JD Torian is Vice President of Brokerage with The Retail Connection’s Austin Office.
Torian’s first real estate position was immediately prior to joining TRC, Torian owned and operated Austin’s Pizza. During this 14-year tenure he turned this local chain from barely operable to beloved while increasing gross sales from 6.8M to over 11.5M, all without a new increase in store count. Torian naturally handled all the real estate, opening, closing, or renewing 22+ locations, all around the Austin area. He also managed 300 employees (many staying for his entire ownership tenure), created and executed physical and digital marketing for the entire brand, and generally kept all the plates spinning.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Austin. Torian is a board member of the University of Texas Libraries Advisory Council where he formerly served as the President.
JD and his wife, Leigh, have two middle school boys. With Austin being Austin, he moonlights as a professional musician, with world-wide music distribution and over 50 live shows yearly.