It was a good evening indeed for Forte Partners at Radisson Blue Hotel, on March 31, 2022, at SEE Real Estate Awards 2022 byEuropa Property! The company won the „Office Developer of the Year” award ”on the back of its successful development projects delivered in 2021”, as the organizers said.
„We are proud that our strategy of developing sustainable, energy efficient and community-oriented office buildings is confirmed through the distinctions Forte Partners received at SEE Real EstateAwards 2022”, said Geo Mărgescu, CEO & Cofounder of Forte Partners. ”When we develop an office project, we focus on the employees, the tenant companies and the local community and we are happy that this concept is appreciated through such prestigious awards.”
The projects delivered in 2021 by Forte Partners are Millo Offices and U•Center Phase 1, considered by the jurors to be ”to be the best examples of leading Class A office developments as well as accentuating the strength of the developer’s advanced technological innovations and modern sustainable development solutions”.
Millo Offices – Project of the Year
Millo Offices received ”Office Project of the Year” at SEE Real Estate Awards 2022, an award that comes only a few months away from another prestigious distinction for Millo Offices, namely the highest award at the 2021 National Biennale of Architecture, for the building’s design, signed by ADNBA.
Millo Offices, BREEAM Outstanding certified with a score of 91.6, inaugurated in July2021, is part of the Sector 0 Initiative – premium office projects for the creatives downtown Bucharest –,alongside the Tandem building. Tenant companies benefit from the SpotUs application, accessible on their mobile phones. The application, developed byForte Partners in partnership with the Cluj company Parking Spotters, allows fully digitized interaction with all the resources of an office building –parking, access control, booking office, management of building users, etc.
U•Center – Best Asset Management Project
At SEE Real Estate Awards 2022, Forte Partners received the „Best Asset Management Project”distinction for U•Center Phase 1, a recognition of the company’s own asset management team led by Daniela Marinescu, Asset Manager.
The first phase of the U • Center office project, completed in Q3 2021, obtained LEED Platinum certification with a score of 85, one of the highest LEED v4 certifications obtained in Romania, and WELL Health& Safety, which certifies the sanitary safety of the building in the context of COVID-19.
Construction works on U•Center Phase 2 began inH2 2021. The two phases of the U•Center have a GLA of 63,000 square meters. Located on Calea Șerban Vodă, a short distance from Tineretului metro station and with easy access to surface public transport (tram, bus), the U•Center office project has a retail component onthe ground floor and is developed according to Forte Partners’ strategy to provide all the facilities and features of a modern and comfortable urban living, in sustainable and energy efficient buildings, with easy access to public transport, shops and other social facilities.