Houston-based Perry Homes—No. 26 on the 2022 Builder 100—announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Greenway Plaza in the city’s Upper Kirby neighborhood, with the move expected to be completed by fall 2023.
The builder will move from 9000 Gulf Freeway—a space the company has been in since the 1980s—to three full upper floors of Greenway Plaza’s Phoenix Tower. The company’s new home for its nearly 320 corporate office employees will span approximately 80,000 square feet in one of the most sought-after office campuses in the Houston metro region.
“We started this process with our most prized asset in mind, our employees, and to honor the Perry Homes commitment to work/life balance while responding to new and modern workplace preferences,” says Kathy Britton, owner and executive chair. “We work every day to maintain the tradition of excellence that is now 55 years strong, and this move gives us the opportunity to ensure that our headquarters and our employee experience meets those same high standards for excellence.”
The announcement comes after a new CEO appointment from earlier this year, when Todd Chachere, who served as president and chief operating officer since 2020, assumed the position from Britton.
According to the company, the headquarters move was an additional part of its growth plan and had been in the works for a while.
Situated midway between downtown and the Galleria/Uptown submarkets, Greenway Plaza offers direct access to Interstate 69. The 52-acre, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use campus includes green and indoor gathering spaces, elevated food and beverage providers, and services spanning from co-working and conferencing to fitness and beauty. The Upper Kirby district also includes additional retail, restaurants, and nightlife, as well as hotels, upscale multifamily, a movie theater, a weekly farmers market, and the heavily programmed Levy Park.
The builder is currently in the visioning and space-planning stage of the office buildout, with local firm Ziegler Cooper Architects helping the company to carefully plan, design, and lay out departmental spaces.
“We are taking advantage of this opportunity to foster collaboration by strategically placing departments near others with whom they work closely, and we are considering adding an open staircase that will allow for easy movement between floors,” states the company.
To meet evolving workplace needs, Perry Homes offers a hybrid work schedule that allows for flexibility to department needs.
“We strive to meet the changing needs of our diverse workforce and could not be happier with the progress and results,” says the builder. “This move to Greenway Plaza represents the work environment we want to provide to our employees and helps support the company’s growth for many years to come.”