The Houston office of the Trammell Crow Co. had the managementcontract on the mint-condition, 450,000-sf building for the lasttwo years. Trammell Crow had no comment on the change.

Tim Seckinger, Caldwell Watson's vice president of corporatedevelopment and team leader for asset and property management,tells GlobeSt.com that the assignment is the first class A officebuilding to be awarded to the team. In the 13 months that it's beenaround, the management group has secured about two million sf ofthird-party contracts, but it's been all class B space, excludingits parent's portfolio. He said he'd like to secure another twomillion sf in 2003 management contracts.

Seckinger believes the deal was won because of the firm'scustomer service philosophies. "We manage every property as if itwas our own. We treat every property owner as if he or she was ouronly client. And, we treat every client in every building as if itwas the last month on the lease," he said in a press release.

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