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Houston, TX

Award-winning swim school inks lease for The Woodlands location

Emler Swim School secures fifth location one year after entering Houston market

HOUSTON, March 19, 2018 – JLL today announced Emler Swim School has signed a new 6,016-square-foot retail lease at Wood Ridge Plaza, 27842 Interstate 45 North in The Woodlands. The lease represents a fifth location for the Dallas-based company that entered the Houston market in early 2017.

"We are extremely encouraged by the reception Emler has received in Houston," said Emler CEO Greg Laird. "The number of students we have in our first few months of operation and the excitement around our dynamic new facility design far exceeds our expectations. We have always said it is imperative for kids to be safe around water. We're pleased to meet this need in Houston and look forward to bringing Emler to The Woodlands."

The company entered the Houston market in early 2017 with leases for their first two locations at Meyer Park, 9929 South Post Oak Boulevard, and Clear Lake Marketplace, 5440 El Dorado Blvd. Emler's locations in Vintage Park, 106 Vintage Park Blvd., and Grand Parkway Marketplace in Spring, 6603 Spring Stuebner Road, are set to open in April.

JLL's Matt Parsons and Mark Raines have represented Emler in its multiple location roll-out. Katherine Wildman of Wulfe & Co. represented the landlord, CH Realty VI/R Houston Wood Ridge L.P., in The Woodlands transaction.

The Woodlands location is projected to open in the fourth quarter of 2018. Emler currently has plans to open three to four additional locations in the Houston area.

Founded in 1975, Emler Swim School was the first business in the country to put a purpose-built teaching pool for children in a retail strip center. Today, Emler has 15 open locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Kansas. Emler uses its proprietary, award-winning and copyrighted Swim Script curriculum, which includes 20 consecutive levels of year-round instruction for swimmers of all ages and skill levels.


About JLL

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 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit