New Lease Signed at San Felipe Place

Common Bond to open new On-The-Go concept in River Oaks

(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, today announced that Common Bond, a local Houston restaurant and bakery operator, has signed a lease for 1,440 square feet at San Felipe Place, a 167,000-square-foot, 17-story boutique office building in Houston, Texas.

Common Bond’s new On-The-Go location will be located on level one of the building. In addition to Common Bond’s signature bakery items, the menu will feature a grab ‘n go style savory menu, including breakfast bites, sandwiches, and salad bowls. The beverage program includes a full-service coffee bar, sodas, beer, wine and Common Bond's popular Frosé.

John Mooz, Senior Managing Director at Hines, said “We are proud Common Bond has chosen San Felipe Place to grow their newest concept. Adding a tenant of this caliber to our building is very special and we are excited to start what we hope is a long-term relationship.”

“Common Bond is excited to continue to expand our roots in the heart of Houston,” said owner George Joseph. “We’re proud to call San Felipe Place our new home and look forward to growing our team and Common Bond’s presence in our hometown.”

Common Bond’s space will undergo minor modifications to the existing cafe space and begin operating in early December. Other notable tenants at San Felipe Place, which is 100% leased, include Berkadia; Buck Keenan LLP; Knoll Inc.; Renewable Biofuels; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation; and the Kinder Foundation.

About Hines

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 255 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees investment assets under management totaling approximately $83.6 billion¹. In addition, Hines provides third-party property-level services to more than 367 properties totaling 138.3 million square feet. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,486 properties, totaling over 492 million square feet. The firm currently has more than 171 developments underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a foundational commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information. ¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2021.

About Common Bond

In every city, village, and town the “common bond” that everyone shares is the love of good food. It bridges together all ages, cultures, and beliefs. From this idea, Common Bond was opened in May 2014 in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston, TX. Common Bond now has three concepts throughout the city of Houston where the community gathers to dine and bond over good food, extraordinary pastries, and custom cakes. For more information, please visit