(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Hogan Lovells LLP has signed a 12-year lease commencing April 1, 2017, for approximately 43,000 square feet at 609 Main at Texas, the new downtown office tower developed by Hines. Hogan Lovells was represented in lease negotiations by Kevin Hodges and Rick Rome of Savills Studley and Bruce Parmley of Hogan Lovells. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill represented Hines, the building developer, owner and manager.
Located at the corner of Main and Texas streets in downtown Houston, the 48-story, 1,050,000-square-foot office tower will be complete in early 2017. Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm Pickard Chilton, the project's north and south façade will extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown, creating a new, highly visible downtown landmark. The property is pre-registered LEED®, and is expected to attain Platinum certification upon completion.
Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz said, “Hines’ relationship with Hogan Lovells spans more than 30 years. They have a prominent presence in Hines-developed and managed buildings in Denver and Washington D.C., and we are very proud that they have chosen to build on that relationship with us here in Houston.”
Bruce Oakley, managing partner of Hogan Lovells, added, “We are excited to relocate to this premier downtown address. Our new office will help create an inspiring environment for our employees and clients and represents our global culture of engagement with each other, and with clients.”
With this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 50 percent committed. Other notable tenants include Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Orrick and United Airlines.
Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that assists corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. The firm has over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 45 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States. Hogan Lovells became a top 10 global legal services provider in May 2010 through an unprecedented combination of two firms with international credentials, U.S.-based firm Hogan & Hartson and European-based firm Lovells. Modern-day Hogan Lovells carries on the 112-year tradition of excellence established by its founders and further builds on their legacy. For more information visit www.hoganlovells.com.Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 182 cities in 20 countries. Hines has $89.1 billion of assets under management, including $42.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $46.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,126 properties, totaling over 351 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 457 properties, representing over 193 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.