Impact

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Impact

We strive for continuous innovation that will lead the real estate investment management industry in fostering positive environmental and social impact.


Bowe, Boston, MA
Bowe, Boston, MA
Impact

The Green Cities Company is actively advancing strategies to lower the carbon footprint of the real estate sector towards achieving Net Zero.

We publicly stand with the ULI Greenprint community in making commitment to Net Zero by 2050. In addition, we are shepherding innovative approaches to decarbonizing the built environment through a detailed Climate Action Plan.

Green Cities decarbonization approach looks to add asset value by:

Evaluating the viable mix of electrification and renewable power strategies engage in energy audits alongside Property Condition Assessments in pre-acquisition diligence
Perform retro-commissioning on every property
Conduct waste/recycling audits on every property and add select expanded waste initiatives including textiles and e-waste
Target lower carbon options in retrofit and capital improvements utilising our fully integrated team
Collaborate with industry partners and peers to evaluate embodied carbon in construction materials, interiors, and furnishings
Learn more about our commitment
Social Impact

DEI&A Mission Statement:

Green Cities believes that we have a great responsibility to people: the tenants and property managers who live and work at our properties, the people who form the communities around our assets, and the team members who work diligently to make our business possible.

 

ZO, Oakland, CA
ZO, Oakland, CA

As a Minority- and Women-Owned Business, Green Cities has a visionary commitment to DEI&A – a unique positioning amongst our peers.  By adding the concept of “access” to traditional considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we believe it can elevate the built environment to a channel that advocates for social change.

We aim to combat systemic marginalization by fostering dignity, providing equitable access, empowering individual voices, and inspiring collective purpose.  Our definitions of these important concepts are as follows:

Diversity

We believe we make the best investment decisions and the most significant impact when we consider a multitude of perspectives and experiences. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in life experiences and characteristics that make each of our employees and our tenants unique.

Equity

We recognize that each human being starts from a unique place – often impacted by imbalance and structural inequality. We acknowledge that adjustments can and should be made to overcome intentional barriers, raise awareness, and mitigate bias both through our organization and in our properties.

Inclusion

We desire for individuals, whether within our firm, living in our properties, or residing in the communities that surround our assets, to feel a sense of belonging and support. We reject conscious or unconscious processes and structures that create an environment of “othering,” and embrace intentionality to focus on the needs of every individual: physical, mental, and emotional.

Access

For us, the threads of “access” stretch to considerations of physical accessibility; expansion of opportunities for our residents and our employees; facilitating connections to resources and information; and strengthening civic partnerships.

Case Studies
Troy Boston, Boston, MA
Troy Boston, Boston, MA