April 29, 2019
Connectivity Wireless Solutions partnered with its sister company, Neutral Connect Networks, to bring a super-powered connection to a state-of-the-art highrise in Denver, Colorado.
Forty-story 1144 Fifteenth blends a modern design with the newest technology and amenities, earning its nickname as the “Superman” of office towers.
“The decision to install an in-building wireless solution to support current cellular networks and provide a foundation to expand to smart building technology and 5G was truly about enhancing the tenant experience and differentiating ourselves from the competition.” – Stephanie Rosenthal, General Property Manager at 1144 Fifteenth.
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Super-powered technologies turn office tower into the “Superman” of the metro Denver area
DENVER, April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the Denver market continues to explode, 1144 Fifteenth, a newly unveiled office tower found a way to stand out among them all. Hines – the developer, owner and property manager of the luxury office highrise— announced the installation of a new in-building wireless network that promises unparalleled cellular performance for tenants and visitors.
“Denver has experienced a paradigm shift over the past decade and is emerging into a primary market fueled by population growth, lifestyle and a talented workforce,” said Chris Crawford, Hines Managing Director at 1144 Fifteenth. As such, the first Class A high-rise office tower was designed to be the “ Superman ” of all buildings – a Class AA skyscraper that boasts a sleek, modern design and the latest technologies and amenities.
“1144 Fifteenth was the first office development of its kind in the Denver area within the last 30 years. During the development phase, the intent was to differentiate ourselves from the older product set by implementing the most current technology on the market,” said Hines’ Stephanie Rosenthal, General Property Manager at 1144 Fifteenth.
The LEED®-Gold certified property features a state-of-the-art air filtration system, destination-dispatch elevators, and a 10% higher energy efficiency than competing properties. Behind the scenes, “in-place technology allows for daylight harvesting and smart, efficient building system controls which translate to reduced energy consumption and lower cost of occupancy for tenants,” said Rosenthal.
“The decision to install an in-building wireless solution to support current cellular networks and provide a foundation to expand to smart building technology and 5G was truly about enhancing the tenant experience and differentiating ourselves from the competition. By installing the system on the front end as part of core and shell construction, we eliminated the need for tenants to solve for [cellular connectivity] as part of their space planning and tenant improvement construction,” Rosenthal said.
Rosenthal continued, “We live in an increasingly mobile culture where people are constantly working out-of-pocket and are dependent on cellular communication. As such, reliable cell coverage within the walls of the building is a basic expectation of many of our tenants, and we’ve been pleased to deliver that convenience. In addition, the flexibility to go mobile has helped activate our tenant amenity spaces including 1144’s grand lobby and living room area. Tenants can relocate to these spaces to be productive in a more casual and relaxed setting.”
Thom Antonopoulos, Chief Revenue Officer at Connectivity Wireless, explained how an emphasis and intentionality of planning around digital amenities are a hint of what’s to come as connected buildings become the norm. “Hines’ intentionality of implementing an in-building wireless system to support high-tech amenities will be rewarded with high tenant satisfaction and retention as they find themselves in a comfortable and modern environment ideal for productivity. It’s easy to predict an increase of both older and new buildings designed to accommodate similar systems as we head into a ‘smart-building’ future,” he said.
About the Project
Connectivity Wireless partnered with its parent company, leading neutral-host provider Neutral Connect Networks, to bring coverage throughout this 40-story property – the fourth tallest building in Denver.
“Neutral Connect Networks brought to the table several cost models which allowed us to find the right financial solution to deploy the technology at 1144 Fifteenth. Connectivity Wireless executed the construction and managed the carriers efficiently and effectively. The professionalism of their team, specifically the project manager, has been impressive as they work to navigate this challenging project,” said Michael Bjes, Hines Senior Construction Manager.
Spanning 930,000 square feet, the JMA Teko system was completed in 80 days and leverages 51,000 feet of coax, 4000 feet of fiber, 277 antennas, and 13 RUs to deliver robust coverage throughout the 671,120-square-foot building. The neutral-host system, currently supporting Verizon, is designed to support all four carriers.
“Today’s property managers must ensure their wireless systems empower today’s tenants and devices but also are designed with a natural migration to support 5G services. Our partner, Connectivity Wireless, understands the technology and has delivered for 1144 Fifteenth,” said Kevin Gallagher, EVP, of Neutral & Private Networks at JMA Wireless.
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About Connectivity Wireless
Connectivity Wireless is a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions for properties throughout the United States. Connectivity offers highly valued, advanced, and scalable solutions to wireless carriers and property owners who understand the importance of creating the best possible experience for their customers today and in the future. Connectivity Wireless empowers customers to drive digital transformation in alignment with their unique business needs and wireless goals with flexible business models and end-to-end services utilizing 5G and beyond. Stay up to date with our latest happenings by following us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or subscribe to receive our latest news, press releases, and blogs.
About Neutral Connect Networks
A Leading Provider of Neutral-Host Wireless Networks Founded in 2016 and based in Boynton Beach, Florida, Neutral Connect Networks is a leading provider of wireless communications networks (including in-building wireless, managed Wi-Fi, and small cells) used by major service providers to improve the quality of coverage with increased throughput and capacity in buildings, sports and entertainment venues, parks, transportation hubs, and business shopping districts around the U.S. For more information, visit www.neutralconnect.com.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 214 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $120.6 billion of assets under management, including $66.5 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services and $54.1 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 128 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped, or acquired 1,348 properties, totaling over 444 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 512 properties, representing over 223 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit http://www.hines.com for more information.
About JMA Wireless
JMA Wireless designs and builds next-generation in-building and outdoor mobile wireless systems, delivering the industry’s most powerful technologies that enable LTE, 5G, and CBRS services on mobile operator networks worldwide. JMA Wireless’ XRAN™ leads the industry with the only 100 percent virtualized RAN platform, combined with its TEKO, NWAV, and RF distribution technologies. JMA Wireless is a U.S.-based company with manufacturing, R&D, and sales operations in over 20 locations worldwide.
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