HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The White & Case law firm signed an 11-year lease for 57,315 SF at 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1,073,075-SF office tower in downtown Houston.
With the signing of this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 84 percent leased. The tower, which held its grand opening in May 2017, was developed by Hines.
White & Case will occupy the 29th and 30th floors.
The building’s other notable tenants include EnVen Energy; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Orrick, Hogan Lovells, McKinsey & Company; Russell Reynolds Associates; Royal Bank of Canada; Goldman Sachs; and United Airlines. In addition, there are several transactions in progress which will bring the building to 93 percent leased, Hines said.
Hines was represented in the lease by Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties while White & Case was represented by David Bale with JLL.
Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz said, “We are very proud that White & Case has chosen to relocate to 609 Main for their new office space, and we look forward to having their world-class team of lawyers at our world-class building.”
Designed by the Pickard Chilton architecture firm, 609 Main at Texas’ north and south façade extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown.
Amenities at the vertically integrated campus include a “hotel-style” lobby with a café and spaces for networking; a 7,000-SF fitness center and 8,000-SF conference center; full-height windows; a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system; and private roof gardens.
White & Case is a global law firm with lawyers in 44 offices across 30 countries.
“We are looking forward to moving into our new offices at 609 Main, one of the premier buildings in the downtown Houston skyline, early next year,” said Jay Cuclis, office executive partner for White & Case’s Houston office. “It’s a great location for White & Case in the heart of downtown Houston, where we’re committed to grow and thrive.”
The 609 Main building is the newest downtown Houston office tower completed by Hines, a Houston firm founded in 1957. The firm also broke ground last year on the 47-story Texas Tower on Block 58, which is the former Houston Chronicle site, a block bounded by Texas Avenue, Milam, Travis and Prairie. The Texas Tower building will be completed in 2021.