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Insurance company to open new location at M-K-T mixed-use development in Houston

JLL secures office lease with Aflac

December 01, 2020

HOUSTON, December 1, 2020 – JLL announced today a new 3,838-square-foot office lease with Aflac at the M-K-T mixed used development in The Heights. The development is a joint venture of Triten Real Estate Partners, Radom Capital, LLC and Long Wharf Capital.

JLL’s Russell Hodges, Bubba Harkins, and Jenny Mueller successfully represented the joint venture in the lease negotiation. JLL’s Anya Marmuscak represented Aflac.

“M-K-T continues to offer an unprecedented opportunity to redefine the corporate workplace for prospective office tenants,” said Hodges. “M-K-T’s design, onsite amenities and greenspace connectivity encourages innovation and employee well-being by creating a one-of-a-kind sense of place.”

M-K-T offers office users unique modern structures with 10- to 24-foot exposed ceilings that provide the ability to install custom internal mezzanine spaces. The property’s single story office offerings provide tenants and visitors easy walk-up access and includes features such as private outdoor spaces, large windows and skylights that deliver an abundance of natural light and operable glass overhead doors that bring a fresh, indoor/outdoor feel to the space.

“Aflac is following suit with what a lot of large companies and national brands are gearing towards when it comes to office requirements in today’s new normal,” said Scott Arnoldy, founder of Triten Real Estate Partners. “M-K-T’s offering of non-traditional space that balances productivity with a healthy lifestyle and an amenitized environment is the essential element that makes our product ideal. We are excited that Aflac is embracing the M-K-T culture and to welcome them to our amazing roster of companies.”

Aflac’s lease in Building 3 leaves a remainder of three availabilities ranging from 1,600 to 2,900 square feet that will be converted into spec suites heading into 2021.The largest contiguous block of space remaining is 40,000 square feet, which is in Building 5 and includes an additional 20,000 square foot loft-style mezzanine looking out over 1st floor space with dramatic 25-foot ceilings.

Other recently announced M-K-T office tenants include Decode Digital, Miller Grossbard Advisors, Smart Vault, and XCL Resources. Retailers that are open and operating onsite include Anjouil’s, Burdlife, Common Assembly, Cariloha Bamboo, Flower Vault, June & Co., Tre’ Sorelle, and Union Studio Yoga. Retailers recently announced include Da Gama Canteen, DYI Apparel, Elite Meals, Focus Refined Eye Care, Highline Park Ice House, Homestead Kitchen & Bar, Honeychild’s Sweet Creams, Huemn, Mendocino Farms, Pedego Electric Bikes, SMYL Dentistry, Tight Squeeze Juice Bar, and Treadwell.

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