Capturing Hidden Value in Class B and C Office Portfolios through Energy Efficiency and Green Leasing

Recorded On: 07/08/2020

The Class B/C office market is a traditionally forgotten segment for energy efficiency and green leasing. Constraints on many fronts - time, staff, resources hold back project implementation. BOMA & Yardi funded research on strategies to achieve energy efficiency across Class B/C office portfolios. These owners stand to benefit financially: cost-sharing with tenants through green leasing, utility savings from energy projects resulting in increased asset value, and more satisfied tenants. Learn from real estate leaders achieving real value from energy efficiency solutions, including green leasing clauses. 

Joey Cathcart

Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Joey is an Associate in the Buildings Practice at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). His work to date has supported RMI’s Pathways to Zero initiative, which drives individual buildings, districts, and cities—on a path to net-zero energy, and RMI’s Portfolio Energy Optimization initiative, which has developed a consulting-supported software platform capable of remotely identifying and prioritizing energy investments across commercial building portfolios. Joey brings a background in both city planning and aviation management, having earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.  

Eugenia Gregorio

Founder and Principal, Gregorio Sustainability

Marta Schantz

SVP, Greenprint Center for Building Performance, Urban Land Institute

Marta Schantz is the senior vice president for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors, and strategic partners committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry. Through measurement, benchmarking, knowledge sharing, and implementation of best practices, Schantz leads Greenprint and its members as they strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030. She brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Before her time at the Urban Land Institute, Schantz worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency consulting and program management services to utilities and real estate, and before that she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on the federal energy consulting team on projects ranging from commercial building efficiency to nuclear energy finance. Her early career started as a cost analyst with the U.S. Department of Energy. Schantz is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She holds a BS in biological engineering with a minor in science technology and society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Scott

Senior Executive Managing Director, Colliers International

John K. Scott has over 30 years’ experience in commercial asset management and project leasing. As Managing Director of Colliers International in Florida, he is responsible for Florida Real Estate Management Services, directing a portfolio of over 285 commercial properties across 32 million square feet. He leads over 125 professionals specializing in property management, accounting, and facilities maintenance and is an integral part of the Florida executive leadership team. John worked closely with BOMA on numerous positions at the local, national, and international levels. His passion for sustainability and energy intertwined him with DOE in 2007 and led to positions as Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (2010-2013), Co-Chair of the 2015 Building Energy Summit, and Chair of the Berkeley FLEXLAB Executive Advisory Board (2013-Present). John also co-authored multiple chapters of a BOMI educational textbook on high performance building valuation.

Capturing Hidden Value in Class B and C Office Portfolios through Energy Efficiency and Green Leasing
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