In the real estate market, sustainability is becoming a baseline expectation, especially as the trend towards reducing emissions and creating higher-performing buildings accelerated in 2020. How did COVID affect the industry’s performance? Did energy consumption decrease proportionately with building vacancy? What are leading real estate firms doing to achieve continued carbon emissions reductions, and how are they making the investments pencil? Join this webinar to learn more about the progress of sustainable real estate over the past year.
Arthur van Kooij, VP Project Management Northern Europe, leads the overall management of developments in Northern Europe, overseeing multiple projects from initiation to completion. He ensures that projects run efficiently, on time and on budget, while also meeting stringent quality standards. During his time with Prologis, van Kooij has gained over 600,000 square meters in project development experience. Van Kooij maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders throughout every project and challenges project teams to exceed expectations. With his technical expertise, enthusiasm and passion for building, he drives innovation with a strong focus on design, sustainability, technology and well-being. Van Kooij holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Hague University and a post-graduate diploma in the master course of civil engineering management and technology from the University of Arnhem and Nijmegen and South Bank University London.
Renee Loveland, Director of ESG, establishes and executes the firm’s ESG vision and strategy with a focus on the integration of ESG with value creation and innovation. As a sustainable real estate professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, she maintains the firm’s proprietary impact metric, The Green Cities Index, and leads the production of the firm’s annual ESG report. In addition, she manages all third-party ESG reporting, including GRESB, PRI and B Corp. Renee holds a BA from the American University in Paris and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD&C and Homes).
As a Senior Associate with HHC’s Capital Markets team, Philip M. Gallegos’ role centers on corporate financing, asset financing and investment initiatives across the U.S. His experience includes development of over 2.3M square feet of office and retail and over 1,800 apartment units in Houston, Texas. In addition to his corporate financing endeavors, his latest project for Howard Hughes is 110 N. Wacker, the company’s joint venture office development with Riverside Investment Development Company. 110 N. Wacker is a 1.5M square foot, LEED Gold, trophy-class office building located in the heart of Chicago. Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and is a CFA charterholder.
Lizzie is a Vice President in Real Estate within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She works in the ESG team and specifically focuses on reducing energy, water, and carbon emissions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Lizzie led the R&D team at Carbon Lighthouse, a company that combines tech and retro-commissioning. Lizzie is a Professional Engineer with over 10 years of experience in HVAC design, sustainability consulting, and energy analysis. Lizzie earned a BS summa cum laude in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.