All is WELL in The Swig Company’s National Office Portfolio
July 26, 2021
The Swig Company announced today that it has obtained WELL Health-Safety Ratings through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for the majority of its national portfolio of multitenant office buildings. This means the WELL rating is now a feature in almost eight million square feet of office space owned by The Swig Company in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The buildings include those owned and operated by The Swig Company, including The Mills Building at 220 Montgomery and 501 Second Street in San Francisco as well as buildings owned in partnership, such as The Grace Building in New York.
Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to take the necessary steps to prioritize the health and safety of their staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating guides users in preparing their spaces for re-entry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, instilling confidence in those who come through the building as well as the broader community.
“The Swig Company commitment to tenants’ health and safety is priority #1 after the global pandemic and we want tenants to know that We are here for you. In addition, sustainability and operational safety is well-documented and the WELL certification that we’ve now achieved portfolio-wide reinforces our commitment to long term health and safety for our staff and tenants as well as visitors to our buildings,” said Connor Kidd, Executive Vice President and Director of Asset Management, The Swig Company.
In addition to WELL Health-Safety ratings, most buildings in the portfolio carry LEED and EnergyStar certifications and The Swig Company is constantly evaluating best practices in sustainability, health and safety.
“We believe the real estate community has a responsibility to minimize the environmental impact of the built environment and its contribution to climate change. At The Swig Company, we are deeply committed to the ongoing reduction of our carbon footprint while providing optimal environments for the health and wellness of our building occupants,” said Jim Carbone, CEO, The Swig Company.
The Swig Company engaged Leading Edge Consulting Services to coordinate the submission and review process. The Mills Building in San Francisco, one of the company’s longest-owned assets, was the first in the portfolio to be awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating following the successful completion of third-party review by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
About The Swig Company:
The Swig Company, LLC is a privately-owned, San Francisco-based real estate operator with an 80-year history of investment, development, partnership and management of commercial real estate properties in major US markets. Founded by Benjamin H. Swig in 1936, The Swig Company is guided by a long-term investment perspective that has proven adept at stewarding investors safely through multiple market cycles. The company’s vertically-integrated operational platform, which includes investment, asset and property management, and leasing expertise, uses flexibility, generational thinking and sensitivity to sustainable practices to stay at the forefront of emerging trends in the commercial real estate industry. For more information, visit: www.swigco.com.
About Leading Edge
Leading Edge is a sustainability focused consultancy integrating building performance, health and wellness and equity values across their clients’ portfolios and individual developments. The team provides a broad range of services supporting building owners and managers to increase asset values and occupancy rates, provide tenant benefits and amenities and lower environmental carbon profiles while hitting the triple bottom line. By working collaboratively with the management and operations teams, Leading Edge makes it easy to incorporate sustainable practices into everyday operations and to achieve the highest environmental standards, including LEED, WELL, Wiredscore and ENERGY STAR. For more information, visit: www.leconsultants.net.