News release

JLL to Lease Expansive Office Portfolio in The Woodlands

JLL to Oversee Office Leasing in The Woodlands and the Emerging Urban Hub of Bridgeland Central

July 05, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

JLL has been awarded the leasing assignment for The Howard Hughes Corporation® office portfolio in The Woodlands, Texas. The firm will lease over 4.2 million square feet of office space, including Class AAA office buildings, with an additional 2.5 million square feet of planned development.

JLL’s Scott Fikes and Jack Russo will lead the team in the leasing efforts for the community.

“We are proud to be working with a visionary partner like Howard Hughes, whose commitment to the region is evident in its long-term investments in The Woodlands,” said Scott Fikes, Senior Vice President of JLL Houston. “The Woodlands' strategic location and business-friendly environment offer unparalleled opportunities for businesses to enhance profitability and achieve long-term success. We are thrilled to join The Woodlands' success story and support its growth for years to come."

The Woodlands is a vibrant community with over 120,000 residents and 2,400 employers who collectively employ over 66,000 workers who value the community’s low cost of living and high quality of life. Named the #1 Best Community to Live in America by Niche, The Woodlands continues to be ranked among the top places to work, live and do business. It is home to companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 to small entrepreneurs and a world-class medical hub.

To serve the needs of clients in the area, JLL Houston is opening a leasing office in The Woodlands.

"The opening of this office represents JLL's strategic investment in the region and underscores its mission to provide businesses with exceptional leasing services,” stated Tyler Garrett, head of Agency Leasing of JLL Houston. “With a physical presence in The Woodlands, JLL will be better positioned to meet the evolving needs of its clients and to deliver tailored solutions that help businesses thrive in this dynamic and growing market.”

"We are excited to partner with an industry leader like JLL, whose national reputation and capabilities are unrivaled,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. "JLL will provide enhanced saturation across the tenant market as we extend our proactive leasing, not just regionally but nationally."

In addition to The Woodlands, Fikes and Russo are also responsible for the office leasing of Bridgeland, another Howard Hughes award-winning master planned community located in northwest Houston. As part of this role, they oversee the leasing of a to-be-built, 55,000 square foot mass timber office building, along with future office leasing in the emerging urban hub of Bridgeland Central.

“The culmination of a year-long pursuit that involved JLL colleagues from numerous business lines across different markets represents the power of OneJLL - our team working together to put our clients' needs first,” added Dan Bellow, President of JLL Houston. “We are proud to have been chosen to lease this prestigious portfolio and excited to continue our partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation.”

About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit