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NYC Sustainable Development & ESG Investing

Thu Sep 30, 2021

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NYC Sustainable Development & ESG Investing

In-person: How Policy, Investment and Construction Are Redefining Class A Building Stock

Thursday September 30 2021 | 7:30 AM EDT


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Presented By

Speakers and Panels

Social Impact

Driving Innovation Through Inclusive Development

Carlton Brown

Carlton Brown

Principal, Direct Invest Development

The Rising Influence of ESG on CRE Decision Making

Green Construction, Tech & Design

Prioritizing Decarbonization & Renewables in New & Existing Developments

Esther Toporovsky

Esther Toporovsky

President of HP Sustainability, NYC Housing Partnership
Ben Myers

Ben Myers

VP, Sustainability, Boston Properties


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
Social Impact: Driving Innovation Through Inclusive Development
How can developers create value through inclusive amenity offerings?
In what ways can developers empower communities through the properties they build?
What is commercial real estate's role in advancing communities and helping the people it serves?
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Networking & Coffee Break
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
The Rising Influence of ESG on CRE Decision Making
What are the key components of ESG that owners & developers should focus on to maximize asset value and increase ROI?
Why is there increased interest in ESG as an investment metric?
How will this increased focus on ESG factors impact the future of CRE and investment decision making?
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
Green Construction, Tech & Design: Prioritizing Decarbonization & Renewables in New & Existing Developments
How does choosing sustainable building materials increase investor interest and higher quality project outcomes?
What are the up-front capital needs to prioritize more sustainable and more innovative building materials?
Can more sustainable building materials be helpful in addressing rising construction material costs?
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Post Event Networking

Why This Matters

What you'll learn:

  • How new infrastructure and sustainability initiatives will propel advancements in CRE project quality.
  • How ESG has taken a larger role in the due diligence process as investors look to future proof their portfolios.
  • Why choosing greener construction materials and tech now is going to pay off sooner than expected.
  • What developers and construction firms should focus on to attract investors and occupiers to their project in any asset class.
  • Insights on the new criteria for a successful asset in the new age of commercial real estate investing.


How you'll do more business:

Understand how changes in leadership, the new infrastructure bill and a heightened focus on ESG factors create new criteria for construction, development and operation of NYC buildings. Attract investors to new projects by deepening your understanding of how city, state and federal regulations will influence the future of building requirements. 


Who attends: Owners, developers, investors, public officials, consultants, general contractors, architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants


Why should you attend:

With changes in leadership and new considerations taking a foothold in investment decisions in the commercial real estate industry, you won't want to miss hearing from experts on how they plan to address these changes and the chance to network with other forward-looking professionals in NYC CRE.


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