Our Approach

No commercial real estate firm knows this city—or the market for law firms—better than AQUILA. We have been shaping how law firms put down roots in Austin, Texas for more than a decade.

We understand that the needs of law firms are changing. You’re becoming more flexible and efficient. You may want more open work spaces and fewer private offices. Amenities and parking might matter more than a prominent address. To stay on the forefront of industry trends specific to law firms, we ingrain ourselves in the local legal community through active participation in Austin’s ALA chapter.

Our relationship with industry leaders places us at the cutting edge of the marketplace. We understand that wherever your law firm is located, it needs to work for your attorneys, staff and clients. Flexible workspace, attractive lease terms, a location in the right community—you want it all.

By working with AQUILA, your law firm will have exposure to more options, a smoother process, and greater savings than with anyone else.

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How Leasing an Office for a Law Firm Works at AQUILA


1. Detail What You Need

What you need from an office space depends on your size and the needs of your attorneys, staff, and clients. You may need a large downtown location with structured parking and gorgeous high-rise views. Or you may need a modern, open space with amenities in a growing suburb. Or you may need something in between. 

We know precisely which questions to ask. We will help you think of things you didn’t realize you might need in an office space. 



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2. Identify Your Office Options

Our laser focus on the Austin market—and our long-standing relationships with developers and landlords—gives us intimate knowledge of every building (and planned building) in the city. We will present you with choices you might not find anywhere else, and at every step, we will help identify the pros and cons of each. 

Selecting a location for your law firm is a complex decision. At AQUILA, we always recommend engaging our in-house project management team early in order to oversee your build-out timeline and budget—allowing you to compare office spaces with context and insight. We are committed to demystifying the process and expanding your options.

3. Negotiate the Best Terms

Once you have toured potential spaces and created a shortlist, negotiations commence. We understand how to uncover savings without sacrificing quality. We leverage our market expertise to ensure your law firm gets the best space at the most favorable lease terms.

Select Your Property: A Timeline

Our market-proven process will ensure you find the industrial property you need at the terms you want.

Tenant Representation Process Timeline

​Our Law Firm Clients

But Don't Take Our Word For It

AQUILA engaged with us cheerfully through a rigorous review process involving several partners and staff, all of whom asked tough questions, offered strong opinions, and expected results. They are friendly, knowledgeable, always professional.”

— Allen Odom, Administrator, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP

Aquila was super responsive (writing back over holidays) and kept the momentum on the transaction to meet our tight deadlines.”

— Jane Snoddy Smith, Partner, JAE Law Group, PLLC

Featured Reports

2022 1Q Austin Office Market Report

Get exclusive access to AQUILA’s Austin Office Market Report. This 72-page report offers a detailed picture of the Austin commercial real estate market. Get exclusive access to charts, graphs and write-ups that detail the state of the real estate market in Austin.

What Law Firms Are Looking for in Austin Office Space

The real estate needs of law firms are changing. In this report we discuss these changing office trends with top interior architecture firm IA Interior Architects, including what a traditional law firm looks like in Austin, how space needs have changed for law firms, if a downtown address is still a necessity, and more.

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