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In A Delicate Economy, Green Properties Can Thrive by Reusing Build Outs

March 28th, 2011 By: Doug Hahn

Bently Holdings has just leased its third and final space at Belvedere Place in Marin — showing that even in a tight economy, property management companies that adhere to green practices and commit to customer service can thrive.

Bently Holdings worked closely with the new tenants to reuse existing furniture and build outs, saving them money while accommodating their unique needs. One of the oft-overlooked benefits of reusing buildout materials is the great reduction in lead time between build out and occupancy — another benefit that’s been realized by the collaboration of our the Bently Holdings property manager, Marin Brokers, and new tenants.

Reusing build outs can also be of great benefit to the environment by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. The average construction project yields 3.9 pounds per waste per square foot — at over 100,000 square feet total, Belvedere Place would be putting nearly 400,000 pounds of waste to landfill were it not to reuse previous tenants’ build outs every time space became available. We understand that each project is different: that’s why we work closely with our tenants to achieve the highest level of waste diversion possible from Day One for each and every new build out.

Building green also has a positive impact on any business’s brand and bottom line. According to Ashley Katz, USGBC spokesperson, “By building green, everyone profits. Owners, in particular, benefit from an increased bottom line gained through energy savings, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and turnover, and happier employees.”

Contact us today to learn more about what a green management company can do for your business.