Austin Black II

Associate Broker/Team Leader


Clients continually praise award-winning broker Austin Black, calling him “an Absolute All-Star” with an “ability to get things done that is second to none!” They also “couldn’t be happier with his quality service,” and “could not imagine going through the process without his support and expertise.” What you get with him is a true professional who clearly loves his work and gives 110% to his buyers and sellers. 

Highly accomplished in his field and invaluable to his loyal clients, Austin has been selling and excelling in residential real estate sales in and around Detroit since 2005. His career spiraled to success, earning him a long list of coveted local and national awards; and in 2010 after obtaining his Real Estate Broker License, he opened his own thriving brokerage, City Living Detroit, known for the same unparalleled results and reputation.

From starter homes and apartments to multimillion-dollar gems, Austin represents clients and properties at every price level, in a diverse array of neighborhoods. His specialty areas include: Detroit: Historic homes in Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, University District, Boston-Edison, Indian Village, Detroit Golf Club, Bagley, Green Acres, Rosedale Park, North Rosedale Park. Condos: Midtown, Downtown, New Center, Lafayette Park, Riverfront. Woodward Corridor Suburban Communities: Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills. Grosse Pointe Communities: Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Shores

His seasoned knowledge of these markets allow him to skillfully navigate clients and intimately explain the amenities and trends in their areas of interest. This is complemented by his extensive involvement on boards and committees on both the professional and community levels, strengthening his insider perspective and vast network. Many of his clients are repeat and referral buyers and sellers.

Austin has always had a passion for urban development and major metropolitan cities. A graduate of Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, he studied redevelopment projects abroad and received a B.S. in Urban & Regional Studies. After extensive travels, Austin returned home committed to making Detroit a better place to live, work and raise a family. He was born in the city, spent his youth in Okemos and Troy, and attended Birmingham Seaholm H.S. Austin bought his first condo in Midtown in 2006 before it was chic, later moved to Lafayette Park, and now calls Sherwood Forest home.

Frequently quoted on industry trends and topics in top publications, Austin is as sought after by his peers as he is by his clients, and is very active in and outside his industry. He continually seeks new educational opportunities and designations to advance his knowledge and better serve his clients.

Committees & Boards

Detroit Downtown Development Authority, Michigan Humane, Sherwood Forest Association

Detroit Athletic Club Community Outreach Committee, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Committee, Urban Land Institute Housing and Community Development Local Product Council, Belle Isle Conservancy Community Engagement Committee


Association Memberships
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Urban Land Institute, Cornell University Alumni Association

Awards & Accomplishments

Austin has been the recipient of several awards and honors

Austin's Awards & Accomplishments

  • Hour Media Top 5% Metro Detroit Realtors (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Real Producers of Wayne County (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40, 2013
  • DBusiness Magazine 30 in their 30s, 2012
  • Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award, 2011
  • Realtor ® Magazine 30 under 30, 2010
  • Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20s, 2006

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