Los Angeles, CA – October 7, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc (CBRE) today announced that Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a leading academic health center and research institution, has renewed its agreement with CBRE to provide comprehensive real estate services for OHSU‟s Center for Health & Healing. The multi-year contract renewal encompasses facilities and project management services, and lease administration for the distinguished 400,000 sq. ft. facility connected to OHSU‟s hospitals, university, and research facilities in Portland, Oregon.
The Center for Health & Healing is OHSU‟s landmark 16-story clinical and research building at the base of the Portland Aerial Tram. In 2007, the Center became the first medical and research facility in the nation to receive LEED platinum certification, the highest designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.
In 2008 and 2009, the building qualified for Energy Star designation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‟s symbol of superior energy performance. Most recently, The Center for Health & Healing was the first building in Oregon to win The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY) from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.
“Partnering with CBRE to ensure a productive and sustainable working environment at The Center for Health and Healing enables us to further enhance focus on our core mission– healing, teaching and discovery,” states Dr. Neil Swanson, RIMCO, LLC Board Chair, of Oregon Health & Science University.
“OHSU‟s renewal is a positive reinforcement of our commitment to being the „best in class‟ real estate services provider to the healthcare industry,” said Bill Concannon, President of Global Corporate Services (GCS) for CB Richard Ellis.
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CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world‟s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2009 revenue). The Company has approximately 29,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management;
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