Houston office buildings popping up all over the place

A dozen new buildings are on the way
  • Houston will see 12 new office buildings by the end of 2017.
  • Four of the properties have yet to sign tenants.
  • Several of the buildings will be new headquarters for Houston-based companies.

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If you think that there are a lot of construction cranes on the skyline lately, you are not mistaken. In 2106, there will be 10 new Houston office buildings coming online. And, many of these will involve significant square footage. Next year, two more addresses will join the office space ranks. These properties are well distributed around Houston. The majority of the building have signed tenants. Only four have not signed any. The biggest buildings will be located in Generation Park, Westchase and the Central Business District. Resplendent with plenty of glass, striking architecture and smart features, here are the top dozen projects to watch: 609 Main, which broke ground at the tail end of 2013, will be delivered in the fourth quarter this year. Houston-based Hines is constructing the  1.05-million-square-foot office tower. The building is 7 percent leased. Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Cos.'s 500,000-square-foot tower at 1111 Travis Street is expected to deliver t...