Urban Office thrives with openings of Heights Mansion and West Heights locations

Feb 05, 2024

Urban Office, a modern and flexible office space concept, has recently added two Heights locales to its portfolio bringing the number of sites it owns and operates in the Greater Heights area to four. Location, affordability, and convenience are the keystones to the Urban Office lifestyle where members have their own private offices with shared amenities. Walkability to restaurants, retail, and recreation offers professionals a unique work environment with the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary amenities.

The two recent Heights projects add to Houston-based Braun Enterprises’ holdings of Urban Office developments, which aims to cater to smaller businesses looking for compact workspaces. Since Braun Enterprises made its first industrial acquisition in 1989, the firm has acquired and renovated more than 130 commercial real estate projects totaling over 3,700,000 square feet. The newest structure to get an adaptive reuse makeover is a Victorian mansion in The Heights.

The Heights Mansion Urban Office, located at 540 Heights Boulevard, is a 3-story, 17,000-square-foot structure with 70 offices. The mansion has a rich history, previously serving as a single-family residence, law office, and Airbnb. Braun Enterprises specializes in adaptive reuse, preserving the character of historic structures while meeting the growing demand for smaller, modern workspaces that arose in the wake of the pandemic.

Alec Lapin, with Braun Enterprises, said, “This is a truly unique building that offers private offices starting at $650/month with shared amenities including a conference room, stocked kitchen, balcony, and phone booth on each floor. In addition, the workspace includes a library, mother’s room, outdoor workspace, 24/7 access and is walkable to White Oak Dr. and the Heights Blvd. running trail."

The Heights Mansion caters to a diverse range of businesses, from small startups to professionals seeking a change from traditional office setups. Members include attorneys, realtors, nonprofits, and various other industries. Many of the companies that seek out Urban Office locations either had larger offices and want to downsize or are people who realize that working from home just isn’t working for them.

Heights Mansion is one of four Urban Office locations in the Heights, joining West Heights, Heights Waterworks, and Heights Commons. The recently opened West Heights Urban Office location at 1100 W. 23rd St. offers 22,000 square feet and has 93 offices. Some of the unique amenities it shares are a virtual reality room and a podcast studio. On the same property an upscale cocktail bar with light bites will be opening in the next few months.

For inquiries about available spaces and future events, interested parties can contact Urban Office at heightsmansion@urbanofficetx.com or by calling 832-827-3999.

This article was originally published in The Insider News on Feb 5, 2024