Seattle Commercial Real Estate LEED AP

Sperry Commercial Real Estate firm Sperry Van Ness announcing LEED AP Office, Biotech, Medical Leasing Specialist

Online PR News – 10-January-2009 – – Seattle, WA November 2008 – Seattle LEED AP Commercial Real Estate Patrick Schenck, a senior advisor with local firm Coast | Sperry Van Ness, has recently been certified as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Schenck is one of the only commercial real estate professionals in Washington State with the LEED AP designation.

Coast |Sperry Van Ness is a regional leader in commercial real estate services, serving the northwest with specialists in commercial sales, leasing, management, and property investments.

The LEED rating is a measurement system administered by the USGBC . This system is the nationally recognized benchmark for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance through a comprehensive approach to sustainability.

Further info: Local firm Coast | Sperry Van Ness has recognized the growth of green building and sustainable development projects in recent years, and they have committed to supporting this industry through education and counsel.

As a LEED AP, Schenck is able to assist client companies by working with design teams of architects and engineers who prepare a project for the LEED certification process. Principles of site selection and community connectivity are a primary focus of any LEED project, and a knowledgeable commercial brokerage brings valuable resources and methods to assist that effort. As well, future operations management and leasing of these high performance buildings is best implemented by a professional firm who is familiar with the specific goals of each building design.

By their nature, LEED projects require intensive forethought and planning, and it is crucial that the goals of the project are understood from top to bottom. Design teams benefit from the local knowledge and background an established real estate firm can provide. Schenck explains, “While much of the LEED process is a new implementation of building science and performance, it’s also clear that many of the issues along the way have been considerations in commercial real estate for many years. If we can use our local background and expertise to help steer a development through the bumps in the real estate road, everyone wins”.

Clients can expect to be well served by the Sperry Van Ness team of commercial real estate advisors, who maintain specialists in every property type. Founded locally in 1987, today the COAST brand companies exist as the strongest integrated commercial real estate company in the Pacific Northwest, with personnel to handle commercial brokerage & leasing, property management, private equity investments, and facilities services.

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