Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Love What We Do.
ECR’s culture and platform are designed to provide our clients with the hard work, tenacity and focus they deserve for their commercial real estate needs. We strongly believe that to accomplish great things we must work together as a solid team and provide unsurpassed effort. This is embedded in our mindset at ECR every day as we strive to accomplish our goal to “exceed your expectations”.
ECR was formed to build a place where our professionals are able to provide the focus, hard work and attention our clients deserve to meet their goals, while providing a structure for ECR’s professionals to reach their goals. ECR’s unique business model offering favorable commissions splits, profit share, and effective support allows just this, ensuring our focus stays were it needs to be – on you, our client. To see examples of how ECR has helped our clients’ achieve their objectives please visit our testimonials page and online reviews.
Our Reasons for Existence
- Building Genuine Relationships through Integrity and Care
- Success through Exponential Growth, Making a Positive Impact and Achieving Goals
- Service-Oriented Professional Team of Experts Striving for Excellence
- Driven to Work Hard with a Passion for What We Do
- Innovative, Creative and Fun
Inc. 5000 – America’s Fastest-Growing Companies
2015, 2016, 2017
Best Places to Work (Austin Business Journal)
Top Commercial Real Estate Firm (Austin Business Journal)
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Heavy Hitters (Austin Business Journal)
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Fast 50 – Fastest-Growing Companies in Central Texas (Austin Business Journal)
Top Leasing Firm (CoStar Power Broker Award)
Yelp Award Recipient – People Love Us On Yelp!
Words from clients
ECR patiently waited for us to find the right place and moved as quickly as we do in making the deal happen. We were excited with the process and the ECR team and look forward to our next growth expansion with them.
- Harren Interests
The ECR team’s hard work, creativity, and determination has helped lead to the leasing success of the Hills Office Park.
From site selection, site visits and term negotiation, to contract finalization, build out and contract management, and move-in coordination, ECR was able to provide a turn-key solution for us, allowing us to minimize our search costs and ultimately secure a terrific downtown property to help us expand our business.
- Barshop & Oles Company
The ECR Team has shown an impressive ability to close deals in a challenging market. They have also successfully developed their relationship with our existing tenants, helping to reduce turnover and increase rents. They truly understand the concept of creating value.
- Nob Hill Vacation Rentals
Patrick and Rebecca are a fantastic team that is part of a great up and coming Commercial Brokerage firm in Austin, TX. They have far exceeded our goals by leasing our office spaces downtown, Westlake and West Campus. We are now two deals away from sitting at 100% occupancy, the first time this portfolio has seen this. The entire office is great from the social media marketing team to their new property management team everyone is always extremely professional and friendly. If you are for an agent to find office space, someone to lease your current space or a property management team - ECR comes highly recommended by us!
- Rainer Management
As a property manager it is extremely important to have a great leasing team that understands your goals and works with you to achieve them. When ECR took over my portfolio I was excited to have an up and coming team to work with. My portfolio consists of smaller B class office spaces and most commercial real estate brokerages blow us off because we are a smaller company. (I feel 4 buildings at 110k sqft isn't anything to sneeze at.) Patrick and Rebecca, the two that are in charge of leasing my portfolio are amazing. Not only did they realize my goals as a property manager and grasp the unique needs of the ownership, they ran with it! The portfolio is preforming the best it ever has, and I can proudly say we are sitting at 96% occupancy and expected to be 100% if our current deals on the table go through! Patrick and Rebecca are both always extremely professional and my tenants love how friendly and professional they always are when they do on-site visits. I have spent time with their marketing team, social media team and their new property management team - all are friendly, profession, innovated and creative! A great brokerage team overall and they come highly recommend by me.
