extraordinary results through passion - dedication - expert market knowledge

Michele Skelding

Michele Skelding

President and CEO

O: (512) 992-0706 x 1006

M: (512) 762-5712


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

Main Office: (512) 992-2015

Professional Experience

Michele Skelding serves as President and CEO of SkylesBayne, providing strategic leadership and vision for the Company. With an innovative approach to real estate advisory through extraordinary client experiences, her leadership is focused on accelerated growth, operational excellence and a platform focused on delivering economic, technological and market insights.

Prior to her appointment, Michele served as Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she led the strategic vision for Greater Austin to be ranked as a top global region for technology innovation, company formation, recruitment and expansion, in addition to access to private equity and venture capital.

In this leadership role, Michele was responsible for economic development recruitment and strategy to cultivate next generation technology and innovation trends while facilitating the interconnection of Austin’s top-ranked entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ms. Skelding has deep industry knowledge garnered during a diverse and successful twenty-year career across the technology ecosystem, which has included both Fortune 100 companies and early stage private and venture backed start-ups, including Appconomy, Lifeproof, Augmentix, Dell and AT&T.

Professional Affiliations

Michele is an integral member and advocate of Austin’s tech, healthcare and capital community:

  • ATX Seed Ventures- LP
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce:
  • A-List of the Hottest Start-ups, founder
  • Opportunity Austin- Investor
  • Austin Healthcare Council
  • Austin Technology Council
    • Board of Directors
  • Capital Factory- Women’s Mentor
  • Central Texas Angel Network
  • FEI- Financial Executives
  • Innovation Zone- Mayor’s Council
  • RECA- Real Estate Council
  • Seton - The Fifty
  • SKU – Consumer Package Goods Accelerator, Mentor/Investor
  • Tech Ranch- Advisor
  • Texas State - STAR Park Innovation Advisory Committee
  • University of Texas- Engineering Innovation Center, Entrepreneur Advisor


  • University of Missouri- Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Business


  • Profiles in Power & Women of Influence Awards -Finalist, 2015


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.