Monday Properties, a dynamic real estate investment firm and industry-leading developer, today announced that it has achieved Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM) certification at the entity level. This designation highlights Monday Properties’ commitment to build occupant trust by implementing robust evidence-based strategies to promote healthy environments across its entire portfolio of office buildings.
Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to “Building Health for All®.” Originally created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. General Services Administration, Fitwel is a rigorous, third-party healthy building certification that sets the industry standard for evidence-based strategies to promote positive health outcomes for building occupants and communities. Fitwel's VRM was developed in coordination with leading public health experts and real estate companies to effectively address the unique challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious respiratory diseases. The VRM allows building owners, companies, and commercial tenants to demonstrate compliance with evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that mitigate viral transmission and build trust to create healthy and resilient environments for all occupants.
Monday Properties’ entire 4.5 million square foot Northern Virginia office portfolio has been certified with distinction—the highest certification level within the Fitwel’s VRM. The certification speaks to the continuity of team collaboration and commitment Monday Properties has for its properties, as well as its investment to promote healthy environments in its tenant and common/amenity spaces for all visitors.
“The Viral Response Certification is another example of how Monday Properties is advancing our tenants’ and communities’ well-being by implementing health-promoting design and operational strategies throughout our entire office portfolio,” said Ginnette Brock, Director of Property Management at Monday Properties. “Monday Properties’ comprehensive and industry-leading COVID-19 mitigation guidelines and practices, which expand upon our existing rigorous health and safety standards for our tenants, employees, and visitors, contributed to this accomplishment. This couldn’t have been possible without our operations team who has been exemplary in carrying out best practices.”
In addition to achieving the VRM certification, the entire Northern Virginia operations and property management teams at Monday Properties have been certified as Fitwel Ambassadors. Joining leaders from across the world in creating spaces, buildings, and communities that support human health and promote productivity, Monday Properties has fully embraced and continues to educate its team with the knowledge and resources to promote the global healthy building movement.
“Achieving Fitwel VRM certification at the entity level reflects the high priority that Monday Properties places on the health and wellness of its tenants, employees and visitors,” said Zachary Flora, Director of Market Growth at the Center for Active Design, which operates the Fitwel standard. “In the midst of a pandemic, Monday Properties should be commended for stepping up and acting with haste to implement strategies and policies designed to mitigate viral transmission throughout its office portfolio. We are very proud to have Monday Properties as one of our VRM users.”
The VRM is based on how an entity enhances indoor environments, encourages behavioral change, and builds occupant trust by implementing practices informed by the latest public health research on mitigating the spread of infectious diseases within buildings. Because Monday Properties has always activated its high standard of operations for every property, it scored high across all categories. Over the past eighteen months, Monday Properties has promoted and encouraged behavioral change through an extension of its established COVID-19 practices and communication.
Monday Properties has established itself among the leaders setting the global standard for safeguarding occupant health and wellness. To learn more about the VRM, visit https://www.fitwel.org/.
About Monday Properties: Monday Properties is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm that owns, operates, develops and invests in a dynamic portfolio of mixed-use properties. Since 2002, the firm has completed over 70 property transactions representing 30 million square feet and $14 billion in capital value. Monday Properties uses its comprehensive strategy based on high-growth markets and opportunistic investments to deliver unique commercial and residential investment offerings that transform communities and focus on connectivity. The company’s current portfolio totals more than 4.5 million square feet of commercial office space, as well as 2,200multi-family units that are either developed, planned or under construction. For more information on Monday Properties, please visit www.mondayre.com.