NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Witkoff (the “Company”), a global real estate development and investment firm, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business (“USGBC”) has awarded its LEED certification to 150 Charles Street, a 338,000 square foot luxury condominium building located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
The USGBC highlighted the property’s energy and water efficiency, regionally sourced materials and indoor air quality in its selection process, and recognized the Company for its dedication to sustainability and leadership in transforming the building industry.
“Since we first began the planning process for 150 Charles Street, our vision was to design a high quality residential tower that complemented the historic appeal and inherent beauty of the West Village neighborhood while offering the very best in upscale living, energy-efficiency and sustainability,” said Steve Witkoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Witkoff. “The prestigious LEED certification is something we are very proud to have achieved and is a reflection of our ability to positively impact the environment and our communities.”
150 Charles Street, which opened in December 2015, features 91 individually designed high end condos overlooking the Hudson River and Hudson River Park, with more than 33,000 square feet of private green space. The property was designed by Cook + Fox Architects and Alan Wanzenberg Design, and includes amenities such as a 3,000 square foot fitness center complete with two private exercise studios, a 75-foot lap pool with adjoining hot tub, an entertainment lounge, a children’s playroom, a doorman and concierge.
“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Witkoff demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of 150 Charles Street.”
Witkoff is a privately held, global real estate development and investment firm headquartered in New York City. Founded by Steven Witkoff in 1997, the firm is a market leader in the ownership and development of premier residential, hospitality, office, retail, and mixed-use projects in major cities both in the United States and abroad. Witkoff specializes in identifying and acquiring undervalued properties in key central business district locations as well as assets with strong repositioning potential in gateway markets. Leveraging a vertically integrated, operationally focused approach to project development, with in-house teams focused on acquisitions, financing, design, development, construction, sales and marketing, and asset and property management, Witkoff has consistently executed creative strategies across diverse asset classes.