Avison Young negotiated a lease extension and expansion of office space on behalf of LJA Engineering, Inc., to 38,357 square feet at 1904 W. Grand Parkway North in Katy. The employee-owned engineering company expanded from its existing 33,464-square-foot space.
LJA Engineering was represented by Houston-based Avison Young principal Anthony Squillante and VP Dustin Devine. Landlord 1904 Grand Parkway North, LP, a joint venture between Insite Realty Partners LP and The Urban Companies, was represented by Transwestern VP Parker Burkett and EVP Eric Anderson.
“In 2014, LJA opened its first office in Katy, a growing market in far west Houston, that would allow the firm to continue to attract and retain great talent,” said Squillante. “Six years later, LJA’s vision has proven to be spot on as this office has grown to be the company’s second-largest location.”
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).