Being new to Austin, we started our search for commercial art studio space by Yelping around and making calls down a long list of realtors. We explained to each what our criteria was and either they said our criteria and timeline were too restrictive or they tried to get us to sign paperwork and whatnot before providing any truly useful information. Luckily a local friend of ours recommended ECR, and we got a call from Rebecca at ECR who made us feel comfortable right away. She took a couple days to run some searches based on our criteria, after which we met at a coffee shop to discuss. A few days later she drove us around town to check out potential options. Some of them were promising but nothing was ideal, so she dug deeper and kept finding more places for us to visit. She had a good sense of what we were looking for and it wasn't long before we found the PERFECT studio space in the exact area we wanted for a lower price than we thought was possible. The rest of the process could have been a nightmare but Rebecca was 100% on top of it, constantly pushing things forward until we had the lease signed and the keys in hand, always working around our schedule and going above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We're looking forward to getting a beer with her soon to celebrate! I would absolutely recommend ECR (and specifically Rebecca) to anyone looking for commercial space, especially if you're picky. We could not be happier with our new studio and as a bonus, she managed to get us into the space, with all the demolition and improvements we needed for our business, a month ahead of schedule!
Matt Fain did a fantastic job. He did not try to rush are company into a space that we did not want. Matt was focused on Andrae Michaels needs and wants for are very specific relocation. Thank you Matt and ECR
In this high growth market with good real estate being scarce, I planned ahead and gave myself several months to conduct a search for the ideal building and location to suit our needs. Within a week of contacting Matt Fain, he presented me with several viable options and had the absolute perfect location for what I had asked for not long after. Matt and his team at ECR far exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the search process and did a wonderful job of facilitating the lease agreement!
My wife and I own a small business and our lease was set to expire in 4-5 months so we began working with Jason Steingberg from ECR to find a new home for our business. Jason was terrific. He took the time to get to understand not just our business, but us as a small husband/wife team. He coordinated the entire process, from finding suitable proprerties to tour, to arranging the tours, negotiations, all of it. Once we settled on a new place, he helped us get terrific terms that literally put about $10,000 of additional cash in our pockets compared to the terms initially offered by the landlord. He assisted in us getting the buildout in place, even helping us find a quality mover who specialized in business moves. And he did all of this with a very easy going style, a great sense of humor and seemingly unending patience. In 4.5 years when our current 5 year lease is about to come to an end, I guarantee we will be using jason to find the best option for our business going forward. I highly recommend him. As business owners we have enough to worry about. A pro like Jason can make finding a space to lease a far more effective and less stressful experience. Don't try to do it yourself. His services cost you, the lessee, nothing and the benefits are significant. Bottom line, Jason helped us find a bigger, better space more suited to what we do, and for less money! Our clients love our new place of business, as do we, and we have Jason to thank for finding it.
In April 2012, we had just launched a new company and were in desperate need of office space. Our current lease was winding down and we needed to be somewhere else in two weeks. Luckily, we ran into a small buiness owner (like ourselves), who had just signed his own lease and highly recommended Jason Steinberg and Equitable Commercial Realty. We called Jason that very day and soon realized that we had the right man for the job. Jason is a genuinely sincere, nice guy. With Jason's extensive local real estate knowledge, negotiating skills, and tireless and dedicated work we were in the perfect office space within two weeks. Jason successfully negotiated lease terms that met our tight demands and was able to prevent personal guarantees on the lease. Looking back, I don't think we could have made a better decision on our choice of leasing agent.
Jason Steinberg with Equitable Commercial Realty was a tremendous resource for our consulting firm when we decided to move and expand our office. Jason patiently presented options and arranged tours of several properties. Once we decided that an Office Condominium was a suitable option, Jason found us a suitable property, and negotiated with the seller's agent to get us a great buy. Jason covered several details for us during the negotiation process, the feasibility period, and all the way through the closing. Jason earned every dollar of his sales commission and worked tirelessly on our behalf to make sure things moved smoothly. I would whole-heartidly recommend Jason and ECR without reservation, and will continue to work with them in the future.
- Walker Myers
Our firm like many organizations in Austin – Walker Myers is in a growth mode. With that growth comes the need for not just more office space today but a lot more space 3-5 years from now. Jason Steinberg and his Team at ECR did an amazing job in helping find us a great space at an even greater price. While many real estate brokers seem to negotiate – Jason and his team had a conversation with various landlords about our needs and opportunities. It is that approach that delivered us – what we feel – an amazing deal!
I first worked with Matt Levin back in 2010 when I needed to downsize my office space. He worked to find me the perfect office, in the right location, with the amenities I was looking for, at the right price. When it was time to renew the lease, Matt and Jason made sure that I did my due diligence, showing me additional properties in the area. When I decided to stay in the original space that they found for me they took care of all the negotiations. I am very happy with my office space and very happy to have worked with ECR. I highly recommend their services!
