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Our purpose

Performance is directly related to people. Our city’s most passionate leaders gather at Central Houston to plan cultural and economic growth. We work collaboratively within public and private sectors. The result? Pivotal projects are launched and completed.

Since 1983, Central Houston has been the steward of Houston’s vision for the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown. Central Houston has contributed to the momentum of this exciting revitalization by enhancing collaboration among public officials, developers and businesses. Central Houston has facilitated many of the public and private projects that have transformed downtown over the past 30 years.

Today, Central Houston’s leadership and oversight continue to play a critical role downtown. Our 2017 priorities focus on the image of our city, quality of life, strengthening the economic base of our city, and continued collaboration with the City, County, METRO and downtown property owners to improve our central city. A catalyst for collaboration and coordination, Central Houston expands with the number of development projects downtown that require review and oversight. Central Houston offers unique opportunities to shape Houston’s future.

Your involvement is welcome as we conceive new exciting strategies that will make downtown an even stronger cultural and economic core.

Our members

1000 Main LLC / Transwestern
1001 Fannin / CBRE
AECOM
Alley Theatre
Amegy Bank
American Liberty Hospitality, Inc.
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Asakura Robinson
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Baker Botts
Ballard Exploration Company, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of Texas
BB&T
Bracewell LLP
Brookfield Properties
C. Richard Everett Interests
Camden Property Trust
Cameron Management
Cardno, Inc.
CBRE Group
CenterPoint Energy
Chevron Corporation
Christ Church Cathedral
Clark Condon
Colvill Office Properties
Comcast Business
Deloitte LLP
DLR Group
Duncan Interests
East Downtown Management District
Ernst & Young
Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Federal Reserve Bank-Houston
First American Title
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Frost Bank
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Gensler
Gilbane Building Company
Grant Thornton
Greater Houston Partnership
Griffin Partners

Harris County Community Services Dept
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hess Corporation
HFF
Hilcorp Energy Company
Hilton Americas - Houston
Hines
HKS, Inc.
Hoar Construction
HOK
Holy Cross Chapel
Houston Astros Baseball Club
Houston Center/CBRE
Houston Chronicle
Houston Dynamo
Houston Endowment, Inc.
Houston First Corporation
Houston Housing Finance Corp.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston Rockets
Huitt-Zollars
Hyatt Regency Houston
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
JLL
Jones & Carter, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kinder Morgan
King & Spalding
KPMG LLP
Landry's, Inc.
Lanier Parking
Lincoln Property Company
Lionstone Investments
Locke Lord LLP
m ARCHITECTS
Main Bell Realty Company
Marriott Marquis Houston
Mayer Brown LLP
MC Management & Development
Midway
MMI Agency
Netrality Properties - 1301 Fannin
Norton Rose Fulbright
Novare Group
OJB Landscape Architecture
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Palmetto Partners, Ltd.
Pearl Hospitality/JW Marriott Downtown Houston
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
PM Realty Group
Porter Hedges LLP
PwC
Project GRAD USA
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
RIDA Development Corporation
Russell Reynolds Associates
Seyfarth Shaw
Shell Oil Company
Shorenstein Properties LLC
Skanska
South Texas College of Law Houston
SP+
Spear Street Capital
Spencer Stuart
St. Joseph Medical Center
Stream Realty Partners
Structure Tone Southwest, Inc.
Sullivan Group
SWA Group
Tarantino Properties, Inc./Commerce Towers
The Finger Companies
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Theater District Houston
Theater Under the Stars
Traffic Engineers, Inc.
Trammell Crow Company
Transwestern
University of Houston-Downtown
Vinson & Elkins
Walter P Moore
Waste Management, Inc.
WEDGE Group Incorporated
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Plaza/CBRE
Winpark
Winstead PC
Woodbranch Management, Inc.
Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Our board members

Officers
Chair, Anne Taylor
Deloitte

President, Robert M. Eury
Central Houston, Inc.

Treasurer, Alex Jessett
Camden Property Trust

Secretary, Laura Hannusch

Assistant Secretary, Anita J. Dick

Chairman Emeritus (2015)
Alan R. Buckwalter III
David McClanahan
Linnet F. Deily
Douglas L. Foshee

Ex-Officio Directors of Central Houston, Inc.
Tom O. Fish
Buffalo Bayou Partnership

F. Xavier Peña
Discovery Green Conservancy
Downtown Redevelopment Authority

Donald J Henderson
Houston Downtown Management District

Perryn Leech
Houston Theater District

Thomas G. Bacon
Lionstone Investments

Andrew J. Baker
Baker Botts

Jonathan H. Brinsden
Midway Companies

Thaddeus B. Brown
Houston Rockets

Deborah L. Byers
Ernst & Young LLP

Dougal Cameron
Cameron Management

Richard J. Campo
Camden Property Trust

Chris Canetti
Houston Dynamo

Brady F. Carruth
Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Dilip Choudhuri
Walter P Moore

Mark Cover
Hines

M. Carter Crow
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Jonathan Day
Andrews Kurth LLP

Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Duncan Interests

K. Gregory Erwin
Winstead PC

Mark C. Evans
Bracewell LLP

C. Richard Everett
Everett Interests

Tilman J. Fertitta
Landry’s Restaurants, Inc.

