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Stephen Pannes

Brokerage Advisor

About Stephen Pannes

Stephen Pannes provides commercial real estate brokerage services to office and industrial property owners and tenants to help achieve their real estate goals and ensure his clients achieve the best deal terms possible.

Areas of expertise include Office and Industrial leasing and sales, ground-up construction, lease vs. purchase analysis, and Office and Industrial tenant/buyer representation (relocations, renewals, expansions, and subleasing).

He brings an organized, analytical approach to identifying trends, potential obstacles, and areas of opportunity for his clients. His background provides him with the skills needed to successfully analyze, plan, and execute goals with a dedication to detail and follow-through.

Stephen received his Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and is currently working towards his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He is also recognized as one of Austin Business Journal’s “Heavy Hitters”.

  • Austin Chamber
  • Commercial Brokers Association of Austin
  • CCIM
  • Texas Wildlife Association
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • Feeding Texas

ECR understood what I was trying to do. We are doing things a little different here and I needed a company willing to listen. ECR has a reputation for hustling and doing what needs to be done. They set the obstacles aside, rolled up their sleeves and filled the building with quality tenants.

Marc Knight, Knight Construction

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. With his assistance, the whole process went very smoothly. I would recommend ECR and Steve to everyone.

Mary Ryule, Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association

We worked with Stephen at ECR and he helped guide us through the process of finding a new office space that is perfect for our needs. We are a small nonprofit organization and needed to make our budget stretch as far as we could. The space we found was needing some construction work and he also helped us navigate that process to make sure we understood all the costs associated with the build out and negotiated $90k construction allowance from the building! Now that we’ve signed, Stephen has stayed working with us through the construction process and has connected us with experts to give us advice throughout. We are thrilled that we were able to double our space at an affordable below market rate.

Sondra Lehmann, Texans Care for Children

When and why did you begin a career in commercial real estate?
I began my career in commercial real estate when I joined ECR in 2016 as a research analyst. I was drawn to the industry because it combines a number of components that excite me and elicit passion, including building long-term relationships with clients, working with a wide range of businesses and personalities, and presenting ever-changing opportunities for me to help my clients overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.

What do you specialize in at ECR?
I provide commercial property owners and tenants/buyers proactive, aggressive and strategic leasing and sales services that ultimately help save time, money and minimize risk. My areas of expertise include project leasing, ground-up construction, lease vs. purchase analysis, expansions, renewals and relocations, broker opinions of value, and subleasing.

What has been your greatest accomplishment during your career?
My greatest accomplishment during my career has been surrounding myself with and being part of a fantastic team that is genuinely invested in one another and our clients.

I approach relationships with my clients thoughtfully and with genuine interest in achieving their goals. I place high value on delivering effective communication, strategy, and execution.

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