Baker Harrell

Baker Harrell, PhD | Principal

Baker Harrell, PhD

Baker Harrell

Dr. Baker Harrell is a serial social entrepreneur, founding and leading multiple, successful nonprofit organizations over his 15-year career in the social services sector. During his tenure, Baker raised and managed more than $35 million in funding from federal and state agencies, corporations, grantmaking institutions, and individuals. He also forged multiyear strategic partnerships with some of Texas’ leading agencies, organizations, and companies, including H-E-B, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the University of Texas System, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

In 2019, Baker selected Dr. Amy McGeady to succeed him as the CEO of It’s Time Texas – the statewide public health nonprofit that he founded in 2014. That same year, he received the Texas Health Champion award by Live Smart Texas and the University of Texas School of Public Health – Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Baker is an alumnus of UT Austin, where he earned his Master’s and doctoral degrees.

Last year, Baker partnered with Meredith Alderson and his wife Lisa Harrell to found Heyday – a purpose-driven real estate company whose social mission is to address affordable housing in the communities in which it operates. As a Principal at Heyday, Baker leads the company’s strategic growth, team success, and philanthropic efforts. Later this summer, Baker, Lisa, and their two daughters will be moving to Morrison, Colorado, where they will launch Heyday’s Colorado office.

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Please join us in welcoming our newest agent, Heather White, to The Heyday Group!

Heather is an artist at heart, with a love for interior design and architecture. Her clients rave about her unstoppable work ethic, strong negotiation skills, and creative, problem-solving approach. Heather’s clients also appreciate her “holding hands” service style, which makes them feel understood and deeply cared for throughout their buying or selling journey.

Moving to Austin in 1995 was a dream come true for Heather.  She immediately fell in love with all that makes this region the special place that it is – the music, the diverse artists and the world-class art they create, and the vibrant, thriving culture. One of the great joys of her job is helping people become part of this incredible community and take full advantage of all that it has to offer. She can often be found enjoying music with her family, hiking in the beautiful Hill Country, walking the Hike & Bike Trail, and skiing in Heyday’s second home of Colorado.
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4601 Peralta Lane
Listed by @meredithalderson.compass 

This Santa Barbara style, single story home is a private oasis in desirable Amarra. Situated on a dead end street on over 3 acres with a protected greenbelt view, this former Heyl Homes model perfectly blends modern and timeless design in a functional floor plan. With 4 bedrooms, each with a private ensuite bath, a dedicated office with a view, 2 living areas, and 2 dining areas, there is plenty of space to spread out or gather both inside and out. The front fenced courtyard features an outdoor fireplace while the back patio has the pool and spa as well as a covered porch and grill counter. With a 3 car garage and an expanded driveway, mature landscaping, and owner upgrades, this property a stand out in Barton Creek.
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Current listings + COMING SOONS! DM us to learn more - lots of great listings coming up!
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9 Heyday Open Houses this weekend - don’t miss these! 🏡✨
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