Avison Young tenant rep team completes lease of corporate headquarters for Houston-based architectural design firm

Avison Young tenant rep team completes lease of corporate headquarters
for Houston-based architectural design firm June 8, 2020

Goree Architects, Inc. relocates and expands their office space by more than 75%

Houston, TX Avison Young today announced that the firm’s Houston office negotiated a long-term lease on behalf of Goree Architects, Inc. for 14,206 square feet (sf) of office space located at Sage Plaza, 5151 San Felipe St. in Houston, TX.


Goree Architects was represented by Avison Young Principal, Anthony Squillante, and Associate, Collin Roach, who are based in the company’s Houston office. The landlord, Granite Barnhart Sage Plaza LP was represented by Nina Seyyedin, Senior Associate, and Jason Presley, Senior Vice President, both with CBRE.


“We are excited to have assisted Goree Architects with their relocation to Sage Plaza,” said Squillante. “As a result of this move, our client’s employees will enjoy a newly renovated, amenity-rich building with a great, well-capitalized landlord.”


Goree Architects will move their headquarters from 4710 Bellaire Boulevard to 5151 San Felipe in the Galleria submarket of Houston. The architectural design firm is expanding their space from approximately 8,000 sf to 14,206 sf as their growing business adds new service lines and employees. Their new suite will occupy the majority of the 17th floor of Sage Plaza.


Since 1963, Goree Architects, Inc. has designed thousands of retail automotive facilities nationwide. While the design of retail automotive facilities continues to be a core segment of the firm’s business, the company has established a presence in the commercial and corporate interior(s) sectors over the last few years.  The firm is actively working on projects spanning the industrial, manufacturing, office, and retail markets.  Further, from a corporate interiors perspective, Goree’s team serves both landlord and tenant-represented projects and has a number of each underway at present.

“We are extremely excited with the growth our firm has experienced in the commercial and interiors sectors of our business and envision our new space at Sage Plaza as a reflection of that growth for our clients as well as the amazing group of people that make up our team,” said Steve Craney, President of Goree Architects, Inc.

“We are excited to welcome Goree Architects to Sage Plaza,” added Seyyedin. “Goree is exactly the type of successful and dynamic tenant the owners of Sage Plaza envisioned for the building when they completed a multimillion -dollar renovation.”

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.

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