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"ConocoPhillips refining offshoot Phillips 66 will build a new headquarters facility no more than 10 miles away from the company’s current location, “within the I-10 and Beltway 8 corridors,”......"

http://swamplot.com/...ton/2012-03-20/

This will probably be a suburban campus-type property like the existing headquarters, but this is still cool to hear.

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"ConocoPhillips refining offshoot Phillips 66 will build a new headquarters facility no more than 10 miles away from the company’s current location, “within the I-10 and Beltway 8 corridors,”......"

http://swamplot.com/...ton/2012-03-20/

This will probably be a suburban campus-type property like the existing headquarters, but this is still cool to hear.

Darn. I was hoping they would move downtown. :-(

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I miss the good old days of the old boom!

One of these big ole giants has to have an itchin' for a signature tower sometime soon...

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I miss the good old days of the old boom!

One of these big ole giants has to have an itchin' for a signature tower sometime soon...

Chevron.

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That one is the real deal. Chevron will be the next out of the ground with a new "signature" office tower.

Sweet, we appreciate the info. Mind if I ask who your sources are, generally speaking? Architect, Chevron employee etc?

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Sweet, we appreciate the info. Mind if I ask who your sources are, generally speaking? Architect, Chevron employee etc?

Generall speaking, Chevron issued an RFP for Architectural services (which have been awarded), and MEP (which have been awarded).

Would this be the 5 Allen Center proposal that's floated around for a few years?

http://swamplot.com/...ter/2009-01-20/

The new building will be in the CBD, replacing an existing building. None of the documentation I've seen refers to it as Allen Center... the proposed location is several blocks from any of the existing Allen Center buildings.

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If Chevron were to build a new building in downtown Houston, it seems pretty likely it would be on the former site of the YMCA. The only other seemingly likely location would be the site of the daycare building. (I think Chevron bought the Enron Daycare property, correct?)

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Generall speaking, Chevron issued an RFP for Architectural services (which have been awarded), and MEP (which have been awarded).

The new building will be in the CBD, replacing an existing building. None of the documentation I've seen refers to it as Allen Center... the proposed location is several blocks from any of the existing Allen Center buildings.

Im betting its the old YMCA site. That would sort of constitute replacing an existing building (even though its now demolished). From a location standpoint, that site for Chevron makes the most sense since its located next to Chevron's spaces in 1400 Smith & 1500 Louisiana (former Enron Center North & South)

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Chevron already has the old Enron tower, no? Why would they build a new one?

They own both of enrons old towers and bc they need the space.

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I wonder if Chevron and Shell are finding that being downtown is making recruiting the best and brightest young talent a little bit easier?

The oil and gas workforce is aging. Professional recruiters are literally fighting to place people in jobs. All things considered, if you were in your 20s, would you rather work downtown or out in The Woodlands or Energy Corridor?

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They own both of enrons old towers and bc they need the space.

Not in Houston, at least not immediately, they don't I don't think. They're moving some people here, yes, but there hasn't been any talk internally, at least that I've gotten wind of (my dad is a Chevron exec based in Asia who keeps me up to date on these things) of any plans to expand their holdings here.

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Not in Houston, at least not immediately, they don't I don't think. They're moving some people here, yes, but there hasn't been any talk internally, at least that I've gotten wind of (my dad is a Chevron exec based in Asia who keeps me up to date on these things) of any plans to expand their holdings here.

They are moving 800 people here from California over the next two years.

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They are moving 800 people here from California over the next two years.

I know, hence the "they are moving people here, yes" in my comment. I was saying that 800 people over two years is not enough to necessitate a new tower, and there's no talking going on internally that I'm aware of that indicates that they will be moving any more people any time soon.

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I wonder if Chevron and Shell are finding that being downtown is making recruiting the best and brightest young talent a little bit easier?

The oil and gas workforce is aging. Professional recruiters are literally fighting to place people in jobs. All things considered, if you were in your 20s, would you rather work downtown or out in The Woodlands or Energy Corridor?

