ABS to Relocate Headquarters to CityPlace Springwoods Village in Houston
HOUSTON — American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has signed a long-term lease in CityPlace 2, becoming the latest major employer to move its global headquarters to Springwoods Village. CityPlace is a 60-acre mixed-use development that will include 4 million square feet of Class A office space, 400,000 square feet of retail space, a full-service hotel and additional luxury multifamily projects when fully developed. ABS, a provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, will occupy the entire office component of the new 10-story, 326,800-square-foot CityPlace 2, which will begin construction in early 2017. Scheduled for completion in late 2018, CityPlace 2 will also include 23,700 square feet of ground-floor retail. Tim Relyea and Kevin Snodgrass of Cushman & Wakefield represented ABS, while Chrissy Wilson of JLL and Dennis Tarro of Patrinely Group represented the landlord.