(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that JAMS, a global arbitration, mediation and ADR provider, has signed an 11-year lease for 10,055 square feet at 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1,073,075-square-foot office tower in downtown Houston. JAMS will occupy the 39th floor.
With the signing of this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 95% leased. Other notable tenants include United Airlines, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, White & Case, Orrick, EnVen Energy, Royal Bank of Canada, Hogan Lovells, McKinsey & Company, and Russell Reynolds Associates.
Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz said, “We are very proud that JAMS has chosen to establish their new space at 609 Main, and we look forward to having their panel of respected mediators and arbitrators in our world-class building.”
“We’re excited to open our permanent Houston Resolution Center at 609 Main, one of downtown Houston’s most dynamic locations,” said Nate Brooks, JAMS senior vice president and chief financial officer. “JAMS offers attorney and their clients best-in-class dispute resolution. With its proximity to law firms and businesses and superior amenities, 609 Main will help us deliver the highest quality service.”
Hines was represented by Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Cushman & Wakefield while JAMS was represented by William Padon, Kevin Kushner and Ron Wade with CBRE.
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.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 225 cities in 25 countries. Hines has approximately $144.1 billion¹ of assets under management, including $75.5 billion for which Hines serves as investment manager, including non-real estate assets, and $68.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 165 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,426 properties, totaling over 472 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 576 properties, representing over 246 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. ¹AUM includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM.
About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists. With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS also offers remote dispute resolution through videoconferencing and other platforms. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person or virtual hearings. More information is available at www.jamsadr.com, and you can connect with JAMS on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and the JAMS ADR blog.