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Woodforest National Bank leases 16,010 square feet at Park Towers North in Houston

Office Lease.

Colliers is pleased to announce Woodforest National Bank has leased 16,010 square feet in Park Towers North located at 1233 West Loop South in Houston, Texas. The landlord, Park Towers Investment, was represented by Doug Little of Transwestern. Darren Gowell and Bob Parsley of Colliers represented Woodforest National Bank in the transaction.


"Woodforest Bank has worked with Colliers since 2016 to identify our growing corporate banking office locations in Houston and Dallas. With the bank’s headquarters in The Woodlands and strong presence in the surrounding counties, Houston is an important market for our past and future growth plans in the state." said Chris Dvorachek, Executive Vice President-Commercial Banking Texas of Woodforest National Bank. "The bank’s success in Houston drove the need for expanded quality meeting space to host our commercial and wealth management clients. By increasing our Houston Galleria office footprint, we can continue recruiting the best available local talent and provide a collaborative working environment for our banking professionals.” 

Established in 1980, Woodforest National Bank is a privately held bank headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. With more than 788 branches in 17 different states, they focus on building relationships and discovering opportunities to better serve their communities. 

Park Towers North is located in the West Loop/Galleria office submarket, Houston's second largest suburban office submarket consisting of 22.9 million SF contained in 104 office buildings. The submarket is currently 78% occupied and the average asking market rental rate is $35.13 per square foot.

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Bob Parsley

Chairman & Principal | Houston


Mr. Parsley has been involved in and responsible for all phases of commercial real estate brokerage activity over the past 37 years. A native Houstonian, he returned to Houston after graduating from law school in 1979 to serve as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson, specializing in corporate law. In 1983, he joined Colliers, where he is one of the company’s principal shareholders. He served as President and CEO of Colliers’ Houston office prior to assuming the position of Co-Chairman in 2004 and Chairman in 2020. He brings a wide range of real estate experience, along with an understanding of the legal issues involved in real estate transactions. He has represented a broad range of corporate clients, both public and private, in office and industrial sales and office tenant rep lease transactions in Houston and throughout the USA. Bob currently serves as a member of Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council, Healthcare Services Group and Law Firm Services Group. Bob has been one of the top two producers in the Colliers Houston office for the past fifteen years. He has also been a Colliers Everest Award recipient since the inception of the award, which is granted to the top 10% of producers for Colliers in North America. Bob was recognized as a Connect Media CRE 2020 Top Broker with over $403 million of deals executed in 2019, and in 2018 he was recognized as the #2 ranked Heavy Hitter for office tenant representation in the greater Houston area with over $200 million in gross dollar value of deals executed in 2017. The SIOR designation that he carries signifies the highest level of accountability and ethical standards in commercial real estate.

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Darren Gowell

Vice President | Houston


Mr. Gowell joined Colliers in 2015 as a Senior Associate in the Office Tenant Representation Group, where he focuses on business development, lease negotiations and transaction management. He began his career with Axis Tenant Advisors, and then joined CBRE representing office tenants across a wide variety of industries in their space acquisitions and dispositions throughout Houston.

Leveraging his experience, Darren successfully negotiates for his clients in all phases of the office leasing process. He was chosen for his people skills, industry experience, market knowledge, and exceptional ability to bring the right opportunities to our clients.

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