HELSINKI: Skanska has signed a 15-year lease with the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for its planned 28 floor office development in downtown Houston, Texas, USA. The law firm will rent 32 percent of the total space.
The project is located in Houston’s Central Business District, adjacent to Discovery Green and close to Bank of America Tower which Skanska developed and sold in 2019.
The building is being designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Project start and construction order booking is expected to be announced once all required permits have been received.
Since 2009, Skanska USA Commercial Development has invested more than USD 2 billion in office and multi-family projects, and has developed office offices for tenants including, Waste Management, Bank of America, Brooks Sports, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tommy Bahama.
Skanska is one of the leading construction and development companies in USA, specializing in building construction, civil infrastructure and developing commercial properties in select U.S. markets. Skanska USA had sales of USD 8.7 billion and about 7,900 employees in its operations in 2019.
Skanska is a world leader in construction and project development on select markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA. Driven by the Group’s values, Skanska wants to contribute to a better society. Skanska provides innovative, sustainable solutions for both simple and complex assignments. Skanska has about 35,000 employees, and 2019 revenue totalled SEK 177 billion. www.skanska.com
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