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 a commercial real estate 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 hundreds of industrial transactions, for his insights.

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


Top Industrial Real Estate Firms in Austin, TX


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

Centric Commercial

Years in Austin, TX: Since 2011
HQ: Austin, TX

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

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

Insider Insights: Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate firm, 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 (Equitable Commercial Realty)

Founded in Austin, TX: 2010
Austin, TX

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

HPI Real Estate Services & Investment

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 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.


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

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

Live Oak Real Estate Development, Brokerage & Services

Founded in Austin, TX: 2007
HQ: Austin, TX

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 an industrial developer and a third-party leasing agency.

Stream Realty Partners

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: 1978
HQ: Houston, TX

Insider Insights: Transwestern development team was at the forefront of shaping Austin’s industrial market during the city’s industrial boom between 1998 and 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.



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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.

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

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