Texas developer Hines teams up with venture that includes Mayo Clinic for safer workplaces

A collaboration that includes the Mayo Clinic and two of the country’s top commercial property firms is studying workplace adaptations to reduce infection from the COVID-19 virus. Houston-based developer Hines, international brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield and the Well Living Lab are teaming up for the effort to make offices safer as the economy begins to restart. Well Living Lab is a joint venture by Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and Delos, a New York-based environment and “wellness solutions” firm. The group plans to contribute designs and science “for reducing the risk of respiratory virus transmission in work environments.” “Our people have been pioneers in creating progressive real estate that advances the built environment, so joining this effort is a natural way for us to give back while continuing to anticipate and meet the needs of tenants, clients and investors,” Hines CEO Jeff Hines said in a statement. Hines — which has office projects in the Dallas area — will provide expertise from its decades-long experience creating successful real estate projects. Click to read more at www.dallasnews.com.