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CBRE Announces New Name for the Accenture Tower

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CBRE Announces New Name for the Accenture Tower16:01 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013333 South Seventh Street sets "best-in-class" standard for commercial propertiesMINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CBRE is pleased to announce the Accenture Tower will be renamed 333 South Seventh Street. The new name represents a "best-in-class" standard for commercial properties in downtown Minneapolis and reflects CBRE's commitment to transform the workplace environment.During the past five years, the office tower has undergone a significant transformation. CBRE has invested nearly $12 million in expanded professional services and amenities to improve the working environment and lives for its tenants. A new skyway connecting the building to the heart of downtown Minneapolis is a major factor in the evolution that has taken place. "We are excited about the name change and we believe it reflects a more inclusive approach for all of the companies located here," said Mark McCary, Senior Vice President of CBRE. "We set out to create an environment where our tenants can prosper and work at their highest level and the result is a stimulating and sophisticated atmosphere."  Recent investments in 333 South Seventh Street include a fully staffed fitness center that is free of charge to all building employees, a full-service conference center with state-of-the-art technology, and a staffed underground parking garage with car wash and detailing service. Mona Restaurant and Bar, which can be found on the ground level of 333 South Seventh Street, is an added amenity for both the tenants and the community.  "CBRE believes it is equally important for us to be a leader in sustainable practices," commented McCary. "We've invested in one-half block of green space to preserve open space for our tenants. All of our investments have allowed us to re-imagine and transform the building into something greater than the sum of its parts. It is appropriate that the name also evolves with the changes." CBRE's commitment to sustainable practices goes beyond green space. The office tower is LEED Silver certified from the U.S. Green Building Council and achieved an Energy Star rating of 99, one of the highest ever for commercial properties. The name change to 333 South Seventh Street will take effect on March 31, 2013. The building evolution will continue as interior and exterior signs are updated this spring. For more information, visit www.accenturetower.com.About CBRECBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2012 revenue). The Company has approximately 37,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com. SOURCE CBRE Group, Inc.For further information: Mark McCary, +1-612-336-4317, mark.mccary@cbre.com