Steptoe recently became the first US law firm to earn a Fitwel rating for its headquarters office space in a Washington, DC building owned by Boston Propertiesa process that Savills recently chronicled in a blog post

Operated by the Center for Active Design, Fitwel is a certification system developed by the US  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US General Services Administration that is committed to building health.

Vince Falcone Steptoe's senior director of Facilities and Administration, US Offices, told Savills that his firm chose Fitwel over WELL because it was easier to achieve after the tenant moves in.

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to and Real Estate Forum.