Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — December 28, 2018 - January 10, 2019 — 17B


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HIPPANY, NJ – Clarus Maplewood is officially a WELL Clarus Maplewood achieves prestigious Well Certification JMF Properties developed boutique community designed to maximize resident comfort & health W 2017 and quickly reached the 100 percent leased mark, with a waiting list established.

said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi . “We congratu- late Clarus Maplewood on this significant achievement and applaud its deep understand- ing of how where we live can enhance our lives.” Clarus Maplewood, a bou- tique rental community, was also named the best mixed- use community of 2018 by the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey during its annual Awards of Excellence dinner. Located in the heart of Maplewood Village, right next to the Maplewood train station, it opened in October,

Notable tenants such as Starbucks and BCB Bank oc- cupy the building’s street-level retail space, along with Abby Haliti Salon and the The Cas- sidy Bar + Kitchen. The Clarus retail provides desirable ser- vices to its residents and also enhances the vibrancy of the Maplewood community. To be awarded WELL Certi- fication by IWBI, Clarus Ma- plewood underwent rigorous testing and a final evaluation carried out by Green Business Certification Inc. 

Certified building, the commu- nity’s developer, JMF Prop- erties , announced recently. Clarus was awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) . The prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard, which is the premier building standard to focus on enhanc- ing people’s health and well- ness through the buildings where we live, work and play. Created through seven years of rigorous research and devel- opment working with leading physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certifica- tion that marries best practic- es in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. Clarus is the first residen- tial community to achieve WELL Certification in New Jersey through the multifam- ily pilot and only the 13th in the world, according to the IWBI, and was designed to maximize the comfort, health, and wellbeing of its residents. It is also the first residential community in the United States to achieve WELL Cer- tification at the Gold level. To achieve its rating, it met 1005 of the preconditions set forth by the IWBI™ and all of the required optimizations for a Gold level rating during a recent evaluation. Clarus Maplewood achieved high concept scores in all seven categories of build- ing performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. “We designed every indi- vidual detail of Clarus Maple- wood with the goal of achiev- ing WELL certification and we are thrilled to be offi- cially recognized for all of our work,” said Joe Forgione , the founder and principal of JMF Properties. “This isn’t just a plaque on the wall, either. This is an active stan- dard that will be evaluated annually by inspectors. We are committed to maintaining that standard year in and year out and continuing to offer the highest quality homes to our residents.” “Our homes are the most important spaces we have,”

Clarus Maplewood

P o s k a n z e r S k o t t A r c h i t e c t s 550 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201.445.2322 www.poskanzerskott.com

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