It Only Takes One. A Reason to Stay Positive.

October 20, 2020
By: Margaret Ann Cook

There is no arguing that we are all facing challenging times. Companies in Houston are not only dealing with COVID-19, but also the effects of historically low oil prices. These two factors are causing many office tenants to search for a solution disposing of excess space. 

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Houston, How Bad is our Problem?

September 27, 2020
By: David Anderson

As the saying goes, misery loves company!

To say the last several months have been tough for the Houston office market would be the understatement of this year we are all coming to love and know all too well.

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RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUP SIGNS SUBLEASE AT 12140 WICKCHESTER

June 03, 2020

In one of the largest Houston transactions of 2020, Rimkus Consulting Group, a Houston based forensic engineering firm, will relocate its office headquarters to 12140 Wickchester in Houston’s Energy Corridor in Q4 2020. Anthony Fritsche with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented Rimkus in the transaction, while CBRE handled negotiations on behalf of the sublandlord, Linde Engineering. Rimkus will vacate approximately 40,000 square feet at 8 Greenway and will occupy two floors at its new Wickchester location, which will be home to roughly 140 employees.

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Stallion Oilfield Services Renews at 950 Corbindale

November 30, 2019

Stallion Oilfield Services has renewed its lease for 30,569 SF of office space at 950 Corbindale Road. The Texas-based equipment rentals and energy services firm was represented by David Anderson with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, while Richard Plessala represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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B&J Wholesale Leases Industrial Property in Northwest Houston

September 30, 2019

Oilfield equipment supplier, B&J Wholesale, leased a 29,156 SF industrial property at 11997 FM 529 in Northwest Houston. Fritsche Anderson’s Justin Walker represented the tenant, while Michael Farris represented the landlord in the transaction. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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i.e. Smart Systems Purchases Facility in North Houston

September 12, 2019

i.e. Smart Systems purchased a 28,296 SF industrial warehouse facility at 23219 W Hardy Road in Spring, TX. The locally based technology infrastructure company will relocate from their current location at 15200 E Hardy Road. Margaret Ann Cook and Jason Herbrich with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented the tenant in the purchase. Cypressbrook Company’s Greg Usher represented the seller. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Another Law Firm Moving Houston Office to 609 Main

August 27, 2019

McGinnis Lochridge is the latest law firm to announce it will move its local office into 609 Main at Texas, a downtown office tower that Houston-based developer Hines opened in 2017. The firm's Houston office currently is at 711 Louisiana St., suite 1600. The move will be official Sept. 4, and McGinnis Lochridge will occupy 14,000 square feet at 609 Main St., suite 2800, according to a press release. Anthony Fritsche with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners and HPI Tenant Advisors represented McGinnis Lochridge in the new lease, per the release. Houston-based Tramonte Design Studio designed the new office. Michael Anderson and Damon Thames of Colvill Office Properties handle leasing for 609 Main, according to the building's website.

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Corporate Outfitters Relocates to 9011 S Sam Houston Parkway W

August 15, 2019

Corporate Outfitters, a Houston-based office furniture supplier, has signed a new lease for 18,870 SF of showroom, office and warehouse space at 9011 S Sam Houston Parkway West. Fritsche Anderson’s Brett Blanchard represented the tenant on the lease. Alexander Reilly and Bo Pettit of Boyd Commercial represented the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Aker BioMarine Expands to Silber Road Warehouse

May 20, 2019

Aker BioMarine signed a new lease for 67,485 SF of climate-controlled warehouse space at 1170 Silber Rd in Northwest Houston. The Norway-based company is a leader in the biotech industry specializing in harvesting and production of krill products. Aker BioMarine’s operational efficiency will improve by moving most of their storage requirements to this off-site location. John Milam and Sam Pouns with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented Aker BioMarine and John Kruse with Holt Lunsford handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States. 

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VES Expands in Northwest Houston

April 15, 2019

Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc. (“VES”) a privately held company that provides medical evaluation services for the Veterans Benefit Administration, extended its lease 75,722 RSF and expanded by another floor of 18,583 RSF for a total of 94,305 RSF taking floors 6-10 in 2707 North Loop West in Houston, TX. The building is owned by Fuller Realty Partners. A key component of the transaction was that the landlord has agreed to construct a new parking garage to address VES’s parking requirements on site directly adjacent to the building. William Wolff of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented VES and Stewart Smith and Aaron Anders of Fuller Realty Partners represented the Landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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EIV Capital Inks New Lease in Downtown Houston

February 14, 2019

EIV Capital has signed a new lease for 10,023 square feet of office space at 910 Louisiana in Downtown Houston. The private equity firm, specializing in the energy industry, was represented by Fritsche Anderson’s Jay Cliburn, Andrew Brod and Tommy Wilson. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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ICON Clinical Relocates to Sugar Land

November 26, 2018

ICON Clinical has signed a new lease for 10,099 square feet of office space at 2150 Town Square Place in Sugar Land. ICON, a global provider of services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, will relocate from 13131 Dairy Ashford. Their new location is at the heartbeat of Sugar Land, part of a new mixed-use development home to restaurants, entertainment, City Hall and high-end residential. ICON was represented by Anthony Fritsche and Sam Pouns of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners in Houston. Don Janssen handled lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord, Planned Community Developers. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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SWA Group Relocates to Downtown Houston

October 04, 2018

SWA Group, a landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm with a network of eight studios worldwide, will relocate to Downtown Houston in 2019 after signing a lease for 11,341 square feet on the 6th floor of The Jones on Main owned by Lionstone Investments and The Midway Company. The new location is in the hub of downtown Houston and will provide a dramatic strengthening of SWA’s commitment to creating urban spaces across the United States. A key amenity provided by the new space is the opportunity for SWA to create an outdoor terrace that would give employees a green respite in the heart of the city. Bill Wolff with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented SWA, and Connor Saxe, Damon Thames and Vince Strake with Colvill Office Properties handled the negotiations on behalf of Lionstone. According to Kinder Baumgardner, SWA’s managing principal, “we wanted to change how we worked, upgrade our culture, improve our social interaction and truly become part of the Houston scene; we believe our new location will help us achieve those goals.” Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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The Doan Law Firm Expands at 1 Riverway

August 24, 2018

The Doan Law Firm has expanded its leased premises at 1 Riverway in the Galleria. The law firm will occupy 8,400 square feet in the building. Fritsche Anderson’s Brett Blanchard represented Jimmy Doan, the firm’s principal, on the lease. CBRE’s Parker Duffie handled negotiations on behalf of the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Partners in Building Expands in Northwest Houston

August 06, 2018

Partners in Building has renewed and expanded its footprint at 2901 W Sam Houston Parkway N in Northwest Houston. The custom home builders were represented by Anthony Fritsche of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and Jon Spears with TNRG handled negotiations on behalf of the building owner. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Houston Mechatronics Expands in Clear Lake

July 09, 2018

Houston Mechatronics has expanded its leased premises at 17146 Feathercraft Lane in Clear Lake. The cutting-edge technology company was represented by Fritsche Anderson’s Jason Herbrich and Anthony Fritsche. Derek Beck of The Beck Group handled negotiations on behalf of the landlord, Tiberius Nero, Ltd. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Colony HB2 Energy Inks New Lease in Midtown

June 20, 2018

Colony HB2 Energy (formerly Haloroc Technologies) has signed a new lease for its Houston headquarters at 2777 Allen Parkway in Midtown Houston. The long-term lease for the majority of the 6th floor will help support Colony HB2’s growth plans for years to come. David Anderson of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented HB2 in the lease, and Elliott Hirschfeld with CBRE represented the building owner. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Talos Energy Relocates to Larger Space in Allen Center

December 19, 2017

Talos Energy has leased 98,000 square feet in Three Allen Center for relocation of its headquarters from One Allen Center. Brookfield Property Partners' Three Allen Center, at 333 Clay downtown, is now 94 percent leased. "Talos Energy's core founders have started and operated successful Exploration and Production companies out of the Allen Center Complex for more than 17 years," Talos Energy senior vice president and chief financial officer Michael Harding said in an announcement. "It feels good to know that we have secured space with room to grow." Brett Blanchard and David Anderson of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented the tenant. JLL's Bubba Harkins, John Pruitt and Jessica Ochoa represented the landlord along with Clint Bawcom of Brookfield. "The recent completion of the initial phase of the reimagining of Allen Center is attracting some of Houston's top companies and their employees to relocate to our property or expand their current footprint,"  said Travis Overall, executive vice president and head of Brookfield's Texas region.

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Hurricane Harvey Sped Up Northwestern Mutual's Move

November 24, 2017

Northwestern Mutual fast-tracked its plans for a downtown office after Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations at its main Houston office near the Galleria.

The Milwaukee-based financial services firm has moved into the 31st floor of the Kinder Morgan building at 1001 Louisiana. The new office, totaling nearly 4,200 square feet, establishes a base for serving clients in the downtown and Texas Medical Center areas. It also provides overflow offices for financial advisers at One Riverway, which is operational but still being restored.

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Wealth Management Co. Expands Recently in Renovated Downtown Tower

February 27, 2017

In a move that's indicative of Houston tenants' demand for high-quality office space, a wealth management company plans to vacate its un-renovated space at 1801 Smith Street and move into more than 20,000 square feet of newly upgraded space in the same building.

Houston-based Legacy Trust Co. will relocate to 21,605 square feet on the the 18th floor of 1801 Smith Street, which was formerly known as 600 Jefferson and rebranded as part of Stream Realty's multimillion-dollar renovation of the building. The company is currently in un-renovated space on the third floor. It's expanding by a few hundred square feet and will relocate to the 18th floor in January 2018.

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Legacy Trust Renews at 600 Jefferson

January 18, 2017

Legacy Trust Company, N.A. has executed a long term lease within their existing address at 600 Jefferson. A tenant of 30+ years in the building, the full service trust company with over $3 billion in assets under administration will move from the Third Floor to brand new space on the Nineteenth Floor. Legacy Trust was represented by David Anderson and Jay Cliburn of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and Richard Barbles and Craig McKenna handled lease negotiations on behalf of Stream Realty Partners. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Diamond McCarthy Relocates Within 2 Houston Center

October 01, 2016

Diamond McCarthy has relocated to a full floor within their existing address at 2 Houston Center. A tenant of 16 years in the building, the national litigation firm will move from the 15th Floor to new space in the upper elevator bank designed by Gensler Architects. Diamond McCarthy was represented by Anthony Fritsche of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and Debbie Wilson handled lease negotiations on behalf of Crescent Real Estate. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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ABM Will Relocate to Sugar Creek on the Lake

September 30, 2016

ABM has signed a lease for approximately 63,000 square feet of office space at 14141 Southwest Freeway. ABM, the leading provider of facility solutions, chose the property due to its high parking ratio of 7.0:1,000 parking and top-of-building signage facing the Southwest Freeway. ABM was represented by David Anderson and Anthony Fritsche of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Michael Sieger and Brad Sinclair with PM Realty Group handled the negotiations on behalf of the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Goodman Renews at Stonehollow A

September 01, 2016

Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. renewed its distribution warehouse lease for 33,900 square feet at Stonehollow A located at 11700 Stonehollow Drive in Austin, Texas. Goodman, a member of the Daikin group, designs, engineers and manufactures residential air conditioning and heating products. Anthony Fritsche of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners and Leigh Ellis of AQUILA Commercial represented Goodman and Jordan Walker and Andy Thomas with HPI represented the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Link Staffing Renews at 1800 Bering

July 15, 2016

Link Staffing renewed nearly 14,000 square feet at 1800 Bering in the Galleria submarket. The staffing firm was represented by Brett Blanchard with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Ryan Bishop of Stream Realty Partners handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Ameriprise Renews at Greenway Plaza

July 01, 2016

Ameriprise Financial has signed a 12,000 square foot lease renewal at 11 Greenway Plaza in the Greenway Plaza submarket. The leading financial planning and advisory firm was represented by Mike Quinn with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Bubba Harkins with Cousins Properties handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Galloway Johnson Stays at Fulbright Tower

May 23, 2016

Galloway, Johnson, Thompkins, Burr and Smith (GJTBS) renewed nearly 13,000 square feet at 1301 McKinney. A client since 2001, the Houston attorneys were represented by Bill Wolff with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. CB Richard Ellis handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Astra Oil Relocates to San Felipe Plaza

February 01, 2016

Astra Oil Company LLC has relocated into approximately 10,000 square feet of office space at 5847 San Felipe. The global energy trading group relocated from 5718 Westheimer to provide additional space and flexibility for the growth of their Houston office presence. Astra Oil was represented by Tommy Wilson of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Brad Beasley and Clark Thompson with Colvill Office Properties handled the negotiations on behalf of the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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HealthHelp Expands at 5959 Corporate Drive

November 15, 2015

HealthHelp has signed a lease extension and expansion for nearly 21,000 square feet of office space at 5959 Corporate Drive in Houston. The healthcare management company was represented by Sam Pouns and and Anthony Fritsche with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Elliott Hirshfeld with CB Richard Ellis handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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University Lands Moves Into CityCentre 5

October 01, 2015

University Lands, an office of The University of Texas System, has signed a lease for approximately 13,000 square feet at CityCentre 5. New to Houston, University Lands is responsible for managing the Permanent University Fund lands and the Trust Minerals. University Lands was represented by Tommy Wilson of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Marilyn Guion and Connor Saxe with Colvill Office Properties handled the negotiations on behalf of the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Top-Co Relocates to Fairbanks 8 Business Park

September 15, 2015

Top-Co Cementing Products, Inc. has relocated into approximately 65,000 SF of industrial space at 7330 North Sam Houston Parkway West. The multinational corporation, specializing in the design and manufacturing of casing equipment, was previously in three locations and the new space provides the firm the opportunity to consolidate and operate at one location. Top-Co was represented by David Anderson of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and Will Hedges with DCT Industrial Trust represented the owner. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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HealthHelp to Relocate to Greenspoint

February 01, 2015

HealthHelp, an industry leader in educative and collaborative healthcare management, has signed a lease for two floors of office space at Four Greenspoint Place and will relocate its corporate headquarters to the building in the Spring of 2015. The firm will relocate from 654 North Sam Houston Parkway into approximately 40,000 square feet of space formerly occupied by ExxonMobil. HealthHelp was represented by Sam Pouns and Anthony Fritsche with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and Damon Thames and Chip Colvill with Colvill Office Properties represented the building owner. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Nortex Relocates to 3009 Post Oak

November 08, 2014

Nortex Corporation will relocate its corporate headquarters to 3009 Post Oak from 1415 Louisiana in the first quarter of 2015. Nortex is an oil and gas exploration and development firm with over 2,000 domestic producing properties, primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The firm, which will leave its long time headquarters in downtown Houston for space in the newly constructed (2013) property in the Galleria market, was represented by Anthony Fritsche and Albert Spiers with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Rich Pancioli with CBRE handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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Eaton Corporation Disposes of Two Floors at 600 Travis

May 21, 2014

Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) has sublet two floors of office space to Indigo Minerals at 600 Travis Street in downtown Houston.  The space is a portion of the former world headquarters of Cooper Industries, a global manufacturer of electrical products and solutions which was acquired by Eaton in 2012.  Eaton, a power management company with more than 103,000 employees and customers in more than 175 countries, was represented in the sublease by Anthony Fritsche and David Anderson with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners.  Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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HFG Moves into New Woodlands Development

April 30, 2014

HFG Wealth Management has signed a lease for space at Two Hughes Landing, 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard, in the Woodlands, Texas. HFG, an independent, comprehensive financial planning and wealth advisory firm, was represented by Sam Pouns and David Anderson with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners. Norm Munoz with Colliers International handled negotiations for the landlord. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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KIK Expands Houston Presence

March 08, 2014

KIK Custom Products has signed a new lease for roughly 63,000 square feet of industrial space at 530 Portwall in Houston. In addition to manufacturing an extensive range of bleach and household cleaning products for the private label programs of some of North America's leading retailers, KIK manufactures and markets a number of its own brands to meet the specific needs of small to medium-sized retailers, institutions and consumers. Brett Blanchard with Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners represented KIK in its lease negotiations. Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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HOK Architects Relocates Houston Headquarters

March 05, 2014

HOK Architects has signed a long term lease to relocate its Houston headquarters to 3200 Southwest Freeway from 2800 Post Oak Boulevard.  HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, was a long time tenant at Williams Tower prior to making the move to the Greenway area, where it will occupy roughly 40,000 square feet on two floors in January 2015.  HOK was represented in the transaction by Anthony Fritsche and Jay Cliburn of Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners, and JP Hutcheson and Eric Siegrist with Cassidy Turley handled negotiations for the landlord, Parkway Properties.  Fritsche Anderson Realty Partners is a Houston-based commercial real estate services firm specializing in the representation of office and industrial tenants in Houston and across the United States.

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