Sustainable High-Rise

Green Operations are Essential to Today’s Office Building Values

As a founding member of the World Green Building Council in 2002, Colliers’ investment in and focus on green office buildings began several years ago. Today, the company has 34 LEED buildings in the United States: 2 Platinum, 14 Gold, 16 Silver, and two certified. It also employs 59 U.S. staff members with LEED credentials (internationally, Colliers has more than 200 LEED-credentialed professionals on board). “Today, investors see a building that isn’t sustainable and view it as a [...]

Inside a LEED Platinum Office Tower

Of the 100+ Class-A office towers that skim Orange County’s skyline, there are a handful that stand out for their quality construction and tenant amenities. These buildings attract high-end tenants like IBM, Subaru of America, and law firms from the Am Law 100 list (in fact, 70 percent of the law firms listed are tenants in one of four Orange County towers). Not only do these existing buildings have to go up against new construction in the area, such as the 21-story 520 Newport Center, but they also have to compete against each other to stand out.