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Big Redo Underway at 5718 Westheimer Tower

The 5718 Westheimer building, just west of Houston's Galleria, is getting a major redo. CBRE handles leasing for the tower.

The 5718 Westheimer building, just west of Houston’s Galleria, is getting a major redo. CBRE handles leasing for the tower.

HOUSTON – UBS Financial Services has launched a $10 million renovation of the 22-story 5718 Westheimer building in the Galleria area.

The 500,000-SF building, located on the north side of Westheimer at Bering Drive, was originally developed by Alfanco Inc.

UBS is creating a two-acre green space adjacent to the building providing tenants with a pleasant outdoor environment.

“The adjacent land provided us a unique opportunity to create a campus like environment in the midst of an amenity rich urban setting,” said Dave Hanusa, senior vice president of CBRE, which is handling the leasing of the building.

The renovation project includes extensive redesign and upgrades to the lobby, common areas, building entry, a new conference center and tenant lounge as well as an expansive fitness center.

“We are excited about the renovations and look forward to the reintroduction of this extraordinary building to the market,” Hanusa said. CBRE’s Marilyn Guion is also handling the leasing assignment on behalf of UBS.

The Class A building won the 1999-2000 Houston BOMA Office Building of the Year award.

The tower was designed by Houston’s Morris Aubry Architects, which designed a number of other significant Houston buildings in the 1980s, including the Wortham Center, the 1600 Smith skyscraper and the 1001 Fannin tower in downtown.

Years ago, the 5718 Westheimer had been known as MCO Plaza and One Westheimer Plaza. The tower is certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 6, 2017 Realty News Report Copyright 2017

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