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Phillips 66 offers sneak peak into new HQ

Phillips 66 offers sneak peak into new HQ

Phillips 66 celebrated the grand opening of its new world headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Chairman & CEO Greg Garland. By the Numbers The 1.1 million-square-foot building has two towers connected by a sky bridge. In addition to traditional office space, the buildings have 275 conference rooms and other collaborative working space. A total of 2,200 employees will be moving to the new cutting-edge facility. They will have access to 2700 parking…..Read More

Choice Land Offered in Northern Westchase District

Choice Land Offered in Northern Westchase District

One of Westchase District’s most prime parcels is on the market. located near the District’s northern boundary, just south of Deerwood Drive along 631 feet of frontage road along the West Sam Houston Tollway, sits 24.5 acres for sale. The site is next to the Walnut Bend neighborhood and is just up Beltway 8 from the new Phillips 66 world headquarters. Once home to Dow Chemical’s campus, the land has been cleared for redevelopment. The…..Read More

Doing What Your Mother Used to Do for You

Doing What Your Mother Used to Do for You

The Heights at Westchase, the District’s newest luxury apartment community, opened in November 2015 and already is ahead of leasing expectations. So what is attracting residents to the seven-building, 265-unit community? Nicki Trinidad, community director thinks it’s due in part to the “signature white glove services” offered. Both Trinidad and assistant community director Kristy McLocklin live on property, in part because of the services. “Not only do I love the amenities, but it’s nice that…..Read More

Twice as Nice: Apartments Open Phase 2

Twice as Nice: Apartments Open Phase 2

Old World Style, New World Luxury: Clockwise from top left: One-bedroom study units are spacious and modern; Portico at West 8 features a mix of Spanish, Mediterranean and Texan architecture; the new community room offers residents a place to lounge; a swimming pool is at the center of this enclosed courtyard with barrel tile roofs and stucco siding. In Italy, the word “portico” simply means “porch” – but in Westchase District, the word is associated…..Read More

Hotels Positioning for Upturn

Hotels Positioning for Upturn

Major Makeover: The lobby at the Houston Marriott Westchase recently underwent a complete transformation as part of a $20 million renovation of the hotel. Since 2014, Westchase District’s hotel market has grown by nine percent, adding 303 new rooms, mostly limited service/extended stay brands. That construction boom has slowed, but as the industry rides out a dip before the 2017 Super Bowl comes to town, managers at older properties are staying competitive by renovating their…..Read More

Amenities and Access Drive Leasing Decisions

Amenities and Access Drive Leasing Decisions

Top names in commercial real estate gathered to discuss the “Future of Westchase District” at the biennial event sponsored by Bisnow and hosted by Parkway Properties at its Westchase District campus – the four building, 1.4 million square foot CityWestPlace. The event was moderated by Westchase District General Manager Jim Murphy who led off the discussion by asking what amenities tenants are looking for these days. “We used to push restaurants,” said Philip Schneidau of…..Read More

Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

A proper home for scooters and soccer balls: This 3.4 acre-field just north of the Library Loop Trail on Wilcrest Drive will become one of two parks in Westchase District. For all the rich amenities in Westchase District – unmatched mobility, award-winning beautifi cation, superior public safety and convenient retail shopping just to name a few – the area historically has been park poor. That’s about to change with the City of Houston’s recent vote…..Read More

Business in Westchase

Business in Westchase

Whether working, leasing or owning, when you do business in Westchase, you get the best of all worlds: Best Freeway Access in Houston Surrounded by I-10, the West Sam Houston Tollway, U.S. 59 and the Westpark Tollway, Westchase District has unmatched freeway access. And the series of major roadways running through the District including Briar Forest, Westheimer, Richmond, Westpark, Wilcrest and South Gessner offer even more commute options. Plus it’s a quick 35-minute drive to…..Read More

Folio West opens for new residents

Folio West opens for new residents

The first residents are moving in this week to Folio West, Westchase District's newest Class A apartment community. The four-story community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 600 square feet to 1,900 square feet and is built around a center parking structure and courtyard. The 266-unit community is located prominently on Westheimer at 2525 CityWest Boulevard. The community offers tops-in-class amenities, including: pool with outdoor kitchen, spa and cabanas, courtyard with a…..Read More

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

Growing Companies Choose to Remain in District

  Recently, four businesses based in Westchase District either have relocated to new offices while remaining in the District or have expanded their existing footprint. Their decisions to stay in Westchase District are an encouraging show of confidence in the area and a validation of the efforts of the District to attract and retain world-class companies.   Costello Inc. After 20-plus years at 9990 Richmond Avenue, Costello, Inc., a preeminent civil engineering and surveying firm,…..Read More

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