The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Wells Real Estate Funds (Wells) and Columbia Property Trust together as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of their combined building portfolios.
Wells Real Estate Funds
Leo F. Wells III founded Wells Real Estate Funds in 1984. His vision, which remains unchanged to this day, was to purchase commercial properties using a disciplined real estate investment philosophy. A year later, the Atlanta-based company successfully acquired its first commercial property in an all-cash transaction. Since that time, Wells has grown to become a national real estate investment company that has invested over $12 billion in commercial real estate for more than 300,000 investors. From humble beginnings, Wells would go on to sponsor two of the largest and highest-rated portfolios of Class-A office properties in nontraded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) history.
In an effort to further its green and sustainability practices, Wells Real Estate Funds has been recognized as having completed the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s 7-Point Challenge.