A very significant highlight has been the opportunity for First Houston Properties to work directly with principals of this outstanding Houston-based logistics and transportation company, from the inception of the company and its first warehouse lease. In 1996 , Steve Stewart and Ron Messner, both veterans in the transportation and logistics business, founded Gulf Winds International and initially leased approximately 138,000 square feet at 3240 South Loop East near Hwy. 288. Since that lease, First Houston Properties has represented Gulf Winds in the leasing of the remainder of the South Loop facility (to approximately 213,000 square feet), two separate facilities in southeast Houston and Pasadena totaling approximately 200,000 square feet, and the 345, 100 square foot main office-distribution facility at 411 Brisbane near Hobby Airport. First Houston is also very proud to have represented Gulf Winds in the long term lease of the recently-opened state-of-the-art 178, 200 square foot cargo facility at 1200 E. Barbours Cut Blvd( see Featured Property on our Home Page). This facility is directly across from the Barbours Cut Terminal facility in Morgans Point, Texas.
We salute Gulf Winds International as it has assembled an outstanding team , attracted many national and international customers, and grown into a highly-respected company in its industry .
First Houston Properties has been instrumental in our business growth by providing professional commercial warehouse leasing support to our organization. Their in-depth market knowledge, integrity and contacts in the industry enabled us to expand at strategic intervals of our growth to meet our customer demands for cost-effective storage and cargo handling facilities in Houston. Although First Houston Properties is a vendor, we really consider them as a partner in our business and we look forward to continuing this relationship in years to come.
Steve Stewart, President of Gulf Winds International, Inc.