(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market, an upscale, fast-casual restaurant known for responsibly sourced, chef-driven sandwiches and salads, has signed a lease for 3,612 ground-floor retail square feet at 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1,073,075-square-foot office tower in downtown Houston. Hines was represented by Lacee Jacobs and Rachel Farris with CBRE while Mendocino Farms was represented by Jeremy Zidell of RUE and Zach Hoffer of The Retail Connection.
Located on the corner of Main and Texas streets, the concept will serve its popular menu of responsibly raised meats atop salads and in sandwiches, including vegan and gluten-free options, along with a variety of craft beverages. Mendocino Farms is slated to open in the Fall of 2019 and will be its third location in the Houston market, following Rice Village and Uptown Park which are slated to open Summer of 2019.
Mario Del Pero, Co-Founder of Mendocino Farms commented, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to join one of the best office locations in Houston. We look forward to launching a great project at 609 Main at Texas.”
Hines Managing Director Philip Croker added, “Mendocino Farms partners with the best farmers and food artisans to provide delicious food from the freshest ingredients. Downtown has a thriving retail environment, and we are excited to bring this California-based restaurant to our tenants and to downtown.”
With this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at over 70 percent leased. Other notable tenants include Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Orrick, Hogan Lovells, McKinsey & Company, Russell Reynolds Associates, Royal Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs, and United Airlines in addition to several transactions in progress.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 207 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $116.4 billion of assets under management, including $64 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $52.4 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,319 properties, totaling over 431 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 527 properties, representing over 224 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.