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A Strategic Vision. Six Decades in the Making.

In 1959, MetroNational’s founder, Joseph Johnson, purchased approximately 200 acres off of Gessner Road, a raw acreage over 10-miles from Houston central business district. Joe felt there was potential for the area, and that instinct proved prophetic. In 1962, MetroNational started developing a ‘city-within-a city’ known as Memorial City. After the Memorial City Shopping Center opened in 1966, Joe focused on other amenities that the community would need including multi-family, offices, additional retail, and medical facilities – which resulted in the opening of the Memorial City General Hospital in 1971.

What began as a vision almost 60 years ago is now a premier mixed-use development consisting of 8.6 million square feet of developed real estate extending across 265 contiguous acres. Memorial City is a blend of LEED-certified Class A office space; retail, including the 1.6-million square foot Memorial City Mall; garden and high-rise residential living; upscale hotel accommodations including The Westin Memorial City and Hotel ZaZa Memorial City (Fall 2017); and the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.