By:JD Jeske, Head of Atlanta, WiredScore
Home to some of Atlanta’s fastest-growing tech companies including Amazon, Sage, Pandora and Square, 271 17th Street exemplifies the standard for prime Class A office space in Atlanta. Winner of a 2018 Regional TOBY Award, 271 17th Street’s reputation for excellence is maintained by the continued investments in improving tenant experience at the property. Cushman & Wakefield leases and manages the property.
Starting this month, tenants will have access to a newly installed coffee cart in the lobby that will serve grab-and-go items and coffee all day. Throughout October, color-enabled LED lights on the exterior of the building will go pink to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month and will also change colors to celebrate both ATL Pride and Halloween.
Beyond these amenities, the technology behind the walls has been future-proofed to keep teams productive and happy in their leases resulting in a 94% occupancy rate. To ensure that 271 17th Street supports a great digital experience for tenants, Lionstone Investments achieved Wired Certification for the property and confirmed the property’s status as one of the best-connected buildings in Atlanta.
“Pursuing WiredScore certification is one of the ways that Lionstone is committed to insuring our assets remain among the most competitive and highly demanded properties in their respective markets,” notes Tom Paterson, head of portfolio management at Lionstone. “We are committed to providing the amenities and physical characteristics that are critical for the productivity of our tenants.”
Atlanta is rising in the ranks of leading tech markets in the U.S. In order for that that upward trend to continue, it is paramount to ensure the community is supported by tech-forward properties and robust digital connectivity. Recently, payment app Square expanded its lease at 271 17th by more than 13,000 square feet, proving that Atlanta can deliver on its promise to serve the tech sector as it continues to grow.
271 17th’s Gold Wired Certification demonstrates a commitment to empowering tenants with quality digital infrastructure. Here’s a snapshot into how tenants are able to get online and stay online in their space:
- The power of choice: Tenants can choose from three high-speed fiber providers (AT&T, Comcast or Level 3) or easily bring in a new provider as the building’s infrastructure has abundant capacity for new providers.
- Direct-to-tenant service: Each floor enables providers to distribute directly to individual tenants (floor-by-floor) instead of having to offer building-wide service.
- Mitigated risk: The potential for outages or damage is mitigated by equipment that is well-cared for and secured, including a backup generator and multiple points of entry.
Businesses today seek amenities that contribute to increased productivity — including a building’s digital strength and connectivity — features that are exemplified at 271 17th Street.