Mike Murphy, ​CPM®, CCIM®

Managing Principal

Specialties: Project Leasing, CRE Investment Services, Property Management, Office

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a process, and working together is a success."
- Henry Ford

Mike is one of AQUILA’s founding principals and is known for having a hand in all parts of the real estate process — from development to leasing, commercial real estate investment to property management.

Mike is a member of AQUILA’s eight-person Management Committee and leads the firm’s property management and commercial real estate investment service lines.

He specializes in helping institutional and local high net worth clients with full-spectrum real estate services, including acquisitions, disposition, management and leasing.

Mike’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to join with several partners to found AQUILA Commercial in 2007. He envisioned a full service commercial real estate firm where creativity was promoted, hard work rewarded and silos didn’t exist.

Prior to founding AQUILA, Mike spent over a decade building one of Austin’s largest property management firms, Pyramid Properties, Inc., AMO® which is now known as AQUILA Management Services

Mike is a lake rat and spends his summers (and winters) hanging with his family at their lake house on Lake LBJ.


  • Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent


  • Austin Business Journal, Heavy Hitter – Multiple Years
  • Institute of Real Estate Management, Certified Property Manager®
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, St. Edwards University
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