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REIT Executives Lay Out Roadmap for Sustainability in Near Term

Transparency, tenant engagement, guest involvement among trends highlighted.

Liberty Property Executive Highlights Benefits of Green Leases for REITs

Liberty’s Marla Thalheimer sees data collection as opportunity for REIT to connect with tenants.

HCP Executive says REIT Expects More Solar Energy Projects in 2015

HCP’s Tom Klaritch stresses importance of statistics matching utilization of building.

Federal Realty Executive Says Shareholders Interested in Authenticity of REIT Sustainability Programs

Federal Realty’s Chris Brown says sustainability program should reflect good business practices.

Jill Ziegler
REIT Investors Benefit from Sustainability Reporting Convergence, Forest City Executive Says

Forest City’s Jill Ziegler discusses the lessons learned from the company’s initial efforts to publish a sustainability report.

Hersha Executive Says Sustainability Program Integrated Throughout REIT

Hersha’s Bennett Thomas says Earthview program will boost portfolio value by $50 million.

Fundamentally Speaking: Multifamily Market Still Strong for REITs

NAREIT’s Calvin Schnure says fundamentals point to continued demand for multifamily housing.

Brad Case
Quick Study: REIT Market Starts Year Off Right

NAREIT’s Brad Case says outperforming S&P 500 in January in line with historical trends for REIT market.

Banker Sees REIT Green Bonds as “Natural Byproduct” of Sustainability Commitment

BAML’s Shawn Cepeda says green bonds let companies showcase sustainability initiatives.

Simon Sustainability Executive Stresses Importance of Properly Explaining Green Leases

Simon’s Mona Benisi sees growing emphasis on materiality in sustainability reporting.

Cliff Majersik
Advocate Says REITs Can Be Leaders in Real Estate Sustainability

Cliff Majersik of the Institute for Market Transformation says “split incentives problem” one of biggest impediments to green building.

REIT Sustainability Executive Sees Progress in Data Collection Methods

John Forester of REIT Management & Research says tenants seeking more energy and water data.

Energy Efficiency Specialist Says REITs “Ripe” for Lowering Carbon Emissions

Joshua Kagan expects sharp increase in   energy efficiency transactions in coming years.

GRESB Seeing Increased Interest in Green Bonds from Institutional Investors

GRESB’s Nils Kok says REITs “at the forefront” of green bond issuance.

Vornado Executive Says Link Between Buildings and Tenant Health Attracting Attention

Vornado’s Sukanya Paciorek sees benefits to corporate competition in sustainability.


Reducing Energy Consumption Challenging for Data Center REITs, Sustainability Executive Says

Digital Realty’s Aaron Binkley says real estate industry can promote utility grid stability.

Real Estate Sustainability a "Serious Topic" for Major Investors, Consultant Says

RealFoundations’ David Stanford sees socially responsible investors as “significantly underinvested in real estate.”

Quick Study: REITs Post Above-Average Historical Returns in 2014

NAREIT’s Brad Case says investors should pay attention to supply conditions in 2015.

Investors Real Estate Trust CEO Says Bakken Oil Field Boosting Growth

Investors Real Estate Trust’s Timothy Mihalik sees sound fundamentals throughout Midwest.

Senior Housing Properties Trust CEO Sees Broad Benefits from Demographic Trends

Senior Housing Properties Trust’s David Hegarty says balance sheet in “excellent position.”