Cushman & Wakefield
We manage a 23-story commercial office building in Denver. Our most exclusive tenant has an outdoor balcony with beautiful patio furniture. To their surprise, a Peregrine Falcon landed on their balcony to enjoy his afternoon dinner of pigeon. The falcon was fat and happy and proceeded to stay on the balcony for three days. Concerns arose if he was injured or just was too content. The mess of this balcony was unbelievable. Feathers, bones and feces – not something for the faint of heart.
After calling several bird rescues with no results – we knew we had to solve this issue ourselves. Paul, our engineer put together a plan to capture “Maverick” (named after the lead character in the movie, Top Gun). The next day he came equipped with gloves, a box and towels. Paul, accompanied by Bruce, another building engineer – went to the balcony and threw a towel over Maverick’s head and picked him up with his glove covered hands and put him in the box.
Paul and Bruce proceeded to take him to the 23rd Floor. The box was opened, they removed the towel and in a single bound – he flew west. Who knows where he will dine for his next meal?
Paul is our Maintenance Hero for taking the steps to become a “Falconer” -which is certainly not part of his job description. He also showed true compassion for this bird of prey. And certainly made our tenant’s happy with the removal of Maverick.
A happy ending for all!
What do you love most about your role?
Being able to take care of the building top to bottom, and help to keep tenants happy.
What technology do you rely on most in your day to day work?
Building Engines, and AscentCompass by Alerton (building automation).