(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that White & Case LLP has signed an 11-year lease for 57,315 square feet at 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1,073,075-square-foot office tower in downtown Houston. The global law firm will relocate to the building and will occupy the 29th and 30th floors.
With the signing of this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 84 percent leased. Other notable tenants include EnVen Energy, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Orrick, Hogan Lovells, McKinsey & Company, Russell Reynolds Associates, Royal Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs, and United Airlines. In addition, there are several transactions in progress which will bring the building to 93 percent leased.
“We are looking forward to moving into our new offices at 609 Main, one of the premier buildings in the downtown Houston skyline, early next year,” said Jay Cuclis, office executive partner for White & Case’s Houston office. “It’s a great location for White & Case in the heart of downtown Houston, where we’re committed to grow and thrive.”
Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz said, “We are very proud that White & Case has chosen to relocate to 609 Main for their new office space, and we look forward to having their world-class team of lawyers at our world-class building.”
Hines was represented by Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties while White and Case was represented by David Bale with JLL.
Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm Pickard Chilton, 609 Main at Texas’ north and south façade extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown, creating a new, highly visible downtown landmark. Amenities at the vertically integrated campus include a "hotel-style" lobby with a café and spaces for networking; a 7,000-square-foot high-performance fitness center and 8,000-square-foot conference center; full-height windows allowing for an abundance of natural light throughout the building; a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system; and private roof gardens in select tenant spaces.
About White & Case LLP
White & Case is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 44 offices across 30 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings. To learn more about the Firm, our work on behalf of clients, and points of view from around the world please take a look at our Services and Our Thinking pages.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 214 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $120.6 billion of assets under management, including $66.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $54.1 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 128 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,348 properties, totaling over 444 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 512 properties, representing over 223 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.