Wells REIT II Acquires Houston Office Building,
Energy Center I
LEED Silver-Certified Building Leased to Foster Wheeler
June 30, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NORCROSS, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Wells REIT II announced today it has acquired Energy
Center I, a new, environmentally certified 13-story office building in western Houston.
Energy Center I is fully leased to Foster Wheeler USA, a division of global engineering and construction contractor
Foster Wheeler AG.
The building, a 332,000-square-foot glass tower completed just two years ago, is certified LEED Silver, under
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a national benchmark for high-performance green buildings. The
property also has won ENERGY STAR® designation.
Part of a two-building campus, Energy Center I is located at 585 North Dairy Ashford Road in west Houston’s
Energy Corridor submarket, along Interstate 10. The area is one of the nation’s top 20 submarkets in three-year rent
growth trends, according to Reis, the real estate information service.
“This is an excellent new property in a well-performing market,” said Don Henry, chief real estate officer, Wells Real
Estate Funds. “We’re happy to welcome Foster Wheeler to our stable of great tenants.”
Wells REIT II acquired the building from the building’s owner and developer, Trammell Crow Company, in joint
venture with Principal Real Estate Investors. Wells was represented internally by Keith Willby, senior vice president,
Capital Markets. Trammell Crow Company and Principal Real Estate Investors were represented by Executive Vice
President Russell Ingrum and Vice President Todd Casper with CB Richard Ellis in Houston. Terms were not
Wells REIT II, a public nontraded REIT specializing in office properties, now has 92 buildings in 23 states,
Washington, D.C., and Moscow, covering more than 21 million square feet. Across the portfolio, Wells REIT II
office properties are 96 percent leased.
Wells Real Estate Funds, manager of Wells REIT II, is a national real estate investment company based in suburban
Atlanta. Since its founding in 1984, Wells investment programs – current and closed – have invested more than $12
billion in real estate for more than 250,000 investors. For more information, see www.WellsREF.com; for more
information on Wells REIT II, visit www.WellsREITII.com.
About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in real estate. It
has developed or acquired over 500 million square feet of buildings with a value exceeding $50 billion. As of March
31, 2010, Trammell Crow Company had over $5.6 billion of projects in process or in its pipeline.
Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for their clients with professionals in
approximately 15 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company serves users of, and investors in,
office, industrial, retail, healthcare, higher education, airport facilities, multi-family residential and mixed-use projects.
For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its
clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company offers large strategic joint ventures, opportunity funds, and other
targeted investment options.
Trammell Crow Company is an independently operated subsidiary of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., the world’s
largest commercial real estate services firm (based on 2009 revenues). For more information visit
About Principal Real Estate Investors
Principal Real Estate Investors is the fourth largest institutional real estate manager in the United States based on tax-
exempt assets under management and manages or subadvises $33.7 billion* in commercial real estate assets. The
firm’s real estate capabilities include both public and private equity and debt investment alternatives. Principal Real
Estate Investors is the dedicated real estate group of Principal Global Investors, a diversified asset management
organization and a member of the Principal Financial Group®.
*AUM as of 3/31/10.
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