Properties Magazine May 2017 : Page 28

UPGRADED ACCOMMODATIONS New York Life’s offices, spanning three floors, include a vibrant reception area (top), call centers, underwriting, claims, in-force service and training areas (middle, bottom). attached parking. We were also look-ing to move into a Class A space. In short, our goal was to provide a new high quality space for our employees which was commensurate with the high-quality service we strive to pro-vide to our customers.” “We were engaged in June 2015 by the New York office to help with space analysis and location selection,” says Kerre Ovens, LEED AP ID+C, direc-tor at Vocon. “Then we actually got the go-ahead in March 2016,” adds Jessica Maxwell, NCIDQ, project designer for Vocon. “From that point, we really had to move fast to make an October 2016 move.” “Turner was hired by New York Life to be their owner’s representative “We wanted a more open and bright environment, as we looked to increase employee engagement, collaboration and teamwork.” William Tate New York Life in April 2016,” says Taurean Spratt, project manager for Turner. “It was helpful to be involved in the early stages of the project to assist with the completion of the design documents and selecting the general contractor, Infinity Construction. We believe the keys to the success for this project were establishing a good team and develop-ing a well thought out plan during the preconstruction phase.” “Our big challenge on this project was completing construction above other tenants on each of the three floors,” says Fantozzi. “In addition, to get elevator time, we often had to make deliveries after 10:00 p.m., some-times as late as 3:00 a.m.” According to Evans, the 107,000-square-foot space spans three floors – five, nine and 11. The fifth 28 Properties | May 2017

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