WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated the firm a LEED® Proven Provider™ for the LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance rating system family.
This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence in administering LEED projects.
"Quality is at the core of the LEED certification process, and Cassidy Turley has exhibited expertise in helping to bring healthy, high-performing buildings to the market," said Doug Gatlin, Vice President of Program Delivery, USGBC and GBCI. "The LEED Proven Provider model represents a great partnership between Cassidy Turley and GBCI, because it allows GBCI to maintain a rigorous certification program and gives Cassidy Turley the opportunity to deliver LEED projects to its clients faster."
LEED Proven Provider is designed to encourage and reward high-quality LEED project submissions to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process. It represents an opportunity for Cassidy Turley and LEED reviewers to work together to enhance the LEED certification experience, while allowing Cassidy Turley to further invest in quality control and continuous improvement as well as allowing LEED reviewers more opportunities for direct engagement with and support for project teams.
"I'm delighted that we're being recognized as an elite LEED consulting provider," said Allison Porter, Vice President, Cassidy Turley Sustainability Services. "We pride ourselves on the high quality of our work, and it's wonderful to have GBCI confirm it. We look forward to continuing to provide the kind of excellent service that earned us the LEED Proven Provider designation."
Organizations that demonstrate and maintain high-quality project submissions through LEED Proven Provider receive significant benefits, such as greater access to a LEED reviewer and recognition from USGBC for their sustained track record of high-quality project submissions.
Recently certified LEED projects from Cassidy Turley include:
- 450 H Street NW, LEED EB v4 Silver, Washington, DC
- 125 West 55th Street, LEED EB Gold, New York
- Kimberly-Clark Building 100, LEED EB Platinum, Roswell, GA
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 4,000 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $25.8 billion in 2013, manages approximately 400 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 24,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.
Cassidy Turley announced in a press release on September 22 that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings, backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (the Consortium that agreed to acquire DTZ), to sell 100% of the equity interests of Cassidy Turley. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is dependent on Cassidy Turley's combination with the operations of DTZ Group (DTZ) to create a global, full-service commercial real estate services company. The Consortium's acquisition of DTZ is currently scheduled to close in early November 2014. The acquisition of Cassidy Turley is expected to close on December 31, 2014.
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