December 6, 2021 10:00 AM
Newmark Real Estate (“Newmark”) announces that 1500 Market Street, owned by Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners Inc., has received two Building Owners and Manager Association (BOMA) Philadelphia 2021 ‘Best of the Best’ Awards – Best City Lobby and Best Community Impact. Newmark Senior Managing Director Jack Soloff and Executive Managing Director Craig Scheuerle serve as exclusive leasing advisors for the Philadelphia property.
BOMA Philadelphia’s Best of the Best City Lobby award recognizes buildings with innovative lobbies that leave a lasting impression. After acquiring 1500 Market Street in 2017, building ownership undertook a complete lobby renovation. The dated interior was updated to a bright and modern design featuring stainless steel revolving doors with imported Pilkington glass; a welcoming Concierge desk finished with white lacquered wood; upgrades to security stations with new LED lighting; and ceiling upgrades with 8’ and 10’ LED linear lighting. The lobby walls were updated with large-format white porcelain tiles and the floors with a mixture of white and gray terrazzo. From a public art standpoint, world-renowned artist Jean DuBuffet’s stainless steel sculpture–“MiLord La Chammare”–was moved from the building’s exterior, restored and replaced in its original 1970’s lobby location.
BOMA Philadelphia’s Best of the Best Community Impact award is presented to building ownership and/or management that is recognized for civic contributions. 1500 Market Street and The Nightingale Group were recognized for being active members of the local community through organizing and donating office space for blood drives, participating in the WMMR Camp Out for Hunger food drive campaign, partnering with the Support Center for Child Advocates to participate in its annual Holiday Toy Drive, illuminating the building for the Lights for the Cure campaign and other worthwhile causes.
“We are proud to congratulate Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners on winning these prestigious awards,” said Soloff. “The recent renovations created a striking lobby that tenants are proud to enter and the numerous civic contributions from building ownership and management make the building a tremendous asset to the community.”
1500 Market Street is a 1.87 million-square-foot office complex in the heart of downtown Philadelphia featuring two high-rise towers connected by a six-story atrium. The property’s East and West office towers are 36- and 42-stories, respectively. The property recently underwent a complete renovation; in addition to the award-winning lobby upgrades, ownership also completed upgrades to the courtyard and elevators. Property amenities include staffed FedEx/UPS transaction counters, on-site daycare, on-site banking services and options for on-site coffee. The office asset is highly accessible by either car or public transportation, featuring a 450-space private, covered parking garage and direct concourse access to SEPTA regional rail lines and PATCO high speed line.
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