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First Orange County Properties are Wired Certified for Superior Internet Connectivity

High-Tech Buildings, Press Release | WiredScore on December 01, 2016

WiredScore, the pioneer behind Wired Certification, the international standard for cutting-edge internet connectivity in office buildings, today announced the first two certified properties in Orange County, CA – MacArthur Place and Griffin Towers. The Equity Office-owned properties, which both achieved Gold certification, join the 750 Wired Certified buildings across more than 50 cities around the world that offer top-notch tech capabilities.

“The future of commercial real estate is being shaped by a rapidly growing demand from tenants for high-quality connectivity,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO and co-founder of WiredScore. “As the first landlord to pursue and earn Wired Certification for its Orange County properties, Equity Office stands out as a forward-thinking leader in the market and can clearly demonstrate to tenants that they offer top of the line tech infrastructure.”

MacArthur Place and Griffin Towers, which are comprised of two buildings each, are two of Orange County’s premier office complexes, located in the desirable South Coast Metro area and home to a variety of tenants, including Ultimate Software. Encompassing more than 970,000 rentable square feet, these class A office properties offer a range of world-class amenities, as well as the convenience of being located near major freeways and transportation options.

“Our guiding mission is to own and operate buildings where excellence comes standard,” said Rich McEvoy, Regional Portfolio Director at Equity Office. “Fast, reliable internet connectivity is no longer a luxury in commercial real estate – it is a requirement to attract and retain tenants. Achieving Wired Certification highlights our commitment to providing the very best to our tenants in all aspects of our properties.”

The tech attributes that made MacArthur Place and Griffin Towers stand out in the certification process include a wide selection of internet service providers and infrastructure that ensures minimal internet disruptions, such as multiple points of entry, that allow for a seamless tenant experience.

In order to achieve Wired Certification, properties must meet a rigorous set of standards developed in conjunction with the top minds in the telecom and commercial real estate industries. These standards include the number and quality of internet service providers, bandwidth capabilities, reliability of connections based on the building’s infrastructure, and the building’s readiness for continual improvements in connectivity.

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