OFFICE ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECTS

Akridge, Stars REI Deliver 1101 Sixteenth in Downtown DC

Akridge and Stars REI delivered the trophy office building at 1101 Sixteenth St., in Washington, D.C., earlier this week. The spec project has yet to sign any tenants, though leasing interest has been significant.

Setting Up Shop in the Austin Area? Here’s 12 Office Furniture and Design Providers

Austin’s unique character continues to attract businesses and residents, fueling notable growth and commercial development. Whether you’re just starting out, expanding a business in the Austin area, or are relocating from elsewhere, your space will need all the best furnishings that make the best work happen. Before you shop around, take a look at these 12 awesome …

What is Adaptive Reuse?

Adaptive reuse describes the process of retrofitting an old site or building for a new purpose. In other words, it’s simply real estate recycling. Adaptive reuse can breathe new life into buildings or sites that may have become disused or abandoned while conserving historic value, building resources, and meeting the needs of modern occupants. There …

White Plains Office Landmark Revamped as Mixed-Use Gem

  The Westchester Financial Center, a renowned office complex in White Plains, N.Y., is set to undergo an extensive makeover, following its acquisition by Ginsburg Development Cos. (GDC). The property, located just a block away from the White Plains Metro-North Station, has been purchased in an $83 million portfolio transaction, Yardi Matrix data reveals. The portfolio …

20+ Reasons Not to Buy a $91M Sky-High Manhattan Condo

  The “14th Annual Curbed Awards” kicked off this year with a list of the most expensive homes sold in New York in 2017.  Manhattan’s new slender skyline icon, 432 Park Ave, took up seven spots on the list, including the entire top three. The most expensive New York home of the year was a …

Historic Chicago Loop Landmark Gets Green Makeover

  The historic Hartman Building in the heart of the Chicago Loop is gearing up for a total makeover. Walker & Dunlop has recently secured $44.7 million in financing for a green adaptive reuse project that aims to turn the iconic office building into a mixed-use complex. The commercial real estate company placed the loan …

Boston’s Tangible History in 5 Adaptive Reuse Projects

  Much of the U.S.’s economic transformation throughout its history is reflected in landmark architecture. Boston’s commercial real estate features unique construction styles that today make the city’s rich past both visible and tangible. Engineering revolutions of the early 1800s made it possible for Bostonians to claim the tidal flats of the Charles river and …

Keep Portland Weird: 8 Inspiring Adaptive Reuse Projects

  Much like the rest of the cities along the West Coast, Portland has reason to worry over its vulnerability to seismic threats. Many of the city’s landmarks do not meet current earthquake standards, which is why developers are focusing their resources on retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects. Converting an aging building into modern office or …

Big Names in Reinvented Spaces: 10 Companies that Chose Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse – a process that brings out the shine in forgotten gems. A brave undertaking that breathes new life into buildings left behind after the great industrial wave swept across the nation at the beginning of the 20th century. We’ve been looking into office conversions that cater to the relatively new hunger for creative …

Charlotte’s Adaptive Reuse Testaments to Continuous Progress

Charlotte and the Vision Plan At the heart of Mecklenburg County sits Center City – the historic hub of Charlotte’s economy and culture. Unlike most 18th century U.S. cities, Charlotte was not founded as a sea port or around intersecting railroads or a usual traveler’s route stay. Historian Thomas W. Hanchett notes that “during the …

Brooklyn’s Waterfront: From Industrial to Office through Adaptive Reuse

  New York, New York—once the nation’s leading manufacturing powerhouse, the city boasts a long and heavy industrial history that many might have forgotten. Yet Brooklyn’s waterfront is riddled with fragments of the city’s industrial past, lying in wait to be brought back to life. Some have already been lost: the old Dutch Mustard Company …

Baltimore’s Most Charming Adaptive Reuse Projects

  As developers fight over the increasingly limited amount of undeveloped land in major U.S. urban centers, they are forced to look elsewhere for solutions. Enter the concept of adaptive reuse—the restoration or redevelopment of a building for a different use than its original purpose. Cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit or St. Louis boast a long-standing …

Best Office Conversions of the Decade in LA

Building Under the Pipeline Radar Adaptive reuse projects that bring more office space to the market are not always counted in market reports. Most conversions do not count as “ground up” and are not included in the office development pipeline estimates that are released quarterly. We decided to take a look at what has come …

Smells Like Seattle Spirit – Adaptive Reuse in the Emerald City

  Over the years, the concept of adaptive reuse has gained more and more traction across all major U.S. cities. The process allows for significant historic buildings to be preserved or brought back to life, even if converted to a different use than their original purpose. By repositioning obsolete buildings, their unique features can be preserved, all the …

Breathing New Life into Old Buildings – Chicago Adaptive Reuse Projects

  The concept of adaptive reuse—the restoration or redevelopment of a building for a different use than its original purpose—has caught a lot of traction over the years across all major cities in the U.S. The popularity of the trend is owed to its ability to breathe new life into old, often decrepit buildings, while …