Hines partnered with Prime Asset Management to develop 717 Texas, a 33-story Class A office tower in Houston's downtown theater district. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and completed in 2003, the granite-clad building features some of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly office space in Houston.
When 717 Texas achieved certification at the Platinum level under the USGBC's LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB), it was the first skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve the highest green building designation.
In 2019, the building underwent renovations to deliver a hospitality-inspired lobby with new furnishings, updated wall and elevator finishes, lighting and security console upgrades. New food and beverage concepts offer tenants coffee by day, happy hour in the evening, and numerous casual dining alternatives.