetry, flooring, and more. Her pricing expertise and knowledge of when to increase pricing are key to the success of a project, making the developer the highest profits possible. Karla’s knowledge of how to properly position a project from pre-sales and knowing when to pivot the positioning is a learned ability, and her negotiation skills are unparalleled. She has in-depth experience working from pre-construction through the sellout of a building for both hotels with residences above and stand-alone condo buildings.

She has participated in the sales of many notable high-rise buildings including The Arts Residences San Antonio, The Allen Residences Houston, The W Austin, The Omni Hotel and Residences Ft. Worth, and in Dallas, The W Dallas, The Mansion Residences, Plaza 1 and Plaza 2, The Vendome, The Palomar Hotel and Residences, The Stoneleigh Hotel and Residences, The Sorrento, and more.

Karla is a true socialite that thrives on meeting new people and hearing their stories of life. In her spare time, Karla focuses on philanthropy, family, and adventure. She heads a non-profit called Holy Sheets, which donates gently used hotel items to homeless and battered women’s shelters. Karla loves to be out and about exploring new architecture, and she is always keeping an eye out for the latest design trends and textiles. She enjoys keeping up with her five grown children’s active lives.

Voted #1 Kuper Sotheby's Internal Realty Team in San Antonio and SABJ Top 25 Luxury Agent

c. 512.797.1901

Stephanie Rinn

Broker Associate | High-Rise Development, Marketing, and Sales Specialist

Ever since she can remember, Stephanie has had a passion for real estate. As a child, one of her favorite rainy day activities was to tape a bunch of paper together and draw house plans. This passion never left her, and when she had the opportunity to join Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, she did not hesitate to sign on. Before beginning her career with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, Stephanie spent nine years in corporate sales, forming long-term relationships with her clients. Drawing from this experience, she quickly fell into development and found her true passion. Her expertise not only lies in her ability to connect with clients and sell properties, but she also has a unique ability to continually produce fresh marketing ideas. Her unparalleled work ethic focusing on luxury developments has led her to become a multi-million dollar producer. Stephanie's keen ability to negotiate and sell, combined with her knowledge that only comes from experience, has led her to become an expert in high-rise development. Stephanie and her business partner, Karla, were the first single team to successfully sell out a luxury high-rise property from start to finish in San Antonio.

Stephanie graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in Human Resource Development and Business, and she is always up for an adventure. Growing up sailing competitively all over the world gave Stephanie a passion for travel and new cultural experiences. Although she does not get out on the water nearly as often, she still enjoys traveling and creating new memories with her family. Closer to home, you can find Stephanie experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or exploring nature with her husband, their daughter, Elizabeth, and son, John Henry.

Voted #1 Kuper Sotheby's Internal Realty Team in SanAntonio and SABJ Top 25 Luxury Agent

c. 210.999.1060



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