Friday, Mar. 8th, 2019

Behind the Lease: Willis Towers Watson

Behind the Lease: Willis Towers Watson

Opportunity: Tenant with Multiple DFW Offices

Willis Towers Watson had three offices throughout the Metroplex with leases all expiring at the same time. Two of those were in Class A suburban locations and one in a Class A urban location.

Behind the Lease: Willis Towers Watson

Solution: Identified Opportunity and Built Relationships

The HPI Team, well in advance of Willis Towers Watson’s lease expiration, began building a relationship with the regional leadership team, touching base with them for lunch or drinks from time to time. Through that time we made them aware of the opportunity within our building, and were successful in consolidating all 700 of Willis Towers Watson’s employees into one location with a long term lease at favorable economics.

10 Year Renewal & Expansion Secured with Well-Capitalized Advisory Firm

Authors:

Hunter M. Lee
Hunter M. Lee
Dallas Partner
(214) 954-3304
hlee@hpitx.com
Ben Cuzen
Ben Cuzen
Vice President
(972) 850-2714
bcuzen@hpitx.com
Luke Aviles
Luke Aviles
Office Leasing Agent
(972) 850-2715
laviles@hpitx.com
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Hunter M. Lee
Dallas Partner
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As the Dallas Partner, Hunter is responsible for overseeing Dallas’ day-to-day operations and business developments including property acquisition, development, and operations, with a focus on office and industrial assets. Hunter joined HPI in July of 2015 and has been responsible for overseeing HPI’s office leasing and management services in Dallas since then, and has also been involved in sourcing office investments in the DFW Metroplex. Since the inception of the Dallas office, Hunter has been instrumental in HPI’s growth from 3 employees to 45 employees as of October 2020. He is an active member of Watermark Community Church, serves on the board of Vision Africa, is the communications officer for the Touchdown Club of Dallas, and is a steering committee member of The Real Estate Council’s Programs Committee.  Prior to joining HPI, Hunter was with CBRE for over five years. Hunter was born and raised in Canyon, Texas before attending Baylor University. He resides in East Dallas with his wife Tayler, and their son Meyer and their daughter Sloan.

Location
Dallas
8343 Douglas Ave, Suite 150
Dallas , Texas 75225
MAIN: (214) 954-3304
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Ben Cuzen
Vice President
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Ben joined HPI’s Dallas leasing team in 2018. With a sole focus on office assets, Ben serves as Vice President for HPI’s Dallas portfolio and third party clients, ranging from institutional investors to local property owners. Prior to joining HPI, Ben played professional golf in the United States and South Africa, where he is originally from. Ben is actively involved in the community, serves on the board of Viola’s House and is a member of TREC and NTCAR organizations. Ben graduated with a BBA Finance degree from Henderson State University where he earned a golf scholarship. He resides in Dallas with his wife Megan, and their son Max.

Location
Dallas
8343 Douglas Ave, Suite 150
Dallas , Texas 75225
MAIN: (972) 850-2714
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Luke Aviles
Office Leasing Agent
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Luke joined HPI’s Dallas leasing team in 2018. With a sole focus on office assets, he services as a leasing representative for HPI’s Dallas portfolio. After graduating from TCU with a major in finance and a minor in accounting, Luke worked as a financial analyst for Dimensional Fund Advisors before joining the HPI team. At Dimensional, he produced portfolio, regression, and performance attribution analyses to support sales activities for the Regional Director of Texas. Luke uses his finance background and market intelligence to provide value for clients and is an active member of TREC and NTCAR organizations.

Location
Dallas
8343 Douglas Ave, Suite 150
Dallas , TX 75225
MAIN: (972) 850-2715