New Lease Signed at 609 Main at Texas

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that EnVen Energy Corporation (“EnVen”) has signed an 11-year lease for 57,139 square feet at 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1,073,075-square-foot office tower in downtown Houston. The independent oil and natural gas firm will relocate to the building this fall and will occupy the 31st and 32nd floors.

With the signing of this lease, 609 Main at Texas stands at 80 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, there are several transactions in progress which will bring the building to 93 percent leased.

Hines Managing Director Philip Croker said, “We are thrilled to welcome EnVen to their new home at 609 Main at Texas. Adding them to our tenant roster is truly an honor for the firm, and we are very proud that they have chosen 609 Main for their new office space.”

Hines was represented by Michael Anderson and Damon Thames with Colvill Office Properties while EnVen Energy was represented by Jim Bailey with Cushman Wakefield.

Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm Pickard Chilton, 609 Main at Texas’ north and south façade extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown, creating a new, highly visible downtown landmark. Amenities at the vertically integrated campus include a "hotel-style" lobby with a café and spaces for networking; a 7,000-square-foot high-performance fitness center and 8,000-square-foot conference center; full-height windows allowing for an abundance of natural light throughout the building; a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system; and private roof gardens in select tenant spaces.

About EnVen Energy

EnVen is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development, exploitation, exploration and acquisition of primarily crude oil properties in the deepwater region of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

About Hines

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 for more information.