Midway signs Suderman & Young Towing Company as latest office tenant at East River

Houston-based Midway, the privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm, announced Suderman & Young Towing Company, a tug service provider, has leased approximately 6,000 square feet in East River’s Trail Head 1 (Building F) office building, adjacent to the project’s bayou-side greenspace with views of Downtown Houston.

Founded in the late nineteenth century in Galveston, Texas, Suderman & Young Towing Company has provided professional towing and ship assist services to all types of vessels in Texas Gulf ports for over a century. Headquartered in Houston, the company’s tug fleet is strategically located in the ports of Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Freeport and Corpus Christi. Its full range of tug services include ship docking, undocking and harbor assistance; vessel escort; rig and special projects; and LNG terminal vessel assistance. Suderman & Young’s diverse tug fleet, which includes Z-Tech tractor tugs, can handle any vessel size.  All tugs are ISM and AWO RCP certified.

Construction Update
As leasing momentum continues, Midway has completed building construction on three retail/office components East River’s first phase. Two office buildings (Building F and Building C), which both feature retail space on the ground floor, are now complete, as is the retail component of The Laura multifamily community. Tenants are beginning to build out their spaces, with the majority slated for completion prior to the mixed-use development’s Fall 2023 opening.

In total, Phase 1 of East River will offer 300,000 square feet of leasable office space designed to fit a wide variety of business needs; three 10,000-square-foot independent office structures dubbed The Studios at East River, which are currently under construction and geared towards businesses looking to own their own space; The Laura, a five-story, modern-industrial multifamily community of 360 apartment homes; and an additional 100,000 square feet of retail at the ground floor of the office buildings, district garage, and bayou restaurant pavilions that will fuse commerce and culture with restaurant, hospitality, retail, medical, and entertainment forming spaces.

Confirmed Tenants and Leasing Information
Retail tenants confirmed for Phase 1 include Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries, Lick Honest Ice Creams, El Condor Coffee Roasters, Tomi Jewelry, URBN Dental, and a new event venue and rooftop bar from the owners of The Astorian. Suderman & Young joins confirmed office tenants Impact Networking, Houston Maritime Center, Method Architecture and TEAL. OJB Landscape Architecture has pre-purchased one of The Studios at East River independent office structures.

Office and retail space is still available for lease at East River, though inventory is limited and going quickly. Only one full floor of office space remains in Building C, with small and full floors available in Building F. As momentum continues for retail leasing, Midway is proud to offer discounted retail space to Fifth Ward-owned businesses.

Brandi McDonald Sikes and Sobi Qazi with SVN | J. Beard Real Estate, Greater Houston are the exclusive leasing agents for the remaining office space in Phase 1, and retail leasing is handled in-house by Lacee Jacobs and Laura Harness from Midway’s Strategic Leasing and Advisory team. Suderman & Young was represented by Griff Bandy, Partners Real Estate.