Transit Wireless, a 5G wireless infrastructure company subsidiary of BAI Communications, has disclosed its approach for returning employees to work in its office, with that it called careful consideration for employee and customer safety.
“Transit Wireless announced this February its plan to relocate to a new 32,499-square-foot headquarters at 1400 Broadway between West 38th and 39th streets in Midtown Manhattan,” a company statement reads. “The relocation to 1400 Broadway gives the company more space to manage its growing operations and fulfill innovative and future-proof projects.”
Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless, said that the new, larger space expands the company’s commitment to New York City’s recovery.
“The future of connectivity has to be reliable, secure, versatile, and ubiquitous,” she said.
We remain focused on network design to support new technologies in our increasingly mobile environments. Our new office keeps employee safety at the forefront with industry-leading air technology, enhanced social distancing, and safe business practices, as we scale and prepare for future growth.”
The wireless infrastructure company has a 10-year lease with Empire State Realty Trust. The building has a certificate from the International Well Building Institute and features new high-efficiency particulate air filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating of 13, along with AtmosAir bipolar ionization devices that have tested more than 99.9 percent effective in neutralizing coronaviruses.
To complete the full floor assignment, Transit Wireless said that it collaborated with Avsison Young, a global real estate adviser. It said that Avison Young New York-based Principals Michael Gottlieb and Marty Cottingham and Senior Directors Susan Kahaner, Jennifer Ogden and Jeffrey Burger represented Transit Wireless in the negotiations, while Director Lauren Werther and Project Manager Fredy Varughese provided project management services for the new office’s build-out.
“It was a pleasure to partner with our Midtown neighbors at Transit Wireless to identify and secure the right location to support their growing business needs while also overseeing its build-out to meet the company’s high standards for employee health and safety,” Kahaner said. Transit wireless said that Benchmark provided project construction.
“This new office space enables us to confidently adjust to a more flexible work policy, one that is able to accommodate in-person collaboration alternating with work-from-home, all without sacrificing employee safety,” said Julia Hanft, general counsel of Transit Wireless.