Firms are falling over each other this year in a rush to open offices in Austin, as they follow  clients—a sure way to have some security before investing in an office—or capitalize on opportunities with businesses moving to the Texas capital city.

Austin has eclipsed Houston and Dallas as the hottest city in Texas for office launches, with Latham & Watkins opening an office this month, following the path of at least seven other firms. And, the year isn’t near over.