WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Iskalo Development Corp. today announced the completion of 2410 North Forest, the company’s newly constructed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Registered, Class A office building located on North Forest Road at the intersection with John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst. Iskalo Development also announced that anchor tenant HoganWillig Attorneys at Law have taken occupancy of the entire third floor, leaving approximately 50,000 square feet of office space available for lease.
Located at the entrance to the University at Buffalo North Campus, the three-story, 80,000 square-foot office building is one of the first multi-tenant LEED Registered buildings in Western New York, providing an ideal opportunity for companies that lease space to participate in the LEED program. Some of the ‘Green’ amenities the building features include floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize daylighting, automated light sensors to reduce energy usage, and an underfloor air distribution system to provide the highest quality indoor air available.
“We’re excited to see the completion of 2410 North Forest and to welcome our first tenant to the building,” Paul B. Iskalo, president and CEO, Iskalo Development Corp., said. “2410 represents a significant planning effort on our part and reinforces our belief that office space should be viewed as a ‘tool’ for business and not just a place to house one. 2410 North Forest will be of interest to those progressive businesses that understand that the quality of their corporate facilities play a critical role in maximizing the productivity of their employees.”
A recent landmark study completed by the University of San Diego and commercial real estate broker, CB Richard Ellis, revealed that ‘Green’ buildings like 2410 North Forest increase employee productivity while decreasing turnover and absenteeism. Additional case studies have shown examples of companies in ‘Green’ buildings achieving increases in productivity as high as 16%, with each 1% gain in productivity equating to about $3.00 per square foot savings in occupancy costs over traditional buildings. The financial benefits from reduced absenteeism and turnover, as well as increased productivity, substantially outweigh all other fiscal considerations.
HoganWillig chose 2410 North Forest as an ideal location to consolidate its operations from multiple locations and bring more than 100 employees together under one roof. The new office space will also provide room for their growing practice and demonstrate the law firm’s commitment to being environmentally responsible.
“Though one doesn’t necessarily associate a law firm with environmental leadership, it is a principle we embrace at HoganWillig whole-heartedly and was an important factor in our choosing of 2410 North Forest for our new home,” Corey Hogan, founder of HoganWillig said.
HoganWillig is a full-service law firm with conveniently located offices in Erie and Niagara Counties. As the largest suburban general practice in Buffalo, they have a skilled team of 39 attorneys, including a physician-attorney, as well as two on-staff Registered Nurses and an extensive support staff to serve their clientele.
Iskalo Development is a full-service real estate development company headquartered in Williamsville, NY, and specializing in corporate and medical office, light industrial, retail and mixed use projects located throughout Western New York. The company prides itself on finding well located, underutilized buildings and repositioning them as signature properties in the marketplace. For more information, visit www.iskalo.com.