Partners Group, American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corp. received LEED® Silver certification for the Seven Tower Bridge property in suburban Philadelphia

The LEED Silver certification is Seven Tower Bridge’s fifth world-class sustainability and wellness certification and demonstrates the office tower’s leadership in promoting the health and well-being of tenants

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. June 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, leading global private markets firm, Partners Group, acting on behalf of its clients, and co-developers American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation (OTP) announced that their Philadelphia- The Estate in the Seven Tower Bridge area has received LEED® Silver certification for sustainability, the property’s fifth sustainability and wellness certification to date. The project is also WiredScore Gold and Fitwel 2-star certified, WELL Health & Safety rated, UL Healthy Building verified and is home to leading companies such as Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) and Lutron Electronics.

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The unique suburban office building is the first property in the Philadelphia area to receive these certifications. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), the Seven Tower Bridge incorporates pandemic response design features such as ample indoor and outdoor workspace and premium amenities to transform the way people experience the office environment. The 260,000 square foot property, in an exceptional location on the Schuylkill Riverfront, offers everything employees need to work comfortably and perform at their best.

“As a responsible investor committed to creating positive impacts for stakeholders, ESG is firmly embedded in our value creation plans. The fact that Seven Tower Bridge has now received five sustainability and wellness certifications is a testament to our approach,” said Jessica Wichser, Co-Head of Real Estate Asset Management at Partners Group. “With sustainability at its heart, state-of-the-art building systems and extensive amenities, the Seven Tower Bridge is a benchmark for the modern workplace.”

“Our latest certification reinforces what we already know: that the unique design and focus on sustainability of the Seven Tower Bridge not only helps protect the health of our environment, but also the well-being of everyone who sets foot in the door,” said Doug Fleit, CEO of AREP. “We know that healthy buildings increase employee productivity. From the outset, the design, development and execution of the Seven Tower Bridge has had one central focus: providing a valuable workplace where people feel comfortable.”

Seven Tower Bridge received LEED Silver certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas such as sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality.

“We are proud of the tremendous work the Seven Tower Bridge team has done to obtain certifications that validate our commitment to sustainability and wellbeing,” said Donald Pulver, President of OTP. “Best practices in design, systems, operations and management create a workplace that meets or exceeds the ESG and employee health priorities of leading companies. It’s an environment where people are healthy, productive and proud to come to work.”

Seven Tower Bridge is the first building in the Philadelphia area to receive the following five best-in-class certifications, reaffirming its commitment to ensuring people can return to an office where their overall well-being and connectivity is a top priority to have:

LEED Silver: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system, providing a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-effective green buildings. Developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability performance and leadership.

Fitwel 2 star rating: the world’s leading certification system dedicated to building health for all. Backed by more than 5,600 academic research studies, Fitwel offers a rigorous workplace certification program that strengthens employee health and well-being.

WELL Health Safety Rating: Best practices for safety in the workplace. The WELL Health-Safety seal signals to everyone who enters a room that evidence-based measures and best practices for safety have been adopted and verified by third parties.

UL Verified Healthy Building Mark: This certification requires best practices to maximize indoor air quality (IAQ) through ventilation, filtration and sanitation, and deliver clean, healthy water for consumption.

Wiredscore Gold: confirms that Seven Tower Bridge offers tenants seamless access to fiber connectivity and choice of internet service providers to support various connections.

ABOUT THE PARTNER GROUP

Partners Group is a leading global private markets firm. Since 1996, the firm has invested more than $170 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of clients worldwide. Partners Group seeks to deliver strong returns by capitalizing on thematic growth trends and transforming attractive companies and assets into market leaders. The company is a committed, responsible investor and strives to generate sustainable returns with a lasting, positive impact on all of its stakeholders. With $127 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021, Partners Group offers an innovative suite of tailored client solutions to institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and individuals worldwide. The company employs more than 1,500 diverse professionals in 20 offices worldwide and has a regional headquarters in Baar-Zug, Switzerland; Denver, United States; and Singapore. It has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2006 (symbol: PGHN). For more information, please visit www.partnersgroup.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

ABOUT AMERICAN REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

Headquartered in the Washington metro area, AREP is an institutional fund manager and operating partner focused on the development and repositioning of offices, data centers and mixed-use residential properties throughout the East Coast.

Since the company’s inception in 2003, AREP has deployed over $5.1 billion in target regions, acquired over 20 million square feet of prime real estate and currently manages over 10 million square feet of assets. AREP’s vertically integrated real estate platform offers world-class expertise across all property disciplines, from property management and building operations to investment strategies, market research and acquisitions. By leveraging this expertise, AREP stays at the forefront of real estate innovation, maximizing investment and building performance to deliver real value. For more information, visit the AREP newsroom or follow us on LinkedIn.

ABOUT OLIVER TYRONE POWDER CORPORATION

Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corporation (OTP), headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, is a privately held commercial real estate development company with a 50-year history of developing over 15 million square feet of prime office space in the cities and suburbs of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland Chicago. By selecting only the most desirable locations and developing the highest quality buildings, it has built a strong track record of successful projects that offer highly desirable office space for tenants and high returns for partners. Visit www.otpcorp.com for more information.

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Media:

Lisa Throckmorton
REQ for AREP
arep@req.co

Elizabeth Castleman
Oliver Tyrone Pulver Corp.
ecastleman@otpcorp.com

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