Paul H. Frazier
Brookfield Properties

Gerald C. Gehm
Gensler


Fred B. Griffin
Griffin Partners, Inc.

Jeffery Hildebrand
Hilcorp Energy Co.

Tandra Jackson
KPMG LLP

Steven J. Kean
Kinder Morgan

David L. Mendez
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Niloufar Molavi
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Darryl Montgomery
Wells Fargo

Juan Sanchez Muñoz
University of Houston-Downtown

Stephen Newton
Russell Reynolds Associates

Hong Ogle
Bank of America

Larry Oliver
Chevron Corporation

Daron Peschel
Federal Reserve Bank-Houston Branch

Scott M. Prochazka
CenterPoint Energy

Karl S. Stern
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Jack Sweeney
Houston Chronicle

David Taylor
Locke Lord LLP

Dawn Ullrich
Houston First Corporation

Our People

  • Bob Eury
    Bob Eury
    President
    bob@centralhouston.org
  • Jackie Traywick
    Jackie Traywick
    Chief Operating Officer
    jstraywick@centralhouston.org
  • Ryan Leach
    Ryan Leach
    General Counsel
    rleach@centralhouston.org
  • Angie Bertinot
    Angie Bertinot
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    angie@downtowndistrict.org
  • Robert Lung
    Director of Economic Development
    rlung@centralhouston.org
  • Lonnie Hoogeboom
    Lonnie Hoogeboom
    Director of Planning & Design
    lonnie@centralhouston.org
  • Algenita Scott Davis
    Algenita Scott Davis
    Government & Community Affairs Officer
    adavis@centralhouston.org
  • Will Matthews
    Will Matthews
    Business Development Manager
    will@centralhouston.org
  • Jacqueline Longoria
    Jacqueline Longoria
    Planning Design Manager
    jacqueline@downtowndistrict.org
  • Katrina Bayer
    Katrina Bayer
    Transportation Planning Manager
    kbayer@centralhouston.org
  • Aide Meza
    Aidé Meza
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    ajm@centralhouston.org
  • Lisa Lapko
    Lisa Lapko
    Receptionist
    receptionist@centralhouston.org

 

Not pictured:
Kathleen Chisley, Accounting Manager
Anita Dick, Office Manager
Gerri Mitchell, Accounts Payable
Uchenna Onuzo, Research Manager

Affiliate organizations

Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc.

Central Houston Civic Improvement is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable affiliate of Central Houston, Inc. and serves as the fiscal agent for catalyst projects including the Downtown Business Development Program, Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Program, Main Street Square, the Urban Collaborative Program, Buffalo Bayou Sesquicentennial Park, Homeless Rapid Re-housing, and various sustainability initiatives.

Houston Downtown Management District

The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) was formed by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1995 and has been in operation since 1996. During this time, Downtown has experienced an exciting renaissance and a remarkable economic rebound. Today more Houston residents as well as visitors see downtown as a place to do far more than work—downtown is now a place to live, dine, visit, play, enjoy the arts, worship and learn!

The Downtown District is bounded largely by the freeway ring around Houston’s central business core, including Interstate 10, Highway 59 and Interstate 45. The District is operated under the direction of a 30-member board of directors whose primary focus is to leverage public funds with private resources to improve facilities and services, as well as accelerate area improvements with widespread benefit above and beyond the level presently provided by local government or voluntary effort.

Main Street Market Square Redevelopment Authority, dba Downtown Redevelopment Authority, and City of Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 3

Houston City Council created TIRZ #3 in 1995 to alleviate blight, deteriorated street and site conditions, obsolete transit services and facilities, and encourage the sound growth of the residential, retail, and commercial sectors in downtown. This is achieved through the design and construction of improved streetscape enhancements, pedestrian amenities, public utility system upgrades, parkland improvements and historic preservation. Most recently, Council approved an addition of all the property adjacent to the Buffalo Bayou from the Sabine Street Bridge to Shepherd Drive in 2011. The Zone is currently scheduled to terminate on December 31, 2043.

Employment opportunities

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