Jason Steinberg has all of the qualities you hope for in a commercial real estate agent: knowledgeable of the area, great listener, experienced negotiator, well networked, strong customer relationship skills, and patient. As I listed out our requirements for our next space I wondered if it was possible to find--and even more so, if Jason would be interested in our small space requirements. For a small business owner, time is money, and Jason saved us a lot of it. He understood our needs and did not waste our time showing us things in which we were not interested. He advised us along the way, calmly helping us over the bumps and curves that are a part of the process. And he represented us very well, helping us negotiate the best deal possible for the space we ended up loving. There is no doubt who we will call when we outgrow our new space--Jason!
We were looking for office space and worked with Patrick Ley. He was very thorough, attentive and knowledgeable. In addition, Patrick negotiated the renewal lease on our current office space and got us a great deal! He made sure that everything was done properly and to our benefit. We will definitely continue to work with Patrick in the future.
I was recently in the market to change offices for our medical billing practice and was lucky enough to find Jason Steinberg at ECR. Working with Jason was a real pleasure. My office space requirements were specific and Jason handled the research, showings, advice and final negotiations with professionalism and class...better than I could have wished for. I believe he showed me property six or seven times and always had a smile on his face. He's extremely knowledgeable and I certainly recommend his services to anyone.
- Convict Hill Floor Covering & Lady Liberty Flag & Flagpole
I had the great fortune to have Jason Steinberg call my office one day and actually reach me. My lease renewal was not up until Oct 2012, but Jason and I agreed that starting earlier might give us more leverage and time. I had negotiated my own leases in the past, and judging by the outstanding job that Jason did, I was really way out of my element. Jason advised me on the going market rate for lease terms and then did all of the work. I only had to review his proposals. He was fast and efficient and never left me wondering what was going on. I had great communication with him. In the end, Jason negotiated an awesome lease for me saving me in excess of $45,000 over the next 5 years. He got me released from my personal guarantee. And he was able to get my deposit refunded. I highly recommend using him, and I will certainly be calling him the next time that I need help with a lease or commercial property. Thank you so much for all you've done for me, Jason.
I cant possibly give my experience with ECR enough praise. Our Realtor Patrick Lee was overly fantastic in every capacity. First and most importantly he found us our dream commercial kitchen space. We have been there for around 2 months now and our business has grown phenomenally well as a result of our new location. Patrick was super professional, reliable, and attentive to detail. He was easy to get ahold of and really processed all of our requirements (which were actually very specific - 3 phase power, warehouse, loading dock, and commercial kitchen certification). His knowledge and skill is by no means limited to the food industry.
Matt Levin helped our group of eight people explore options and settle on the right office space. He responded quickly to requests for information, made excellent suggestions, listened to our concerns, and worked well with the owners of the building in which we office. Our most recent lease was the second one that Matt worked with us on. Not only did he continue to talk with us about wisely making use of the remodel allowance on our first lease, but he kept in occasional contact with us during the term of our lease. His newsletter about Austin commercial real estate contained useful information. By the time we needed to renegotiate our lease, we were better informed. We also knew that Matt had his finger on the pulse of the market and could competently advise us. This proved to be the case, and we just signed our new lease.
- Brinkley Center
Upon our first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. I was looking for a small “starter” office on a tight budget. Mr. Steinberg’s (very personable-insisted I call him Jason) professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to educate me about the office leasing process, impressed me tremendously. By listening to and acting on his guidance, I was able to secure a great office, in a prime location, with excellent terms. Of particular note, whenever we went to tour properties, he coordinated everything and always provided a written itinerary, which included all the details of every property, so I could easily compare them. No questions went unanswered. If he didn't have the answer at the time, I got one within 24 hours. Plus, he has a wealth of community resources to help your move-in go more smoothly. I highly recommend Jason and the ECR team to help you find your starter, or any size office. When The Brinkley Center gets ready to expand, I know there is only one person to call and his name is Jason Steinberg.
