LAS VEGAS – (Realty News Report ) – CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world, is relocating its Las Vegas office to a new mixed-use project named the Uncommons – one of the nation’s first projects constructed with the new WELL V2 Pilot standards for health and wellness.
CBRE advises thousands of corporations regarding office space in addition to managing office buildings in the U.S. and many other countries. The firm will be locating in a new building, scheduled for completion in 2022, that will demonstrate the latest thinking in workplace environments in the coronavirus era.
“The landlord’s commitment to health and safety helped solidify our decision to move our Las Vegas office to UnCommons,” said Pete Schippits, president of CBRE’s Mountain-Northwest Division. “The sustainability and wellness features at UnCommons align with our workplace priorities, while the design, walkable site, amenities and outdoor spaces provide the type of environment in which our clients and employees can thrive.”
CBRE leased 20,000 square feet, an entire floor in of one of five mid-rise buildings in the UnCommons, a new $400 million 40-acre mixed-use project under development in Las Vegas.
The UnCommons developer stated the new project will have high quality indoor air systems with “near hospital-quality” heating and air conditioning systems, touchless access points and interior finish materials that tend to be more resistant to harboring bacteria, according to a recent report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Gensler architecture firm originally was hired to design the Uncommons by the project’s developer, Matter Real Estate Group .
After the coronavirus outbreak emerged earlier this year, the developer changed plans.
WELL Building Standards
In response to COVID-19, Matter took immediate action by re-engaging Gensler for a redesign of UnCommons to integrate health and safety features in compliance with the science-based criteria set by the International WELL Building Institute.
UnCommons is the first development in Nevada to be constructed with WELL Building Standards and one of the first in the nation to be built to standards set by the new WELL v2 pilot, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.
UnCommons is also striving to meet standards of the Green Globes, which recognizes sustainability goals for new construction projects, existing buildings and interiors to encourage improved environmental and health performance while reducing environmental impacts.
The International WELL Building Institute is influencing the built environment with wellness principles that could become widely prevalent as new developments are designed in the wake of Covid-19.
“WELL is premised on a holistic view of health: human health as not only a state of being free of disease – which is indeed a fundamental component of health – but also of the enjoyment of productive lives from which we derive happiness and satisfaction. Healthy spaces protect us from that which can make us sick, promote practices that can keep us well, and facilitate opportunities for us to connect with one another and live our lives to the fullest,” the WELL Building Institute states. “We aspire to advance healthy buildings for all.”
UnCommons, located in southwest Las Vegas at Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway, is slated to open its first phase in early 2022.
“It makes a bold statement that CBRE has chosen UnCommons as their new Las Vegas headquarters,” said Matter Real Estate Group Partner Jim Stuart. “We are excited to have CBRE on our tenant roster and to help deliver an enhanced workplace experience for their employees.”
CBRE’s offices are currently located in Hughes Center, about two miles east of Caesars Palace and The Strip.
Sept. 18, 2020 Realty News Report Copyright 2020
Image: Rendering CBRE office building, courtesy of UnCommons
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