Tampa, FL – March 11, 2014 – We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED GOLD certification to the MetLife-owned Bank of America Plaza in Tampa.
The on-site management team, led by Director Julie Palmer-Nicholson and Senior Real Estate Manager Lynn Vilmar worked with Senior Chief Engineer Doug Lawson and the Technical Services team to creatively and resourcefully use best practices to garner Energy Savings and follow the MetLife and CBRE commitment to sustainability.
“The CBRE Management and Technical Services team appreciate MetLife providing the necessary capital and support so that we could use best practices and creative solutions to garner energy savings and deliver on the MetLife and CBRE Asset Services commitment to sustainability,” said Lynn Vilmar.
“We are pleased to have Bank of America Plaza recognized as one of the most high-performing, energy-efficient, green buildings,” said Chuck Davis, Director and Head of the MetLife Southeast Regional Office. “MetLife is committed to operating energy-efficient and environmentally viable properties that will benefit current and future tenants.”
CBRE’s leasing team at Bank of America Plaza is headed by Anne-Marie Ayers, First Vice President, Phil Weber, Vice President, and Erica Waltermire, Sales Associate.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 1868, MetLife continues to build upon its long history of providing unique solutions for its customers by launching new and innovative products, expanding its role as a leader, and continuing to provide high quality financial solutions that are backed by a trusted, well-recognized brand name and strong financial performance. Today, MetLife counts over 90 of the top one hundred FORTUNE 500® companies among its corporate clients and is the largest life insurer in the U.S. and Mexico.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.