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Houston, TX

Boutique office space, Galleria submarket attract diverse mix of tenants

JLL inks 6 new leases at 1885 Saint James Place

​HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2017JLL has completed six new leases, totaling approximately 26,000 square feet, at 1885 Saint James Place in Houston. Sage Refined Products, Ltd.; Aycock & Company, PC; Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC; Detring Energy Advisors; Continental Underwriters; and Sertecpet have signed new leases at the Class A, boutique office building. The addition of these tenants brings the building to more than 50 percent leased.

JLL's Chrissy Wilson and Russell Hodges represented the landlord, 1885 St. James Place Partners L.P., in the transactions.

  • Houston-based commodities brokerage, Sage Refined Products, Ltd. signed a 7,391-square-foot lease and will relocate from BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd., to the 11th floor of 1885 St. James. Avison Young's Harry Holmes represented the firm.
  • Houston-based Aycock & Company, PC signed a 6,448-square-foot lease on the 10th floor of 1885 St. James. The accounting firm will relocate from their current office at 7500 San Felipe St. Matt Trozzo and Graham Horton of CBRE represented the tenant.  
  • Birmingham, Alabama-based Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC signed a 5,700-square-foot lease and will relocate from 5718 Westheimer Road, to the 11th floor of 1885 St. James. Cushman & Wakefield's Hugh Herman represented the law firm.  
  • Detring Energy Advisors, a boutique advisory firm, signed a 4,234-square-foot lease. The Houston-based company, will relocate from 510 Bering Drive to the 12th floor of 1885 St. James. JLL's John Burke represented Detring in the transaction. 
  • Representing the company's first Houston office, Continental Underwriters signed a new 1,505-square-foot lease on the seventh floor of 1885 St. James. The company has offices in New Orleans, New York, Chicago, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Chad Beck of Cushman & Wakefield represented Continental Underwriters. 
  • Sertecpet, an oil and gas engineering services firm, signed a new 1,438-square-foot lease and will relocate from Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Blvd., to the 12th floor of 1885 St. James. Angie Armijos of Nan Properties represented the Ecuador-based firm.

 "The continued leasing success at 1885 St. James Place, amid an otherwise slow office market, is a testament to the developer's original vision for the project: an upscale office building with a neighborhood feel," said Hodges. "In my opinion, the building's primary differentiator is convenience. We are all looking to maximize our time, and 1885 St. James is multifaceted in that regard."

1885 St. James Place is a 165,000-square-foot office building offering nine floors of office space atop six floors of above-grade parking. Amenities include a fitness center, conference center, food service, on-site security, on-site property management, and covered, in-building parking for all employees. Located just south of the Tanglewood neighborhood in Houston's Galleria office submarket, the property has more than 70 restaurants and five hotels within a one mile radius. 

Highly-regarded for its robust amenity base and desirable location along the West Loop, the Galleria is Houston's second largest office submarket and has one of the market's most diverse group of tenants. Home to 22.1 million square feet of office space, the submarket has added 1.1 million square feet of new product since the first quarter of 2016, according to JLL research. 

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 80,000. As of September 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit