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Columbia Property Trust Leverages Wired Certification as Competitive Advantage

Landlord Spotlight, Leasing, Property Managers, Boston | Dave Miller on February 23, 2017

In today’s CRE market, it is more important than ever to leverage every competitive advantage. Top landlords including Columbia Property Trust are committed to delivering world-class amenities across their portfolio of properties, and access to high-speed, reliable internet connectivity is one of the most valued offerings for today’s tenants.

In a move that reflects Columbia Property Trust’s dedication to continually improve tenant experience, the real estate investment company pursued Wired Certification across their entire portfolio, with the exception of several triple-net-leased buildings or properties targeted for sale. With the achievement of over 20 Silver, Gold, and Platinum Wired Certifications totalling 12.3 million sq ft of office space across the United States, Columbia Property Trust has demonstrated that they value having the most technologically advanced and efficient office buildings for commercial tenants. 

“These certifications provide our tenants – both current and prospective – a clear picture of how well our buildings can meet their connectivity needs,” said Nelson Mills, president and CEO of Columbia Property Trust. “We are proud to have achieved Silver or higher certification across our entire portfolio and believe that assessing our properties through the Wired Certification program was an important step in ensuring that our buildings can meet the changing and increasing technology demands of leading corporate tenants.”Learn More about Wired Certification

Strong internet connectivity has never been more critical to tenants seeking new office space and the forward-thinking leadership at Columbia Property Trust can now distinguish the investments they’ve made in connectivity with Wired Certification.

In Boston, the 271,000 sq ft 116 Huntington Ave. is now Wired Certified Gold. The property is 78% leased and tenants include American Tower Corp., GE Healthcare, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. JLL is the property manager and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is the leasing agent for the 15-story Back Bay office tower with best-in-class connectivity.

“Connectivity, speed, and access are critical to business operations, and our participation in the Wired Certification program is another way that we can ensure our tenants have the level of service and infrastructure they expect from our best-in-class, Class-A office buildings in leading U.S. markets,” said Kevin Hoover, senior vice president of portfolio management for Columbia.

Forward-thinking building owners like Columbia Property Trust are now offering high-quality tech capabilities to attract the world’s leading businesses to their properties. By providing a comprehensive resource on connectivity for landlords, brokers, and tenants alike, Wired Certification offers unprecedented transparency into a building’s tech infrastructure and makes it easier than ever to market these features. 

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