Hines Taps Colvill Office Properties as Exclusive Leasing Agent in Houston and Dallas

(HOUSTON) – Hines’ Southwest Region announced today the selection of Colvill Office Properties to direct leasing and marketing of its owned or managed portfolio of 15 buildings in Houston and Dallas, representing approximately 12 million square feet of Class A office properties.

Prior to this assignment with Hines, Colvill Office Properties directed leasing and marketing of an eight-million-square-foot Class A portfolio in the Houston market. With an expanded total of 20 million square feet in leasing assignments, Colvill Office Properties will be the largest Class A office leasing agent in Texas.

Upon commencement of the assignment on January 1, 2013, Colvill anticipates adding seven of Hines’ local leasing team members to its roster.

Hines Senior Managing Director Clark Davis will oversee the Hines/Colvill relationship.

"Colvill Office Properties is the best-in-class landlord representative for Class A office buildings in these markets,” said Mark Cover, senior managing director and chief executive officer of Hines’ Southwest Region.

“Outsourcing leasing responsibilities to Colvill Office Properties is a strategic move that will benefit our investors and clients.

With Colvill’s proven leasing strength, Hines can focus fully on our core business of development, property management and investment. We will also use the strategic partnership as a selling point to continue growing our third-party property management business.”

“The addition of Hines’ office properties will allow our firm to expand our business and our team with highly experienced leasing talent,” said Chip Colvill, president, Colvill Office Properties.

“We welcome their in-depth knowledge and extensive industry contacts that will broaden opportunities for all of the properties that we represent.”

The Houston Hines owned or managed properties to be leased by Colvill include: 601 Travis, 717 Texas, 1100 Louisiana, 2707 and 2727 North Loop West, BG Group Place, JPMorgan Chase Tower, Greenspoint Plaza, One and Two Shell Plaza and Williams Tower. In Dallas, Colvill will be responsible for leasing properties including Chase Tower and The Plaza at Legacy.

Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in investment, development and property management worldwide. Colvill Office Properties is a privately owned commercial real estate service firm specializing in leasing Class A office properties.

Both are headquartered in Houston.