HOUSTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A year and a half after formally announcing their vision for a former derelict warehouse at 3302 Canal Street in Houston's burgeoning East End, brother and sister developer duo Peter and Devin Licata, co-founders of TPC Real Estate, have recently debuted Headquarters, a 35,000-square foot creative, collaborative workspace, bringing unparalleled office design details and amenities to America's fourth largest city. Devin and Peter, along with their father Mark Licata, have been working on the project since 2014.
"Headquarters is unlike anything else that currently exists in the Houston market. While co-working and creative workspace does exist here, most of it is specifically geared towards artists, or executed at a very small scale that may work for freelancers but not for small to medium sized businesses looking for a bigger presence while maintaining autonomy with their own office suites," Peter says.
Flexible suite sizes at Headquarters can accommodate anywhere from one to 18 employees, and begin at $750 per month, inclusive of fiber optic internet, reception services, 24/7 access and private parking. All Headquarters tenants have unlimited access to more than 15,000 square feet of shared amenities including a community kitchen, five conference rooms with flat screen TVs, a game room with beer on tap, shuffleboard, ping pong, darts and Pacman, and a 3,000-square foot interior courtyard.
Launch at Headquarters, a dedicated desk co-working area featuring a lounge and direct access to a private patio, allows those looking for less space and more flexibility to sign-up for month to month subscriptions beginning at $450 per month.
The team developed a cluster strategy to create six distinct environments within Headquarters: Boiler Room, Loop, The Cloud, Bull Pen, Wheelhouse and War Room. The décor and finishes change to encapsulate each theme, most dramatically in the glass-walled conference rooms that anchor each cluster and more subtly in the suites. Modular seating vignettes and phone booths are scattered throughout the corridors, giving employees the flexibility to work independently or huddle outside of their offices. The naming strategy is a tongue-in-cheek reference to stereotypes of corporate America – with the restroom facilities aptly described as "mission control."
Headquarters has quickly become a nexus for Houston's rapidly growing creative and entrepreneurial classes in the East End. The first tenant to move in was NextSeed, a Houston-based investment crowdfunding platform that affords individuals the opportunity to invest in small businesses. One of NextSeed's recent funding projects was Chapman & Kirby, a new gastrolounge and premium event space located just a mile and a half away from Headquarters. Rootlab, a design and fabrication studio specializing in wood and metal work, located a few blocks behind Headquarters, counts Chapman & Kirby as one of its clients. And Logan Beck of Rootlab recently partnered with longtime friend Lauren Ferrante to announce the fall opening of Giant Leap Coffee, a full-service specialty coffee shop and cafe that will open inside Headquarters.
"There's an incredible energy in this part of town. An area that was once a manufacturing center and then deserted by industry is now being reborn as a place where a new kind of economy - rooted in collaboration, technology, design and the maker movement – thrives," Devin says. "At the same time, the cultural soul of the neighborhood is being preserved and enhanced through events like the East End Sunday Market. We're thrilled and honored to be a part of the growth of this neighborhood and the city at large."
Other Headquarters tenants include DigitalCrafts, a full stack coding boot camp which recently expanded from Atlanta, and 900lbs of Creative, an innovation lab and creative design/marketing studio specializing in emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. For additional information, visit http://headquartershtx.com/