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Original ChopShop and Circa Lighting sign leases at mixed-use development

May 10, 2021

Houston – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) has negotiated two retail leases in the Centre at River Oaks located at 3021 Kirby Drive, bringing the mixed-use development’s retail space to 87% occupancy. Original ChopShop is opening its first Houston location, occupying 2,921 square feet, and Circa Lighting is relocating to occupy 6,027 square feet. Retail Managing Director Crystal Allen provided agency leasing services on behalf of the building owner, The Ainbinder Company.

“We began negotiations with both of these high-quality tenants in the middle of the pandemic, so it is exciting to get both deals over the finish line,” said Allen. “Both ChopShop and Circa Lighting demonstrated adaptability and forward thinking throughout these uncertain times. They will be a strong addition to the Centre and we wish them continued success.”

Located in Houston’s prestigious River Oaks neighborhood, Centre at River Oaks comprises 100,000 square feet of Class A office and retail space at the intersection of Kirby and West Alabama. More than half a million people live within a 5-mile radius.

Ben Brown of Baker Katz represented Original ChopShop and Shireen Owlia of NewQuest Properties represented Circa Lighting in the transactions.

About Transwestern Real Estate Services

Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.

The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. An integrated approach formed from fresh ideas drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management and opportunistic programs for high-net-worth investors. The firm operates through 34 U.S. offices and global alliances with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Devencore. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Ashley Haigh

Crystal Allen

Managing Director - Houston Retail

Houston, Texas

(713) 270-3360