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Letters of Recommendation:

Keith Nordin
Sam Durard | Tony Bertolino

    “I have enjoyed working with Michael Spain on two leases: a simple direct lease and a more complicated short-term sublease. Both times he was patient, attentive, professional, and he ultimately found what we needed. Working with him and the SkylesBayne team feels more like a partnership than a transaction…a partnership I expect to continue for many years as Wood Partners grows in central Texas.”

    Greg Cashen
    Wood Partners

    “With ever increasing real-estate costs I found myself looking for a new location for medical practice. Michael Spain was recommended to me. Michael helped my company save approximately 35% in annual rental costs. It was a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance in commercial real-estate.”

    Robert M. Izor, M.D.
    Neurology Solutions 

    “Deron Stojanik has twice helped my company locate office space that suited us very well. He listened to our needs, found offerings to show us that were compatible, and then helped work through the details.  Deron is kind and considerate and most professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of lease space.”

    Laurel H. Stoddard, president
    On the Record Reporting & Transcription, Inc.

    “Justin Bayne and the SkylesBayne team went above and beyond to negotiate below market terms for our difficult requirement. They put us in an ideal office space situation especially given this tough market.”

    Patrick Nichols, CEO of Winzip

    “After months of planning and weeks of back and forth trips to Houston, we are officially in our new office. To describe in one word how working with SkylesBayne has been, I would say... Remarkable! From moment I uttered the words "need more space", SkylesBayne has been there to support me and my firm through the entire project. I truly felt like a partner in this process. There was absolutely no "hassle" from the tenant rep. side but rather I felt SkylesBayne to be a resource of guidance and information. For a small firm in beautiful Austin to provide such detailed attention and support in locating a ten thousand square foot space in Houston, says a lot about SkylesBayne going the distance to assure client satisfaction is paramount. In any opportunity I have to promote SkylesBayne, I will undoubtedly do so! With two projects of approximately 30 thousand square feet in about a 12 months behind us, I look forward to future remarkable projects between JMJ Associates and SkylesBayne.”

    Paul Salomon, JMJ

    “As a first-time entrepreneur, there are enough unknowns I have to grapple with without adding in the uncharted water of leasing a commercial space, but SkylesBayne completely removed all of the guesswork from my leasing experience. Houston is a perfect representation of the quality of product and service that SkylesBayne offers: he is professional, amiable, enthusiastic, diligent, and possesses keen real estate acumen. When SkylesBayne says their team looks out for the tenant, they mean it. Houston kept me in the loop, negotiated brilliantly, and his future-oriented thinking and deep dedication to ensuring that the space I found would lay secure framework for the success of my business made me feel well taken care of at all times. Both Houston and SkylesBayne have only my highest recommendation.”

    Brigitte Pentecost, Kahala

    “We worked with a couple of other commercial brokers before SkylesBayne, and SkylesBayne really knocked it out of the park for us and was hands-down better than the competition. Their customer service is really first-rate, and you can really tell that they have the client’s best interest in mind in all they do. I would highly recommend working with SkylesBayne to anyone looking for commercial property.”

    Jason Stoneberg, KeyStaff

    “SkylesBayne brings excellent resources and market knowledge to the table. Their unique approach to the Tenant Representation process kept us informed and up to speed. They really brought value into the transaction in aggressively negotiating the business points of our lease.”

    George Bittner, CEO Certichem

    “There are not enough superlatives to describe Chris and his work. It's a pleasure to work with him; he gets results. I am happy to recommend him for sales, leasing, and any of the many services he offers.”

    Gary Wilson, Wilson Brown Productions

    “Chris and the SkylesBayne team did an incredible job with our move. I've coordinated several moves in my career and none of them ran as smoothly as the one I did with Chris. In fact, it was enjoyable. Chris exceeded my expectations and over delivered on what he promised. When it was over, I was a bit surprised at the success. I’m very selective on recommendations, but would go to bat for Chris and SkylesBayne Company any time. A consummate professional.”

    R. Keith Nordin, Kapow Technologies

    “Chris was very valuable in helping us find a new location for our business. His business model at SkylesBayne removes many of the 'Conflicts of Interest' that are common in the Real Estate industry. If you are looking for assistance in finding commercial real estate from someone who knows the market and with high integrity in the Austin area I would highly recommend Chris' services!”

    Sean O'Day, Millenium Systems

    "It is with great respect that I recommend Chris Skyles and SkylesBayne. I have come to know Chris through working with him on a very challenging negotiation and was immediately impressed by his dedication to his client, and his ability to work through some very difficult negotiations. I can say without hesitation that had it not been for Chris' dedication, creative thinking and persistence the deal would never have been finalized. I truly look forward to working with Chris again in the future knowing that so long as he is on the other side of the table, we will be able to have yet another successful transaction."

    Stacey Ghilham, Edge Realty Partners

    “Having the privilege of being both a co-tenant and client of SkylesBayne, I have never seen Chris anything but enthusiastic and ready to work for me. I appreciate a broker who will work my same excessive hours. Chris guided me through the process of a first-time commercial purchase flawlessly and I never felt alone. Chris Skyles will broker my next deal, hands down.”

    Sam Ditzell, CEO Pinnacle Elite Fitness

    “The entire SkylesBayne team was patient and diligent to help us find the "needle in the haystack" opportunity for our office space. I appreciate all of the hard work that went into helping us find the perfect opportunity that would enable our business to grow.”

