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4 DC Developers Preparing for the Future of Work

CRE Tech Leaders, Washington, DC | Michelle Berninger on May 26, 2017

How are today’s commercial developers preparing for the tenants of tomorrow?

The office of the future will be very different to the office of the today, and real estate professionals know how quickly things are changing for their tenants’ businesses as well as their own. It can’t be denied, the future of real estate is digital and it's critical for developers to recognize that adequate connectivity today, may not meet the needs of business tenants in five or ten years.

Forward-thinking developers are starting to look at the connectivity capacity their buildings offer potential occupiers as a real point of difference. So how can prospective tenants and brokers in DC hone in on the properties that meet business’s evolving digital needs? Start your next search with Wired Certified buildings.

Here’s our list of top developers in the DC Metro Region embracing the digital future of CRE.

Foulger Pratt, Tysons Central

When complete, Tysons Central will deliver 350,000 sf of next generation office space, adjacent to the newly extended Metro Silver Line. With the Metro extension comes an influx of new inhabitants and Tysons is expected to double in population density within 20 years.

By pursuing and achieving Wired Certification during the development project, Foulger Pratt has ensured that Tysons Central is well-equipped to meet the needs of their first tenants as well as future occupiers.

Jamestown, Stafford Place I

Jamestown is expected to renovate and modernize their Stafford Place properties and they are currently pursuing Wired Certification at Stafford Place I to ensure the redevelopment’s infrastructure is fully prepared to meet the digital needs of future commercial tenants. An investment in connectivity for any office building demonstrates a forward-thinking development strategy and reinforces Jamestown’s reputation for excellence.

The CBRE 2017 Americas Occupier Survey found that 87% of corporate real estate executives are optimizing their real estate footprints for the future. As technology changes at an ever increasing rate, developers must align with occupiers goals and plan for future changes in workplace technology and strategy. Building to Wired Certification standards ensures that a commercial development or redevelopment is future-proofed for connectivity.

Learn More - Wired Certification at a Glance

The Meridian Group, Greensboro Tower at the Boro and 700 K Street

The Meridian Group has achieved Wired Certification for two developments in the DC region: Greensboro Tower at the Boro in Tysons VA and 700 K Street in The District of Columbia.

Across the street from Tysons Central, Meridian is developing their own cutting-edge mixed use development. The office space at The Boro has been designed to meet best in class standards for connectivity.

Meridian’s work in the District is pushing boundaries as well. Tom Boylan of The Meridian Group, said this about their vision for the redevelopment of 700 K Street in an interview with Bisnow, "we wanted to make it more efficient for tenants of the building in the future.”

Cafriz Interests, Alexandria e-Lofts

With a reputation as Washington DC’s most diversified Real Estate developer, Cafritz Interests has pioneered innovative property uses across all sectors. Specific to the commercial sector, Cafritz is one of DC's early adopters of Wired Certification for Developments and Redevelopments. The e-lofts Alexandria property features 200 revolutionary live-work spaces designed with flexibility in mind. Plus, with a Wired Certification, occupants can rest assured that Cafritz has designed a property with best-in-class connectivity in mind.

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