Intelligent Real Estate Investments - Hines

Hines partnered with Prime Asset Management to develop 717 Texas, a 33-story Class A office tower in Houston's downtown theater district. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and completed in 2003, the granite-clad building features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston.

When 717 Texas achieved certification at the Platinum level under the USGBC's LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB), it was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve the highest green building designation.

In 2019, the building underwent renovations to deliver a hospitality-inspired lobby with new furnishings, updated wall and elevator finishes, lighting and security console upgrades. New food and beverage concepts offer tenants coffee by day, happy hour in the evening, and numerous casual dining alternatives.


  • 717 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX


  • The block bounded by Louisiana Street, Prairie Avenue, Milam Street and Texas Avenue


  • Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

Building Details

  • 697,195 square feet
  • 33 floors



  • Recognized as Best Workplace for commuters for their efforts to reduce traffic congestion, employee stress and air pollution
  • 2016 International TOBY Award - Earth Category

Major Tenants

  • Calpine
  • Jones Day
  • Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.


  • LEED Platinum 2010
  • ENERGY STAR 2005