Greenville-based RealOp Investments owns the first three South Carolina properties to achieve Wired Certification, it was recently announced.
The properties are the Bank of America building at 101 N. Main St. and the Asset Point building at 1001 Keys Drive in Greenville, and the Tower at 1301 Gervais St. in Columbia.
Wired Certification is a rating system that evaluates the digital infrastructure, connectivity, and technological capacity of commercial buildings. WiredScore launched Wired Certification in 2013 in partnership with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city of New York.
The designations are assigned upon review by WiredScore and its connectivity advisory board — which includes representatives from Google Fiber, Rudin Management, Arup, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Zayo Group — of a building’s connectivity, technological infrastructure, and readiness to adapt to emerging technologies. This includes the capacity to support future equipment installations and multiple internet service providers offering high-speed fiber connectivity, which provides tenants with flexibility when selecting internet service.
“The future of commercial real estate is being shaped by a rapidly growing demand from tenants for best-in-class digital infrastructure,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO and co-founder of New York City-based WiredScore. “As the first property owner to pursue and earn Wired Certification for its South Carolina properties, RealOp Investments stands out as a forward-thinking leader in the market and can clearly demonstrate to tenants that they offer top-of-the-line connectivity.”
These properties, encompassing more than 560,000 rentable square feet, join more than 1,500 Wired Certified buildings worldwide.
“We looked at this as if we were the tenant and what would we want from a building,” said Paul Sparks, managing principal with RealOp. “Connectivity at the highest level was paramount, but not just for tenants, but anyone coming into these buildings.”
For more information on Wired Certification or to find Wired Certified buildings, visit wiredscore.com.