It can be overwhelming looking for the best commercial real estate firms in Austin. We at AQUILA hear this from potential clients every day. Between Google searches, word-of-mouth recommendations and cold calls from potential brokers, it can be difficult to know who to trust.
While AQUILA offers a full suite of commercial real estate services and are confident that we can help solve your real estate needs, from investment services and tenant representation to property leasing and management, we also understand that it is important to know your options.
For that reason, we have compiled a complete list of who we consider to be the best commercial real estate firms in Austin, Texas.
HQ: Los Angeles, CA
Founded in Austin: CBRE founded its Austin office in 1984
Insider Insights: CBRE is a global full-service commercial real estate firm. These global relationships lend them a strong presence in a number of markets, Austin included. They’re strengths lie in office, retail and industrial tenant and property representation, as well as investment services and project management.
Cushman & Wakefield
HQ: Chicago, IL
Founded in Austin: 2007, previously Oxford Commercial (1993)
Insider Insights: Cushman & Wakefield has a good national reputation for comprehensive services. Their Austin offers a full suite of services, and are best known for their tenant representation, project management and a growing investments arm.
HQ: Austin, TX
Founded in Austin: 1999
Insider Insights: Endeavor is an Austin-based commercial real estate firm and one of Austin’s foremost local developers. They have leveraged their development relationships into third-party property leasing and management assignments.
HQ: Austin, TX
Founded in Austin: 1992
Insider Insights: HPI is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage operating in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. They are a prominent local developer, and while they do both office and industrial leasing, they are most known for their strong industrial portfolio.
Founded in Austin: 2008, when it acquired The Staubach Company
Insider Insights: JLL began in 1783, and has grown into one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the country. With 70,000 employees across 80 countries, they are more than suited to help with your real estate needs. The Austin office is a full service firm, offering strong project leasing and tenant representation in both office and industrial, as well as a project management and investment services.
Peloton Commercial Real Estate
HQ: Dallas, TX
Founded in Austin: 2013
Insider Insights: Peloton is a growing region commercial real estate firm, based in DFW. Their Austin office is offers a prominent project leasing team, as well as an emerging industrial team.
HQ: Dallas, TX
Founded in Austin: 2006
Insider Insights: Stream Realty is large, multi-market commercial real estate firm that was originally founded in Dallas, Texas. In Austin, they represent a number of the nation’s top industrial REITs and private equity firms in both their property acquisitions and the leasing of these properties.
HQ: Houston, TX
Founded in Austin: 1984
Insider Insights: Transwestern is a significant regional player. They offer comprehensive services for owners, tenants and investors, and were a significant part of shaping Austin’s industrial market in the early 2000s.
We hope that this will help you get started on you journey to hiring a commercial real estate firm.
To learn more about which firms excel in which areas, check out our service specific “best of” articles:
- Looking for office space? Read our article What are the Best Tenant Representation Firms in Austin, Texas?
- For the best of project leasing brokers, see The Best Commercial Project Leasing Firms in Austin, Texas
- Are you in the industrial market? Check out Who are the Best Industrial Brokerage Firms in Austin, Texas?
- Or, if you’re considering an office renovation, read our article Who are the Best Projet Management Firms in Austin, Texas?