Earth Day 2013 served as a backdrop for the official opening of a new facility, billed as the world’s “greenest” and most energy efficient office building. A property owned by the nonprofit Bullitt Foundation, The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, is a six-story, 50,000 square foot, $18 million office building located at the heart of the Central and Capitol Hill district intersection. Nestled alongside commercial offices and apartments, The Bullitt Center is a chic commercial lease space unlike any other.
Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, is universally recognized as one of the world’s top oil energy producing enterprises.
The 22-story, 387,000 sq. ft. high rise at 100 South Ashley Drive is known as one of the friendliest and most easily accessible buildings in Tampa, Florida. Built in 1984, the Wachovia Bank Building changed Tampa’s definition of Class A office space as dramatically as it altered the skyline. In the ensuing years, amenity enhancements ensured that the financial center truly reflected comfort, convenience, and service in the heart of downtown Tampa’s central business district.
Computer hardware giant, Intel Corporation, has received LEED® Gold certification, the internationally recognized stamp of approval from the U.S. Green Building Council, for its latest design/data center – IDC 9 – that opened in Haifa, Israel on June 15th. The all-new facility boasts the most advanced engineering infrastructure and is Intel’s first LEED-certified green facility, as well as the first building in Israel to receive LEED Gold certification. Additionally, the 259,000 square foot facility is noted for housing a 6500 square foot high performance data center.
Located downtown, the 100 North Tampa building is a prominent piece of architecture in the city’s skyline. It is the tallest building in Tampa with 42 stories and 552,000 square feet of rentable space. Noted for its classic architecture, the tower also features distinctive interior details, including two murals by noted artist Richard Haas. Amenities include in-building parking, a concierge, dry cleaners, sundry shop, auto detail center, YMCA, conference center and an AmSouth Bank Branch.
St. Louis, MO
In the St. Louis suburb of Clayton, MDR Properties has added a second 14-story class A office complex immediately adjacent to their existing Smurfit-Stone Center office building, also 14 stories tall. They have met many of the challenges of suddenly doubling the amount of space to be managed by installing a state-of-the-art building automation and control system by KMC Controls. Managing tenant comfort levels, controlling energy costs, and easy access to building operating data were all top concerns of the building ownership and management staff.
With the exception of some geographic variability, commercial office space remains amply available to the buying/leasing community. As a result, many owners recognize the necessary investments that must be made to remain competitive. No where is that challenge greater than in older office buildings. The SouthTrust Plaza of downtown Tampa is just such a facility. It is ranked as Tampa’s ninth-largest office tower, and was constructed in the early 1980s.
Located in the foot-hills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham, Alabama is home to over 240,000 residents with a metropolitan area population of over 1,000,000. The city hosts a growing population in the healthcare, banking, industrial, service, and engineering businesses. Birmingham’s skyline is also scattered with hotels, theaters, businesses, high tech hospitals, research and educational institutions. In addition, a great history gives the city character.
What does an insurance provider do to insure the continued comfort of their own staff? For Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial service providers in the United States, the answer was a facility upgrade, adding to their offices in Gainesville, Florida. Nationwide completed its 35,000 square foot expansion last September. The facility now totals nearly 200,000 square feet.