KBS Atlanta Office Awarded LEED Platinum

The building, located at 171 17th St., is also known for being the first LEED Silver Core & Shell certified building in the world and is only one of seven in the market to have achieved Platinum.

171 17th St., Atlanta
171 17th St., Atlanta

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III earned LEED Platinum certification for 171 17th St. in Atlanta, a 22-story office building. 

Totaling 509,237 square feet of space, the Class A property is anchored by Wells Fargo and is home to notable tenants such as Cushman & Wakefield, AIG, Hirsch Bedner Associates, Bank of the Ozarks and Georgia Tech Research Co. The building features 4,000 square feet of retail, 1,010 parking spaces and is currently 98 percent leased.

First Silver Core & Shell

KBS purchased the asset in 2014 from JP Morgan Asset Management for $132.5 million. The property is known for being the first LEED Silver Core & Shell certified building in the world and is only one of seven in the market to have achieved Platinum. Some sustainable features include EV charging stations and bike storage. 

“Our team has worked tirelessly with the Sustainable Energy Group to track our construction and tenant efforts toward a more sustainable workplace environment,” said Allen Aldridge, senior vice president at KBS & asset manager for the property, in prepared remarks. “We are proud to receive this award and honored to be considered among the highest ranking sustainable buildings.”

Image courtesy of KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III