HOUSTON – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, the international law firm, has signed a 12-year, 56,731-SF lease at 609 Main at Texas, the new downtown office tower developed by Hines. The building, one of the biggest spec buildings under construction in the U.S., is now 50 percent leased with construction due to be completed in early 2017.
The firm was represented in lease negotiations by Charles Gordon, Paul Penland, and Stephen Bay with CBRE. Gordon, a veteran in Houston office leasing, has participated in several leases announced recently in the new Hines tower, including United Airlines for 225,000 SF and two other law firms: Kirkland & Ellis with 62,000 SF and Hogan Lovells at 43,000 SF.
Located at the corner of Main and Texas streets in downtown Houston, the 48-story, 1,050,000-square-foot office tower was designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm Pickard Chilton.
Orrick launched its Houston office in early 2016 and will relocate to 609 Main at Texas in mid-2017.
Colvill Office Properties, a Houston firm led by Chip Colvill, has been leasing the downtown tower. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties represented Hines.
Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz said, “We are excited to welcome Orrick, not only to Houston, but to 609 Main at Texas. We believe this dynamic building will be a great fit for the dynamic firm.”
“We are thrilled to build Orrick’s Houston office with a world-class team of lawyers in a world-class building,” said Carlos Treistman, Orrick’s Houston Office Leader.
Orrick is an international law firm focused on serving the energy & infrastructure, technology and finance sectors. The firm has 25 offices across the United States, EMEA and Asia. Since the firm announced its Houston office in January 2016, its Houston team has grown to 42 lawyers, with a focus on energy & infrastructure, corporate/M&A, Latin America, commercial litigation and intellectual property and public finance.
August 9, 2016. Copyright Realty News Report 2016