I cannot say enough good things about Matt Levin and the service he provided. My initial contact was able to put me in touch with Matt which changed the course of the search for my first office into absolute success! Although I am a one-person small business, Matt never treated me as such. He was committed to helping me attain my first office space within my budget and in the West Austin area I needed. When a prime office building with a 100% occupancy had a space suddenly open up, Matt let me know immediately. He showed it to me and I scooped it up the same day! Not only did it fit my budget, but Matt negotiated a length of lease that was perfect for my new small business! To add to all of this, Matt is very knowledgeable, quick to respond, and kind. I highly recommend Matt and ECR's services.
Patrick worked with us very patiently over the last 6 months to find the perfect spot! We are a very small business and couldn't afford much, but wanted a great space for our people. Patrick made it happen - not only did we find a great space, but he negotiated a great deal for us. He really made the process seem easy. I will definitely work with ECR again next time.
We worked with Matt Levin to relocate our office of 20 people. We had very specific requests about the workspace, and Matt was terrific at listening to our needs and identifying properties that matched our requirements. He was very patient in showing us multiple options and never rushed us to a decision. I highly recommend his services.
We were fortunate enough to meet Jason Steinberg after requesting tours of a few properties online. When our initial search didn't yield any results, we decided to work with Jason and could not have been any happier with the level of service, commitment to detail, and the resulting office space we signed a lease on. While we are a small business with office space needs to match, Jason showed us the attention typically reserved for a much larger client. We highly recommend using the services of Jason Steinberg and ECR.
We worked with Matt as our broker when searching for our new office space. Without fail, Matt was always on time, extremely professional, and always followed up to each discussion that was had with a written summary. Matt truly understands the concept of customer service and I am pleased to recommend Matt without reservation to prospective clients.
I really, really thought this was going to be a hassle. To rent office space in Austin seemed like it was going to be a nightmare, but I had all the help I needed. I saw ECR's signs around town all the time and am so glad I chose a space with them for my studio!
Jason with ECR helped my company relocate offices in the West Austin area. He was able to find the perfect space to fit our needs and negotiated our new lease contract to secure some really great terms for us. We are very impressed with ECR's service and look forward to working with them in the future.
Patrick was very patient and did an excellent job of helping me understand the lease agreement and helped negotiate a great deal. I look forward to working with him in the future.
- Gravitant, Inc.
Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for representing Gravitant, Inc. with the renewal of our office lease. After hiring other tenant representatives in the past, you definitely set yourself apart by your attention to detail and market knowledge. You assisted us in achieving the best office deal we could find by using leverage with other Landlords to create a competitive environment for our tenancy.Ultimately, we were able to remain in our same office location with an updated look at no sacrifice to our bottom line. Your ability to obtain a lower rental rate and additional tenant improvements has enabled us to function more efficiently and economically. I am happy to pass your name along to other companies needing your services.
- American Hospice / Voyager Hospice Care
Patrick is a wonderful real estate broker. He has a great knowledge of the market and he is also very personable and easy to work with. He was very helpful with everything we worked on and was timely with responses and setting up showings and meetings. He is also very creative and helpful in the lease negotiation process. I would highly recommend Patrick for any real estate lease project.
I wanted to send you a note of thanks for the amazing work that you did in assisting us in finding great tenants for our office. We had tried filling up the offices on our own and found that we had few takers and the few who were interested did not seem to be the kind that we wanted to share an office building. We were therefore, both relieved and delighted when you brought in so many great potential tenants so quickly! We had empty offices for two years and you managed to get them filled in two months. Since that time, the tenants have worked out extremely well. Everyone pays rent on time and everyone has been very respectful of the shared conference rooms and shared facilities. Your professional assistance and advice made a world of difference in our monthly bottom-line when it comes to real estate expenditures and we are extremely grateful for your help. We will continue to refer clients your way and wish you continued great success in the business.
- James R. Schultz & Associates
I am the owner of an engineering firm, and we recently employed Jason Steinberg to help us relocate to a new office space in the Austin area. Jason worked quickly to find us a new space that fits our workplace needs and our budget. Within two months, he helped locate the perfect property for my growing company, and submitted a formal proposal on our behalf. Jason played an active role in negotiating our lease terms. He thoroughly read through the proposed lease agreement and made the necessary revisions to ensure that we received as many concessions as possible. Overall, I am very impressed by Jason’s professionalism and efficiency. He is competent and quite knowledgeable about the commercial leasing market. I highly recommend his relocation and brokerage services.
