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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced oil and gas services provider, White Fleet Abandonment, LLC, an affiliate of Arena Energy, LLC, has leased an entire floor at 2107 Research Forest Drive, a Class A building situated in Lake Front North at Hughes Landing® in The Woodlands®. At 25,810 square feet, the lease represents a significant expansion for White Fleet Abandonment.
“Expanding White Fleet Abandonment’s office footprint within the Lake Front North campus in The Woodlands was a logical and strategic decision as many of our affiliates and partners, as well as emerging ones, are located on this site,” said Kevin Bruce, Vice President of Government Affairs for Arena Offshore, LLC. “Lake Front North is a beautiful and professional setting, and The Woodlands offers so many advantages to established and growing entities such as ours.”
Established in 2020, White Fleet Abandonment, LLC is a group of companies which serve as oil and gas operators, providing operational expertise and access to critical assets on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf for drilling, completion, and abandonment jobs. Within its Lake Front North office, partners of White Fleet Abandonment, LLC include GOM Shelf, LLC, and newcomer, Commodore Offshore Operating, LLC, which will bring approximately 50 jobs to The Woodlands.
“We are committed to meeting the growing needs of companies like White Fleet Abandonment, offering the flexibility and opportunities for expansion throughout our office portfolio that businesses are seeking as they look to accommodate future growth and changing demands of today’s workforce,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Lake Front North offers Class A office space in the beautiful natural setting of Lake Woodlands, integrated with the abundant restaurants, shops and urban walkability of Hughes Landing.”
Featuring panoramic views of 200-acre Lake Woodlands, the Lake Front North campus consists of two Class A office buildings that include a fitness center, conference center, large multi-purpose room, courtyard, and green space. Lake Front North is situated on the northern edge of Hughes Landing, a 79-acre award-winning destination.
Hughes Landing offers direct access to amenities including specialty shops anchored by Whole Foods® Market, dining highlighted by Restaurant Row, luxury multifamily residences, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Class-A office space, water recreation on Lake Woodlands, access to hike-and-bike trails, art, and entertainment at Hughes Landing Band Shell.
White Fleet Abandonment, LLC is among the many companies who have recently expanded or relocated to The Woodlands including Centric Infrastructure Group, Obagi Cosmeceuticals, LLC, Venturi Engineers, LLC and more.
The strong office leasing momentum speaks to what many employers are trying to accomplish, which is upgrade to best-in-class office facilities focused on the employee experience within mixed-use, walkable, amenity-rich environments, allowing them to attract and retain today’s top talent.
Josh Cheatham with Newcor Commercial Real Estate represented White Fleet Abandonment, LLC. The Howard Hughes Corporation was represented by Robert S. Parsley, Norman V. Munoz, and Jillian Fredericks with Colliers.