Rockhill Management, a commercial real estate company that owns several buildings in Downtown Boston and throughout the US, watched as tenants left to move to trendy neighborhoods like The Leather District or Seaport. As a result of shifting makeup of office buildings Downtown, they decided a change in culture at their buildings would go a long way.
"The market has really changed downtown," said Jennifer Twombly, a senior property manager at Rockhill. "It went from a very traditional base to trying to attract companies from the Seaport and Cambridge that are getting priced out of those areas.”
"We started saying we need to attract different types of businesses here."
WELLNESS AND TEAM-BUILDING
Jennifer manages the office tower at 100 High St,, which Rockhill purchased in 2017. Some playful art had been added to the lobby, and a lounge and bar area was built in unison with a 100 person training room on the 9th floor as well as an open-air roof deck.
Sustainability and Giving
- All of Rockhill's properties are LEED Certified (and the building at 160 Federal St., which was built in the 1920s, is LEED Platinum Certified). The team is constantly looking for ways to further reduce energy and costs.
- 100 High St. and 160 Federal St. are connected and both offer bike parking and repair stations in safe areas. 160 Federal also has a secure bike parking locker.
- The company partners with Alex's Lemonade Standto host a stair climb event in the building's stairwell at the end of October. The event raises money to fight childhood cancer. Rockhill also partners with Building Impact to offer donation drives and volunteer opportunities, both on-site and off-site.
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