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Hines Gains Another Tenant as New Houston Skyscaper Nears Completion in Downtown

Rendering of Hines' 609 Main at Texas building under construction in downtown Houston.

Rendering of Hines’ 609 Main at Texas building which is nearing completion.

HOUSTON – Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, has signed a 10-year lease for 15,000 square feet on the 35th floor of 609 Main at Texas, the new downtown office tower developed by Hines.

Russell Reynolds Associates was represented in lease negotiations by John Burke of JLL. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties represented Hines.

The 48-story, 1,050,000-SF Hines office tower will be complete in January 2017, Hines said in a press release. With this new lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at over 50 percent leased. Other notable tenants include Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Orrick, Hogan Lovells and United Airlines.

The office project is located on Block 69 at the southeast corner of Main and Texas Avenue, near the historic Rice Hotel lofts. Hines has owned Block 69 since 2008.

Designed by Pickard Chilton, the building is pre-registered LEED certified, destined to go LEED Platinum. The tower is a project by Hines CalPERS Green (HCG) development fund, a partnership that focuses exclusively on developing sustainable office buildings.

When work began on the tower, about three years ago, the building was one of the largest spec projects in America.

Jan. 18, 2017 Realty News Report Copyright 2017

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