Columbus, OH, July 27, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- In the competitive Columbus real estate market, CB Richard Ellis continues to lead in property management by raising the bar for tenant services. CB Richard Ellis has retained I’LL DO IT! Personal Concierge Services to provide tenants at 280 Plaza with personal and business concierge assistance.
280 Plaza, owned by Nationwide and managed by CB Richard Ellis, is located at 280 High Street at Chestnut, in downtown Columbus. The 18-story building offers 319,596 rentable square feet and is = 92 percent occupied with tenants ranging from law firms, to insurance, to real estate, to various State agencies, and small businesses
I’LL DO IT! will offer building tenants personal concierge services including dry cleaning pick up and drop off, concert or sporting event ticket purchases, coordinating auto care, making moving arrangements, party planning and much more. I’LL DO IT! also provides professional services like word processing, data entry, mystery shopping, courier services, and business research.
While property managers have traditionally been geared more towards serving the landlord, the role has changed into one that takes a large part in recruiting and retaining tenants through a high level of service.
Gary L. Calliari, CPM/RPA, Senior Real Estate Manager for CB Richard Ellis, is in charge of 280 Plaza. He believes this is a big step in setting his company apart as the premier building management company. “CB Richard Ellis is always looking for ways to improve our offer to tenants and this is something that can truly enhance the working environment and offer flexibility to support the busy work schedules of all of the professionals in our building,” stated Calliari. Some CBRE properties across the U.S. have already implemented personal concierge services and the response from tenants has been incredible,” Calliari added.
The popularity of concierge services like I’LL DO IT! is on the rise due to the average professional’s increasingly busy home and work schedules. As the economy rebounds and businesses look for ways to recruit and retain employees, work-life balance issues are at the top of the list.
Stacey Wilkoff, president of I’LL DO IT! sees this service as a competitive advantage for CB Richard Ellis. “I have seen a significant increase in businesses interested in offering concierge services to employees,” she said. “By presenting this as a value add through the building management, it makes it that much easier for employers to assist their employees with work life balance,” she concluded.
I’LL DO IT! will begin service to tenants August 1.
About I’LL DO IT!
I’LL DO IT! is a personal concierge service dedicated to helping clients achieve a better work-life balance and find more free time to do the things they enjoy. Founded in 2002, I’LL DO IT! assists clients ranging from busy professionals to new mothers to senior citizens. Services include dry cleaning pick-up/drop off, house sitting, pet care, event planning, business services, gift buying, scheduling appointments and much more. For more information, please visit www.illdoit.biz.
About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis is the global leader in real estate services.
Together with our partner and affiliate offices, we have more than 300 offices in 50 countries. Each year, we complete thousands of successful assignments – with clients from the gamut of industries.
This volume creates market knowledge that allows us to seize opportunities, speed the business process and create the most thorough, precisely accurate picture of global commercial real estate conditions and trends.
Every day, in markets around the globe, we apply our insight, experience, intelligence and resources to help clients make informed real estate decisions.
We do not exist without our clients – and we never lose sight of this fact. To that end, every employee in every office around the world lives by these simple guidelines:
• Put your client's goals and needs first.
• Enable your clients to make the best possible, most informed real estate decisions.
• Tailor our products and services to fit each client's needs.
• Be creative in your work.
• Deliver top results.
About 280 Plaza
Located at 280 N. High Street, 280 Plaza is a prominent 17-story structure with full-height windows, giving tenants panoramic views of Downtown Columbus and the Arena District. 280 North High Street has undergone an extensive building renovation to create the ideal business environment for its corporate users. The new design includes an identifiable main entrance, lobby finishes, upgraded security desk, and a first floor information center. The building is managed by CB Richard Ellis. For more information, please visit www.280plaza.com.