This article was last updated in April 2020. Please contact us if you have specific questions regarding the information in this article.

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 we are confident that we can help solve your real estate needs from commercial real estate investment services and tenant representation to property leasing, project management, 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 the best commercial real estate firms in Austin, Texas.


Best Commercial Real Estate Firms in Austin, Texas


Founded in Austin, TX: CBRE founded its Austin office in 1984
HQ: Los Angeles, CA

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. Their strengths lie in office, retail, and industrial tenant and property representation, as well as commercial real estate investment services and project management.

Cushman & Wakefield

Founded in Austin, TX: 2007, previously Oxford Commercial (1993)
HQ: Chicago, IL

Insider Insights: Cushman & Wakefield has a good national reputation for comprehensive services. Their Austin offers a full suite of services and is best known for tenant representation, project management, and a growing commercial real estate investments arm.

Endeavor Real Estate Group

Founded in Austin, TX: 1999
HQ: Austin, TX

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.

HPI Real Estate Services & Investments

Founded in Austin, TX: 1992
HQ: Austin, TX

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, the company is most known for its strong industrial portfolio.


Founded in Austin, TX: in 2008 when it acquired The Staubach Company
HQ: Chicago, IL

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 project management and commercial real estate investment services.

Stream Realty

Founded in Austin, TX: 2006
HQ: Dallas, TX

Insider Insights: Stream Realty is a 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.


Founded in Austin, TX: 1984
HQ: Houston, TX

Insider Insights: Transwestern is a significant regional player. They offer comprehensive services for owners, tenants, and commercial real estate 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 your journey to hiring a commercial real estate firm.

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