Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan Announces Plan to Relocate Corporate Office to Houston's Galleria/Uptown District

HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan today announced its corporate office relocation plans for its Houston operation to 5050 Westheimer Road.

Black Forest Ventures' 5050 Westheimer Road property is among the unique blend of prestigious business addresses that dominates the Galleria district in Uptown Houston. More than 300 real estate agents will be based in this new location, which will also serve as a training facility. The move is expected by June 2012.

"As an educationally based, technology enhanced real estate company we were looking for a facility that provided an upscale, sophisticated atmosphere with superior training space to promote the growth and learning environment for our agents, said Bruce Kink, CEO / Team Leader for the Metropolitan. "Centrally located in the Houston and Galleria business district, we are excited to provide our agent body and clients a fresh new look with state-of-the-art technology and the energy to handle the international flair our office encompasses, representing many countries and languages from around the globe."

Keller Williams will occupy the entire second floor, about 19,000 sq. ft. space on this 71,000 sq. ft. class-A property. Situated on 1.57 acres, the property has four floors of office space and attached six-level covered garage. It's located right across from the Houston's renowned Galleria Mall, on Westheimer and McCue Roads.

Kyle Drake and Matt Moake of Drake Realty Group, LLC, a member of KW Commercial, represented Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan with Black Forest Ventures.

"The Metropolitan Office of Keller Williams is excited to be the first new tenant in this iconic building," said Kyle Drake, President of Drake Realty Group. He went on to add, "Working with Black Forest to turn this project into a reality has been a great experience. They are truly one of the best Landlords in the city and Keller Williams is looking forward to a bright future at 5050 Westheimer."

About Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with more than 660 offices and more than 75,000 associates in the United States and Canada. Keller Williams Metropolitan was established and introduced to the Houston real estate market in 1997. For more information visit Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan online at www.kwmet.com.

Contact:

Bruce Kink
713-621-8001
bkink@kwmet.com

SOURCE Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

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