Haynes and Boone inks renewal in downtown’s LyondellBasell Tower
Haynes and Boone will get new offices on three floors near the top of downtown’s LyondellBasell Tower.
The law firm will renew a lease for 72,903 square feet on the 38th, 39th, and 40th floors of the 46-story building at 1221 McKinney, landlord Brookfield Properties announced.
Brookfield Properties, which acquired the four-building Houston Center complex in December, plans upgrades to the property to enhance the tenant experience. The company is also modernizing its Allen Center complex, where it created a one-acre central courtyard in the initial phase of the renovations.
Haynes and Boone has been a Houston Center tenant since 2004, when it relocated from Wells Fargo Plaza. The firm has 16 offices globally, including other Houston offices in The Woodlands.
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“The lease underscores our deep and longstanding commitment to the Houston market, where we have grown steadily for several decades, including in our core sectors of energy, technology, private equity and financial services,” Mark Trachtenberg, Haynes and Boone’s administrative partner for the Houston office said in a statement. “This lease will allow us to continue to expand and maintain a robust presence in the city.”
Haynes and Boone’s lease expires on May 31, but the firm said it will continue to occupy its current space for six to eight months after that until the construction in the new space is completed. Move-in is anticipated in early 2020.
Steve Burkett, David Bale, Ed Prejean and Diana Bridger of JLL represented the law firm. Doug Little, David Baker and Kelli Gault of Transwestern, along with Clint Bawcom of Brookfield Properties, represented the landlord.