AMPCO Leases Space in Four Greenspoint Place

AMPCO Services LLC, the U.S. affiliate of Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC, recently signed a lease at Four Greenspoint Place, in the heart of the Greenspoint District. The company, a joint venture with Marathon Oil Corporation, Noble Energy, Inc., and SONOGAS, operates methanol plants in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, relocated its Houston offices to an almost seven-thousand-square-foot suite in July.

AMPCO cited several amenities as its main resources for choosing to locate in their new offices, specifically the proximity to the Hilton Houston North hotel as well as several restaurants.

Proximity and a prompt commute to George Bush Intercontinental Airport are big assets for this international company.

“We have had guests fly in from Japan to the airport, land at 9:30 a.m., check into their hotel, and be at our office for a meeting by 11 a.m.,” said Edson Jones, vice president of marketing for AMPCO.

The company also like the connectivity of the area, since it is located just 15 miles north of downtown Houston and several desirable residential communities.

Lastly, the superiority and affordability of the office space in Greenspoint compared to other areas made the decision simple when deciding whether or not to relocate.

“In Greenspoint, we get a quality location at a good value,” said Jeff Schultz, vice president of finance and accounting.

This story originally ran in the July edition of Site Solutions, Greenspoint District’s bimonthly newsletter featuring stories about business deals as well as company news from the District’s office, industrial and data center community. To subscribe to this bimonthly newsletter, click here

Greenspoint Touts New Office Space for the First Time in Decades

The Greenspoint District has now become one of the most affordable and sought after areas around Houston with more than 11 million square feet of total office space. In fact, it’s the first time in decades that Class A office has become available in Greenspoint.

“The newly available blocks of office space have really put Greenspoint on the radar of both national and international companies who are looking for highly competitive advantages in this market,” said Bart Baker, Acting President, Greenspoint District. “The District offers and affordable, convenient location for corporations seeking a new headquarters site, developers looking to build on vacant land, and investors looking to develop in the area.”

It is for these reasons that Greenspoint has successfully retained high-profile businesses in the area. Within Greenspoint Place, American Bureau of Shipping, a marine and offshore energy standards and classification corporation, has expanded its long-term lease to approximately 258,000 square feet; Swift Energy, an independent oil and gas company, renewed its long-term lease of approximately 120,000 square feet; and HealthHelp, a Houston-based provider of technology for educative and collaborative healthcare administration, moved from another Greenspoint office building into a 40,000-square-foot space.

Elsewhere in the District, Nabors Industries, an upstream oil ans gas corporation with an international footprint, expanded its operational headquarters occupying over 323,000 square feet at One Commerce Green, and Lennar Homes, one of Houston’s largest homebuilders, is building a new 69,000-square-foot headquarters in the Greens Crossing office campus.

With office lease rates 22 percent below the Houston average, the Greenspoint District is a great value for cost-conscious companies looking to expand to the area. Owners with large blocks of space in Greenspoint are preparing for their future tenant base by investing in their properties with attractive amenities including large conference centers, fitness centers, open floor plans, executive suites, and co-working offices specifically suited for small businesses and higher parking ratios.

The District’s available properties also include LEED® certified buildings. Dedicated to sustainability, the LEED® certification guarantees high standards of design, construction, and functionality. Green buildings also generate a higher return on investment for companies due to the increase efficiency and reduced costs of water and energy bills by as much as 40 percent.

Another high selling point for national and international companies is the area’s prime location near leading global air, sea, roads, and rail transportation. Tenants are connected to millions of consumers via George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and the Port of Houston. In fact, IAH, located just six miles (10 minutes) from the District, serves 38 countries and provides flights to 185 non-stop destinations, including more non-stop flights to Mexican destinations than any other airport in the country.

“Between the amenities nearby, the newly available office space, and Greenspoint’s convenient transportation infrastructure, the District is becoming a competitive choice in today’s business community,” said Baker.

Swift Energy Company Stays in Greenspoint, Relocates Headquarters

Swift Energy Company recently announced its headquarters relocation from Two Greenspoint Place to Five Greenspoint Place where the company leased over 120,000 square feet including the top six floors of the 460,000-square-foot, 19-story building.

Swift cited the commitment to quality office space showcased by Hines as a primary reason for its decision to stay in the area.

“The commitment by ownership, such as the addition of some first-class amenity space, was a key factor in our decision to stay here. Our move down the street to Five Greenspoint Place provides more opportunity for future expansion while maintaining for convenience and efficiency of this centrally located complex,” said Alton Heckaman, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Swift.

Hines is extremely happy with Swift’s decision to remain in Greenspoint and hopes the new improvements to the campus will help attract other Class A occupants.

“The current renovation of Greenspoint Place is targeted to attract and retain Class A tenants. As a valued anchor tenant for many years, Swift and their employees appreciate the campus setting as well s the on-site hotel and club,” said John Mooz, Hines senior managing director. “With the new capital improvements, including more green space, a state-of-the-art conference center, and high-performance fitness center, Greenspoint Place continues to be the top-tier office asset in North Houston.”

The Greenspoint Place campus is a 13.5-acre, mixed-use office and retail development at the intersection of the North Sam Houston Parkway and Greenspoint Drive. The campus includes the Hilton Houston North Hotel, premium Class-A offices, various dining options, executive athletic club and child-care facilities. Hines, the campus’ real estate firm, has invested in several upgrades to the campus including a new fitness center and conference facilities for tenant use. Five Greenspoint Place has received the LEED® Gold Certification.

This story originally ran in the July edition of Site Solutions, Greenspoint District’s bimonthly newsletter featuring stories about business deals as well as company news from the District’s office, industrial and data center community. To subscribe to this bimonthly newsletter, click here

New Hampton Inn & Suites Provides New Accomodations in Greenspoint

Guests traveling to Greenspoint now have a new option when choosing a hotel – the new Hampton Inn & Suites on North Sam Houston Parkway features 82 rooms all equipped with free Wi-Fi, 48-inch televisions and coffee makers.

A hot breakfast is provided daily, or guests in a rush can pickup a Hampton’s On the Run Breakfast Bag™ Monday through Friday. Small snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the hotel’s Suite Shop. A manager’s reception is also held every evening featuring beer, whine and hors d’oeuvres.

Other guest amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness and business centers, coin-operated laundry, and a 1,500-square-foot ballroom that can hold up to 125 people.

This story originally ran in the June edition of our general Greenspoint newsletter which features news about District amenities, attractions and activities. To subscribe to this bimonthly newsletter, click here

UT Physicians Opens New Clinic in Greenspoint

UT Physicians Greens Clinic
245 West Greens Road Houston, TX 77067
713-486-5600
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The clinic provides primary care for all ages, as well gynecology/obstetrics, pulmonary, endocrinology, cardiology and pediatric care.

In August, the clinic plans to add extended hours, offering some late nights as well as opening for four hours on Saturdays.

UT Physicians identified Greenspoint as the perfect location for a clinic in order to serve the dense population of the area who consist of all ages in need of quality healthcare. All insurance plans are accepted, and the clinic also provides a sliding fee scale for services.

The new clinic is introducing an integrated approach to transform healthcare. Case workers and social workers both will office at the new facility in order to integrate behavioral health with primary care.

The UT Physicians Greens Clinic will also be introducing two initiatives to address common health problems: an asthma management program and the HEAL Project, a program to teach expecting mothers healthy living and eating habits.

To make an appointment call 713-486-5600 and ask to be seen at the UT Physicians Greens Clinic.

This story originally ran in the June edition of our general Greenspoint newsletter which features news about District amenities, attractions and activities. To subscribe to this bimonthly newsletter, click here