HOUSTON – CBRE announces the long-term lease renewal for Texas-based law firm Gardere at downtown Houston’s Wells Fargo Plaza. Gardere will relocate to floors 20 through 22 and occupy 74,975 square feet.
Gardere Vice Chair Eric A. Blumrosen said: “Through the reduction of space previously dedicated to large law libraries, file rooms and multiple reception areas, the new space will provide the firm with increased efficiencies, as well as a sleek, fresh design that will significantly enhance the workplace environment for Gardere’s lawyers and staff.”
Senior Vice President, Dave Hanusa and Executive Vice President Bonnie Kelley, both with CBRE, represented the landlord. Mark O’Donnell, Kevin Hodges and David Endelman, all of Savills Studley, represented Gardere in the transaction.
“Gardere has been a Wells Fargo Plaza tenant for 16 years and we are excited about their decision to remain tenants in the building” said Hanusa. “By completely redesigning the new space and starting from scratch, Gardere can better utilize this space and bring its office up to date with its own brand and culture. We are pleased that we were able to meet their size and space requirements for their new office space to support their needs.”
Wells Fargo Plaza, located at 1000 Louisiana, is a two-time winner of BOMA Houston’s TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award.
Wells Fargo Plaza is one of the largest multi-tenant buildings in the United States with more than 1.7 million square feet of rentable office space and takes up an entire city block, surrounded by Louisiana, Lamar, Smith and McKinney Streets in downtown Houston. The trophy building is currently 93 percent occupied. CBRE manages and leases the building.
Among local office towers, Wells Fargo Plaza, at 71 stories in height, is second only to the 75-story Chase Tower in downtown Houston.