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855 Brannan Not only are seats carved from felled tree trees, but trunks are also displayed in natural form.

SAN FRANCISCO—With the introduction of a mature redwood grove in the heart of the 855 Brannan apartment community, Equity Residential is once again raising the bar for innovative tenant amenities. The firm credits these amenities as a key motivator in leasing 75% or 145 residences within its first phase within just 70 days of occupancy, says Drew Sullins, vice president, development, Equity Residential.

Featuring 18 mature redwoods from 35 to 45 feet tall, 855 Brannan’s redwood grove provides a tranquil escape from the hectic pace of urban living. There are also picnic tables, barbecues and seating areas carved from felled tree trunks.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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