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Tenants Flock to 1001 McKinney Following Renovations

CBRE facilitated 10 leases totaling 64,991 square feet of office space since the start of the pandemic at 1001 McKinney, a 23-story historic office tower in downtown Houston. The leases were signed following $4.3 million in renovations that included reimagining the lobby in the style of a boutique Art Moderne hotel, modernizing elevators, and creating a tenant lounge and fitness center.

CBRE’s Jason Presley represented the landlord, an affiliate of TRC Capital Partners, in the transactions.

“1001 McKinney is the ideal location for tenants seeking a historic office environment with the technology and amenities of newer buildings,” said Presley. “The recent building upgrades were critical to the property’s success in attracting and retaining tenants during the challenging last year.”

1001 McKinney is a 375,440-square-foot landmark office building located in the center of Houston’s business district. Constructed in 1947 as the City National Bank building and designed by architect Alfred Finn, it was the second high-rise office building built in Houston. In addition to elevator modernization for quick transportation, the Gensler-designed renovations were completed in April 2020.

The property includes direct lobby access to Morton’s Steakhouse restaurant and the Central Tunnel Loop amenities. The building includes an attached parking garage, and is near the Houston MetroRail and Metro Bus stops. It has access to I-69, I-45, I-10 and Memorial Drive.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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