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This Week's Houston Deal Sheet: Chamberlain Hrdlicka Unveils $6M Renovation

Chamberlain Hrdlicka law firm completed a $6M renovation of its headquarters at Two Allen Center, the office tower at 1200 Smith St. in Downtown Houston.

The firm announced its plans to remodel the space, where it has been since 1985, in conjunction with extending its lease through 2035 in late 2022. 

Chamberlain Hrdlicka reception area

Architecture, design and planning firm Gensler and commercial construction company O’Donnell Snider collaborated on the remodel, with support from the Cushman & Wakefield team led by Tim Relyea, which assisted with the lease extension.

“The recent Allen Center campus renovations and added amenities created an inviting work environment for our team, clients and visitors. Renovating our office further enriches our employees’ experience and takes our culture of excellence and collaboration to the next level,” John Meredith, chief operating officer for Chamberlain Hrdlicka, said in a news release.

New features include an internal staircase, more glass walls to maximize natural light, new audiovisual equipment, a Zoom room, more communal spaces and a self-checkout pantry with grab-and-go options. 


JLL announced a series of promotions in its Houston office. Jack Russo has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president, specializing in office agency leasing. 

JLL also promoted Houston industrial brokers Carl Mueller and Will Clay from vice president to senior vice president. David Holland transitioned from senior associate to vice president, and Eliza Klein was promoted from associate to senior associate.

Tim Gregory, specializing in healthcare and life sciences, has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, while Isaiah Wilson in land advisory has moved from associate to senior associate. 


Method Architecture has announced several promotions. Jackie Rye was appointed principal of market operations. She will oversee Method’s Houston, Dallas and San Antonio markets.

Katherine Rorie was promoted to director of market operations. She has been a studio manager for 12 years and will now oversee multiple teams at the Houston office.

Juan Ponce was promoted to studio manager. He joined Method in 2019 as a project manager and will now manage a team. 


SSS Marketplace on Eldridge LLC acquired a 140K SF building on 12 acres at 13331 Eldridge Parkway in Houston from Sam's Real Estate Business Trust. John Nguyen of NewQuest Properties represented the buyer. James Namken and Kyle Knight of Weitzman Management Corp. represented the seller.


RKD Sr. Family LP sold 9.84 acres at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Darby Lane in Missouri City to Aikyam Investments LLC. Jeff Lokey and Glenn Dickerson of NewQuest Properties represented the seller. Jomon Kannala of Land & Luxe Realty represented the buyer.


Alphil Investments sold Deer Springs Apartments, a 128-unit multifamily community at 98 Isaacks Road in Humble. It is a value-add multifamily property built in 1984.

The seller was represented by Chip Nash, Bob Heard, Kitty Wallace and Jaleel Adatia of Colliers.


Oxford Partners represented a co-op of tenants in the lease renewal of 28.8K SF at 6222 Richmond Ave. in Houston. Oxford Partners’ Ryan Hartsell and Perry Mazzone represented the collection of tenants. The landlord, 6222 Richmond Holdings LLC, was represented by Kurt Kistler and Kevin Nolan of Moody Rambin.


11445 Compaq Center W. Drive in Houston

SynergenX, a hormone replacement therapy company, leased 54K SF at Viva Center, the 2.3M SF former HPE/Compaq Computer Campus on State Highway 249 between Beltway 8 and the Grand Parkway in Houston. The campus has 1.3M SF of industrial space, 1M SF of office and tech lab space, and 2M SF of parking garages. 

Eduardo Morales, CEO of Mexcor International and Morales Capital Group, acquired the campus in early 2022

Brandi Sikes and Liz Westcott of SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston represented Morales Capital Group in the lease. Chris Sacco of Lumicre represented the tenant. 


Levcor, a commercial real estate owner, operator and developer, announced that Arhaus has opened a location in a 22.2K SF space at Post Oak Plaza. Arhous sells artisan-crafted furniture. Brittney Austin, Linda Rubiola and Rand Horowitz of Shop Cos. assisted in leasing. Post Oak Plaza is 98% leased.