As an Asset Manager for an institutional investor, I have worked with Amy for eight years. I found Amy’s property and tenant management skills outstanding. Under Amy’s management, annual operating budgets were always met and her capital planning ideas were well thought out, appropriate for the property quality, economically feasible, and in line with goals of ownership. Amy is particularly adept at analyzing and recommending energy saving initiatives based on cost/benefit analysis and then staging the initiatives to optimize cash flow. Amy is professional, reliable, and extremely pleasant to work with.
- Amplify Credit Union
Amy is one of Austin’s very best and most experienced property managers. She is a true professional, always responsive, and totally solutions oriented.
- Eurus Estates II, Ltd.
Amy is highly knowledgeable and experienced in all matters concerning property management and tenant services. Her expertise has proven to be very valuable and we have relied on her ability to carefully consider our goals as a building owner when handling all property-related matters from day-to-day operations to long-term capital planning. We would highly recommend Amy Dandridge as a provider for property management services.
- Mopac Estates, Inc.
Dear Amy: I truly appreciate your efforts so very much. You did not manage a building for us, you gave it your personal touch and affection and it showed all along. I never had any doubt that we were in good hands…and it was a pleasure to work with you.
We were fortunate that Lee Ellison selected our team to work with on the relocation of a corporate headquarters/distribution center from Austin, TX. He ran point on the assignment from Austin as the client was considering either staying in Austin or moving to Nashville. His preparation, organization and attention to detail from start to finish was very impressive. Most importantly, the client always had the sense that they had an advocate protecting their interests throughout the process.
- Eastland Holdings
Now that we have finalized our move into our new facility in Round Rock, I wanted to let you (Lee) know how much Perry and I appreciated the professional advice, cooperation and personal service we received from you in Austin. As you know, we tested and approached all phases of the commercial market in Austin. No matter what our interest (lease, lease purchase, or acquisition) you and your team provided us with extremely helpful and current information that became a useful basis for our decision making. It is apparent that you are part of an excellent operation with professional customer service as your primary objective. Perry and I thank you for working with us. We enjoyed getting to know you and want to wish you all the best for continued future success.
- Joe W. Fly Co., Inc.
Our company had to make a quick, unexpected decision about our relocation after being told by our landlord that we must leave. Lee jumped in right away to find us a new office that fit all of our required parameters. Within days, he had found us a reasonably priced building with brand new interior and in a better location than our previous spot. He facilitated a smooth transition, and really took all of the weight off of our shoulders. This allowed our company to continue working without missing a beat; we didn’t have to worry about the paperwork and the lease agreement. We at Joe Fly Co. sincerely appreciate Lee’s professionalism and market knowledge and would recommend him to anyone with commercial real estate needs.
- KHS America
I want to personally thank Lee Ellison for his efforts in executing our recent relocation to Nashville, TN. Neither my team nor I had previous experience in relocating a company. We put ourselves entirely in their hands as we negotiated the sometimes complicated path from original conception through completion of the move. Lee provided exactly the appropriate amount of advice, counsel and ultimate guidance each step of the way. Their commitment to KHS America never changed even after we made the decision to relocate to Nashville. I have to believe that many firms would have backed off once it became obvious that the compensation was going to be less than that of a local transaction. They did not. In fact, it was Lee’s guidance that enabled us to locate, evaluate and choose a broker to represent us in Nashville. I could go on, but Lee’s involvement, not to mention his incredible patience from the initial due diligence study through the property search and final closing on our new building in Nashville is greatly appreciated. Lee turned what could have been a very painful undertaking into one that went very smoothly, helping us to avoid the potential pitfalls that could have occurred.
- Vault Real Estate Investments, LLC
"We work harder than anyone else”…I have heard that quote from many brokers in the industry. ECR lives that quote out on a daily basis! Their dedication, determination and vision made them the perfect team for the repositioning of the creative offices at 800 Brazos. They did what many didn’t believe could be done. They are true partners and are always on my shortlist when I need the best broker.
