May 4, 2021
PORTLAND, May 4, 2021 – Unico Properties LLC, a real estate investment and operating company, today announced that construction will soon begin at U.S. Bancorp Tower in Portland, Oregon to bring a cellular enhancement system (DAS) to tenants and visitors of the 42-story class-A office tower.
Partnering with Connectivity Wireless, the system will leverage leading-edge in-building wireless technology to bring stronger cellular connectivity and faster data speeds to mobile-device users throughout the 1.2-million-square-foot building.
“We prioritize meeting and exceeding our tenants’ needs, and a common request we’ve heard from our tenants is the need for better cellular service within the building. Investing in a wireless advancement such as this is just one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to our tenants,” said Keren Eichen, Unico Properties Director of Real Estate. “Installing a DAS at Portland’s largest office building provides our building community with enhanced cellular connectivity, it augments our ‘workplace of the future and it bolsters our commitment to delivering U.S. Bancorp Tower as a first-class technology destination.”
A Tenant-First Focus
With ubiquitous voice and data coverage present throughout all common areas, the parking garage, and hard-to-connect areas like stairwells and elevators, tenants and visitors will have more flexibility in when and where they can perform personal or work-related tasks from their mobile devices.
A LEED Platinum certified and WiredScore Platinum certified property, CEO of Connectivity Wireless, Paul McGinn, shares how this strategic decision aligns with U.S. Bancorp Tower’s decorated history:
“Unico Properties recognizes the importance and necessity of providing services and amenities that position their customers for success in today’s wireless world. Their initiative in bringing this system to life is reflective of that ideal and true to its culture of maintaining the highest industry standards.”
About the System
Connectivity plans to install a neutral-host DAS solution utilizing CommScope’s ERA digital platform utilizing high-power remotes. The system will comprise 32,000 feet of coax, 8,550 feet of fiber and 351 antennas to distribute robust coverage throughout the building.
“As today’s workplace is transforming – from flexible working practices to a growing culture of hot-desking and shared officespace – it is critical that a business’s employees, customers and partners all have access to fast and reliable coverage on their mobile devices to stay connected. However, modern buildings with energy-efficient, glass-heavy buildings can block higher frequency spectrum bands relied on for 4G and 5G connectivity,” said Darla Braun, vice president of business development for DAS and Small Cells at CommScope.
“CommScope’s all-digital ERA distributed antenna system overcomes challenges in power consumption concerns, ever-decreasing “head-end” deployment space and complexity of deployment by using standard IT deployment principles. Together with Connectivity Wireless, we’re enabling U.S. Bancorp Tower to offer tenants, visitors and employees the best in-building coverage through the provision of high-quality mobile connectivity.”
Brittanie Boyd, Marketing Manager
About Connectivity Wireless
Connectivity Wireless is a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions to commercial property owners throughout the United States. Having delivered world-class systems and turnkey service – funding, engineering, installation, and maintenance – to more than 50 million square feet of class-A office and mixed-use space, Connectivity takes pride in matching each customer with exactly the right technology to ensure their voice, data and multimedia wireless needs are met, allowing them to focus on their core business. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin. Subscribe to receive our latest news, blogs and updates.
About Unico Properties LLC
Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC, is a commercial real estate investor, developer, and full-service operator focused on office and multifamily assets in emerging markets throughout the United States. Founded in 1953, Unico has been transforming the built environment by creating innovative, people-focused building experiences through a cadre of subsidiary companies that deliver boutique expertise and institutional execution for its own accounts and select third-party clients. The private equity real estate investment firm currently owns and operates 18 million square feet of commercial properties across the United States and continues to grow. For more information about Unico, please visit the firm’s website at https://unicoprop.com.
Photographer: Stephen Marsh
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