Swift Energy Company, an oil-and-gas exploration company, is relocating its headquarters from Two Greenspoint Place to Five Greenspoint Place at 17001 Northchase Drive, in Houston. The firm is taking over 120,000 square feet including the top six floors. The 461,000-square-foot Five Greenspoint Place building was most recently the former headquarters of ExxonMobil and previously Anadarko. Swift has been a Greenspoint tenant for 30 years.

Greenspoint Place, is a 13.5-acre, mixed-use office/retail development at the North Sam Houston Parkway and Greenspoint Drive. Five Greenspoint Place is a LEED-Gold certified, 19-story office building with an attached parking structure. Greenspoint Place includes the Hilton Houston North Hotel, offices, restaurants, shops, an athletic club and child-care facilities. Other major tenants in Greenspoint Place include American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), ExxonMobil and HealthHelp.

Alton Heckaman, EVP/CFO of Swift Energy Company, said in a statement: “The commitment by ownership, such as the addition of some first-class amenity space currently under construction, was a key factor in our decision to stay here. Our move down the street to Five Greenspoint Place provides more opportunity for future expansion while maintaining the convenience and efficiency of this centrally located complex.�?

“The current renovation of Greenspoint Place is targeted to attract and retain Class A tenants,�? says Hines Senior Managing Director John Mooz. “Swift Energy and their employees appreciate the campus setting as well as the on-site hotel and club. With the new capital improvements, including more green space, a state-of-the-art conference center, and high-performance fitness center, Greenspoint Place continues to be the top-tier office asset in North Houston.�?

Garrold Parratt and Chad Baker of JLL in Houston, represented Swift Energy. Damon Thames, Tripp Pruet and Chip Colvill of Colvill Office Properties represented the landlord in lease negotiations. Greenspoint Place is owned and managed by Hines.