Marielle Lamy Quaid


A native Austinite, Marielle Quaid is deeply committed to the cultural preservation and evolution of her hometown.  After graduating from Rice University with a BA in Sociology and playing on Rice’s Varsity Women’s Soccer Team, Marielle explored a career in entertainment with The Weinstein Company’s Music Coordination department before moving back to Austin, Texas.  Having deep roots in Austin real estate Marielle’s family was significantly involved in the development of Downtown Austin, establishing a foundation for her passion for development and music.

As co-founder of The Quaid Group Real Estate office, Marielle is extremely respected in the luxury real estate market, representing Founders of Fortune 500 Companies, Celebrities and Professional Athletes. To support the artist community, Marielle and her husband Buddy Quaid created The Quaid Group House Concert Series. The concert series supports musicians by providing access to unique and remarkable spaces that go beyond standard music venues, introducing artists to new listeners, and ensuring that artists are compensated for their performance all in the intimacy of a home. The House Concert Series has hosted musicians, David Ramirez, Tanya Tucker, Brandy Clark and more.

Through The Lamy Group, Marielle has a variety of private equity, real estate, and film investments, ranging from downtown towers to Executive Producer credits for the film “Castro’s Daughter” starring James Franco and directed by Miguel Bardem and written by Pultizer Prize winning Nilo Cruz and academy nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera of “Motorcycle Diaries”.  In 2022 they began a collaboration with New Waterloo to found Trick Hat Collective, a downtown workspace that incorporates regular artistic programming to elevate art and culture while educating Collective members. Marielle provides design, brand, and creative direction on behalf of The Lamy Group.

In addition, as a Member of the Arts & Environs Committee at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Westlake for more than 10 years, Marielle was part of a team that that travelled to Italy numerous times to work with Italian artisans to complete the largest mosaic dome in Texas, and among the top 10 largest in the country.

Marielle is recently joined the Texas Women for the Arts and attended her first trip to Napa, CA this summer.