dilluns, 9 de gener de 2012

Research Forest Lakeside Leasing Up

JD Warmack LP’s managing partner, James Warmack, announced today the execution of two key leases at Research Forest Lakeside in The Woodlands.

Talisman Energy, USA, has leased Building 2 in its entirety and approximately fifty percent of Building 4, a twelve-story Class A, 300,000 square-foot building due for delivery in spring 2013. Scheduled for LEED Silver certification, Building 2 is a three-story, Class A, 68,000 square-foot office building featuring lakeside vehicular access, full-height glass and 9’ ceiling heights, forest preserves and native landscaping. Building 4 will break ground in early 2012 and is scheduled for pre-certification LEED Gold. It features 9’6” floor-to-ceiling glass offering spectacular views of Lake Woodlands, efficient and flexible 25,000-square-foot floor plates, and a grand, two-story lobby with granite, wood, and glass finishes. Efficient building orientation and shades on its south side minimize solar gain. Additionally, its seven-story parking structure features a climate-controlled elevator lobby which leads to an architectural halo connecting the garage and Buildings 4 and 5.

“We are extremely pleased that Talisman recognizes the benefit of LEED certification for their employees and has chosen Research Forest Lakeside as a home for their Houston staff,” stated James Warmack. “Talisman will undoubtedly enjoy Research Forest Lakeside’s unsurpassed lake views and native wooded surroundings.”

Roger Soto, President and Director of Design, Odell Associates, stated, “The buildings we have designed are both efficient and distinctive. Through careful attention to orientation and views, and by creating a curtainwall design with iconic form, we have produced a unique complex which will provide an outstanding work environment for its inhabitants.”

Talisman was represented by Greg Cizik and Edward Edson in Colliers International’s Houston office, along with David Harvey and Sharma Christi in Colliers International’s Calgary office. Houston based Harvey Builders is the contractor, and ZC+O, a collaboration between Ziegler Cooper Architects and Odell Associates, created the master plan and designed Buildings 2 and 4. Other key participants include Haynes Whaley, structural engineers; DBR, Inc., MEP; Jones Carter, civil engineers; and Clark Condon Associates, landscape architects.

Talisman is a leader in the rapidly growing US and global shale business. The company is making The Woodlands the main location for its expanding Eagle Ford shale development program, as well as a number of other services, including support for its Latin American exploration program and Supply Chain Management. With offices around the world, Talisman is an exciting company to work for – focused on safe, profitable growth.

Research Forest Lakeside is a 77-acre, heavily wooded site located on the west side of Lake Woodlands between Lake Woodlands Drive and Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Texas. Upon completion, it will encompass approximately 1.8 million square feet of office and convenience retail space.