Headquarters Debuts in Houston

A sibling duo at TPC Real Estate developed the flexible workspace that caters to the city’s tech and creative industries.

Headquarters recently opened in Houston, bringing 35,000 square feet of creative and collaborative office space to the city’s East End neighborhood. Co-founders of TPC Real Estate, brother-and-sister duo Peter and Devin Licata, have been working on the project since 2014, along with their father, Mark Licata.

Once a derelict warehouse at 3302 Canal St., the developers’ vision transformed the building into a shared workspace. Headquarters includes six distinct environments: Boiler Room, The Cloud, Bull Pen, Wheelhouse and War Room, referring to stereotypes of corporate America, with the restroom facilities described as “mission control.”

The new office space features flexible suite sizes that can accommodate anywhere from one to 18 employees, starting at $750 per month. Amenities include fiber-optic internet, reception services, 24/7 access and private parking. Tenants enjoy unlimited access to a community kitchen, five glass-walled conference rooms with flat screen TVs, a game room with beer on tap and a 3,000-square-foot interior courtyard.

“Headquarters is unlike anything else that currently exists in the Houston market. While co-working and creative workspace does exist here, most of it is specifically geared towards artists, or executed at a very small scale that may work for freelancers but not for small to medium-size businesses looking for a bigger presence while maintaining autonomy with their own office suites,” Peter Licata said, in a prepared statement.

There is an option for those looking for less space and more flexibility, dubbed Launch at Headquarters. A dedicated-desk, co-working area, this space features a lounge and direct access to a private patio and allows a sign-up for month-to-month subscriptions beginning at $450 per month.

NextSeed, a Houston-based investment crowdfunding platform, was one of the first tenants to move in. Headquarters’ tenant roster also includes Digital Crafts and 900lbs of Creative, while Giant Leap Coffee, a full-service coffee shop and café, is set to open in the fall.

“An area that was once a manufacturing center and then deserted by industry is now being reborn as a place where a new kind of economy–rooted in collaboration, technology, design and the maker movement–thrives,” said Devin Licata, in prepared remarks.

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