At AQUILA, we know that COVID-19 has many companies unsure of what the future will hold. Because of that, you may not be in a position to sign a long-term office lease and are on the search for short-term lease options in Austin. 

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It can sometimes be difficult to know which properties are willing to consider short-term leases. To help you identify your options, we’ve compiled a list of the properties that we represent that are open to shorter terms. 

In this article, we detail:

  • Which AQUILA properties are open to short-term leases
  • Information about the suites and sizes of space that are available, and
  • How long of a lease each property would consider


1. 3215 Steck

Address: 3215 Steck Ave., Austin, TX 78757
Submarket: Northwest
Space Available: 4,184 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

3215 Steck Ave | short-term lease in Austin

3215 Steck has a 4,184-sf, first-floor suite available for a one-to-three-year lease. The features a hard-wall layout and is divisible to 2,000 sf. 

Located on Steck Avenue, just off of Mopac Expressway, 3215 Steck is a convenient office opportunity in Austin’s Northwest submarket. 

Minutes from dozens of restaurants and stores on Anderson Lane, as well as close proximity to The Arboretum and the Domain, this building offers office users many options for lunch and retail destinations. The building has two floors of office space as well as parking underneath and surrounding the building.

Available suite:


2. 4th & Brazos

Address: 216 E. Fourth Street, Austin, TX 78701
Submarket: CBD
Space Available: 5,196 to 15,964 SF
Term: 6 to 24 Months

4th & Brazos | 216 East 4th Street | Short-Term Lease in Austin

4th & Brazos offers short-term, Class A office space in the heart of downtown Austin, a near-impossible find outside of coworking and sublease options. 

Located just one block east of Congress Avenue, the space is move-in ready and is available for immediate occupancy. The landlord will consider leases as short six months and up to two years. 

There is a covered patio on the first floor which makes for a great gathering or event space. It is within walking distance to many restaurants including Blenders & Bowls, Taco Shack, Houndstooth Coffee, Starbucks and many more.

Available suites:

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3. Great Hills Plaza

Address: 9600 Great Hills Trail, Austin, Texas 78759
Submarket: Northwest
Space Available: 1,210 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

Great Hills Plaza | 9600 Great Hills Trail | Short-Term Lease in Ausitn

Great Hills Plaza is situated next to The Arboretum retail center, just off Loop 360 on Great Hills Trail. 

The building has a 1,210-sf, first-floor office suite available for 12 to 36 months. 

The property offers easy access to major thoroughfares and numerous walkable amenities, including Starbucks, Newk’s and Trader Joe’s. 

Available suite:


4. Hartland Plaza

Address: 1717 W. Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78703
Submarket: Central
Space Available: 1,213 to 2,764 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

Hartland Plaza | 1717 W. 6th Street | Short-Term Lease in Austin

Hartland Plaza has four small suites available for short-term lease, with some space available now and some coming available this summer. 

Located on West Sixth Street, just east of Mopac Expressway, Hartland Plaza offers easy and convenient access to all areas of the city.

Cover 3 and Jose Luis Salon anchor the retail portion of the building, and the on-site amenities were completely renovated this year, including an all-new tenant lounge and an expanded fitness center with locker rooms and showers. 

Available suites:


5. Park Centre

Address: 8601 Ranch Road 2222, Austin, Texas 78730 
Submarket: Northwest
Space Available: 1,204 to 3,131 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

Austin Short-Term Lease

There are five small suites available at Park Centre for short-term leases, ranging in size from 1,204 to 3,131 sf and all available immediately. 

Park Centre is located along scenic Ranch Road 2222, near Jester Estates. The building offers Hill Country views and includes numerous on-site amenities including a fresh market with a variety of food options, rotating food trucks, yoga classes, showers and locker rooms, a tenant lounge and a shared tenant conference facility. 

The property offers structured parking and is easily accessible via a lighted intersection. 

Available suites:


6. Plaza 290

Address: 5316 US-290, Austin, TX 78735
Submarket: Southeast
Space Available: 1,633 to 5,650 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

Plaza 290 | Short-Term Lease

Plaza 290 has a 1,633-sf lease available for immediate occupancy, and the landlord will consider a 12-to-36-month term. Additionally, there are two suites available at the property for a minimum two-year lease.

The building is located along US-290, just west of IH-35, and just minutes from major retail centers at Sunset Valley, the Y at Oak Hill and Westgate.

With easy access to US-290, Southwest Parkway, Loop 360 and Mopac Expressway, and a 4:1000 parking ratio, this site offers great accessibility and lots of parking.

Available suite:

*Available for 24+ month lease term


7. Rutland Business Center

Address: 2136 Rutland Drive, Austin, Texas 78758
Submarket: North
Space Available: 3,000 to 5,400 SF
Term: 12 to 18 Months

Rutland Business Center | Short-Term Lease

Rutland Business Center offers three small value office/flex suites available for lease immediately. The landlord will consider 12-to-18-month leases. 

The property is located just north of US-183, along Rutland Drive between Metric Boulevard and Burnet Road. 

A more affordable short-term option, this property is just minutes from the Domain, the Arbor Walk and The Arboretum. 

Available suites:

  • Bldg. 1, Suite 100: 5,400 SF
  • Bldg. 1, Suite 300: 4,200 SF
  • Bldg. 2, Suite 700: 3,000 SF


8. UFCU Plaza

Address: 8303 Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759
Submarket: Northwest
Space Available: 2,477 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

UFCU Plaza | Short-Term Lease in Austin

UFCU Plaza

UFCU Plaza has one suite available for short-term lease. The 2,477-sf suite offers a mix of hard-wall offices, a kitchen/break room and open space.

UFCU Plaza is located along Mopac Expressway, just south of US-183. An iconic Austin building, UFCU Plaza offers tenants a quality, Class A office in a convenient and easily accessible location just minutes from the Arboretum, Domain, Gateway and Arbor Walk retail nodes. 

Terrific on-site amenities, dramatic common areas and plenty of parking distinguish this building and make it an unique opportunity for office users looking for space in Austin, Texas.

Available suite:


9. Westech 360

Address: 8911 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78759
Submarket: Northwest
Space Available: 3,218 to 6,415 SF
Term: 12 to 36 Months

Westech 360 | 8911 N. Capital of Texas Highway

Westech 360 has three suites available for short-term lease; the two smaller suites are available immediately, and the larger is available with 30-days notice. 

Located directly off Loop 360, Westech 360 is nestled among the trees in a park-like setting and the floor-to-ceiling glass allows for abundant natural light. 

The entrance is at a lighted intersection and is less than five minutes from The Arboretum, the Domain, Gateway and Arbor Walk shopping centers. The property offers structured parking, on-site fitness facility, conference center, a fresh market with a variety of food options and rotating food trucks. The bright red sculpture is an iconic landmark that can be seen for miles.

Available suites:

Explore Sublease Options
Another option for securing short-term space is to consider taking a sublease, especially if you’re looking for a short-term lease on a larger space. For example, AQUILA currently has a sublease on the market for 11,156 to 33,512 sf at Stonebridge Plaza with less than three years left of term. To see all of the sublease options AQUILA has available, visit our property listing page.  

Note: The information included above is current as of publishing. Availability and terms are subject to change. Visit our property search page for the most up-to-date leasing information.

Read More: AQUILA COVID-19 Austin Real Estate Resource Center


If you have any questions about these properties, please contact the leasing agents listed on the property pages. 

Or, if you’d like to discover more short-term lease options, we recommend engaging a tenant representation broker to assist you in the search process.

To learn more about the process of finding office space, check out our Ultimate Guide to Finding Office Space.

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