Historic Building Reports Leasing in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Three firms have signed leases in The Jones on Main, 890,380-SF historic building in downtown Houston.

SWA GroupTraffic Engineers, Inc., and  Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthly, LLP. have completed their move-ins totaling nearly 30,000 SF of office space.

Spanning an entire city block on Main Street, Jones on Main encompasses four interconnected buildings with 800,000 SF of Class A office space, a WeWork, Shake Shack, and Finn Hall with nine chef-driven eateries and two bars.

Recent Leasing at Jones on Main

SWA Group, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm,expanded their lease to 16,989 SF at the Jones on Main building. CBRE’s Parker Duffie and Jason Presley represented the landlord, Regency Main, LLC in the transaction, while Bill Wolff of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, LLC represented the tenant, SWA Group, which signed a 10-year lease.

Traffic Engineers, Inc., a Houston-based specialized transportation planning and traffic engineering firm, signed a seven-year lease, for 6,689 SF. CBRE’s Duffie and Presley represented the landlord. Scott Fikes of JLL represented the tenant.

Houston-based law firm, Drumheller, Hollingsworth & Monthy, LLP leased 2,489 SF. CBRE’s Duffie and Presley represented the landlord. William Padon of CBRE represented the tenant.

Built in 1908 and expanded in 1922, 708 Main has held a presence on Main Street in downtown for more than a century. Also known as The Great Jones Building, the office tower was originally home to the Texas Company (later Texaco), and then became the Bankers Mortgage Building.

Former Houston Chronicle publisher Jesse H. Jones kept an office in the building as work progressed on the adjacent Gulf Building.

The 712 Main office tower, is a 37-story Art Deco skyscraper. The building was commissioned in 1929 by Jesse Jones and it remained the tallest building in Houston until 1963. The tower is a City of Houston Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

April 17, 2022 Realty News Report Copyright 2022

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File: Historic Building Reports Leasing

Image: Courtesy Lionstone

File: Jesse H. Jones, National Register of Historic Places. 712 Main. 708 Main. Historic Building Reports Leasing by CBRE.

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