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September 13, 2012

Marietta Medical Center Receives LEED Silver From USGBC

Atlanta, September 13, 2012 – Ackerman & Co., a full-service commercial real estate firm, has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for Existing Buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for Marietta Medical Center. The 98,534-square-foot, five-story, class “A” property, located at 790 Church Street, is the first and only medical office building to receive LEED certification in Marietta.

Located just across the street from Kennestone Hospital and in close proximity to I-75, “Marietta Medical Center offers easy ingress and egress, plentiful and free parking with a ratio of 5/1,000, making it an ideal location for affiliated physicians looking for an off-campus office,” said Kevin Ehringer, a vice president of leasing at Ackerman exclusively representing the property.

The contemporary medical office building that features a dramatic two-story atrium lobby, concrete and reflective glass is no longer just a pretty shell; it has become an efficient property from which physician practices and national healthcare systems tenants can benefit. “While our tenants have been extremely pleased with the property’s common area renovations, they were impressed with ownership’s commitment to sustainability and how that would translate to their business initiatives and their patients,” said Diane Leckemby, director of property management. Marietta Medical Center scored high in ENERGY STAR rating and is also “Net-Zero by Offsets,” meaning that 100 percent of the energy consumed at Marietta Medical Center has been offset with wind power purchased off-site.

Ackerman, the property manager and leasing agent for Marietta Medical Center, managed the nearly year-long LEED certification process. Sustainable improvements at Marietta Medical Center include:

  • Reduction of indoor water usage by 44%
  • Reduction of electricity consumption by 11%
  • Replacement of existing HVAC components to a more energy-efficient system
  • Increase of eco-friendly cleaning product use by 60%
  • Addition of sustainable guidelines and best practices for future tenant build-outs

Marietta Medical Center encompasses a wide range of medical specialties including internal medicine, family medicine, ENT, surgery, urology, imaging, oncology, pharmacy and labs. The Center is home to some of Metro Atlanta’s healthcare leaders including Piedmont Healthcare, Georgia Urology and Atlanta ENT.

Ackerman & Co., in a joint venture with Marcus Partners, purchased Marietta Medical Center in February 2011 and subsequently invested $1.4 million to renovate the building and complete system upgrades required to meet stringent LEED certification requirements.


– About Ackerman & Co. –

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired more than 30 million square feet of office, medical, retail and mixed-use space, has nearly 4 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $750 million.

The company’s healthcare division, Ackerman Medical, has developed more than 1 million square feet to date and has more than 5 million square feet of active medical listings.

For more information on Ackerman & Co., visit www.ackermanco.net