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November, 2013

Green is the New Black at AthenianRazak – Why We Are Excited for Greenbuild 2013

Greenbuild is coming to Philadelphia from November 20th to 22nd and we couldn’t be more excited.  Not only is Greenbuild the world’s largest conference on green building, but it is here in our hometown. This will give Philadelphia the opportunity to show the world all we have done so far in sustainable building, and even better, what our vision is for the future.

Here at AthenianRazak, we are proud to say that our blood runs green (and not just for the Philadelphia Eagles), as stewardship of the environment is our true passion – both in terms of our business ethos – promoting viable and exciting urban density, reusing existing buildings, and providing attractive cityscapes – and our personal practices, like biking, walking, or taking public transportation to work.

A few members of our team will be attending Greenbuild, Michael Brookshier has been serving on the Community Engagement Committee, and some others will be volunteering.  And, Lenfest Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, where we served as Development Manager, will be featured in the conference’s half-day tours in a session called Liberty and Justice for All: Innovative Multifamily Housing on Monday, November 18th from 1 pm – 6 pm.

Welcome to Philadelphia Greenbuild Nation.  We hope to see you around town.

Tenant Satisfaction as a Business Driver

Tenant satisfaction and high levels of service delivery are key factors to success in the property management industry.   Tenant satisfaction contributes to multiple aspects of the industry including increased retention rates, decreased expenses, and better overall positioning of the physical asset.  As property and construction managers of 833 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, AthenianRazak was among the highest tenant satisfaction ratings of all 122 buildings in the Owner’s global portfolio for 2012. You can read more about this distinction here. This is especially significant as within that timeframe, there were renovations to occupied clinical spaces, where the work was completed off hours and operations were continued uninterrupted.   The renovations were coordinated with, among other factors, environmental abatement and infection control.  All clinics continued to see patients throughout the construction process.