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Harrison Street, Fitwel Team on Certification for Student Housing, Healthcare Properties

Chicago-based Harrison Street and the Center for Active Design (CfAD), the sole licensed operator of Fitwel, have expanded their relationship to accelerate the global healthy building movement. Through this partnership, reportedly the first of its kind, Harrison Street will implement Fitwel certification across an identified pipeline within its existing portfolio of more than 500 student housing, senior housing, medical office and life sciences properties.

With the expanded partnership, Harrison Street and Fitwel will have access to enhanced data sets from which to identify strategies for health and business optimization.

Harrison Street’s Jill Brosig said, “The differentiated needs for healthy student housing and senior living environments in particular have been exacerbated in the current environment. The insights gained from the data collected through Harrison Street’s expanded partnership with CfAD will empower us to further advance occupant health and increase the value of our senior and student housing communities.”



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