Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Moody National Companies battled an accelerated timeline, new job site safety protocols, rain, and negotiations with Hedwig Village over adding a sixth floor in order to complete construction on Phase I of the multi-phase, mixed-use project Village Towers. Citing these challenges and the scale of the project, Houston Business Journal named Village Towers a finalist for “Project of the Year” in the Office Building or Campus category of the 2021 Landmark Awards.
Photo of Village Towers used with permission from Moody National Companies.
Photographed by Michael Craft.
Located at 9655 Katy Freeway, which previously housed Toys“R”Us near the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill Road, Village Towers includes two 140,000-square-foot, six-story cast-in-place Class A luxury office towers with retail space on the ground level of both towers. Each building includes approximately 140,000 rentable square feet and a conference center space in the seven-story open parking garage. Current tenants include 2nd.MD, Masraff’s, Prologis, Spur Energy, Texadelphia, and Treebeards, all of which Jackson Walker partner Michael Kuhn negotiated leases with on behalf of Moody National.
Phase II of the project has already begun, including the construction of the second office building.
To view the Houston Business Journal’s announcement of the 2021 Landmark Awards finalists and winners, visit “HBJ reveals which real estate projects won 2021 Landmark Awards.”
The full story of how Moody National and Arch-Con Corporation brought Village Towers to life can be found at “Village Towers, a fast-track neighborhood institution.” For additional details about the Village Towers development, visit the Arch-Con website.
Michael K. Kuhn is a board-certified commercial real estate attorney with a particular emphasis on office and retail leasing. Over his 40-year career, Michael has handled the office leasing for as many as six Class “A” downtown office buildings in Houston, Texas. Currently, he does the leasing work for two of the Houston area’s premier shopping districts. His practice is not limited to either Houston or Texas, and he routinely handles office and retail leasing matters throughout the country. Since 2008, he has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law.