Investor making big changes to The HC | Hughes Center

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It’s been a busy year for The HC | Hughes Center.

Since Blackstone subsidiary Equity Office bought the Class A office park at Paradise and Flamingo roads for $347 million a year ago this week, the investor has quietly made big changes.

Those changes — from a new fitness center to a fresh way of leasing office space — were on display Thursday at a brokers’ event inside the park’s flagship Wells Fargo Tower.

“We have reintroduced The HC as more of a lifestyle work environment. It’s more hip, lively and exciting,” said John Woo, portfolio manager for Equity Office Properties. “We truly are redefining the Las Vegas office experience.”

That’s not to say the center lacked cachet. Since opening in the late 1980s, it’s been the city’s premier Class A office park, with high-profile tenants including Wells Fargo Bank, Ameristar, Boyd Gaming and law firms Gordon Silver, Lewis Roca Rothgerber and Snell &Wilmer. (READ THE FULL ARTICLE)