The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) today announced that Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) has executed a lease for 49,929 square feet at 3 Waterway Square Place, an 11-story, 234,000-square-foot Class A office building to be built in The Woodlands Town Center. In addition, Nexeo Solutions has increased its leased space at 3 Waterway Square Place from 64,046 square feet to 106,710 square feet. 3 Waterway is situated at the corner of Lake Robbins Drive and Woodloch Forest Drive in the heart of The Waterway Square District and was designed by Elkus Manfredi of Boston, MA. The building is slated for completion in early 2013.
“Having the majority of the building leased prior to the start of construction with the caliber of tenants such as Nexeo Solutions and Waste Connections validates our decision to invest in The Woodlands. Our ability to offer our customers the complete package of live, work, play and learn will continue to set us apart from our competitors,” stated Grant Herlitz, President of The Howard Hughes Corporation.
In addition, The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC), a division of The Howard Hughes Corporation, secured a commitment for $43.3 million of financing, led by Texas Capital Bank, for construction of the building. The start of construction is imminent.
Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets, announced in December that it would be relocating its corporate headquarters to The Woodlands, Texas.
“This location in the heart of The Woodlands Town Center offers our employees an extremely attractive and convenient work environment, close to shopping, dining and entertainment,” said Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Connections. “The Woodlands also provides an exceptional quality of life, with a wide range of affordable housing, excellent educational opportunities, health care and outdoor recreation. We look forward to becoming an active partner in The Woodlands’ corporate community.”