extraordinary results through passion - dedication - expert market knowledge

Chris Skyles

Chris Skyles


O: (512) 992-0706 x 1001

M: (512) 740-8323


901 West 9th St.
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78703

Main Office: (512) 992-2015

Professional Experience

Chris Skyles began his real estate education right here in Austin, Texas. After college Chris moved to Houston to accept a job with the Vanguard Commercial Group specializing in tenant representation and brokerage services. It became obvious that real estate was a natural fit for Chris. He quickly rose to the head of his recruiting class building an impressive client list. Having achieved his goals in Houston, Chris set out to get back to his roots in Austin. He briefly accepted a job with The Trammell Crow Company in Austin as an industrial specialist. At this time Chris and Justin decided to strike out on their own and form the SkylesBayne Company.

Since its inception in June 2006, Chris has successfully brokered over $300 Million in third party transactions while growing SkylesBayne gross transaction volume to over $1 Billion. As SkylesBayne grew and Chris’ professional journey continued to evolve, Chris carved a deep niche within the technology and innovation sectors. In addition to his co-founder role at SkylesBayne, Chris is an active investor in several Austin-based technology companies; he operates his private venture fund, 3rd Eye Ventures, and is an LP investor in the most active venture funds in the Austin market.

Professional Affiliations

Chris is highly involved in our local business community through the following organizations:

  • Austin Technology Council
    • Board Director
  • Austin Chamber
    • CEO Peer Advisory Group
  • Hill Country Conservancy
    • Board Director
  • Silverton Partners - LP Investor
  • 6ixth Street Austin
    • Past Board member
  • Entrepreneur’s Organization
    • Past Member
  • Builtin Austin
  • FEI - Gold Sponsor
  • RECA


  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics


  • Heavy Hitter Award - Austin Business Journal: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Austin Under 40 Finalist, 2015

Featured Clients

  • Shipstation
  • Cognitive Scale
  • Techstars
  • Galvanize
  • Walmart Innovation Labs
  • Continuum Analytics
  • Anaconda
  • World First
  • ePatientFinder
  • Ridescout
  • Volex
  • Calavista Software
  • Tengo Internet
  • Convey
  • Walmart Technologies
  • Shopgate
  • Lumos Pharma
  • Convey
  • Clubessential
  • JMJ & Associates
  • Texas Federation of Teachers
  • DCI Engineers
  • Datum Engineers
  • Neogenis
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Ampersand Agency
  • Tiger Pistol
  • Self Lender
  • Meshify
  • SubVRsive
  • Thousand Eyes
  • Austin Technology Council


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.