I don't work for exxon, but my abundant contacts (all of whom are in their 20's) that do work for XOM always indicate that Chevron and Shell pay better and pull away a lot of youth from XOM.

Strictly rumor mill on my part, I have no numbers to back it up...but maybe you are party right.

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50 stories, 1M+ sf, old YMCA site. That's as much as I can share.

If that does come to fruition I will have a good view of it going up. And a fairly decent view of 1625 Main Street too.

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not sure. Hines has a building coming out of the ground, and all indications are that Apache will occupy it. Location and size are unclear, but it's happening for sure, and it's going to be tall.

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@ hoothrewpoo

Are you throwing poo? Because I heard that they can't put anything on the internet unless it's true.

no, but I am a French model. True story.

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not sure. Hines has a building coming out of the ground, and all indications are that Apache will occupy it. Location and size are unclear, but it's happening for sure, and it's going to be tall.

"...and it's going to be tall.''

Does that imply that it'll be unusually tall? I mean we all know a 30, 40 or 50 story building is tall but the fact that you included ''it's going to be tall'' peaks my interests. lol

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"...and it's going to be tall.''

Does that imply that it'll be unusually tall? I mean we all know a 30, 40 or 50 story building is tall but the fact that you included ''it's going to be tall'' peaks my interests. lol

I don't think it will be unusually tall, but then again, I'm not clear on the specifics. I'd guess in the 30-40 story range.

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I wonder if Chevron and Shell are finding that being downtown is making recruiting the best and brightest young talent a little bit easier?

The oil and gas workforce is aging. Professional recruiters are literally fighting to place people in jobs. All things considered, if you were in your 20s, would you rather work downtown or out in The Woodlands or Energy Corridor?

Downtown! I'm 26 and work for a consulting company. My previous project was at Shell downtown, now i'm stuck at BP in the energy cooridor. Once this one ends, I'm praying I can land my next one with Shell or Chevron so I can be downtown again. It also helps that I live in Midtown...

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I'm 27 and I personally like The Woodlands but I wouldn't mind working downtown.

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I've been working in First Colony through my late 20s. It has its perks, but I would also prefer a closer-in location. I can take long lunch breaks and pretty much do anything because there are a ton of reddish-brown brick stores and restaurants in the area. However, I breathe easier every time I cross back into Harris County. Fort Bend County is just...well, unusual.

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I'd love to see Chevron add a decorative top to the building.

Just dreaming here at bit, but remember that the Bank of America building in Atlanta is only a 55 story building (1.2M sq ft) yet is the tallest US building outside of NY and Chicago!

bank-of-america-plaza.jpg

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I am 28. I work in an industry that puts me in different parts of town for 1 - 3 month periods all of the time. (in the last 5 years, I have spent months working downtown, energy corridor, galleria, 290 and 1960, Sugarland, Gunspoint, Lockwood warehouses, Woodlands, and a bunch of out of town locations)

I always enjoy downtown the best. It is the only place where I can walk around to a ton of different places during lunch and walk to happy hours, etc. There is just so much closer by.

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maybe something like this.... :D

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I'd love to see Chevron add a decorative top to the building.

Just dreaming here at bit, but remember that the Bank of America building in Atlanta is only a 55 story building (1.2M sq ft) yet is the tallest US building outside of NY and Chicago!

bank-of-america-plaza.jpg

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^^

love it. At a minimum, I'd like to see another "concrete chic" building. 50 stories of concrete chic

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Apache will be a part of the BLVD Place development correct ?

Correct. Apache bought a portion of the site (where the Pavilion once stood), and the word is that they plan on building their headquarters there. It's not officially part of BLVD Place proper, but it is on the site itself and the BLVD Place official site plans show two towers, one "33-story tower" along Post Oak Blvd. and an additional one to go up later (it's listed as "future tower") in the back along Post Oak Ln.. Probably won't hear anything for a while as their lease at their current spot next door at Post Oak Central isn't up until I believe 2018, so look around that time as a possible end date for the construction of whatever they may build.

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