Nuveen Real Estate, TIAA Become Fitwel Champions, Commit to Healthy and Safe Office Spaces
Nuveen Real Estate, a leading global real estate investment manager, and its parent company TIAA, a leading financial services provider, announced today they have become Fitwel Champions, further advancing their efforts to create office environments that encourage health and wellbeing among employees and tenants. Nuveen Real Estate and TIAA, whose participants utilize Nuveen Real Estate asset management services, have committed to certifying eight U.S. offices, including TIAA’s New York City headquarters.READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE
Fitwel announces that QuadReal Property Group and The Tower Companies are among the first companies to certify their policies using the Viral Response (VR) module, further reflecting their leadership in advancing health and wellness through design and development practice. This achievement demonstrates how both property owners and operators have mobilized to adopt Fitwel’s evidence-based operational policies and best practices to combat the spread of infectious respiratory diseases in their properties and build trust among occupants.
QuadReal, a global real estate investment, operating and development company, and The Tower Companies, which owns a diverse collection of commercial properties in the Washington, D.C., region, have long prioritized occupant health and wellness as part of their broader ESG and social impact initiatives. Both organizations are Fitwel Champions, having each committed to use Fitwel’s health-focused design and operations strategies at scale across their respective portfolios. Adopting Fitwel’s VR module – which was developed in coordination with leading public health experts and real estate companies – enables them to effectively address the unique challenges associated with COVID-19 and other infectious respiratory diseases.Read the full press release here
Fitwel announced the launch of a pilot program to establish a Senior Housing scorecard for assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities, helping owners to optimize these essential properties to promote the health and wellness of residents and employees. Participation has been secured from multiple senior housing industry leaders including
Emshih Developments, Willow Valley Communities, and Harrison Street, a leading investment management firm exclusively focused on alternative real assets and its associated operators of senior housing communities, including American Housing Senior Living/REDICO, Dial Senior Living, Engel Burman, Retirement Center Management (RCM), and The Springs Living.
Drawing from hundreds of academic studies as well as insights from pilot users, the Senior Housing scorecard is anticipated for public release in early 2021. Sign up here for early access to scorecard notifications and updates.Read the full press release here