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Houston, TX

Shipping firm to consolidate, create Americas headquarters in Houston

JLL represents Clipper Americas in new lease at Town Centre I

HOUSTON, March 27, 2018 – JLL today announced Clipper Americas Inc. has signed a 6,283-square-foot office lease at Town Centre I, 750 Town & Country Blvd.

A subsidiary of Clipper Group, Clipper Americas has had a presence in Houston since 1981. The Group previously announced a global reorganizing of its offices, consolidating several locations and concentrating commercial activities into three main hubs: Copenhagen, Houston and Hong Kong.  

"Houston has always served as a logical geographic location for Clipper, with it being one of the busiest commercial ports in the U.S. and offering easy access to North, Central, and South America," said Clipper Americas Director Niels G. Jensen. "Having decided to grow our Houston office as our Americas base of operations, a newer, larger space was necessary to accommodate the influx of employees to the Houston area."

As part of the consolidation and expansion, Clipper Group employees from Connecticut and Brazil will join the existing team in Houston. The firm will relocate its Houston office from 16200 Park Row Drive to Town Centre I during the third quarter of this year.

"The vibrant new office space will offer our employees a great place to work along with an endless array of dining, shopping and recreational opportunities, all within walking distance," said Jensen.

Town Centre I is a 10-story, 254,000-square-foot Class A office building, located next to the CityCentre mixed-use development.

JLL's Eugene Terry represented Clipper Americas in the transaction. Kevin Nolan and Bob Cromwell with Moody Rambin represented the landlord.  

Established in 1972, the Clipper Group is an industry leader in dry-bulk shipping, operating a fleet of around 150 handy-size and supramax vessels, and transporting a wide range of cargo from dry bulk to break bulk.

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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 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 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