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Brookfield Achieves Wired Certification for D.C. Office Portfolio

Press Release, Washington, DC | Michelle Berninger on June 12, 2017

In addition to their D.C. efforts, Brookfield is currently undergoing the Wired Certification process across its entire United States portfolio.

 WiredScore and Brookfield Properties, recently announced that 3 Bethesda Metro Center – Brookfield’s sixteen-story trophy-quality asset situated directly above the Bethesda Metro Station— is the 100th building in the DC Metro Area to achieve Wired Certification. 3 Bethesda Metro Center is now Wired Certified Platinum, the highest rating for the international connectivity standard for technological capacity in commercial buildings. In addition to 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Brookfield has achieved Wired Certification for 19 of its core office holdings in Washington D.C., demonstrating a commitment to improving digital infrastructure to meet the needs of tenants today and in the future. With the certification of the Brookfield portfolio complete, WiredScore now boasts over 100 Wired Certified office buildings in the D.C. region.

“Brookfield has chosen to pursue Wired Certifications across our portfolio to guarantee that we offer some of the most technologically advanced work environments available in the market,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President, Brookfield. “It’s always been our belief that top-tier tenants deserve top-tier amenities. Excellently planned, high-speed internet capable buildings are exactly what today’s businesses require, so we’ve given them just that.”

WiredScore is the pioneer behind the Wired Certification standard that evaluates and distinguishes best-in-class Internet connectivity in commercial buildings. The Wired Certification is a standard trusted by tenants internationally to verify that buildings have been independently evaluated and certified to provide the Internet infrastructure that businesses require to thrive.

WiredScore surpasses 100 Wired Certified properties across D.C. Metro region

The rapid adoption of Wired Certification in the D.C. market is indicative of its immense momentum as demand for the connectivity standard grows internationally. Washington, D.C. is currently WiredScore’s second largest market for Wired Certification in the United States, with nearly 30 million square feet of Wired Certified office space across 108 commercial properties in the region. WiredScore’s success in the D.C. area reflects the market’s flourishing commercial real estate sector, fueled by a host of recent collaborative partnerships between The District of Columbia, local agencies, universities and thriving public and private sector organizations demanding state-of-the-art connectivity infrastructure.

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Along with Silver Spring Metro Plaza and 2001 M Street, designated Wired Certified Gold and Wired Certified Silver, respectively, 3 Bethesda Metro Center joins Brookfield’s portfolio of 19 Wired Certified buildings in the greater D.C. metro region, each recognized for outstanding connectivity, technological infrastructure and readiness to adopt emerging technologies.

In pursuing Wired Certification, Brookfield’s buildings underwent a rigorous certification process, which included building audits by a team of leading technicians, that evaluate the number of available internet service providers, infrastructure redundancy, connection access points, and a property’s readiness to improve connectivity. Upon completion of each on-site assessment, a Wired Certification level is assigned to the building based on the official standards developed by WiredScore and its advisory board.

“Whether a building was built in this century or the last, its current and future technological capabilities must be of the utmost importance to landlords,” said Arie Barendrecht, founder and CEO of WiredScore. “Real estate professionals must provide tenants with this imperative aspect of modern building design, and look to Brookfield and other industry leaders, that exemplify the creation of connectivity infrastructure as a mainstay of the tenant experience.”

Built in 1985, the 368,000-square foot 3 Bethesda Metro Center is located just steps from upscale shops and retail on Bethesda Row. Designed by Benham Group East, the building offers tenants their own fitness center and conference center, and also boasts spacious outdoor balconies on its upper floors, 457,000 square feet of parking, and direct access to both the Bethesda Metro Station and I-495.

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