Houston, TX, April 11, 2024 – Partners Real Estate (“Partners”)—one of the largest privately-held and independently-owned full-service commercial real estate firms in the U.S.—has been selected by Sovereign Partners to take over the leasing efforts for San Felipe Plaza.

Partners’ Office Project Leasing team of Vince Strake, Senior Vice President; Lesley Rice, Senior Vice President; and Andy Parrish, Senior Vice President, will spearhead leasing initiatives for the iconic 1 million-sq.-ft. Class A office landmark in Houston’s highly sought-after Galleria/Uptown submarket.

“Being entrusted with the leasing of San Felipe Plaza is a significant honor and win for our team. It symbolizes the strength of our firm’s capabilities and our forward-thinking approach to leasing premium Class A office space,” said Mr. Strake. “With the exciting new enhancements and amenities coming to the building, San Felipe Plaza is poised to be the ultimate choice for companies seeking top-tier office space in the Galleria.”

This partnership is set against the backdrop of significant renovations and the introduction of state-of-the-art amenities at San Felipe Plaza, initiatives that are poised to redefine the standard for luxury and efficiency in Houston’s Galleria area.

Stephan Sakhai, Managing Director at Sovereign Partners, highlighted the aligned aspirations of both parties, stating, “Our decision to partner with Partners was based on a mutual commitment to excellence and innovation. Their sophisticated structure and progressive mindset are exactly what we need for San Felipe Plaza. We are eager to see Partners elevate this iconic property with us, drawing premier tenants and setting a new standard for working in an office environment that epitomizes luxury and efficiency.”

The renovations at San Felipe Plaza aim to go beyond conventional updates, focusing on revitalizing common areas and adding more opportunities for personal connections among tenants and their staff. Enhanced amenities such as exterior recreational sports facilities, pickleball courts, an indoor golf simulator, a movie theater room, an upgraded fitness center, and state of the art conferencing facilities are designed to improve workspace flexibility and encourage health, wellness, and tenant community engagement. These improvements are designed to foster a vibrant community atmosphere, promoting wellness, flexibility, and a sense of connection among tenants and their teams.

“Having been in Houston commercial real estate for over 30 years, certain trophy office buildings only come around so often,” said Jon Silberman, CEO of Partners. “I’m proud of our team for landing the exclusive leasing assignment for one of the best-known office buildings in our city, and excited to work with Sovereign as we leverage our singular platform to attract world-class tenants to this prestigious property.”

“As we look ahead, the collaboration between our team at Partners and Sovereign Partners is poised to create unparalleled leasing opportunities at San Felipe Plaza,” added Mr. Strake. “We’re not just offering office space; we’re curating an ecosystem where businesses and their employees will flourish. The future of leasing here represents a visionary approach to commercial space, one that promises to attract and retain premier tenants by offering an unmatched blend of luxury, efficiency, and community.”

For more information about office leasing opportunities at San Felipe Plaza, please contact Vince Strake at (713) 405-7476 or [email protected].