Life sciences REIT Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) has been recognized by Fitwel, a building certification standard developed by the federal government to boost occupant health and productivity through improvements to workplace design and policies.

Fitwel was developed by government authorities in public health and design, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration. The program evaluates all building and office environment features, such as proximity to public transit, access to fitness facilities, design of outdoor spaces, indoor air quality and healthy food options.

Alexandria was named a “First-in-Class Fitwel Champion,” earning five of Fitwel’s highest achievable ratings at four of its campuses.

(Contact: Fulya Kocak at fkocak@nareit.com)

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