We worked with Haley Berry Smith at ECR to find office space for our engineering firm. She was attentive, responsive, and VERY patient with us. Our first choice was to renew a current lease with the new ownership of our existing space (we had been in the building for more than 40 years), but we were unwilling to accept the new contractual terms despite Haley doing a great job negotiating a very good price and TIs. The owner refused to budge and we were unwilling to take the risks called for in the lease, Haley was more than patient with us and found us a great space (better than what we had) at a good price with an landlord who had completely reasonable terms. She helped us get the lease negotiated (with the help of our attorney, her recommendation) and fast track the remodel. In a little over two months time we were moved...a miracle of sorts aided by Haley's persistence and the eagerness of the new landlord. It worked out great and we are thrilled with the new space. We couldn't have done it without her. Thanks Haley!
- Tim Brown Architecture
We were searching for a new office space late last year. I learned of ECR and their agent service through a friend. We started working with Haley Berry in December 2014. Our search was very specific and we needed a smaller than average space downtown Austin. She was extremely attentive and was always there to give guidance and advice. We found an office space that was perfect for us and we enjoyed working with her and ECR tremendously. I will refer them over and over again.
We were looking to relocate our office in downtown Austin. Working with Haley Berry was a great experience. She gave us great market research, listened to our needs, understood our budget and our time frame for moving. She found the perfect space for us within our budget and her follow up to make sure the lease and move went smoothly was greatly appreciated. If we move our office again we will make it a point to have her help us again.
Haley (Berry) Smith was awesome working with us in finding a new office space. We had very specific needs that limited the possibilities for us. She worked diligently to find us something that exactly fit our needs. Then she was instrumental in getting the lease negotiated and keeping things on track so we could meet our deadline for moving. I completely recommend her.
Matt and Haley did an amazing job finding us the perfect space for our start-up. They found us the right size space, in an ideal location, at a very competitive price. From the initial search through signing the lease to following up with the landlord on our behalf recently as tenants, their customer service has been superlative. I could not recommend them highly enough.
- Executive Director - Texas Thoroughbred Association
Steve Pannes proved himself to be a great tenant representative in our recent search for new office space. He took the time to get to know our staff and learn a bit about our business in order to be able to find the perfect property for us. His knowledge, professionalism and “can-do” attitude assured we were in good hands. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a real estate resource.
- Kalantari Group
Jason and Haley handled my asset sales listing and marketing from idea through sales execution. They intelligently and delicately handled the nuisances of my existing tenants’ needs, while creating a broad marketing platform to attract the right buyer. They provided me with guidance and the experienced consultation to make the deal work, while always keeping my interests as their client a priority. I got undivided attention and focus, and felt as though my asset was always their priority. I was beyond impressed with their performance and the results, and have, and would, use them time and time again.
- Director at Puffingston Presentations
Working with Steve was great – he was easily accessible and went out of his way to educate me on the options in the Austin real estate market. The robust property list he prepared as we began working together was especially valuable to help us get a sense of what our options were and what the market rates were for properties matching our needs. Ultimately, we found a property we were really excited about at a great rate and it’s been a huge upgrade from the location we outgrew downtown!
We have worked with Haley Smith for several years on our office needs in the Austin Central Business District. She has assisted us in negotiating numerous leases for office space as well as subletting excess space we no longer needed. She has done an exceptionally good job for us. Haley performs her work with the highest of integrity and professionalism. She knows the market well and is respected by her peers. Haley is a pleasure to work with.
- Austin/San Antonio Branch Manager - Low Voltage Solutions, Inc.
We needed to relocate our commercial space to a new location south of Austin. At that time, lease space in the Kyle / Buda area was very limited. Steve Pannes and Lee Ellison understood our needs, sourced multiple locations from which to choose, and negotiated effectively with property management to source a location with the amenities we required within our budget. Their performance was prompt, informative, proactive, professional, and flexible given the challenges of the available inventory in this area. Additionally, the relationship did not end with the signing of the lease. They have followed-up periodically to ensure property management provided what was promised, and sometimes they just call to say hello. Our firm is very impressed with Steve, Lee, and the ECR team and we will maintain contact for future needs.
- Pioneer Bank
ECR has worked diligently to provide quality property management for Pioneer Bank. Their industry knowledge and sensitivity to the Austin market makes them an ideal match for our Headquarters building in Austin. We value the partnership we have with ECR.