Austin, TX —

AQUILA Commercial today announced that Jon Wheless has been named partner. Jon joined AQUILA in 2008 and celebrated his eighth year with the firm last June.

“It has been an incredible experience to be a part of AQUILA’s growth from a start-up firm to an established leader in Austin’s real estate landscape,” says Wheless. “The culture that the partners have created at AQUILA is one of hard work, collaboration and fun; this culture has enabled me to grow both professionally and personally. I’m continually thankful for the team that we have at AQUILA and for the mentors in my life who have helped shape my path. AQUILA is well-positioned for continued success for years to come, and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Jon specializes in tenant representation and is the leader of AQUILA’s corporate services department. He works with a broad range of clients, from up-and-coming gaming and technology firms to established local institutions. His client roster includes Main Street Hub, Snow Software, Aristocrat Technologies and The University of Texas.

Jon began his career with AQUILA as one of the firm’s first interns and put in the time and hard work to move up through the ranks to earn the leadership position he holds today.

“I first met Jon when he was interning for me at The Staubach Company,” says Jay Lamy, founding principal with AQUILA. “Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure to watch him grow in the business, and I’m excited to now call him both a partner and a good friend.”

Jon has been named an Austin Business Journal Heavy Hitter multiple years and, in 2013, was a member of the Leadership Austin, Emerge Class.

“Jon is an integral part of our team. He is one of the most well rounded professionals I have ever worked with,” says Chris Perry, another of AQUILA’s founding principals. “Integrity, industriousness, thoughtfulness, attention to detail and intelligence are all terms that immediately come to mind when I think of Jon. But most of all, he is a great guy to have the opportunity to spend time with on a day-to-day basis.”

Jon is a member of the Commercial Brokers Association of Austin (CBA) Board of Directors and is an active member in the Young Men’s Business League


Founded in 2007, AQUILA Commercial is a recognized leader in Austin commercial real estate. Today AQUILA manages and leases over 8 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties and has over 450 corporate tenant representation clients. AQUILA offers clients fullservice real estate solutions, providing tenant representation, project leasing and asset, property and project management services for office, industrial and retail properties. For more information, visit: