Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton Sign Lease at 717 Texas

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Dallas-based law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton has signed a new approximately 15,000-square-foot lease at 717 Texas.

717 Texas recently completed a ground-floor revitalization that will welcome forward-thinking tenants for years to come. The renovations included a hospitality-inspired lobby with new furnishings, wall and elevator finishes, lighting and security console upgrades. In addition, new food and beverage concepts offer the building tenants coffee by day, happy hour in the evening, and numerous casual dining alternatives.

Hines Senior Vice President John Mooz said, “We are also extremely pleased that Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton has chosen to make 717 Texas its new home. This lease is evidence of the excitement over the repositioning of the asset that was recently completed.”

John Shackelford with Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley and Norton said, “One of the most critical components to our success is our ability to attract talent, and our employees are excited to call 717 Texas their new home. The building provides a modern and efficient design along with the highest quality amenities and services.”

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton was represented in lease negotiations by John and JW Amend at The Amend Group. Connor Saxe and Win Haggard with Colvill Office Properties, represented Hines, the building developer, owner and property manager.

717 Texas is a 33-story, 697,195-square-foot office tower located in Houston's vibrant, northern Downtown. Designed by HOK, the granite-clad Class A office tower features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston. Completed in 2003, 717 Texas was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® rating system for Existing Buildings.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 219 cities in 23 countries. Hines has approximately $124.3 billion of assets under management, including $63.8 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $60.5 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 148 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,362 properties, totaling over 449 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 514 properties, representing over 222 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 for more information.