Tri Properties has played a significant role in the Research Triangle Park area of Durham, North Carolina commercial real estate marketplace since 1991 by focusing on a foundation of teamwork, results, and integrity. Their development at Imperial Center remains one of the Southeast's largest and most successful business parks, located at the intersection of Interstates 40 and 540 between RTP, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and the Raleigh–Durham International (RDU) Airport. Tri Properties partnered with Principle Real Estate Investors to develop Churchill Hall at the Imperial Center, to meet the increasing demand from tech tenants for sustainable, healthy, and high-tech workplaces.
Tri Properties selected View for Churchill Hall to provide a workplace that will allow tenants to attract the best employees and keep them excited about coming to work and doing their best every day. Open floorplans with floor to ceiling windows are expected by modern workforces. This made View smart windows an excellent fit for Tri Properties vision and has contributed to faster lease-up and premium rent rates above their investment expectations.
Tenants of the new development, such as Pearson North America, are thrilled to have endless outdoor views, with no blinds or shades. Steve Santana, SVP of Technology at Pearson said, "I've had lots of conversations with employees about our new office and the biggest comment is always about the connection to nature and how much more open they feel to the outside world."
In addition, the inclusion of View Smart Windows was crucial in helping the building achieve LEED Gold pre-certification by decreasing energy consumption 16% and reducing HVAC load requirements by 33 tons.
Principal Real Estate Investors is the dedicated real estate investment group within Principal Global Investors. With six decades of experience, Principal Real Estate Investors manages or sub-advises $74.9 billion in commercial real estate assets, including both public and private equity and debt investments.