Eleven KBS properties in the Dallas area have achieved Wired Certification from WiredScore, the first in North Texas to receive the distinction.
“At KBS, it is critical to us to stay ahead of the curve in terms of office technology, and as a result, we have pursued Wired Certification for many of our properties across the country,” Ryan McManigal, vice president and asset manager at KBS, said in a release. “Dallas, in particular, has seen tremendous growth in the tech community, and achieving Wired Certification will allow us to distinguish our notable buildings even further when attracting these tenants. In order to ensure that our tenants can operate at their fullest potential in our buildings, we aim to have our properties grow and evolve along with the technology that tenants require.”
The Dallas area buildings receiving the certification are:
- Providence Towers, Dallas – Wired Certified Gold
- 3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas – Wired Certified Gold
- Preston Commons, Dallas (3 buildings) – Wired Certified Silver
- Tower 909, Irving – Wired Certified Silver
- Sterling Plaza, Dallas – Wired Certified Silver
- Highland Park Place, Dallas – Wired Certified Silver
- Legacy Town Center, Plano (3 buildings) – Wired Certified Gold
Newport Beach, California-based KBS was founded in 1992 and is a national buyer of commercial real estate and structured debt investments. It now has 29 Wired Certified buildings in the United States.
KBS said the 11 Wired Certified buildings in the Dallas area comprise over 3 million square feet of Class A office space and have tenants including Morgan Stanley, Toyota Financial Services, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo.
The company said it recently signed more than 33,000 square feet in leases at 3811 Turtle Creek and over 58,000 square feet in leases at Legacy Town Center.
Both of those properties earned Wired Certified Gold status.
WiredScore describes itself as a champion of cutting-edge technology infrastructure in commercial buildings and was launched in 2013 in partnership with the city of New York.
It certifies buildings with the fastest and most reliable internet connections based on a number of factors, according to the WiredScore website.
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