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Boston’s Third Office Building to be certified by the USGBC
BOSTON, MA, February 10, 2009 - One Financial Center, a 46-story 1,300,000 million square foot first class office tower that is a prominent part of the Boston skyline, was recently awarded LEED® EB-O&M Silver Certification by the US Green Building Council. Owned by a joint venture between an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, LLC and MetLife, Inc., it is Boston's third LEED® Certified office building. The Property is managed by an affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners, LLC with Jones Lang LaSalle Property Management acting as sub-agent. The leasing agent is Cushman & Wakefield.
The green features at One Financial Center include: an EPA Energy Star Performance rating of 84; a 25% reduction in water usage; alternative means of transportation used by 88% of tenants; a comprehensive recycling program which diverts 60% of the total building waste from landfill and includes composting, sustainable landscaping, and a high performance green cleaning program.
One Financial Center was recently named Boston's Office Building of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in the Over 1,000,000 SF Category. It will be part of BOMA's Mid Atlantic competition in March of 2009.
"We are already seeing tangible returns because of the certification," said Jones Lang LaSalle General Manager Wendy Pierce. "Our commitment to best practices and tenant service has made this a resounding win-win." Wendy teams with Assistant Property Manager Angela Morgan, Operations Manager William MacInnes and Tenant Coordinator Chris Wessen.
Jones Lang LaSalle's Property Management Group manages over 14 million square feet of commercial property throughout New England. As the largest property manager in the world, Jones Lang LaSalle manages an extensive range of assets for investors and owners globally.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.3 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $46 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.
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