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Law Firm Leases Space in Hines Tower in Downtown Houston

The 717 Texas building in downtown Houston was developed by Hines.

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced that Dallas-based law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton has signed a new 15,000-square-foot lease at 717 Texas, a downtown tower near the Theater District.

Hines recently completed a renovation to the 33-story building creating a hospitality-inspired lobby with new furnishings, wall and elevator finishes, lighting and security console upgrades.

“This lease is evidence of the excitement over the repositioning of the asset that was recently completed,” said  Hines Senior Vice President John Mooz.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton was represented in lease negotiations by John and JW Amend at The Amend Group. Connor Saxe and Win Haggard with Colvill Office Properties, represented Hines, the building developer, owner and property manager.

717 Texas is a 697,195-SF office tower located in Houston’s northern Downtown. Designed by HOK, the granite-clad Class A office tower features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston. Completed in 2003, 717 Texas was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve LEED Platinum certification for existing buildings.  When the building opened 16 years ago, it was named Calpine Center.

The 717 Texas building sits on a block bounded by Texas Avenue, Louisiana, Prairie and Milam. 

Two major high-rise towers are under construction by Hines across the street from 717 Texas on different neighboring blocks:

Across the street on Block 42, Hines is developing a 46-story 373-unit apartment tower on a half-block bounded by Preston, Prairie and Milam. The old Houston Chronicle garage there was demolished and is being replaced with The Preston apartment tower – the tallest residential project in Houston.

Across the street to the east, on Block 58, Hines is developing another new neighbor for the 717 Texas Avenue building. It’s a 47-story office project called Texas Tower. The new office tower is rising on a block bounded by Texas Avenue, Travis, Milam and Prairie. Hines is developing the 1 million-SF building in partnership with Ivanhoe Cambridge, a Canadian firm.

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