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reliability has earned
it much repeat business with
Retail, however, isn't the only industry that is rapidly changing. Although Sweet has thorough experience in office renovations, Alessio comments that workplace needs have changed in
recent years, and therefore so have the needs of clients. Alessio
notes that a desirable workplace is now less about where an
office is located, and more about the amenities it has to offer.
For the next generation, that means offices with more sunlight,
tech-savvy spaces and an emphasis on environmentally sustainable practices.
One notable office project Sweet recently completed is 110 Wall
Street, which is Manhattan's first WeWork/WeLive combined
space. WeWork is a membership collaborative where entrepreneurs can collaborate and help each other with ideas in a shared
space. The WeLive component builds on that same idea and is
basically a cross between student housing and a hotel. Kitchens,
lounges and bathrooms are shared within units, and renters
have their own personal space with a bedroom. The model serves
a trend away from home ownership in many major U.S. cities.
Ideally, a user could live and work within the same building.
More traditionally, Sweet is also focused on 2 Rector Street
in lower Manhattan. Sweet is doing all of the interior as well as
core and shell work on the structure built in 1905. This landmarked building is also Cove Property Group's first project as a
new company, with principal leadership from former leaders at
Savanna Fund, Barclays Investment Bank and Tishman Speyer.
The team chose Sweet to complete the job, which is on track for
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