    Bobby Dillard, Partner, Cielo Realty Partners

    “Chris and the SkylsBayne team have been amazing to work with. They really understand the unique needs of startups and are an asset to the tech ecosystem in Austin. I happily recommend them to anyone I meet looking for office space.”

    Jason Seats, Tech Stars

    “We were very fortunate to have found SkylesBayne prior to renewing our lease.  It was great to have them as a resource to help navigate the terms and conditions of the lease, and to represent us in the negotiation on the rent.  If you’re looking for new space, or renewing your existing lease I highly recommend having this tenant rep broker go to work for you.”

    Zachary Springborn, SoCo Windo & Door

    “I have worked with Chris and his team twice over the last 6 years, and will call them every time it is time to move.    I just can’t say enough good things about them.  They are extremely professional, really  listen to your needs and make the whole process so easy.  I recommend them to everyone I know!”

    Meg Brown, Mar-Keymedia

    “It's been a pleasure working with Chris Skyles. He is attentive, personable, resourceful, and works for our best interests. The company does not come off as one which tries to rush deals; Chris makes sure it's the right deal for all parties. I respect how proactively they reach out to check on us. Look forward to continuing a great working relationship.”

    Joseph Kopser, Ridescout

    "Chris Skyles and his team have been amazingly helpful.  They've provided us great guidance and perspective on the local real estate market, and have really gone the extra mile when we've found ourselves in a pinch.  We're continuing to work with SkylesBayne as we grow, and I can wholeheartedly recommend their services, without reservation."

    Peter Wang, CTO and Co-Founder at Continuum Analytics, Inc.

    "SkylesBayne knows how to get the deal done -- and they do it with a level of service you don't get anywhere else."

    Andy Sernovitz, CEO, GasPedal

    "When Lumos Pharma began looking for a new office downtown, we quickly realized that finding an affordable space that would suit our short and long-term needs, would be challenging.  We told Chris that we we’re willing to look at other neighborhoods and think outside of the box.  Because of a long-term relationship he had with a developer, we were able to find a property in the Rosedale area that wasn’t even on the market yet.  Chris worked with the developer to ensure we could meet our budget and our move-in deadline.   We love our new space and often get asked “How did you find this?”.  Chris Skyles, that how."

    Rick Hawkins, President & CEO at Lumos Pharma

    "Whether you are considering a purchase or lease, I would strongly recommend the services of SkylesBayne. Chris Skyles assisted me with demographic information, cost analysis and negotiation with landlords and sellers. Through the entire process, my interests were always driving their services.  1 year before working with Skyles /Bayne I negotiated a 1 year lease myself. The value-added terms and conditions negotiated by Chris Skyles far exceeded my self-attempt just one year prior. Highly recommended."

    Dr. Gary L. Cash, D.D.S.

    “Scott, thank you so very much for your superior service throughout the search, negotiation and lease execution for our new offices in Austin Texas. Your knowledge of the local market and guidance throughout the various stages of our search proved to be the difference maker, allowing MCS to maximize its investment dollars with the perfect location, size, and build-out for our new home. While we hope our new space serves as the base for Austin operations for years to come, please know that you stand alone on our list as a proven and trusted resource for our leasing needs in the future.”

    Howard O. Sanders
    Vice President Operations
    MCS Fire & Security

    “I am taking this opportunity to acquaint you with Scott Studzinski. I have known and worked with Scott for several years. I have had the misfortune of being in the new home construction business as a flooring contractor when the home construction fell to record lows from 2008 to 2010. As I moved into a newer and larger facility in 2007 and made substantial improvements, my rent had increased to a level that was very manageable in 2006 and 2007, but was strangling the Company in 2009. Scott developed revised rents for the balance of my lease. The short-term relief carried us through the downturn and we are now doing quite well. Scott’s ability to develop a fair and reasonable solution to our dilemma has not only made a huge impact on our prosperity, but has made him our friend. He will periodically stop by our offices to visit and see how we are doing. I believe he genuinely cares about, not only us, but also all his tenants. I would be happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have related to Scott and our association.”

    William W. Wade
    Contract FloorWorks

    “Chris Skyles and the SkylesBayne team were not just our broker, they became our partner.  It was a strong relationship with Chris and his team assisting, advising and representing us all along the way to finding the right space at great terms for our Company.  And they did it in a truly dynamic environment where our requirements and our financial capacity varied all along the way. My personal thanks to Chris and the SkylesBayne team.”

    Pat Motola
    Cognitive Scale

    “Thank you, Chris, and all the S-B team. We are very happy in our new space, although we are still setting in with some additional furniture needs, but it looks and feels great. So much better than our old space. The work Thad & Travis did with the steel & glass really makes the space pop, and represents us well to our employees and clients. Getting here wasn’t always easy, but we all worked through the challenges and we are very pleased with the outcome. Thank you all for your support.”

    Michael Brack, PE

    “Working with Scott Studzinski of SkylesBayne has been a pleasure. He has assisted us numerous times with our office real estate needs. Scott has earned our trust and confidence that he always has our best interest at heart."

    Meagan Gwynn
    Corporate Controller
    Energy One



The SkylesBayne Company is a commercial real estate firm specializing in office, industrial, and retail tenant representation. We connect Austin’s most exciting companies to work spaces that inspire productivity.


Our mission is to provide commercial real estate expertise to tenants, aligning their real estate needs with their business plans, while delivering maximum flexibility and cost savings.


Our core values lie in our pursuit of excellence, our attention to detail, and our strong moral and ethical business practices.