Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Administration today announced that state employees who can telework should expect to do so at least through March 31, 2021. This extends the expectation set in August that telework would extend to the end of calendar year 2020.“By maintaining our current telework status and continued flexible work schedules for those at the worksite, we are mitigating risks to our success in schools and ongoing economic recovery efforts while we look forward to the roll out of a vaccine,” said Secretary of Administration Susanne Young. “School re-openings have taken place successfully and part of that success has been the flexibility of our schools and families with school age children to shift to in-person and/or remote learning schedules as needed very quickly.”Since the beginning of the declared state of emergency on March 23, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic many state employees stayed at their worksites to sustain the State’s emergency response to the pandemic, including the health department, 24/7 facilities, law enforcement and offices where critical operations could not be sustained without some physical presence in the worksite.Over the course of the summer and fall, some State workers returned from telework to provide onsite “in person” services and operations where required, such as the district offices of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. These in-person operations remain open.Strict adherence to health and safety requirements and protocols for in-person worksites, including masks, physical distancing, training, daily screening, frequent handwashing and staying home when ill are required for employees who are at their worksites for any reason.“I want to thank our state employees for remaining nimble during these unprecedented times, and for their work to ensure we continue to offer critical services and programs to Vermonters,” said Governor Phil Scott. “By continuing telework for those who can do their work from home, state employees are helping contribute to our collective effort to minimize contacts while the virus is still with us.”Source: Montpelier, Vt.—The Agency of Administration 10.30.2020
After an extensive vetting process, the Phoenix office of JLL has been selected as the exclusive leasing agent for the four Class A office towers at The Esplanade, a 1-million-square-foot landmark mixed-use project located at 24th Street and Camelback Road, in the heart of Phoenix’s prestigious Camelback Corridor.JLL Managing Director John Bonnell and JLL Vice Presidents Brett Abramson and Greg McMillan will direct all office leasing efforts for The Esplanade’s 10- and 11-story, Class A office towers. The buildings were constructed between 1989 and 2002, and represent a total 906,459 square feet of space at 2425, 2525, 2575 and 2555 E. Camelback Rd. Each tower features high-end finishes, panoramic views of Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak, private balconies, 24-hour security, on-site conference and fitness facilities, concierge and abundant covered parking.JLL is also working with property owner by MetLife, Inc. as it implements extensive, project-wide renovations that are delivering new building lobbies, new corridors, an upgraded amenity package and new speculative office suites.“The Esplanade represents some of the Valley’s nicest office space in an equally premier location. It is one of those iconic projects that checks virtually every box on the tenant and employee wish list,” said Bonnell. “It also has an owner that recognizes the value of these advantages, and will make the investment necessary to ensure The Esplanade remains a market leader for the long term.”In addition to its office towers, The Esplanade includes a first-floor retail component, fine and casual dining, a 14-screen AMC Theatre, a 291-room Ritz Carlton Hotel, and a pedestrian-friendly design that links the project to neighboring Biltmore Fashion Park, one of the metro area’s most upscale shopping and dining environments.The Esplanade is within one mile of Piestewa Freeway/State Route 51 and minutes from the Valley’s Loop freeway system, Interstate 10, Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport. These factors combined to rank Camelback Road as #34 on JLL’s list of Most Expensive U.S. Streets for Office Space in 2013—an overview of the nation’s most premier, in-demand submarkets for office space.