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Austin Marathon Lands Sponsorship with Ben Phillips of Engel & Volkers Austin

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:49pm Engel & Völkers Austin

High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is proud to introduce Ben Phillips – Engel & Volkers Austin as the Official Realtor of the 2017 Austin Marathon® presented by NXP. As the Official Realtor, Phillips is currently giving away two Austin Marathon VIP passes and will have a space at the expo, complete with photo booth, to talk to you about your housing needs.

“We’re glad to have Ben, an endurance athlete who knows the City of Austin inside and out, as a sponsor for the Austin Marathon” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events. “He knows the value of living close to where you train and he combines his knowledge and real estate experience to serve all of his clients.”

Ben Phillips – Engel & Volkers Austin knows Austin extensively and is a mainstay in the endurance athlete community. Not only does he sponsor various endurance events around town, he often participates in them as well. Phillips uses his real estate experience and knowledge of Austin to help athletes find homes that are within proximity of where they need to train.

“As a member of the endurance and fitness community it is exciting to be the Official Realtor of the Austin Marathon,” said Ben Phillips, Real Estate Advisor Engel & Völkers. “The Austin Marathon is a marquee event for the city and we are proud to play a role in enhancing the event experience for the thousands of participants and spectators.”

The Austin Marathon will celebrate its 26th year running in the capital of Texas. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 20+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register for the marathon, half marathon, or 5K.

About High Five Events:

Beginning with the launch of a single triathlon in 2003, High Five Events has grown to become one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States. In addition to the events it owns and produces, the Austin, Texas-based company offers consulting and event production services to dozens of additional events each year. High Five Events is community-centric and has more than 83 years’ experience organizing large events across different venue types in a variety of locations. Follow High Five Events on Twitter (@highfiveevents), Instagram (@highfiveevents), and Facebook ( for news and updates.

About NXP Semiconductors:

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries and posted revenue of $6.1 billion in 2015. Find out more at

About Engel & Völkers Austin: 

Engel & Völkers Austin, formerly Turnquist Partners, was founded in 1995. By combining unparalleled knowledge of the Austin market with a proven team on a united mission, the Turnquist’s built an unmatched reputation for success.  In March 2015, Turnquist Partners purchased the Austin-Metro franchise of the Germany-based Engel & Völkers, one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and leasing of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and aviation. With over 700 shops in 37 countries and five continents, the team at Engel & Völkers Austin continue to offer the client service of a luxury boutique firm, but with the marketing reach of a global company. In addition to receiving the top accolade from Engel & Völkers for North America, the 2015 Cup Award, Engel & Völkers Austin ranked in the top three for US Transactions and Gross Commission Income in the US, as well as contributions towards the Special Olympics in North America.

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