Austin G. Provost


  • Overview


    Austin Provost concentrates his practice on commercial real estate which includes the representation of clients in commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate and in financing transactions. He is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group.


    Austin represents both landlords and tenants in complex commercial leasing transactions in retail, industrial, and office spaces throughout the country. He regularly assists a multi-national corporation in the day-to-day administration of its leasing portfolio including the negotiation of new leases, amendments, terminations, subordination agreements and other leasing-focused transactions. 

    Acquisitions and Dispositions

    Austin regularly assists clients in acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate. In this role he works closely with clients to structure, negotiate, and document transactions through the preparation of purchase and sale agreements, negotiation of loan documents, and the review of due diligence, title and survey.

    Real Estate Financing

    Austin has experience representing both borrowers and lenders in commercial real estate lending transactions for all mortgage asset classes.  He assists clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting mortgage loans and reviews title, survey and due diligence materials.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Austin was an associate in a Fairfield County, Connecticut firm, where he focused on commercial lending transactions, general real estate matters, and leasing transactions.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented GrowGeneration Corp. (GrowGen), an owner and operator of a network of specialty hydroponic gardening stores, advising on its acquisition of, a leading wholesale agriculture platform powered by proprietary enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology that allows commercial growers to manage their purchasing and logistics in one platform. With this acquisition, announced on March 22, 2021, Powered by GrowGeneration continues to be a one-stop destination for GrowGeneration's growing roster of commercial clients across the U.S.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Real Estate Finance Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Real Estate Law since 2022.

      Selected by the New York Real Estate Journal to be featured in the publication’s 2023 “Ones to Watch Rising Stars” spotlight

      Selected as a Rising Star to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list for 2023.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Saint Vincent de Paul Place, Middletown, CT
      Vice President, Board of Directors (2022 - Current)
      Board of Directors (2021)
    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 12, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Represents WinnDevelopment in $85 Million Dollar Affordable Housing Project

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      • May 18, 2023

        Austin Provost Featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s “2023 Ones to Watch Rising Stars Spotlight"

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      • January 18, 2023

        Austin Provost Shares His Career Pathway in Plainville High School Career Center Video

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      • March 31, 2021

        Capital Markets + Securities Team Represents GrowGeneration Corp. in Recent Acquisitions

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 26, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Super Lawyers®

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      • August 17, 2023

        78 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024

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      • August 18, 2022

        74 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

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      • August 19, 2021

        65 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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