The Tower Companies and Lerner Enterprises Moving Corporate Headquarters to new LEED Gold Office Building in Tower Oaks
Rockville, Maryland, January 2, 2007 - 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (TowerOaks.com), a 200,000 sq. ft. office building currently under construction on the I-270 corridor in Rockville, Maryland, will become the new corporate home for two leading, privately-owned real estate development companies, The Tower Companies and Lerner Enterprises. Scheduled for completion in Summer 2008, Tower will occupy 23,000 square feet and Lerner will occupy 46,000 square feet in this custom headquarters building.
Designed to be LEED Gold Certified, Energy Star Rated, and incorporating Vedic architectural principals, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard has been designed with a relentless pursuit of excellence. “This is a world-class building that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the market. Through 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, we are redefining the speculative office market and creating a custom build-to-suit product that allows smaller companies to make the health of their employees and the environment a business priority,” said Lerner Enterprises Principal, Mark D. Lerner.
Environmental benefits of 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard include the dramatic reduction of air pollution that may cause ‘sick building syndrome’ by removing 85% of airborne pollutants and replacing 100% of the air in the building every 55 minutes. Air quality is also positively impacted by the use of healthier building materials which do not emit toxic gasses. This building will also reduce energy consumption by 41%, water consumption by 48% and entirely satisfy the energy needs of the building from purchased Green tags representing 100% wind energy.
Using the principles and technologies of Vedic Architecture, these developers complete the picture of health by creating work space that enhances productivity, creativity and success for tenants using defined architectural concepts of proper orientation, proportion and placement. This, in effect, transforms office space it into a dynamic environment that can enhance a company’s success, leading Tower and Lerner to believe they have created the healthiest building in Washington. “The ability to join Vedic and Green building elements to create office space that actually works for us and other businesses, offered us an opportunity to enhance the health, success and productivity of our company, and those benefits were simply impossible to ignore,” said Tower Companies Partner, Jeffrey S. Abramson.
Other feature highlights of this building include dual infinity pools at the entrance of the building, a lighted onyx wall that welcomes to into the two-story lobby of stone and glass, original works of art that adorn the light filled entryway leading to a plaza level café, and just beyond the 24 hour security concierge, a state-of-the art fitness center equipped with its own Pilates and meditation rooms. The natural elements capture your attention as much as the unique serenity associated with the natural proportions designed to enhance a person’s experience within the building. For renderings, information and to watch construction of 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard on live webcam visit TowerOaks.com.
Leasing services for the project are being provided by Diamond Property Company of McLean, Virginia. Suites from 10,000 square feet are still available for lease.
The Tower Companies and Lerner Enterprises have collaborated since 1970 on numerous successful development projects in the Metropolitan DC area, including, White Flint Mall and White Flint North/Headquarters of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Maryland; Beaumeade Corporate Park, Dulles 28 Centre and Residence Inn-Dulles Airport in Virginia; and Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.
The Tower Companies
The Tower Companies, an award-winning, Bethesda-based, family-owned business founded in 1947, is the largest developer of green buildings in the Nation's Capital. Recently presented with a Leadership Award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy for their decision to buy 100% wind power for all their electrical energy needs, The Tower Companies is currently the 17th largest purchaser of green energy in the country, and the only real estate developer on the EPA top 25 list. They built America’s first LEED™ certified apartments in Silver Spring, MD called Blair Towns; were the recipient of AOBA’s Green Office Building of the Year for The Tower Building in Rockville, MD; and have won numerous city, county, state, and national awards for their leadership role in building and promoting green real estate. Tower has developed more than 3.5 million square feet of office space and office parks, 3,500 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, hotels, and industrial/flex space within the Washington metro region. For more information, visit TowerCompanies.com.
Lerner Enterprises of North Bethesda, MD, founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, is Washington, DC's largest private real estate developer and is involved in all phases of office, retail and residential real estate including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset management and property management. Lerner's office portfolio includes several well-known developments including: The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, McLean, VA; The Corporate Office Park, Dulles Town Center, Dulles, VA; Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW and 20 M Street, SE in Washington, DC; Flint Hill Office Park, Fairfax, VA; White Flint North, North Bethesda, MD; 7799 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA; Sterling Park Technology Center, Sterling, VA and 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, among others. The Lerner Family recently became owners of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.
For renderings or more information on 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, visit our website at TowerOaks.com.