CBRE Awarded WELL Certification for its Three Toronto Offices

CBRE continues to pioneer the adoption of WELL Certification globally

LOS ANGELES, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CBRE announces its three Toronto offices have simultaneously achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for New and Existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The certifications were awarded based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™).

With these newly certified spaces, CBRE continues to pioneer wellness in workplace design with the most WELL Certified office spaces of any company across the globe. The company, which became the world’s first to achieve WELL Certification for a commercial office space through the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) pilot program in 2013 with the opening of its Los Angeles Corporate Headquarters office, now has a total of six WELL Certified offices globally—Los Angeles, Madrid, Vancouver and three locations in Toronto—and an additional three offices registered for certification.

In order to receive WELL Certification, the three Toronto offices were assessed, monitored and tested across seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. The offices comprise CBRE’s Canadian Headquarters in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District located at 145 King Street West; Toronto West office located across from Pearson International Airport at 5935 Airport Road; and Toronto North office located at 2005 Sheppard Avenue East.

These office spaces were created with wellness at the forefront of each design decision and individually incorporate over 100 wellness features. These include universal access to natural light for all employees, internal air quality within the top one percent of offices globally, ergonomic sit-stand desks and noise-attenuating technology to reduce stress-inducing background noise.

“By embracing the WELL Building Standard across the entirety of our Toronto footprint, we are making good on our promise that the office can, and should, add to the health of your people. When you consider that Canadians spend half their waking hours in an office space, we believe these changes can have a truly positive impact on the health and engagement of our most valuable asset, our people,” said Mark Renzoni, President and CEO of CBRE Canada. “When you build health and wellness into the very core of your office space, it’s a powerful statement about your commitment to your people.”

Along with its Vancouver office which achieved WELL Certification in 2017, and now its three Toronto offices, CBRE is the only firm in Canada with four offices awarded the new certification across multiple locations.

About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

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