Green Building Certifications
Action in Our Communities
Our mission is to drive sustainable value in real estate by incorporating ESG principles into every aspect of our business.
As stewards of sustainability, resilience and regeneration, our vision is to deliver exceptional value for our investors, employees, tenants and communities through superior ESG performance.
Our Guiding Principles
Our Brownfields Approach. We are not afraid to get our hands dirty. While many industrial developers steer clear of projects that require extensive restoration efforts, we see the potential to regenerate these outdated and contaminated sites. Utilizing our expertise in revitalizing complex properties, we develop clean and sustainable industrial facilities that attract modern, 21st century users, resulting in positive environmental, social, and economic outcomes for the neighborhoods, communities, and municipalities where they are located.
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Three Buildings totaling 1.3 M SF
Former American Smelting and Refining Company
manufacturing facility, closed in 2000.
In 2017, Bridge acquired the 103-acre campus in Perth Amboy, NJ, that had previously housed a smelting facility and had sat vacant for 17 years. Bridge restored the site to a useful condition under the guidance of a Licensed Site Remediation Professional and received a Response Action Outcome in 2018. The project created over 3,000 jobs in the community – estimated as 900 construction jobs and more than 2,200 permanent warehouse jobs upon completion of Phase II.
Franklin Park, Illinois
Three buildings totaling 754,103 SF
Former Magellan Pipeline Corporation
26 above-ground storage tanks connected to an oil pipeline
Bridge Point Franklin Park is a 48-acre site that was formerly owned by Magellan Pipeline Corporation and housed 26 above-ground storage tanks connected to an oil pipeline. As part of its development process, Bridge demolished the existing tanks and worked to remediate the site to achieve a No Further Remediation (NFR) letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The detailed work performed included: cleaning, inspecting and demolishing the existing above-ground storage tanks, hauling off the infected soils, completing the buildings and parking lot work to create a cap on the contaminated soils, all in coordination with the IEPA.
From the moment we begin designing a new facility, we work toward a sustainable, resilient future. We have pledged to pursue green building certifications using the LEED® Building Design & Construction rating system for projects in the US and the BREEAM® certification system for projects in the UK. This commitment means we design and build our properties to meet the highest levels of recognition in sustainability and performance via each program’s requirements for location and transportation, site selection and management, water and energy efficiency, materials selection and waste disposition, indoor environmental quality and occupant well-being, and more. We have already applied for LEED and BREEAM certification for several properties, and we are now participating in the LEED Volume Program.
At BRIDGE, we foster professional and personal development by offering one-year memberships to MasterClass, a streaming platform offering hundreds of video lessons on everything from business strategy and effective communication skills to yoga and mindfulness to Italian cooking and French pastry making.
BRIDGE promotes a sustainable culture of giving. Using an online workplace giving and volunteering platform, Percent Pledge, we encourage donations via corporate matching programs, a portfolio of vetted charitable organizations customized for our organization, and curated volunteer opportunities that make philanthropy easy and sustainable.
The Mentorship Program helps the increasing number of junior employees get onboarded and acclimated, promotes interaction across regions and specialties, and creates relationships that are fun and mutually beneficial for both mentees and their mentors.
BRIDGE takes pride in our appearance. The facilities we build enhance the community’s visual image by addressing previously blighted areas, improving the surrounding infrastructure, and beautifying the nearby streetscapes.
BRIDGE builds employment by bringing high-quality construction and long-term jobs into the communities where we operate. By prioritizing underused properties, we improve the economic vitality of our communities and create new employment opportunities.
We are invested in the well-being of each community in which we operate. The results of our investments in these communities are being noticed, winning awards such as the New Good Neighbor Award from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (2021) and the Community Appearance Award from the City of Fort Lauderdale (2019, 2018).
Transparency, integrity, community-focused strategies, and investor value are the core principles on which BRIDGE has built our business. On this foundation, we have produced a 20-year history of operational excellence that has been recognized repeatedly with Developer of the Year awards by organizations such as NAIOP-Chicago (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021) and NAIOP-South Florida (2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) for quality in areas such as these: