This Week's Houston Deal Sheet
Gensler's Houston team has an extra reason to be thankful this season. Earlier this week, influential Houston architect Marie Hoke joined the firm as the Houston office's leader for Arts & Culture Education.
Marie has more than 28 years of experience managing and designing education, performing arts and civic projects in Houston. Prior to joining Gensler, she ran her own practice, Team Hoke, which she began after more than 15 years at WHR Architects, leading its studio for Education and Arts. Additionally, Marie served as the senior project manager for the University of Houston’s Facilities, Planning & Construction Department. She will put her expertise as a board member of Houston's AIA chapter and Rice Design Alliance to use building up Gensler's Community sector.
Parkway hired four professionals to lead leasing efforts for its portfolio of five Class-A office assets: Greenway Plaza, Phoenix Tower, CityWestPlace, Post Oak Central and San Felipe Plaza. The leasing team is led by Eric Siegrist, who, along with team members J.P. Hutcheson and Amanda Nebel, were previously employed by another large firm. Rachel Williams is also a member of the team.
Brian Edwards (above with Raleigh, who we're told is a very good girl) was promoted to senior project manager at LJA Engineering. Brian has worked for some of the largest MUDs in the Houston area, and his experience with older districts adds significant value to the work he is doing now with new developments.
NAI Partners' Dan Boyles repped Asset Plus Cos in leasing 29k SF of office space at 950 Corbindale in Houston. American Medical Resources' Richard Plessala repped the landlord.
Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors’ Mike Easely worked the lease execution of 6,500 SF at 4112 Old Spanish Trail for Houston-based Encore Theater. The lessor repped himself.
JLL’s Mark Nicholas, Richard Quarles and Joe Berwick negotiated a new 52k SF industrial lease at 620 North Houston Ave in Humble on behalf of landlord Schroeder Partnership. Caldwell Cos' Ron Roberson repped the tenant.
Lansing Building Products signed a new 30k SF industrial lease at Claymoore Business Park, 10801 Moss Ridge Road in Houston. JLL’s Kevin Erck repped the tenant. Transwestern’s Brian Gammill repped the landlord, Claymoore Northwest Inc.
Black Label Commercial Group's Jeremy Bran brokered the portfolio sale of 2300 Stanford, an eight-unit Class-C apartment complex in Montrose, and 524 Heights Blvd, a 10-unit Class-C apartment complex in the Heights. The buyer is Christopher Bran with CBMJ Investments and Development. The properties' exterior and interior are being renovated.
KBS Growth & Income REIT, a non-traded REIT based in Newport Beach, CA, completed the acquisition of The Offices at Greenhouse, a 203k SF office building in Houston.