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Jun 18, 2024
From Storyline to Strategy: The Growing Commercial Real Estate Debt Opportunity

From Storyline to Strategy: The Growing Commercial Real Estate Debt Opportunity

Blake Walker, Director, Research & Strategy As the commercial real estate landscape shifts, a significant window for investment is opening. With nearly $1.7 trillion of commercial real estate debt maturing between 2024-2026 and traditional lenders pulling back, a financing void is emerging. This void is particularly pronounced in the multifamily sector, where valuations have readjusted...
Apr 15, 2024
Green Cities’ Releases Annual Environmental & Community Impact Report

Green Cities’ Releases Annual Environmental & Community Impact Report

The Green Cities Company is pleased to present our Annual Environmental & Community Impact Report for the 2023 reporting year. The comprehensive report highlights the innovations and progress we made this year, particularly in enhancing transparency through our Green Cities Index (GCI). Our commitment to detailed reporting spans the entire spectrum of our operations, from...
Mar 19, 2024
Driving Sustainable Value

Driving Sustainable Value

Green Cities Launches Update to Groundbreaking ESG Index Lauren Winkler, Senior Director, ESG & Innovation At Green Cities, we have a long history of realizing investment value in alignment with sustainability and social impact goals.  Through our vertically integrated, in-house expertise, we are able to leverage our deep understanding of environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...
Feb 23, 2024
ESG Integration with Debt

ESG Integration with Debt

Since our founding, The Green Cities Company has recognized the overlay of environmental stewardship, social impact, and fiduciary results. Defined by our proprietary Green Cities Index, our approach includes a holistic focus on Environmental Impact, Climate Change Mitigation, Resilience, Health & Wellbeing, and Equitable Communities. Through our multifamily equity investments, we have demonstrated the power...
Oct 24, 2023
Incorporation of ESG in Real Estate Investment Value

Incorporation of ESG in Real Estate Investment Value

Leads of The Green Cities Company’s ESG, Innovation, Design, and Development departments (Lauren Winkler and Jennie Kalberer) are joined by Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Alliance Global Advisors, Jennifer Stevens, to discuss ESG in multifamily real estate diligence, investment, and value creation.
Oct 4, 2023
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The "Moneyball" Case for Multifamily Investing

Identifying relative value & risk through data Blake Walker / Director, Research & Strategy In 2003, Michael Lewis published “Moneyball”1 (later adapted into a movie of the same name), amusing its audience with a narrative on the Oakland A’s progressive, deep-rooted analytics orientation and, eventually, unexpected success in Major League Baseball. As told, the A’s...
Sep 27, 2023
Carbon Commitments & ESG Reporting: Turning Promise into Practice

Carbon Commitments & ESG Reporting: Turning Promise into Practice

Green Cities’ Senior Director, ESG & Innovation, Lauren Winkler, was honored to join panelists from JLL, Google, and DBRS Morningstar in a deep discussion about driving Net Zero for the Illinois Green Alliance. Lauren discussed our pioneering “DECARB” approach to developing true, asset-level Climate Action Plans as well as other decarbonization actions.
Sep 11, 2023
Green Cities Named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Best Places to Work in Private Equity

Green Cities Named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Best Places to Work in Private Equity

We are pleased to be among the eight firms recognized by Mergers & Acquisitions for the inaugural Best Places to Work in Private Equity. The latest in their award series honors private equity firms who stand out amongst their peers in demonstrating leadership and innovation in their workplace cultures, policies, and internal operations. The firms being honored...
Sep 6, 2023
Creating Value in a Challenged Marketplace

Creating Value in a Challenged Marketplace

Navigating the Multifamily Landscape for Investment Success Evolving market dynamics in the current real estate investment environment are creating challenges for every investor. At Green Cities, we continue to identify attractive investment opportunities in the multifamily subsector and believe our specialized team is well-positioned to optimize returns and mitigate risk. It is our view that a data-driven...
Aug 16, 2023
Fitwel Accelerates Global Adoption of Healthy Building Certification at Scale; Announces New Champions, Partners, & Providers

Fitwel Accelerates Global Adoption of Healthy Building Certification at Scale; Announces New Champions, Partners, & Providers

Jul 26, 2023
Mindful MATERIALS launches Forums Signaling Building Industry Alignment

Mindful MATERIALS launches Forums Signaling Building Industry Alignment

The Forums are designed to accelerate the creation, specification and use of holistically sustainable materials, facilitating a more equitable, just, and sustainable future. Release Date: July 26, 2023 mindful MATERIALS (mM) today announces the official launch of three building industry groups, The Forums, representing leading owners and over 80 individuals from more than 40 leading...
May 3, 2023
Green Cities Releases Annual Environmental & Community Impact Report for 2022

Green Cities Releases Annual Environmental & Community Impact Report for 2022

The Green Cities Company is pleased to present our Annual Environmental and Community Impact Report for the 2022 reporting year. Our Green Cities Funds are committed to investing in and managing assets that deliver strong returns while also positively enhancing local communities, tenant wellbeing, and the planet.  This year’s report highlights the innovations and progress we made with...