A Texas-based law firm has nearly doubled its office space in Downtown Houston with the assistance of Stream Realty Partners.
Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment company, executed a lease extension and office expansion for full-service commercial law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. The firm will nearly double its office space from 21,382 square feet on one floor to 40,833 square feet across two floors at Pennzoil Place, 700 Milam St. in Downtown Houston.
“While many firms were reducing in size over the pandemic, we had the opposite problem,” said Phil C. Appenzeller Jr., CEO of Munsch Hardt. “We were quickly growing and wanted to find a space for true integration, collaboration, and long-term success. Stream was critical in uncovering an environment that will support the evolving legal workplace and inspire our staff.”
Munsch Hardt has enlisted Gensler, a global architecture, design, and planning firm, to head the buildout. The two floors will be connected by a statement staircase that allows the totality of the new space to be used as an opportunity for interaction. The workplace will offer unique amenities to encourage corporate culture and attract talent. Houston-based Miller LaPoint Construction will serve as the general contractor.
“Munsch Hardt has maintained a watchful eye on how the return to work would affect an assemblage of attorneys, some of whom had never officed together,” said Stream Houston Senior Associate Adam Ross. “We were empowered to be bold and find an economical, long-term solution that satisfied their desire to grow and to retain, recruit, and develop talent.”
Ross, Director Craig McKenna, Managing Director Ryan Barbles, and Senior Construction Manager Kristin Wall with Stream represented the tenant. Tyler Garrett with Transwestern represented the landlord in the transaction.