Press Release

CBRE Begins Search for Restaurateur to Occupy New Space at The Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts

21 2 2020

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CBRE has been selected by Houston First Corporation to identify qualified operators to lease the 8,547 square-foot restaurant space that will be built as part of the redevelopment of Jones Plaza in downtown Houston. 

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the redevelopment and the square’s new name, Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts, last fall. Ms. Wyatt, a native Houstonian, donated a $10 million gift as the foundation of a $29 million capital campaign to fund the transformation.

”The Lynn Wyatt Square For The Performing Arts will be a gamechanger for the Theater District and the west side of downtown Houston” said Brenda Bazan, president and CEO of Houston First Corporation, the official destination management organization of the City of Houston. “We are confident that having CBRE as part of our team will result in selecting the right restaurant operator, which is a key component to reimagining the next chapter of the new greenspace.”

The restaurant will be constructed on the southwest corner of the square near the intersection of Smith and Capitol Street. Architectural firm, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, designed the two-level restaurant with a 1,241 square-foot patio and green roof. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. The space will serve park visitors and Houston’s Theater District of premier venues, Alley Theatre, Jones Hall, The Hobby Center, and Wortham Theater Center.

CBRE’s Lacee Jacobs and Laura Harness are the exclusive restaurant leasing agents. 

“This restaurant is going to complement the park’s redevelopment vision of becoming a dynamic epi-center for the performing arts,” said Ms. Jacobs. “And, we are still early enough in the process for a tenant to make some key decisions on construction and build-out.”
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.