Patrick Ley provides commercial real estate brokerage services for ECR. Patrick oversees leasing responsibilities for office and healthcare space in addition to owner-occupied and investment sales throughout the Central Texas area.
Patrick has earned both SIOR and CCIM designations, placing him amongst the leading experts in commercial real estate. Through his completion of over $750,000,000 in transaction volume since 2008 and experience with multiple property types and user requirements, Patrick has the ability to thoroughly educate his clients on market opportunities. Patrick has been recognized as an Austin Business Journal “Heavy Hitter” for many years and is an Austin Under 40 award winner in the real estate category among other notable industry and community awards.
Outside of ECR, Patrick has served as President for the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) and currently serves as Board President for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. He is also a member of RECA, ULI, Leadership Austin, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Patrick received his undergraduate degree in Art with an Economics minor from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he was a two-letter, All-Conference collegiate athlete in swimming and track and field, while serving as the captain for the swimming team.
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.
Douglas Plummer, Midtown Independence Title
The ECR team’s hard work, creativity and determination have helped lead to the leasing success of our portfolio of more than 450,000 SF of office space in Austin.
Steve Harren, Harren Interests
Patrick – Thank you for a job well done in leasing our office building to 100% occupancy with zero downtime. I appreciate your tenacity, calm approach, and professional talent. I especially enjoy the relationship and friendship.
Ray Wilkerson, Ray Wilkerson Companies
When and why did you begin a career in commercial real estate?
A former swim coach and mentor felt it was a path I would enjoy and was on a mission to recruit me to Texas having grown up in the Bluegrass State. I began working as an analyst for a local investor during the financial crisis of 2008. There is no better time to learn and practice the fundamentals than an economic slowdown.
What do you specialize in at ECR?
Office & Healthcare / Leasing & Sales. I currently advise clients with 1 – 25+ locations providing a tailored approach to their specific needs along the way.
How do you approach client relationships?
Since we do not own or develop real estate as a firm, I can only rest at the end of each day knowing I gave the best service to my clients and made their lives easier. Staying one step ahead of the process and constant communication throughout is a key part of building long-lasting and sustaining relationships. When I treat clients this way, the relationship is reciprocated, and many have turned to friendships throughout the years.
What has been your greatest accomplishment during your career?
Often with accomplishments, there is a certain amount of luck involved. I feel lucky to have began my journey at ECR in its infancy and put great effort to grow our culture and platform each day. Consistency is key in this regard. It has allowed me to give back to the community in countless ways and help create a wonderful life for our family in Austin.
I can rest at the end of each day knowing I gave the best service to my clients.