Ware Malcomb and Vesta Announce Construction Complete & Certifications in Progress on New Vesta Corporate Headquarters in Mexico

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Ruth Brajevich, CMO rbrajevich@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Director, Marketing mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



First Project in Mexico to Pursue both WELL and LEED Certification

MEXICO CITY (March 7, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, and Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Vesta”) (BMV: Vesta), a leader in the development of industrial buildings and distribution centers in Mexico, today announced construction is complete and certifications are in progress on the new Vesta corporate headquarters located at Arcos Bosques in Bosque de las Lomas in Ciudad de México, Mexico. Ware Malcomb provided full service interior design, branding and construction management services for the project.

The 900 square meter project is pursuing LEED ID+C Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as WELL BUILDING STANDARD® Gold certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the first tenant improvement project in Mexico to be built to this specification. WELL is the world’s first building standard focused on human health and wellness, setting performance requirements in seven categories relevant to occupant health in the built environment: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

To cater to Vesta’s dynamic multi-generational work force and meet WELL’s guidelines, the building floor plan was divided into four different zones: the Focus Zone supports work that requires concentration; the Interactive Zone is designed to bring employees together in formal and informal settings; the Quiet Zone helps staff to refresh and reenergize by stepping away from technology; and the Teaming Zone enables team members to work together with collaborative digital tools. Creating distinct, yet cohesive zones visually connects the overall open office environment to the collaborative spaces, conference center and other amenities, including a canteen and break room for employees. The contemporary design aesthetic incorporates the Vesta “V” and other aspects of the brand. Forward-thinking technology is also integrated throughout the space, from the Lutron window shades to the telepresence capabilities in the conference rooms.

“Our new corporate headquarters reflects our brand, quality, high service standards, contemporary aesthetics, and dedication to excellence,” said Lorenzo Berho, Chairman and CEO of Vesta. “The interior design promotes collaboration and efficiency, reflecting Vesta’s company values. Importantly, it was built with our employees’ well-being in mind to the highest wellness and sustainability standards. We are confident this space will provide an effective and engaging work environment for many years to come.”

“It is an exciting opportunity to design the corporate headquarters of not only one of the most important developers in Mexico, but our first client here.  We have worked with Vesta over the past ten years, and continue to work with them throughout Mexico,” said Andres Galvis, Regional Director of Latin America for Ware Malcomb. “This building marks an important milestone for Vesta, and our interior design and branding work reflects this. Moreover, as the first tenant improvement project in Mexico to seek WELL certification, along with LEED, this building is an important symbol of the future of commercial construction across the country.”

The general contractor for the project was Seica.

Ware Malcomb offers full service architecture, interior design, branding and construction management services to clients throughout Mexico with a team of highly trained professionals in architectural design, interior design, and civil engineering. Ware Malcomb’s consulting services start from the beginning of the project and extend through coordination, review of drawings, and the bidding process. During the construction phase, Ware Malcomb’s team oversees progress and quality, ensuring that the project is completed to the highest standards.

“The Vesta corporate headquarters project is another great example of Ware Malcomb’s construction management services offered throughout Mexico, which is unique to our market,” Galvis continued. “Our experienced architects and engineers assist our clients through the entire building process, ensuring their projects are designed and built to the highest standards.  Combined with our expertise in interior design and branding, we provide a full service solution for corporate clients.”

Ware Malcomb recently completed the design of 10 industrial buildings for Vesta across Mexico in Tijuana, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Puebla and San Luis Potosi, totaling over 150,374 square meters.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

About VESTA (vesta.com.mx)

Vesta is a real estate owner, developer and asset administrator of industrial buildings and distribution centers in Mexico. As of December 31, 2015, Vesta owned 125 properties located in modern industrial parks in 12 states of Mexico totaling a GLA of 20.05 million square feet (1.86 million square meters). The Company has multinational clients, which are focused in industries such as aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, logistics, medical devices, and plastics, among others.

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