Allied Interests Inc.

Allied Interests - Texas Real Estate Specialists

Summary of Accomplishments

As its president, Mr. Starnes strongest assets includes managing people and companies, developing new businesses and establishing objectives, defining and implementing business plans. Diverse more-than-30-year professional background encompasses extensive experience in multiple domains.



  • Bachelor's degree with honors, architecture, University of Texas
  • Master's degree, architecture, University of Pennsylvania
  • Advanced study certificate, Harvard University



  • Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society
  • Featherlite Corp. competition award
  • National winner, Reynolds Aluminum prize
  • Henry Adams Fund award, American Institute of Architects
  • Graduate fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • Texas architectural license #3108
  • Previously licensed architect in California #8053, Louisiana #1832
  • Previously licensed architect in New Mexico #702 and Oklahoma #1310
  • Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards #6076
  • Texas real estate brokers license # 0214140


Past/Present Professional Activities

  • Austin Board of Realtors
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Advisory Panel, Interior Design magazine
  • Alumni Society of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Chairman, Houston Chapter AIA Awards Committee
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Dean's Council, University of Texas School of Architecture
  • Director/Founder and Audit Committee Member — International Isotopes Inc.
  • Director/Owner — Permian Abstract Company
  • Ex-Student's Association of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Ex-Student's Association of the University of Texas
  • Gillespie County Board of Realtors
  • Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Highland Lakes Association of Realtors Inc.
  • Houston Apartment Association
  • Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • Houston Chapter AIA High School Awards Committee
  • Houston Chapter American Institute of Architects
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Johnson City Chamber of Commerce
  • M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute — President’s Associates
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Professional Development Committee, Texas Society of Architects
  • Texas Association of Land Brokers
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Texas Children’s Hospital —Abercrombie Foundation Member
  • Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Panelist
  • Texas Society of Architects
  • Urban Land Institute