Gables Residential Achieves Fitwel™ Certification for Crimson and Gables Vista

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Fitwel 1 Star Rating for Houston and Denver Community

Gables Residential has achieved Fitwel® certification for Crimson in Houston, TX and Gables Vista in Denver, CO.

Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all™. Gables Vista in Denver, CO is the largest Fitwel Certified Multifamily Residential project in Colorado at 277,719 sq. ft and impacts the largest number of residents (323) compared to other Multifamily Residential projects in Colorado.

Crimson is the first Fitwel Multifamily Residential Certified project in Houston, TX, and is the largest Fitwel Multifamily Residential Certified project in Texas at 454,124 sq. ft. Gables is pleased to be a leader in building health and wellness in Houston by delivering the first Fitwel certified residential community to the city.

Gables Residential became a Fitwel Champion in July 2020 bringing Fitwel’s evidence-based healthy design and operational strategies into its communities to support the health of its residents and associates across the portfolio. The company looks forward to working with the Center for Active Design to bring about a healthier future where buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being.

Juliette Apicella, Director of Sustainability at Gables Residential stated, “Gables is committed to developing and managing quality, high-performing, healthy apartment communities that allow us to deliver exceptional experiences and service to our residents. Working with the Center for Active Design and the Fitwel program has helped us receive recognition for the health and wellness strategies we were already applying at our communities, and they continue to assist us to identify new opportunities to expand our work in this important area.”

Gables Residential is proud to have the following communities Fitwel certified:

  • Crimson in Houston, TX
  • Gables Vista in Denver, CO
  • Gables Brookhaven in Atlanta, GA
  • Gables Old Town North in Alexandria, VA
  • Gables Pointe 14 in Arlington, VA
  • The Ashley Gables Buckhead in Atlanta, GA

“Gables Residential is a leader in the healthy building movement, and we congratulate the team for the significant strides they are making to promote the health of residents across their portfolio,” said Joanna Frank, President and CEO of the Center for Active Design. “Achieving Fitwel certification is critical to building trust, especially as more evidence emerges highlighting the impact the built environment can have on health outcomes. Now more than ever, residents and employees want to know that building owners are taking the proper precautions to safeguard their health and wellness. We commend Gables on its proactivity in this regard.”

About Gables Residential
Gables Residential is an award-winning, vertically integrated, real estate company specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing, and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables Residential owns, develops, and manages communities in high-growth U.S. markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Gables also provides third party management services in the New York, Baltimore, Frederick, Tampa, Phoenix, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets.

Gables manages approximately 30,000 apartment homes and approximately 275,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, construction, management, sales, marketing, training, and benefits. These achievements reflect the impact of Gables’ experienced and dedicated team members, its superior knowledge of the markets served, and its expertise in development and management. For additional information about the company and its real estate portfolio and services, visit

About Fitwel and the Center for Active Design
In just three years, Fitwel has become the leading global health certification system, seeing a dramatic uptick in use, with 80% growth in certifications annually. Generated by expert analysis of over 5,600 academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being. Fitwel was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. The Center for Active Design, a global not-for-profit organization, was selected as the licensed operator of Fitwel, charged with expanding Fitwel to the global market.

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