WeWork to Open Second Downtown Houston Location at 609 Main at Texas

(HOUSTON) – WeWork today announced it is expanding its Houston footprint with a 56,000-square-foot lease at 609 Main at Texas—a 48-story, 1,073,075-square-foot office tower developed and managed by Hines in downtown Houston. WeWork 609 Main Street will occupy floors 25 and 26 of the building. 

This will be the company’s second location in downtown Houston adding to WeWork’s location at The Jones Building (709 Main Street). WeWork 609 Main Street will also be WeWork’s fourth location in the Houston metro area including WeWork Galleria Office Tower I and 1725 Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. 

WeWork members will receive 24/7 building access, micro-roasted coffee, community events and business services. In addition to WeWork’s signature offerings and amenities, WeWork members will also have access to 609 Main at Texas’ lobby café and 7,000-square-foot high-performance fitness center. 

“Houston is a thriving business hub and innovative city,” said Nathan Lenahan, General Manager, WeWork. “We are excited to expand our footprint with a second location downtown and continue to strengthen the WeWork network with the opening of 609 Main Street.” 

Hines Senior Managing Director Philip Croker said, “The modern office is evolving and providing a co-working component is essential to a building’s long-term viability. Adding a tenant of WeWork’s caliber further reinforces the strength of 609 Main and will deliver an outstanding amenity for the building and its future occupants.” 

WeWork 609 Main Street will provide workspace solutions for businesses of all sizes ranging from a small business to a high-growth start-up to a Fortune 500 company. In fact, 30% of the Fortune 500 are WeWork members (globally), and enterprise members make up nearly 40% of WeWork’s global membership.

With the signing of this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 92% leased and 94% committed. Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm Pickard Chilton, the tower’s north and south façade extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown, creating a new, highly visible downtown landmark. 

Hines was represented by Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties while WeWork was represented by Mark O’Donnell with Savills Commercial Real Estate. 

About WeWork
WeWork provides more than 466,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork's mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 485 physical locations in over 105 cities and 28 countries around the world. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit www.wework.com to learn more.  
About Hines
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.

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