AEW Achieves WELL Certified Gold

AEW Capital Management Achieves WELL CertifiedTM Gold for Corporate Headquarters

BOSTON, MA – September 14, 2018 – AEW Capital Management (“AEW”), a leading global institutional real estate investment manager, announced today that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level for its corporate headquarters at 2 Seaport Lane in Boston by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), a performance-based certification system that combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. AEW’s Boston office earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance— Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. Occupying 66,000 square feet on two full floors of the LEED® certified office building, the features AEW implemented to achieve its WELL Certified™ Gold rating include: 

  • On-site fitness center with shower facilities 
  • Free memberships to Blue Bikes - Boston's bike-share program 
  • Encourage use of interior stairs
  • On-site dining with over 50% of available options consisting of fruits and vegetables
  • Public transportation incentives
  • Subsidized Zip Car membership
  • Sit-stand workstations
  • Culturally-rich, unique common spaces
  • Ride share shuttle service to and from Boston’s North Station

“AEW is diligent about providing an optimal work environment for its employees, and we are proud that the efforts we have implemented at our headquarters meet the highest standards set by IWBI,” said Jeff Furber, AEW Chief Executive Officer. “Achieving WELL Gold level certification not only underscores the firm’s environmental policy and vision of prudent property stewardship goals to enhance sustainability, but also creates a healthy work environment that stimulates productivity among our people.” 

Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, WELL is grounded in a body of evidence-based research that explores the connection between buildings and the health and wellness impacts on occupants. To be awarded WELL Certification by IWBI, AEW’s headquarters at 2 Seaport Lane underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation carried out by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which is the third-party certification body for WELL, to ensure it met all WELL Certified™ GOLD performance requirements. 

“AEW’s exemplary efforts to improve the green practices demonstrates its commitment to the environment and the health and well-being of its employees,” said Rick Fedrizzi, IWBI Chairman and CEO. “Starting with its headquarters, the firm is raising the bar for companies committed to creating better workplaces that help people thrive.” 

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