CityCentre Safeguards Office Health with Fitwel

HOUSTON— (Realty News Report) – The CITYCENTRE Five office tower in West Houston has achieved the Fitwel Viral Response Module approval in recognition of the strategies adopted to mitigate viral transmission.

The property is owned by Houston-based Lionstone Investments in a joint venture with institutional investors and Midway, a privately owned real estate investment and development firm.

 CITYCENTRE Five, a 15-story, Class A office building  is located in west Houston’s CITYCENTRE mixed-use development near the intersection of the Katy Freeway and the Sam Houston Tollway.

Houston-based Lionstone Investments, a data-driven real estate investment firm, and Midway, a privately owned, fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, announced that they have achieved Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM) approval for CITYCENTRE Five, a 15-story, Class A office building located in west Houston’s CITYCENTRE mixed-use community.

Occupant Health and the Pandemic 

As employees begin to return to the office and adjust to a new normal, prioritizing occupant health is more important than ever. Fitwel’s VRM was developed in coordination with leading public health experts and real estate companies to effectively address the unique challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious respiratory diseases. The VRM allows building owners, companies, and commercial tenants to demonstrate compliance with evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that mitigate viral transmission and create healthy and resilient environments for all occupants.

Additionally, CITYCENTRE Five has implemented an “Enhanced Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Maintenance Policy” to augment the safety and sanitation of the indoor environment and a “Contagious Disease Outbreak Preparedness Protocol” to build occupant trust.

Fitwel is a third-party healthy building certification system that sets industry standards for evidence-based strategies to promote health and well-being in the built environment. It was created in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. General Services Administration, and is operated by the Center for Active Design.

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Robert Williamson

“We are honored to receive the Fitwel VRM approval for CITYCENTRE Five,” said Robert Williamson, Senior Vice President, Investment Management at Midway. “Our community’s wellness, health, and sustainability are our top priorities, and we will continue to improve and integrate the best strategies possible to ensure CITYCENTRE remains an avenue for creativity and culture in Houston.”

“The safety and health of our partners and tenants is the driving factor behind our recommended actions and certifications at all of our properties,” said Andy Bruce, Co-Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Lionstone Investments. “We know this certification creates an additional layer of confidence in the high standards for health and well-being associated with Lionstone.”

Across its portfolio, Midway is committed to building places that advance the well-being of employees and communities by implementing design and operational strategies that promote health and wellness.

In addition to CITYCENTRE Five, GreenStreet in downtown Houston was most recently recognized by Fitwel as the first commercial property certified in Texas, while The Jones on Main received recognition from Fitwel as the first multi-tenant property in Houston to receive Fitwel’s 1 Star designation and the second overall in Texas. Both of these properties are also owned in a joint venture by Lionstone and Midway.

Developed by Midway, CITYCENTRE was developed on the site of the  former Town & Country Mall in  West Houston. The development has Class A office space, retail, restaurants, entertainment venues, multifamily, upscale brownstones and and the 266-room hotel, The Moran CITYCENTRE and conference facility.

May 13. 2022 – Realty News Report Copyright 2022

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