Equity Office Announces Rebranding of Hughes Center

 Equity Office Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackstone, recently announced the rebranding of the Hughes Center to HC | Hughes Center.LAS VEGAS – Equity Office Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackstone, recently announced the rebranding of the Hughes Center to HC | Hughes Center. With the recent acquisition of the office campus, Equity Office will be bringing new offerings to current and prospective tenants. While this rebranding will bring some enhancements to HC | Hughes Center, many of the unique benefits tenants have enjoyed will remain unchanged.

The HC | Hughes Center is a 68-acre, mixed-use master-planned office campus comprised of 1.4 million square feet of Class A office space, with a retail component at the heart of Las Vegas. The center boasts a contemporary design concept with indoor and outdoor spaces, which provide unmatched opportunity for growth within the property. Located on Howard Hughes Parkway between Flamingo Road and Sands Avenue, the property is easily accessible to all major freeways and is 10 minutes away from McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Convention Center, UNLV and the Las Vegas “Strip.”

The Equity Office will be adding enhancements to the property including new amenities such as a newly constructed Starbucks on Flamingo Road, which will operate under the new Starbucks concept. In addition, they have fast tracked eight new speculative move-in-ready office suites, and recently announced an attractive new fee structure of 5 percent for five-year leases fully paid at execution.

This responsiveness to tenants’ needs has resulted in three new lease transactions with companies such as Ernst & Young, Consumer Portfolio Services and Lockheed Martin Corporation for a combined total of approximately 38,000 square feet.

Equity Office is committed to enhancing the master-planned office campus while maintaining features that tenants have always valued about the Hughes Center. This includes a continued focus on the quality of the project, and a professional operating platform with an outstanding and responsive management staff.

At HC | Hughes Center tenants can expect an unparalleled environment to cultivate new business opportunities. It is home to Las Vegas’ leading banking institutions, financial management groups, law and accounting firms, and gaming and technology giants. The center boasts a notable tenant roster of Wells Fargo Bank, Pinnacle Gaming, Boyd Gaming, Las Vegas Sands, Lewis, Roca & Rothgerber, Snell & Wilmer, and Gordon Silver. The center also offers convenient access to countless entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities including seven restaurants on site: Del Frisco’s, Lawry’s Prime Rib, McCormick & Schmick, Fogo de Chao, Gordon Biersch, and Bahama Breeze.

For more information about the HC | Hughes Center, please visit http://www.equityoffice.com/hughescenter/

About Equity Office

The Equity Office portfolio with over 70 million square feet of Class A office space throughout the United States is rich with signature properties in the nation’s leading gateway markets.  Equity Office focuses heavily on meeting the current trends and changing strategic needs of companies and chosen markets.  For more information, please visit www.equityoffice.com