Member to Member Deal Spotlight – Dustin Almon, Jessica Thornton, Sara Anderson, Allyson Christoffersen, and Marinela Abele.

August 21, 2018
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CREW Philadelphia members work together!

Congratulations to Dustin Almon, Jessica Thornton, Sara Anderson, Allyson Christoffersen, and Marinela Abele on their recent work together.

Dustin Almon

Title: Interior Designer
Company: Heckendorn Shiles Architects
Email: dustin@hsarch.com
Phone: 610-994-3512
Years in Commercial RE: 10
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Jessica Thornton

Title: Marketing and BD Manager
Company: Wick Fisher White
Email: Jessica.Thornton@wfweng.com
Phone: 215-627-0200 x 190
Years in Commercial RE: 8
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Sara Anderson, NCIDQ

Title: Senior Project Manager
Company: Avison Young
Email: sara.anderson@avisonyoung.com
Phone: 610.994.8208
Years in Commercial RE: 30+
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Allyson Christofferson

Title: Managing Partner
Company: Rethink Innovations
Email: ac@myrethink.com
Phone: 609.784.8427
Years in Commercial RE: 12
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Marinela Abele

Title: Business Development
Company: Rethink Innovations
Email: mabele@myrethink.com
Phone: 609.784.8427
Years in Commercial RE: 5
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The Deal

Four CREW Philadelphia firms, Avison Young, Heckendorn Shiles Architects, Wick Fisher White and Rethink Innovations partnered on a corporate office renovation for Essity, the global hygiene and health company with North American headquarters in the Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia. Essity (fka SCA) wanted to modify their existing space on the 24th, 25th and 26th floors to accommodate projected workforce growth and to better align the workspace with their corporate vision by:

  • Establishing a dynamic and creative atmosphere
  • Being responsive to Business Units wants/needs
  • Prioritizing critical adjacencies
  • Promoting an open and efficient layout
  • Reinforcing culture and brand
  • Creating flexible and adaptable workplace solutions

Spaces on all three floors were reconfigured to accommodate these needs and the project was selectively phased to enable Essity to continue its full operations during construction.

Working as a collaborative extension of the Essity’s facilities team, we helped to define the path for their office evolution to meet their wants/needs. In the end, the workspace reflected Essity’s global brand and identity, employed strategies to create memorable workplace experiences, and devised creative solutions to allow for a 15% employee growth without increasing the tenant area.

Photo credit to Don Pearse Photography, Inc.