First Three Long Island Buildings Earn Wired Certification
One and Two Jericho Plaza and 900 Stewart Avenue recognized for their industry-leading building technology
New York, NY – September 13, 2016 – WiredScore, the pioneer behind the international standard for cutting-edge internet connectivity in office buildings, announced today that three Long Island buildings have achieved Wired Certification, distinguishing them from their peers for offering best-in-class tech features. One and Two Jericho Plaza in Jericho earned Gold Wired Certification, while 900 Stewart Avenue in Garden City has achieved Silver Wired Certification. These properties, encompassing 855,000 square feet of class A office space, provide top-notch tech infrastructure to support Long Island’s growing tech community.
“The need for high-tech office space is not limited to just the core of major cities like New York,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO and co-founder of WiredScore. “With booming demand from tenants for office space outside of crowded cities, suburban buildings must offer advanced tech infrastructure in order to provide the strong connectivity that businesses across sectors require. With more employees having the option of working remotely, high-quality internet is one of the key features that attract employees to the office every day.”
One and Two Jericho Plaza are currently undergoing a capital improvement program to meet the needs of current and prospective tenants, including a state-of-the-art conference center, modern common area finishes, and upgraded amenities . 900 Stewart Avenue, a class A office property located in Garden City, offers a recently renovated and spectacular atrium, a full-service café and fitness center. All three properties are owned and managed by Onyx Equities.
“As a practice, we are invested in understanding the connectivity infrastructure of our assets,” said D.J. Venn, Senior Vice President of Asset Management at Onyx Equities. “This certification process allows us to meet and exceed tenants’ connectivity requirements. Wired Certification allows us to demonstrate our capability to provide best-in-class data access infrastructure for today’s business operations. We know as an office space provider, we become a partner in every tenant’s operational success.”
“Any tenant in today’s marketplace must carefully consider its data/telecom requirements when leasing office space,” said Michael Ciotta, Director at Oxford & Simpson Realty Services. “First, from a company-wide viewpoint, bandwidth demand is growing as space utilization trends continue in the direction of increased density, such as bench-style seating and hotel workstations for transients. Second, from an individual perspective, each employee is utilizing multiple devices, such as a desktop and/or laptop unit, and at least one mobile device. As these trends continue, service interruption to a building can have an increasingly adverse effect on both productivity and communication. This Wired Certification sets Jericho Plaza apart, and demonstrates ownership’s commitment to provide superior, uninterrupted data/telecom service for each tenant in the complex, both now and in the future.”
In order to achieve Wired Certification, properties must meet a rigorous set of standards developed in conjunction with the top minds in the telecom and commercial real estate industries. These standards include the number and quality of internet service providers, the bandwidth capabilities, and the reliability of connections based on the building’s infrastructure. More than 650 buildings around the world have achieved Wired Certification.
For information on how WiredScore can help your office property attract new tenants, increase satisfaction for your current tenants, and increase property values, visit: http://wiredscore.com/
WiredScore powers the economic engine of cities around the world by championing cutting-edge tech infrastructure in commercial buildings. Launched in 2013 in partnership with the City of New York, WiredScore is the pioneer behind the international Wired Certification standard that evaluates and distinguishes best-in-class internet connectivity in commercial buildings. Connectivity is a critical need in an increasingly tech-driven economy, and the widely recognized Wired Certification seal is a trusted symbol that identifies buildings that have been independently certified to provide the leading-edge internet infrastructure that businesses require to thrive. More than 650 properties—totaling 250 million square feet of office space in over 50 cities—have achieved Wired Certification through providing superior tech capabilities for their tenants. For more information on earning Wired Certification or to find Wired Certified buildings, visit: http://wiredscore.com/
Onyx Equities, LLC is a leading private real estate investment, management and development firm. Driving Onyx Equities’ success is its custom-made technology platform that allows on-site and regional management teams to increase operational efficiency, tenant satisfaction and long-term value throughout its portfolio. Founded in 2004, Onyx has acquired more than $2 billion worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Since 2008, the firm has owned, managed or served as the appointed Receiver for more than 57 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and self-storage properties. The company’s rapidly growing Receivership and REO portfolio has recently expanded into 10 states along the east coast. For more information, contact the firm at 732-362-8800, or visit http://onyxequities.com/.