ATLANTA, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern today announced it assisted Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, one of the world's largest real estate investment advisers, in achieving LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications for three of its Atlanta office assets, totaling more than 800,000 square feet. 1040 and 1050 Crown Pointe Parkway achieved LEED Silver certifications, and Glenridge Highlands One earned LEED Gold, all under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance™ rating system.
"As a global investor, Cornerstone understands the social and environmental impacts, as well as the fiduciary responsibilities, associated with managing real estate investment properties," said Bob Whitney, Cornerstone's vice president of asset management. "We are determined to operate as responsible asset investors that offer our tenants cost savings through improved building standards, as well as healthier buildings to work in."
All three buildings were certified individually. Transwestern Sustainability Services (TSS) directed the on-site property team, set operating and maintenance procedures and coordinated executive meetings.
"Sustainability is a major component of Transwestern's corporate mission, and as such, we are committed to helping clients bring their property to optimal performance," said Emily Sircy, senior property manager with Transwestern.
At each asset, Cornerstone worked with TSS to implement a High Performance Green Cleaning Program, which incorporated training in the hazards, use, maintenance, disposal and recycling of cleaning products. Additionally, each building was able to reduce water consumption in flow and flush fixtures by more than 30 percent from the LEED baseline. A Solid Waste Management policy calling for recycling of mercury-containing lamps, ongoing consumables, durable goods and debris from facility alterations was implemented.
ABOUT CORNERSTONE REAL ESTATE ADVISERS, LLC
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, LLC, with affiliate and subsidiary offices in the U.S., UK, Europe and Asia, is one of the world's top ten largest real estate investment advisers. It provides core and value-added investment and advisory services, including a comprehensive suite of private and public real estate debt, equity and securities expertise and services, to institutional and other qualified invests around the glove. Cornerstone is a member of the MassMutual Financial Group. Visit www.cornerstoneadvisers.com.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated enterprise leverages operating competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit www.transwestern.net and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern. Follow Transwestern's Atlanta office on Twitter: @TranswesternATL.