Leed-Certified Wilton Corporate Park Receives the 2009 Real Estate Exchange’s Blue Ribbon Award for Sustainable Design

40 Danbury Rd (2)Davis Marcus Partners, Wilton, CT – Davis Marcus Partners, one of New England’s leading real estate development companies, today announced Wilton Corporate Park received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award from the Connecticut Real Estate Exchange.

The Park was recently honored at the 2009 Developers Showcase, an annual award ceremony sponsored by the Connecticut Real Estate Exchange, one of the state’s leading professional real estate groups comprised of developers, brokers, lenders, investors, architects, contractors and other real estate professionals in the Connecticut commercial real estate market.  Antinozzi Associates was the architect for Wilton Corporate Park, which was honored at the Showcase at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford earlier this month.

The Connecticut Real Estate Awards were established in 1995 by The Real Estate Exchange to recognize those projects completed in the past year that have had the greatest positive impact on a town, a region or the State of Connecticut. The awards honored the individuals and companies that successfully completed real estate projects while overcoming significant obstacles.

Judges selected Wilton Corporate Park from 32 finalists throughout the state for the Blue Ribbon Award for Sustainable Design.  “We are very pleased The Real Estate Exchange recognized this project,” said George Perham, a Principal at Antinozzi Associates Architecture & Interior Design of Bridgeport, CT.  “At the start of this project, which was the first speculative office building constructed  in many years, we asked our client representative, David Fiore, if he wanted to look into designing this building with the United States Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria in mind.  His answer was to determine what was involved and how much extra it would cost.”

“That was the start of it,” stated Perham, “and we ended up going all the way to LEED Gold Certification standards.  It was a great experience, and the team effort allowed all of the design and construction team to learn from each other in more ways than one.  With Davis Marcus Partners as our client since 1995, this project has a special meaning to me personally and this award just made it all that more special to our firm.”

David Fiore, Sr., Vice President of Davis Marcus Partners, commented “One of the central objectives in the design and construction of the two new Class-A office buildings at 40 and 60 Danbury Road, was to provide technologically-leading edge buildings that would achieve LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The project team included not only engineers, architects, planners, and designers, but green building consultants, the contractors, brokers and the management team.  Collaboration and ‘outside the box’ thinking were the constant themes used to create a healthier environment for tenants, a more cost-effective building to operate for the owners and investors, and an overall project that was less of an impact for the environment and the community.”

Wilton Corporate Park is a 33 acre, 500,000 square foot, four-building Class A office park, comprised of two existing fully leased buildings at 50 and 64 Danbury Road and two new Class A office buildings at 40 and 60 Danbury Road.  The buildings’ unique architecture, their striking lobbies, the refined linear glass façades and expansive windows, the original artwork and the great consideration for environmental sustainability make Wilton Corporate Park a rare and distinctive office complex.  For more information on Wilton Corporate Park, please visit www.wiltoncorporatepark.com .

Davis Marcus Partners is a venture between The Davis Companies and Marcus Partners. Davis Marcus Partners’ affiliates own and operate a portfolio of real estate in excess of four million square feet valued at more than $1.0 billion dollars.  For more information visit: www.davismarcus.com.

Prudential Real Estate Investors (“PREI”) is the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU). PREI managed $47.4 billion for more than 400 clients as of June 30, 2008; net assets under management were $32.3 billion. For more information visit: www.prei.com.

Article by Michael London

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