Impact Networking signs on at East River development

Impact Networking, an Illinois-based company specializing in managed services and outsourced IT solutions, has leased a full floor of office space in the first phase of Midway’s East River development.

The company will occupy 16,000 square feet in East River 1 and get its name on the five-story building as part of the deal, according to Houston-based Midway. Other future office tenants at East River include Method Architecture and TEAL.

Midway will deliver phase one of East River, a mixed-use development going up along Buffalo Bayou at Jensen and Clinton near downtown, in 2023. The first phase consists of 250,000 square feet of office space, 110,000 square feet of retail space and 360 apartment units. Burton Construction is the general contractor.

Midway is also entering into a partnership with Impact Networking as its new managed IT service provider. The company provides services such as managed IT and cloud, cybersecurity, digital innovation, branding and marketing, and print and document management services to businesses of all sizes.

“We saw the East River development as an elegant blend of history, culture, innovation, and modern community,” Scott Copeland, president of Impact Texas, said in an announcement. “Midway’s visionary efforts in East River are incredibly exciting and we are thrilled to be a part of this monumental project.”

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Impact Networking plans to expand to other Texas markets of Austin, Dallas and San Antonio beginning next year.

The company recently formed a partnership with the Houston Astros and will have its name on the Impact Networking Party Deck in center field at Minute Maid Park.

“Impact is committed to investing in the Houston community, first with our Houston Astros sponsorship, and now with our Midway partnership,” said Casey Vaughan, chief operating officer of Impact Texas. “We look forward to providing Midway with excellent managed IT services, as well as continuing to build new partnerships in the community.”

By Katherine Feser - Houston Chronicle