With so many commercial real estate firms in Austin, it can be difficult to find the right one to meet your real estate needs. If you’re in the industrial realm, it is important to find not just the best broker in Austin, but the best industrial broker.  

The industrial real estate market has its own intricacies and trends, which an industrial specialist will understand far better than another broker.

Whether you are looking for an industrial project leasing broker to lease out your property, an industrial tenant representation broker to help you find the right warehouse or distribution space for your company, or an investment broker for a property acquisition or disposition, it’s important to have the right team by your side.

While AQUILA has an excellent industrial team on hand, we do understand that you may want to know all of your options before hiring your broker. In order to provide you with a complete list of Austin’s top industrial brokerages, we turned to our own industrial expert, Leigh Ellis, who has worked on hundred of industrial transactions, for his insights.

Below is his list of the best industrial leasing firms in Austin, Texas.

CBRE

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 every market, Austin included, both on the project leasing and tenant representation sides.

Centric Commercial

HQ: Austin, TX
Years in Austin: Since 2011

Insider Insights: Centric Commercial is a local commercial real estate firm, founded by Craig Couch, previously of AQUILA Commercial. While Centric offers both office and industrial services, the industrial market is this firm’s bread and butter.

Centric is primarily a tenant representation firm, although they do offer a broad range of services.

Cushman & Wakefield

HQ: Chicago, IL
Founded in Austin: Cushman & Wakefield opened its Austin office 2016, with the acquisition of local firm, Oxford Commercial

Insider Insights: Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate firm, that offers both industrial leasing and tenant representation. Their Austin industrial platform is primarily focused on tenant representation; however, they do have a handful of leasing assignments.

ECR

HQ: Austin, TX
Founded in Austin: 2010

Insider Insights: ECR has a strong history of assisting Austin family investors with industrial asset acquisitions and the subsequent leasing of these properties.

HPI

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 have years of experience in industrial and office development in Central Texas and are a well-known company throughout Austin. They have a presence in both in-house leasing for their own developments as well as third-party property leasing.

JLL

HQ: Chicago, IL
Founded in Austin: JLL opened its Austin office in 2008, when it acquired The Staubach Company

Insider Insights: The JLL is a global commercial real estate firm with a strong Austin office. Their industrial team focuses on tenant representation services, including both lease and property acquisitions.

Live Oak

HQ: Austin, TX
Founded in Austin: 2007

Insider Insights: Live Oak was founded in 2007, with the merger of three commercial real estate groups, Live Oak Group, The Gottesman Company and the leasing and property management divisions of Trammell Crow.

Live Oak is a major player in the Austin industrial market, with a strong presence as both a industrial developer and a third-party leasing agency.

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, with a growing Austin industrial presence.

SkylesBayne

HQ: Austin, TX
Founded in Austin: 2006

Insider Insights: SkylesBayne is exclusively a tenant representation firm. While they primarily focus on office transactions, they do have industrial capabilities. Justin Bayne and Scott Studzinski handle the firm’s industrial assignments.

Stream Realty Partners

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.

Transwestern

HQ: Houston, TX
Founded in Austin: 1978

Insider Insights: Transwestern development team was at the forefront of shaping Austin’s industrial market during the city’s industrial boom between 1998 – 2008. They have recently begun to ramp up industrial development again. Transwestern also has a number of third-party leasing assignments and national tenant relationships based on their multi-market presence.

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUSTIN INDUSTRIAL MARKET?

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Now that you know more about the best industrial firms in Austin, finding the broker to lead your real estate team should be a little bit easier.

To learn more about AQUILA’s industrial services, visit our industrial leasing page or our industrial tenant representation page.

Or keep reading to learn more about hiring a broker:

Ready to chat? Contact our industrial team today to schedule your consultation.  

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