Los Angeles, CA (May 27, 2014) – CBRE’s global
corporate headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles was honored by the International
Interior Design Associated (IIDA) at the 26th Annual Calibre Awards. CBRE and
Gensler, its architectural partner on the project, received the Work Medium
award which recognizes the best office projects between 20,000 and 50,000
square feet. The Calibre Awards honors the collaboration between designers,
dealers and manufactures that ultimately results in exceptional projects.
More than 1,000 guests walked the red carpet at the
black tie event. In total, six awards were presented at the Calibre Awards in
the following categories: Health & Wellness, Leisure & Entertainment, Retail,
Work Large, Work Medium, and Work Small.
Nominated with twelve other projects
in the Work Medium category, CBRE’s global headquarters came out on top. Lewis
C. Horne, president of Greater Los Angeles and Orange County for CBRE, accepted
the award along with Gensler. Other team members recognized included ARC
Engineering, Inc., CBRE Project Management, CBRE Workplace Strategy, Brandow
& Johnson Inc., Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting, and
Taslimi Construction Company, Inc.
“We’re thrilled to
accept this award and to share it with all those who were a part of the project,”
says Lewis C. Horne, president of Greater Los Angeles and Orange County. “We
appreciate IIDA for recognizing our space, as we truly believe that it is
transformational not only for our firm, but for all office users as companies
seek workplace solutions that better support the way people work today and will
work in the future.”
CBRE’s global headquarters is located
on the 25th and 26th floors of 400 South Hope Street in
Downtown Los Angeles. Opening in September 2013, the 100 percent “free-address”
and paperless office, which is part of CBRE’s global “Workplace360” initiative,
incorporates leading-edge workspaces designed to support the way employees work
through enhanced flexibility, mobility, technology, wellness and productivity.
“Feedback about our new space,
both internally and externally, has been overwhelmingly positive. Internal
feedback is our employees are happier because they can choose where to work
based on their individual needs, and that they would never want to go back to
the old way of working. Externally, the interest level in the new space has
exceeded all expectations,” says Laura O’Brien, CBRE’s Global Head of Human
Resources and Workplace Strategy.
To date, CBRE, has had more than
100 news articles published about the space, with coverage spanning from LA to
Chicago to London and even Japan.
Andy Ratner, Senior Managing
Director of the Downtown office, says, “The level of interest goes
far beyond mere curiosity – we’ve toured more than 4,000 people through the space
and have seen a marked increase in client interest in replicating similar
strategies in their own offices.
“We’re very proud that our space
can and is being used as showpiece for our clients to see firsthand how these
strategies can improve collaboration, productivity and wellness in the
workplace,” adds Nancy Wilhite, Managing Director of the Downtown office.
The Downtown LA office was one of
the first – and the largest – of CBRE’s global “Workplace360” initiative. CBRE is
opening almost two dozen more “Workplace360” offices around the globe before
the end of the year, including offices in Tokyo, Melbourne, Chicago, San Diego
CBRE Group, Inc.
Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in
Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and
investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).
The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates),
and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately
350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and
execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property,
facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development
services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our
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